Cancer Support Community-Arizona

A nonprofit organization

45 donors

Through participation in professionally led support groups, educational workshops and mind/body programs utilizing the Patient Active Concept, people affected by cancer can learn vital skills to regain control, reduce feelings of isolation and restore hope-regardless of the stage of disease.

Cancer Support Community Arizona (CSCAZ) is located in Central Phoenix and is part of The Cancer Support Community Affiliate Network that has over 50 local sites across North America. 

We provide a full range of support programs for people with cancer and their loved ones in a comfortable home-like setting, completely free of charge. We offer drop-in and on-going support groups, networking groups for people with specific types of cancer, educational workshops, exercise activities, stress management sessions, lectures by experts in the field of oncology, and social gatherings - all with laughter, joy and hope.

Cancer Support Community was founded by Dr. Harold Benjamin in Santa Monica, California in 1982. As a result of experience with his wife's breast cancer and through subsequent years of study on the psychological and social impact of cancer, Dr. Benjamin formulated the Patient Active Concept. This revolutionary idea would be recognized years later at Walt Disney World EPCOT Metropolitan Life exhibit as one of the most significant developments in the evolution of modern health care. In addition to the Patient Active concept, the other significant cornerstone of our program is that all services are provided free of charge in a home-like, community setting.

Community is perhaps the most important aspect of the CSCAZ model of care that differentiates the program from any other. Today, thousands of people with cancer and their loved ones unite together through our programs. People come at diagnosis, during or at the end of treatment, at recurrence or several years out of treatment. They all come to learn they are not alone in their fight--whether for physical, emotional or spiritual recovery. Together, they regain a sense of control over their lives and ultimately discover that hope is a valuable tool irrespective of the stage of disease.

No one should have to face cancer alone.

Cancer Support Community Arizona: 360 East Palm Lane Phoenix, AZ 85004 Phone: (602) 712-1006 Fax: (602) 712-1009 Website: Email:

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Cancer Support Community-Arizona

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(602) 712-1006