washington dc cancer survivor support group
The GW Cancer Center with support provided by the Dr. Cyrus and Myrtle Katzen Cancer Research Center understands how difficult a cancer diagnosis can be for the whole family. We offer a number of supportive and educational programs meeting bi-weekly or monthly to help you through your diagnosis. All support groups and meetings are open to all metro Washington, DC residents at no charge. Parking and light meals provided at many meetings. Schedule is subject to change due to holidays, weather conditions, or other unforeseen interruptions.
The all cancers group is open to all cancer patients and survivors. We meet on a bi-weekly basis to discuss common themes and give support. This group is open to all diagnoses.
Brain Tumor Support Group
The Brain Tumor Support Group is open to patients/survivors and their caregivers. We meet on a monthly basis to discuss common themes and give support. There are occasional speakers and educational lectures.
Caregiver Support Group
The Caregiver support group is a place to share common concerns, get and give advice, and learn coping skills. It is open to all people who are supporting a person with cancer.
Gentle yoga is a relaxing yoga class that concentrates on meditation and breathing as well as gently stretching. All levels are welcome. This class is for people with cancer as well as their caregivers. Yoga is held at the Marvin Center (800 21st St NW, Washington, DC 20052) 5th Floor Activity Room.
Head and Neck
This group includes patients/survivors and caregivers. The group convenes on a monthly basis and will incorporate education lectures coupled with emotional support. A light meal is provided.
Kids’ Club is designed for ages 6-12 years old with a parent who has been diagnosed with cancer. The group is a safe space for both kids and parents to come together to explore emotions, resilience, and coping with cancer in the family through art activities. The group is held at Smith Center for Healing and the Arts (1632 U St NW, Washington, DC 20009) and a light meal is provided.
Metastatic Breast Cancer Group
The metastatic breast cancer group is open to patients with stage 4 breast cancer. Share common concerns, fears, and coping strategies with others facing advanced breast cancer. A light meal is provided.
Mindfulness & Meditation
Developing mindfulness skills can help combat stress, anxiety, and uncertainty in everyday life. Join us for regular sessions to help you better understand and transform your mind. All experience levels welcome to attend! Open to patients, survivors, caregivers, medical professionals and the community.
The Multiple Myeloma group is open to patients/survivors and their caregivers. Speakers are present at some meetings to provide education and offer support. A light meal is provided.
Nutrition Club is held monthly to discuss nutrition topics related to cancer prevention, treatment, and survivorship. It is open to patients, caregivers, and providers. Lunch is provided. Please contact Jennifer Leon to RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org
Prostate Cancer Support Group
The Prostate cancer support group is open to patients and survivors. This group will alternate between education with scheduled speakers and support. A light meal is provided.
This series is targeted toward patients, caregivers, and survivors. The series will convene on a monthly basis with speakers and group discussion around emerging issues in both active treatment and post-treatment care. A light meal is provided.
Young Adult Cancer and Young Adult Caregiver Meet-Up and Support Group
The young adult groups are specifically designed for those people ages 19-39 who are currently in treatment or have been treated for cancer and their caregivers. It is held at the Smith Center (1632 U St NW, Washington, DC 20009). There is a structured facilitated discussion, and then time to socialize after group. A light meal is provided.
Most support groups meet at 2150 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC - one block away from the Foggy Bottom Metro station. For support group dates, times and locations, contact us at (202) 677-6229. For more information on groups and how to RSVP, click here.