Living with Cancer Networking Groups

Feeling overwhelmed and uncertain about what lies ahead as you travel through the unfamiliar world of cancer? Come meet others who are just diagnosed, in treatment or post-treatment.  Come learn from educational presentations and open discussion, and explore what this journey looks like for you.  Family and friends are welcome!  These are drop-in groups, no registration necessary, but if you have questions or would like to talk with someone before you attend, please call (206) 297-2500.

Kirkland: Evergreen Health, Room Green 1270/1272
Facilitated by Tricia Matteson, LICSW, MSW
2nd Tuesdays; 6:30-8:30pm
Dec 11, Jan 8, Feb 12, Mar 12, Apr 9


  • Dec 11: Holiday Potluck
  • Jan 8: “Financial Planning for Cancer” by Tony Leahy, CENTS Director
  • Feb 12: “Palliative Care: An Important Component of Cancer Care” by Cynthia Tomik, LICSW
  • Mar 12: “Benefits of Laughter” by Tammy Lianu, MA
  • Apr 9: “Anticancer Lifestyle” by Carol Robl

Seattle: Northwest Hospital, Medical Arts Building, Suite 112
Facilitated by Basha Brownstein, MSW
1st Wednesdays; 6-8pm
Dec 5, Jan 2, Feb 6, Mar 6, Apr 3


  • Dec 5: “Practicing Mindfulness With Easy Drawing” by Dari Strolzoff, Certified Zentangle Instructor
  • Jan 2: “Importance Of Gratitude” by Basha Brownstein, MSW
  • Feb 6: “The Value of Acupuncture in Cancer Care” by Erica Joseph, ND, LAc, FABNO
  • Mar 6: “Addressing Fatigue During & After Cancer Treatment” by Dr. Heather Buckle, ND, FABNO
  • Apr 3: “Health Benefits Of Sound” by Wayne Marto, Beneficial Sound

Renton: Valley Medical Center, Medical Arts Center, Breast Center Conference Room 
Facilitated by Angela Mullins, LMHCA
2nd & 4th Mondays; 7-8:30pm (*2nd Monday only starting Jan 2019*)
Dec 10, Jan 14, Feb 11, Mar 11, Apr 8
*No Group Dec 26


  • Feb 11: “Immunotherapy Cancer Treatment” by Valley Medical Center Medical Oncologist
  • Mar 11: “Food, Mood & You” by Michelle Babb, MS, RD, CD
  • Apr 8: “Cooking through Cancer Treatment to Recovery” by Lisa Price, ND