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
Jan 9, Feb 13, Mar 13, Apr 10


  • Jan 9: “Living & Working with Cancer” by Mary Ellen Shands, RN, MSN
  • Feb 13: “Talking with Your Doctor” by Brenda Joy, MA, LMHCA
  • Mar 13: “Healing the Whole Person: Mind, Body & Spirit” by Carol Robl
  • Apr 10: “Practicing Mindulness Through Easy Drawing” by Tomomi Galeano, CZT

Seattle: Northwest Hospital, Medical Arts Building, Suite 112
Facilitated by Basha Brownstein, MSW
1st Wednesdays; 6-8pm
Jan 3, Feb 7, Mar 7, Apr 4


  • Jan 3: “Health Benefits Of Essential Oils” by Betty Dietz, Certified Life Coach for Essential Oils
  • Feb 7: “New Trends In Cancer Treatment” by Mr. Edmond Marzbani, Medical Directory Oncology SCCA NWHMC
  • Mar 7: “Promoting Restorative Sleep” by Letitia Cain, ND, FABNO, MFA
  • Apr 4: “Boosting Energy During & After Treatment” by Lisa Price, ND

Renton: Valley Medical Center, Medical Arts Center, Breast Center Conference Room 
Facilitated by Angela Mullins, LMHCA
2nd & 4th Mondays; 7-8:30pm
Jan 8 & 22, Feb 12 & 26, Mar 12 & 26, Apr 9 & 23


  • Jan 22: “Anti-Inflammatory Foods For Health & Wellness” by Michelle Baab, MS, RD, CD
  • Feb 12: “Immunotherapy Cancer Treatment” by Valley Medical Center Oncologist
  • Mar 26: “Simple Techniques to Increase Wellbeing” by April Fan, RD
  • Apr 9: “Medical Marijuana” by Letitia Cain, ND, FABNO, MFA