Women’s Cancer Support Groups

Once you hear the words, “you have cancer,” everything in your life shifts and changes. Women with any type of cancer diagnosis are welcome at these monthly groups, whether you are newly diagnosed, working your way through treatment or just finishing treatment. Join other women in a safe, confidential and non-judgmental environment to talk and get support on all the different ways cancer impacts your life. Through educational speakers and open discussion learn ways to help manage your cancer and not be managed by your cancer.

Seattle: Northwest Hospital, Medical Arts Building, Suite 112
Facilitated by: Basha Brownstein, MSW
2nd Tuesdays, 1-3pm
May 9, June 13, July 11, Aug 8


  • May 9: “BRCA 1 & 2 and Beyond: Latest Trends in Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer” by Mercy Laurino, MS, CGC, PhD
  • June 13: “Importance of Sleep During & After Treatment” by Eleonora Naydis, ND, FABNO, LAc
  • July 11: “Healthy House Cleaning Products” by Basha Brownstein, MSW
  • Aug 8: “Benefits of Journal Writing” by Peggy Sturdivant

Renton: Valley Medical Center, Medical Arts Center, Breast Center Conference Rm
Facilitated by Anna Charbonneau, PhD
3rd Wednesdays, 1-2:30pm
May 17, June 21, July 19, Aug 16


  • May 17: “Chemo Brain: What is it & How to Live with it” by Shari Bates, BSN, OCN, CCM
  • June 21: “What it Means to Be a Woman Post-cancer Treatment” by Mary Ellen Shands, MSN
  • July 19: “Post Menopause Nutritional Support” by Katrina Gangsaas, BSN, Nutrition Educator