Gastrointestinal (GI) Cancers Support Group

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This group is open to all patients & support persons affected by cancers of the colon, esophagus, stomach, liver, gallbladder, biliary tract, pancreas, peritoneum, intestine, appendix, rectum, and anus. The group offers speakers presenting on various topics and time to openly discuss the many difficult physical and emotional aspects of having a GI cancer diagnosis. Join at any time.

Please note that while we are holding our support groups online on Zoom that our Support Group Norms require participation by both video and audio unless you have been granted an exception by Cancer Lifeline in advance of the meeting. Please address questions or concerns to Pamela Krueger at pkrueger@cancerlifeline.org or (206) 832-1271.

If you are joining a meeting for the first time and are uncertain about how to use the videoconference platform we use for all of our groups, Zoom, please consider reaching out to our Lifeline during regular business hours before the day of the group so that someone with Cancer Lifeline can assist you in getting everything setup and answer questions you have. You can also call us at (206) 297-2100 during normal business hours, M-F 9am-5pm.

Our programming season occurs in four-month trimesters. Thus, the presentations identified on this page are those that will be held at the beginning of the support group meeting for the current program season. Anyone is invited to attend the presentation, regardless of whether you are a member of the support group. When you register, you will have the option of indicating whether you want to join the support group as well.

EvergreenHealth, Halvorsen Cancer Center
Gastrointestinal Cancers Support Group
Facilitated by Marilyn Oakes-Greenspan, LICSW, APHSW-C
1st Wednesday, 6:30-8pm

Dates for 2022:
Jan 5, Feb 2, Mar 2, Apr 6, May 4, June 1, July 6, Aug 3, Sept 7, Oct 5, Nov 2, Dec 7

To Register, download the Zoom app and then CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.
Note: You only need to register once per calendar year. As soon as you register, you will receive an automatic email from Zoom that includes the link to the support group meeting. We recommend you save this link so that you may use it each month for this meeting.

Upcoming Presentations for Winter 2022 Program Season:

Feb 2: Nutrition for Digestive Health at the GI Cancers Support Group with Suzanne McMurry, ND
Mar 2: GI Cancers: Sex, Intimacy & Cancer Care at the GI Cancers Support Group with Serena McKenzie ND, IF, NCMP