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 or (206) 832-1271.

EvergreenHealth, Halvorsen Cancer Center
Gastrointestinal Cancers Support Group
Facilitated by Brenda Joy, MA, LMHC
1st Wednesday, 6:30-8pm

Dates for 2021
Jan 6, Feb 3, Mar 3, Apr 7, May 5, June 2, July 7, Aug 4, Sept 1, Oct 6, Nov 3, Dec 1

To Register, download the Zoom app and then CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.
Note: You only need to register once per program season. 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 the Spring/Summer 2021 Program Season:

June 2: Colostomy 101 by EvergreenHealth Wound Clinic

Managing the side effects of a colostomy can be difficult. Gain practical tips and information while hearing from others facing similar challenges. Open to patients, family members & caregivers.

Aug. 4: Sex, Intimacy & Cancer Care by Serena McKenzie, ND, IF, NCMP

Many cancer survivors struggle to understand sexual intimacy after cancer. It can be confusing, scary and uncertain. Do you have questions for yourself or a loved one? Allow Dr. McKenzie to debunk some of the common thought processes associated with sex after cancer.