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, MSW, LICSW
2nd Tuesdays; 6:30-8:30pm
Jan 14, Feb 11, Mar 10, Apr 14

Presentations: 

  • Jan 14: “Coping with Cancer” by Tricia Matteson, MSW, LICSW
  • Feb 11: “Navigating Challenging Conversations around Cancer” by Tricia Matteson, MSW, LICSW
  • Mar 10: “Palliative Care: An Important Component of Cancer Care” by Cynthia Tomik, LICSW
  • Apr 14: “Boosting Energy with Nutrition” by Marilyn Walls, M.S.

Bellevue: Overlake Hospital Medical Center, Cancer Center Conference Room
Facilitated by Tricia Matteson, MSW, LICSW
3rd Wednesdays; 6:30-8pm
Jan 15, Feb 19, Mar 18, Apr 15
 
Presentations

  • Jan 15: “Managing Uncertainty with Creative Expression” by Pamela Krueger
  • Feb 19: “Addressing Fears of Recurrence” by Ada Pang, MS, LMFT
  • Mar 18: “Sex, Intimacy & Cancer Care” by Serena McKenzie, ND
  • Apr 15: “Foods that Optimize Your Health” by Suzanne McMurry, ND

Seattle: Northwest Hospital, Medical Arts Building, Suite 112
Facilitated by Basha Brownstein, MSW
1st Wednesdays; 6-8pm
Feb 5, Mar 4, Apr 1
No Group Jan 1

Presentations:

  • Feb 5: “Deep Relaxation with Yoga Nidra: by Kim Trimmer, Med, C-IAYT, ERYT-500
  • Mar 4: “Dietary Supplements & Vitamins Before & After Treatment” by Dr. Erica Joseph, ND, LAc, FABNO,
  • Apr 1: “Strategies for Navigating Difficult Conversations” by Devorah Verburg Sachs, MA, LMHC

Seattle: Virginia Mason Medical Center (Day)
Facilitated by Ruth Foster Koth, MSW, LICSW
1st Tuesday; 10:00am-11:30am
Jan 7, Feb 4, Mar 3, Apr 7

Presentations:

  • Jan 7: “Managing Uncertainty with Creative Expression” by Pamela Krueger
  • Feb 4: “Coping with Loss” by Danelle Cartun, LMHC, CMHS, C-IAYT
  • Mar 3: “Strategies for Better Sleep” by Danelle Cartun, LMHC, CMHS, C-IAYT
  • Apr 7: “Combating Chemo Brain” by Erica Joseph, ND, FABNO

Seattle: Virginia Mason Medical Center (Evening)
Facilitated by Courtney Zier, MAEd, LMHCA, NCC
3rd Wednesday; 5:30-7pm
Jan 15*, Feb 19, Mar 18, Apr 15
* The Jan 15 group will meet in the Admin Conference Room

Presentations:

  • Jan 15: “Intimacy & Cancer” by Shannon Solie, LMHC*
  • Feb 19: “Benefits of Laughter” by Carrie Horwitch, MD, FACP, MPH
  • Mar 18: “Life in Survivorship” by Nicole Taylor
  • Apr 15: “Navigating the Emotional Side of Cancer” by Denise Krouse, MC, LMHC, MDST