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.

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.

Valley Medical Center (formerly sponsored by DOB)
Women’s Cancer Support Group
Facilitated by Basha Brownstein, MSW
1st & 3rd Saturdays, 10am-12pm

Dates for 2021
Jan 2&16, Feb 6&20, Mar 6&20, Apr 3&17, May 1&15, June 5&19, July 17, Aug 7&21, Sept 4&18, Oct 2&16, Nov 6&20, Dec 4&18

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:
May 15: Women & Cancer: Menopause & Cancer Treatment by Eleonora Naydis, ND, LAc, FABNO

We’ll look at menopausal symptoms brought on by various cancer treatments and ways to intervene and cope.

June 19: Coping with Cancer: Natural Pain Relief by Kael Balizer, Ayurvedic Practitioner, NTS

Learn this simple intervention of the Emotional Freedom Technique to address physical pain and emotional distress by tapping on a series of acupressure points aimed at balancing the body’s energy system

July 17: Coping with Cancer: Essential Oils to Relieve Stress by Marilyn Walls, MS

Learn about how essential oils work in your brain to relax you, which oils have immune-enhancing properties, and how to start a collection of your own. We’ll make an anti-bacterial mist for your room and surfaces and create a body oil that calms and moisturizes your delicate skin.

Aug 21: Enhancing Sleep with Meditation by Tamy Khan, Meditation Coach, The Happy Meditator

Tamy will introduce you to the Quiet Mind and Better Sleep Technique, a 4-step technique to release stress, reset your mind and body, and enjoy a peaceful night’s sleep.