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Looking for support for a diagnosis of Leukemia, Lymphoma, Myeloma, or another Blood Disorder?

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society offers FREE support groups for blood cancer patients and survivors and their family and friends.

For more information, please contact Hunter Gunn, Patient Access Manager, at Hunter.Gunn@lls.org or call (703) 399-2959. 
Occasionally, group meetings are cancelled or shifted. 

PLEASE CALL BEFORE COMING TO YOUR 1st MEETING.

Maryland

Hematology Group, Olney, MD
For people diagnosed with a blood cancer and their family and friends
Olney Counseling Center
Facilitator: Jill L

 

 3rd Sunday of each month
Evening

 

Hematology Group, Lanham, MD
For people diagnosed with a blood cancer and their family and friends
Doctors Community Hospital, Lanham, MD
Facilitator: Margaret (Peggy) K. 

 

Hematology Group, Bethesda, MD

For people diagnoised with a blood cancer and their family and friends

Hope Connections

*this is not an LLS sponsored support group and requires a patient orientation before attending your first meeting*

 

 4th Monday of each month

Evening

 

 

 

 

1st Thursday of each month

Evening

 

Virginia

 

Leukemia & Lymphoma Group, Fairfax, VA
For people diagnosed with leukemia and thier family and friends
Life with Cancer Family Center

Facilitator: Drucilla B. and Lynn M.

 

2nd Thursday of the month
Evening

Myeloma Group, Fairfax, VA
This group is for people diagnosed with myeloma and their family and friends
Life with Cancer Family Center
Facilitator: Drucilla B.

 

BMT/Stem Cell Transplant Group, Fairfax, VA
Talk transplants at this group for prospective and current transplant patients and caregivers at this group.
Life with Cancer Family Center
Facilitator: Drucilla B. & Donna E.

 

Parents' Group, Fairfax, VA
This group is for parents of children with any type of cancer. There will be activities for children with cancer and their siblings concurrent to group meetings.
Life with Cancer Family Center

Facilitator: Connie C.

 

Young Adult Group, Fairfax, VA
This group is for anyone age 18 to "30-something" with any type of cancer diagnosis
Life with Cancer Family Center
Facilitator: Sage B

 

Latinos Unidos, Alexandria, VA
Hispanic General Cancer Support Group
Grupo de Apoyo para Hombres y Mujeres con Diagnostico de Cancer
Inquilinos y Trabajadores Unidos, Alexandria, VA
Facilitator: David M.

 3rd Tuesday of each month
Early afternoon

 

 

 

 

Quarterly (4th Thursday)

Evening

call for details

 

 

 

 

4th Tuesday of every month

Evening

 

 

 

 

 

 

4th Thursday of each month
Evening

 

 

 

 

1st Wednesday of each month
Primer miercoles de cada mes
Noche.

 

 

DC

 

Myeloproliferative Diseases Group, Washington DC                  Meets Quarterly

This group is for people with Polycythemia Vera,                                         time varies

Myelofibrosis, and Essential Thrombocythemia and their

family and friends.

Sibley Memorial Hospital

Facilitator: Jennifer B. & David A.

 

Multiple Myeloma group, Washington DC                 4th Thursday of each month

This group is for people diagnosied with myeloma                                          Evening

and their family and friends

GWU Medical Faculty Associates

Facilitator: Jennifer B

 

Young Adult Group, Washington DC                             3rd Sunday of each month

This group is for young adults ages 18 - 39                                                       Evening

diagnosied with any type of cancer and their

family and friends.

Smith Center for Healing and the Arts

Facilitator: Jennifer B

 

 

 

Online/Telephone Support Groups

We know what you are going through. Let's talk to each other.

Recognizing the needs of cancer survivors from the initial phase of diagnosis through treatment decisions and survivorship. There ia and  online chat forum for  non-Hodgkin lymphoma, chronic myeloid leukemia and young adult survivors.  There is also a forum for caregivers. This opportunity brings people together to share experiences and offer mutual support. The online chats are not a replacement for psychotherapy or support groups.  Our live, weekly two-hour online chats provide a friendly forum offered to registrants. Each chat is moderated by an oncology social worker and are password protected. The role of the moderator/facilitator is to provide support and guide conversation, as needed, throughout the chats. The moderator's role is largely determined by the wants and needs of participants in each group.

 

Get more information or register for the free online live chat

http://www.lls.org/#/diseaseinformation/getinformationsupport/onlinechats/ 



last updated on Tuesday, July 01, 2014
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