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SupportGroup

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 Robinson, Patient Services Manager, at Hunter.Robinson@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, Bethesda, MD
For people diagnosed with a blood cancer and their family and friends
Suburgan Hospital, Bethesda, MD
Facilitator: Susan J.

 

 3rd Thursday of each month
Evening

After Nov 21, 2013

Temporarily on Hold

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. & MJ Jaffee

 

 4th Monday 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, Fairfax, VA
Facilitator: Drucilla B.

 

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, Fairfax, VA
Facilitator: Drucilla B.

 3rd Tuesday of each month
Early afternoon

 

**Specialty Support Groups**

DC 

Myeloproliferative Disease Group, Washington, DC
This group is for people with Polycythemia Vera, Myelofiboriss and Essential Thrombocythemia
Sibley Memorial Hospital, Washington, DC
Facilitator: Jennifer B. & David A.

 

Meets bi-monthly
Evening

Multiple Myeloma Group, Washington, DC
This group is for people diagnosed with myeloma and their family and friends
GWU Medical Faculty Associates
Facilitator: Jennifer B.

 

3rd Friday of every other month
Early afternoon

Young Adult Group, Washington DC       

This group is for young adults ages 19-39 diagnosed with any type of cancer GWU Medical Faculty Associates.
Facilitator: Jennifer B. & Kalin H. 

Monthly (call for details)

 

Virginia

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, Fairfax, VA
Facilitator: Drucilla B. & Donna E.

Quarterly (format may change)
Call for details

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, Fairfax, VA
Facilitator: Connie C. & Darah Curran

 

4th Tuesday of every month

Evening 

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, Fairfax, VA
Facilitator: Eric C.

 

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.

4th Thursday of each month
Evening 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st Wednesday of each month
Primer miercoles de cada mes
6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

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, the online chat forums bring non-Hodgkin lymphoma, chronic myeloid leukemia and young adult survivors 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 Monday, September 16, 2013
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