The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) Family Support Groups program gives patients and their families a place to go where they can share information, education and feelings in a comfortable and caring environment.
Family Support Groups are for anyone affected by blood cancer and are free. Patients, surviors, family members and friends are all welcomed to attend. Groups generally meet once a month at a library, a local conference room or at LLS's chapters.
Two credentialed health/mental health professionals who have extensive oncology and group work experience facilitate all Family Support Groups. They're prepared to handle sensitive issues such as loss, guilt, treatment questions and family stressors.
The groups are designed to provide mutual support and education to members who may feel a little less alone by meeting with others whose situations are similar to their own. Family Support Groups can be looked at as a coping tool, in conjunction with your or a loved one's medical treatment.
For more information, please contact:
The LLS Virginia Chapter
Massey Cancer Center at Stony Point
9000 Stony Point Parkway, Richmond, VA