Reach Out to Others for Support
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS's) support groups are the perfect place to talk with other people affected by blood cancers, including patients, family members and caregivers. The groups provide mutual support and offer the opportunity to discuss anxieties and concerns with others who share the same experiences. This sharing strengthens the family bond and enhances everyone's ability to cope with cancer.
Family Support Groups
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. There are currently 130 groups near some of our chapters and in outlying areas, with the number of groups growing each year. 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 not a replacement for psychotherapy. They're 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.
Find a Support Group Near You
To learn more about the support group nearest you, please contact your local LLS chapter.