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Cancer Support Groups in Virginia, Maryland and D.C.

Support groups play an important role in the cancer healing process. Natural Horizons has compiled this list of cancer support groups in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C. as a community service.

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Washington, D.C. Cancer Support Groups

Nueva Vida

Contact: 202-223-9100

Notes: A support network for Latinas with cancer.

 

Virginia Cancer Support Groups

 

Breast Cancer Support Group - Richmond

Henrico Doctors Hospital

Meets: Fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:00 pm

Location: Forest Medical Plaza, 7611 Forest Avenue (near Henrico Doctors' Hospital - Forest Campus), Cancer Center Specialty Clinic, Suite 320

Contact: Susan Guckenberg, LCSW at (804) 200-7033.


Colon and Rectal Cancer Support Group - Richmond 

Henrico Doctors Hospital

Meets: Third Thursday of each month, 5:30 - 6:30pm

Location: Retreat Doctors’ Hospital Boardroom, (free parking available in our deck)

Contact: Nicole Jones, Colorectal Program Manager, at (804) 254-9708.


General Cancer Support Group - Richmond 

Henrico Doctors Hospital

Meets: First Tuesday of each month, 10:00 am

Location: Forest Medical Plaza, 7611 Forest Avenue (near Henrico Doctors' Hospital - Forest Campus), Cancer Center Specialty Clinic, Suite 320

Contact: Carrie Schaeffer, MSW, LSW at 289-4837. 


Gynecological Cancer Support Group - Richmond 

Henrico Doctors Hospital

Meets: Second Monday of each month at 5:30 pm

Location: Forest Medical Plaza, 7611 Forest Avenue (near Henrico Doctors' Hospital - Forest Campus), Cancer Center Specialty Clinic, Suite 320

Contact: Susan Guckenberg, LCSW (804) 200-7033


Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Support Group - Richmond 

Henrico Doctors Hospital

Meets: Second Thursday of every month at 12:30

Location: Forest Medical Plaza, 7611 Forest Avenue (near Henrico Doctors' Hospital - Forest Campus), Cancer Center Specialty Clinic, Suite 320

Contact: Geri Stahl, (804) 673-5890.

 

Richmond Chapter of the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (Henrico Doctors Hospital)

Meets: Third Monday of each month at 6:00 pm

Location: Henrico Doctors' Hospital-Forest Campus, Williamsburg Room A

Contact: Julie Siebert, (804) 527-7692


Bereavement Support Group - Richmond 

Henrico Doctors Hospital

Meets: First Thursday of each month, 6:45 pm

Location: Forest Medical Plaza, 7611 Forest Avenue, Suite 320

Contact: Sybil Robertson, LCSW, (804) 281-5549

 

Bladder Cancer Support Group - Reston

Loudoun Medical Group

Meets: Second Monday of each month, 6:30-7:30 pm

Location: 1860 Town Center Drive, Suite 150, Reston, VA

Contact: Rhonda Golman, 703-480-0220

   

Breast Cancer Support Group - Gainesville, Virginia

Cancer Center at Lake Manassas

Meets: Third Thursday of every month, 6-7 p.m. 

Contact: Robyn Hall-Phelps, 703-895-4857

Location: Gainesville, Virginia

 

Men's Cancer Support Group - Gainesville, Virginia

Cancer Center at Lake Manassas

Meets: Fourth Thursday of most months, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Contact: Robyn Hall-Phelps, Robyn@cancercenterlm.org, 703-895-4857.

Location: The Cancer Center at Lake Manassas, 7901 Lake Manassas Drive, Gainesville

 

Fauquier Hospital Cancer Support Group

Meets: 3rd Tuesday of each month, 7-8 p.m.

Contact: Victoria LaRosa, (540) 878-2136

Location: Fauquier Hospital – conference center

 

Breast Cancer Support Group (Prince William Hospital)

Meets: Last Friday of each month, 12 p.m. (noon)

Contact: (703) 369-8405

Location: Hylton Family Birthing Center Conference Room

 

Cancer Support Group  (Prince William Hospital)

Meets: Each Tuesday, 7 p.m.

Contact: (703) 369-8405

Location: Medical Building 1 (Health Center), 4th floor Conference Room C


Grief Support Group - Hospice Support of Fauquier County

Meets: First and third Thursday of each month, 3:30 p.m.

RSVP: Joy LeBaron, (540) 347-5922

Location: 42 North 5th Street, Warrenton, VA

 

Caregivers Support Group - Warrenton, Virginia

Meets: Fourth Wednesday of each month, 7:30 p.m.

Contact: Leslie Jackson, (540) 347-4770

Location: Oak Springs Nursing Home, Warrenton, VA 

 

Maryland Cancer Support Groups

 

Bladder Cancer Support Group - Baltimore
Brady Urological Institute, Johns Hopkins Medicine 

Meets: Every other month on the first Thursday, 1:30 p.m.

Contact: Joanne Walker, jwalker@jhmi.edu, 410-955-5367

Location: Baltimore

 

Hope Connections Bladder Cancer Support Group - Bethesda

Meets: Third Thursday of each month, 6-8 p.m.

Contact: Ben Wokas, info@hopeconnectionsforcancer.org, 301-493-5002  

Location: Bethesda, Maryland

 

Hematology Cancer Support Group - Bethesda

Suburban Hospital, Johns Hopkins Medicine

Co-sponsored by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Meets: Third Thursday of each month, 5:30-7 p.m. 

Contact: Hunter Robinson, 703-399-2940

 

Facing Forward:  A Post-Treatment Breast Cancer Support Group - Bethesda

Suburban Hospital, Johns Hopkins Medicine

A six-week support group facilitated by an oncology support worker. Open to breast cancer patients who have completed treatment within the past year. Registration is required.

Contact: 301-896-2193

 

Prostate Cancer Patient/Family Support Group - Bethesda

Suburban Hospital, Johns Hopkins Medicine

Meets: Third Monday of each month, 7-8:30 p.m.

Contact: 301-896-2193

 

Young Adult Cancer Support Group - Baltimore, MD 

The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults

Meets: First Wednesday of every month, 6:30-8 p.m.

Location: UCF Office: 921 E. Fort Avenue Suite 325, Baltimore, MD 21230

RSVP: Elizabeth Saylor, elizabeth@ulmanfund.org, or Allie Gubin, allie@ulmanfund.org 

Notes: Dinner served

 

Young Adult Cancer Support Group - Columbia, MD 

The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults

Meets: Third Monday of every month, 6:30 p.m.

Location: Century Mental Health, 5570 Sterett Place Suite 101 Columbia, MD

RSVP: Tamara Lubliner, (410) 730-0552

 

Teens Together - Columbia, MD 

The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults

Meets: Third Tuesday of every month, 6-7 p.m.

Location: Claudia Mayer Cancer Resource Center, 10710 Charter Drive Suite G050 Columbia, MD 21044

RSVP: CMCRC, (410) 740-5858

 

Young Adult Cancer Support Group - Annapolis, MD 

The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults

Meets: Third Wednesday of every month, 6-8 p.m.

Location: Anne Arundel Medical Center - Health Science Pavilion Lobby, 2000 Medical Parkway Annapolis, MD 21401. Parking available in Parking Deck "E."

RSVP: Sylvia Donovan, sylviadonovan@gmail.com, (410) 726-8932

 

Comprehensive Cancer Wellness Program - Towson, MD 

The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults

Contact: Scott Fidler, sfidler@towson.edu, (410) 704-4555