Support groups give patients and their families an outlet for the feelings and emotions that may emerge as health issues arise. Support groups also provide a forum for learning from another patient’s experiences or for sharing one’s own story. Northwest Hospital & Medical Center offers the following support groups for people facing cancer.

Cancer Lifeline Programs at Northwest Hospital & Medical Center

The following support groups are offered in partnership with Cancer Lifeline. Cancer Lifeline provides a unique array of services – from support groups and classes to activities and presentations – aimed at optimizing the quality of life for cancer patients, survivors, families, and friends. Programs are free, open to the public. Groups are held in the Medical Arts Building (MAB), Room 112. For more information on times and locations, or to sign up for support groups or classes, please call Cancer Lifeline at (206) 297-2500 or (800) 255-5505.


Facilitated by: Basha Brownstein, MSW
Once you hear the words, “you have cancer,” everything in your life shifts and changes. Women with any type of cancer diagnosis are welcome at this monthly group, whether you are newly diagnosed, working your way through treatment or post treatment. Join other women in a safe, confidential and non-judgmental environment to talk and get support on all the different ways cancer impacts your life. Through educational speakers and open discussion learn ways to help manage your cancer and not be managed by your cancer. 2nd Tuesdays, May 12, June 9, July 14, Aug 11; 1-3pm Please call (206) 297-2500 to register


Facilitated by: Basha Brownstein, MSW
Feeling overwhelmed and uncertain about what lies ahead as you travel through the unfamiliar world of cancer? Come meet others who are just diagnosed, in treatment or post-treatment. Learn from educational presentations and open discussions. Family and friends are welcome! 1st Wednesdays, May 6, June 3, July 1, Aug 5; 6-8pm Please call (206) 297-2500 to register. Visit our Events page for dates of additional classes offered by Cancer Lifeline on the Northwest Hospital campus.