Being well is about more than remaining physically healthy or undergoing medical treatment for your illnesses. Being well is also about your emotional health. Northwest Hospital & Medical Center offers a variety of support groups for patients, their families and friends. Each group is an outlet for the feelings that may emerge during treatment for serious health issues. Support groups also provide a forum for learning from other patients’ experiences or for sharing your own story. Northwest Hospital offers support groups for people facing cancer, heart disease, grief and many other problems.
This support group is an opportunity for sharing and receiving support while coping with advanced breast disease. Offered second and fourth Wednesdays of each month, 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Call the facilitator at (206) 920-5462 for a brief interview prior to joining.

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 of the month from 1-3 p.m. Please call (206) 297-2500 or (800) 255-5505 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 of the month from 6-8 p.m. Please call (206) 297-2500 or (800) 255-5505 to register.
Visit our events page for dates of additional classes on the Northwest Hospital campus.
Learn about and discuss: meal planning, blood glucose monitoring devices, weight loss, treatment for high and low blood sugars, medication management, dietary supplements, diabetes myth busters, monitoring for complications and what’s new in diabetes research and technology.
When: Second Tuesday of each month 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Where: Diabetes education classroom/TCU dining room
Register Call 206.668.1564 or click here to register online.
This group for survivors, their families and caregivers meets on the third Saturday of the month at Provail / Seattle BrainWorks, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m, except December, July, and August. For more information, please visit or call (206) 241-7693.