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Breast Cancer Support Groups and Events

The Johns Hopkins Breast Center offers support groups and special events across several hospital locations as well as other off-site locations to provide patients, families, caregivers, and friends an opportunity to connect with one another and learn how to cope with the various steps throughout the breast cancer journey. Specific event details are listed below. All events are free unless otherwise noted. 

Support Groups


Women in Treatment for Breast Cancer Support Group

Wednesday, December 10 | 6-8 p.m. | Free | Sibley Memorial Hospital, Renaissance Building, Patient Care Services Conference Room
You will have the opportunity to learn relaxation techniques, imagery and cognitive coping skills. Shared experiences are an important part of these sessions. Group is led by licensed, independent clinical social worker.
To register or for more information contact Margie Stohner, LICSW at 202-686-6335 or at


Young Adults with Cancer Support Group

Tuesday, November 25, December 23 | 4-5:00 p.m. | Free | Sibley Memorial Hospital, Renaissance Building, Sullivan Breast Center Conference Room 
This ongoing monthly support group is designed for any cancer survivor in their 20s or 30s. The group provides a place where patients can meet with others going through similar experiences and gain support and friendship. Free parking provided.
To register or get more information, call Liz Carrino-Tamasi, MSW at 202-243-2274. 

Meditation and Mindfulness: Practices to Help Regulate the Stress Response After a Cancer Diagnosis

Tuesdays | 2-3 p.m. | Sibley Memorial Hospital, Renaissance Building, Conference Room 2
Thursdays| 7-8 p.m. | Sibley Memorial Hospital, Medical Building, Conference Room 4

Join others affected by a cancer diagnosis in a mindfulness meditation session. Come learn ways to regulate the stress response, discover a deeper sense of ease and gain a greater sense of balance and intentional choice in your life. Open to all cancer survivors, family members, and caregivers. Facilitated by Ann Gosling, Ph.D. 

To register or for more information, contact Pam Goetz at 202-243-2320 or at

Yoga for Women Cancer Survivors

Mondays | 7-8:15 p.m. | Sibley Memorial Hospital, call for exact room location
Wednesdays | 9:30- 10:45 a.m. | Sibley Memorial Hospital, Renaissance Building, Conference Room 

Amy Dara Hochberg teaches weekly meditative, gentle and restorative yoga using mindful movement, balance and breathing techniques to help women with a history of cancer reduce anxiety, improve quality of life and regain sense of self.  $7 per class, scholarships available. Walk-ins welcome with cash/check, if space permits.

Register online or contact Pam Goetz at 202-243-2320 or at



Tuesday, November 18| 2-3:30 p.m. 
Lynda McIntyre, RD, LD, Oncology Dietitian Specialist, will lead a guided supermarket tour focusing on foods that are beneficial during and after cancer treatment. She will share shopping tips and healthy cooking advice while you sample food provided by Whole Foods. Have fun while you gain valuable information! Open to cancer survivors and their family members.
Registration required; visit or call 301-896-3939.

Look Good...Feel Better

Monday, November 24 | 1-3 p.m. | Sibley Memorial Hospital, 5255 Loughboro Road, NW, Washington, DC

Women cancer patients in active treatment are invited to join us for Look Good…Feel Better. This free program will show you how to combat the appearance-related side effects of treatment. Trained, volunteer cosmetologists will demonstrate how to cope with skin changes and hair loss. Offered in partnership with the American Cancer Society. 

Registration required, visit or call 301-896-3939.


Yoga for Cancer Survivors

Wednesdays, November 19 | December 3, 10 | 6:30-7:45 p.m. | Johns Hopkins Health Care and Surgery Center, 6420 Rockledge Drive, Bethesda MD 

Restore and refresh your body, mind and spirit in gently paced classes that enhance strength, flexibility and balance. Taught by Maggie Rhoades. Open to all cancer survivors. No prior yoga experience is necessary. $30; scholarships available.

Registration required. Visit or call 301- 896-3939.


Losing Weight and Lowering Risk: What You Need to Know About Women's Cancer and Nutrition

Tuesday, December 2 | 7-8 p.m. | Online Webinar 

Did you know that up to one-third of cancer deaths in women are attributed to excess body weight? During this interactive webinar, Director of Gynecologic Oncology, Amanda Fader, and oncology dietitian, Mary-Eve Brown discuss the correlations between excess weight and the risk of certain women's cancers.

Strength After Cancer: How to Safely Progress with an Exercise Program from Treatment to Survivorship

Wednesday, December 3 | 7-8 p.m. | Free Online Webinar

During this interactive webinar, physical therapists Julie Everett and Laurie Fritz will address what you need to know about exercising safely after cancer while receiving the greatest benefits. Topics will include developing a routine, setting goals, assessing progress, managing fatigue, and preventing/addressing lymphedema. 

Register Online 


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