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Support Groups

MS Family Caregiver Support Group

Second Tuesday of every month | 6:45 p.m. − 8:15 p.m.
Join other family caregivers of people with MS — spouses, partners, siblings, adult children, parents — to share concerns, stories and resources. New members are always welcome. There is no charge for the group, but registration is required. Please call 202-296-5363 or email Kdougherty@MSandYOU.org.

Myasthenia Gravis Support Group

Third Saturday of every month | 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Call Bill DeLarenzo at 301-384-1229 for details.

Sjogren's Syndrome Support Group

Second Tuesday of every month | 6:30 p.m. − 8:30 p.m.
Sjögren's ("SHOW-grins") is a chronic autoimmune disease in which white blood cells attack the moisture-producing glands. The hallmark symptoms are dry eyes and dry mouth, but it is a systemic disease and can spread throughout the entire body causing joint pain, major organ failure and lymphomas. The support group provides Sjögren's Syndrome patients and family members with an opportunity to learn more about the disease and how to manage its symptoms and provides emotional support. This is done by confidential patient-to-patient sharing discussions and/or by having an informative presentation by a health care professional or other expert.

Stroke Support Group for Survivors and Caregivers

First Tuesday of every month | 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
A social-worker facilitated session presented by the Bethesda Chapter of the Montgomery County Stroke Association. All sessions are free and open to the public. For more information, please visit www.mcstroke.org or call the MCSA hotline at 301-681-6272.

Hematology Cancer Support Group

Third Thursday of every month | 5:30 p.m. − 7 p.m. | Free
This monthly support group is open to all leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma patients and their family members. It offers an opportunity for mutual support and education to help you cope with cancer and its treatments in the best way possible. Guest speakers will provide valuable information and guidance. Drop-ins welcome. Cosponsored by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. For information, call the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society at 703-399-2940.To register, please visit events.suburbanhospital.org and search for "hematology cancer support group".

Prostate Cancer Support Group

Third Monday of every month | 7 p.m. − 8:30 p.m. | Free
This ongoing, monthly support group is open to all prostate cancer patients, their families and friends, and provides an opportunity to gain new knowledge and share common concerns. Guest speakers alternate with informal discussions among participants. Drop-ins welcome. For information call Susan Jacobstein at 301-896-6837. To register, please visit events.suburbanhospital.org and search "prostate cancer support group".

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