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COVID-19 Update

Cancer Support Groups


NOTE: All in-person support groups are suspended until further notice.


Breast Cancer Support Group: Third Wednesday of each month from 6:30-8pm. Support group for patients and survivors. An opportunity to meet others on a similar journey. Registration required. Facilitated by Laurie Thorner, MSW, LCSW-C.

GYN Cancer Support Group: Fourth Monday of each month from 5:30-7pm. Designed to meet the needs of patients diagnosed with any gynecological cancer. A safe, welcoming place providing encouragement, support and fellowship. Registration required. Facilitated by Laurie Thorner, MSW, LCSW-C.

Caregiver Support Group: Third Tuesday of each month from 3:30-5pm. Registration required. Facilitated by Laurie Thorner, MSW, LCSW-C.

Knitting and Crochet Group:  Meets weekly on Wednesdays from 10am-noon. This is a drop-in, peer group for cancer patients and/or survivors. Basic skills are required, no instructor is present.  Finished projects are donated to the CMTBCRC. Registration is not required.

Together We Thrive: Second Saturday of each month at 10am. Patient support for men and women diagnosed with cancer, where participants can share, explore and be encouraged in a safe environment. Caregivers are welcome to join. Registration required. Facilitated by Mary Dowling, MSW, LCSW-C.

Young Adult Support Group: Third Monday of each month from 6:30-8:00pm. Generously funded by Ulman Foundation. For patients diagnosed with any type of cancer between the ages of 18-39. This is a safe, welcoming place providing encouragement, support and reducing isolation. Facilitated by Christina Miller, LCPC, OPN-CG.

Mindfulness Meditation and other practices: Meets weekly on Tuesdays from 9:30-10:45am. This group is open to novice and experienced. Understand the application of meditative breath work and yogic practices that can create a state of well-being. Cultivate a perspective toward greater compassion, non-striving, letting go, patience, and the ability to experience the present moment with greater objectivity. Facilitated by Laurie Thorner, MSW, LCSW-C. Registration is required.

Registration and Location

Registration required for all groups unless otherwise indicated. Call 410-740-5858 or e-mail HCGH-Cancer-Center@jh.edu.

These groups meet in the Claudia Mayer / Tina Broccolino Cancer Resource Center at 11065 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, Maryland 21044, Suite 150. Come through the entrance on the narrow side of the building.

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