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Support Groups

We keep track of the lung cancer-specific support groups across the country. If you know of a lung cancer group that isn't listed, email us at support@lungcanceralliance.org and we'll add it to the list. To obtain information about an individual group, please call the number listed. 

There are many places in the country where lung-cancer support groups aren't available. If there isn't one in your area, call our toll-free information line at 1-800-298-2436 for help finding general cancer support groups that might be. 

Arizona
Glendale Lung Cancer Lung Bunch, location varies Max Levine 1-623-931-0418
Tucson Arizona Oncology Helene Rothstein, LCSW 1-520-324-2840
Phoenix The Wellness Community Carol Foster

1-602-712-1006

Arkansas
Fayetteville Highlands Oncology Group Joanna Thompson 1-479-751-8765
California
Duarte City of Hope Renee Ortiz, MSW 1-626-256-4673
ext. 64211
Fontana Kaiser Permanente Fontana Medical Center
(Kaiser patients only)
Marie E. Venegas, RN 1-909-427-5495
La Jolla UCSD Cancer Center Lauren Helm 1-858-822-7905
Newport Beach Hoag Cancer Center Lilian Reed 1-949-764-6889
Orange

St. Joseph Hospital Regional Cancer Center

Enza Esposito-Nguyen  1-714-734-6237
Los Angeles

USC Norris Cancer Hospital

Nancy Berman, RN, BSN, OCN 1-323-680-3534
Palo Alto Stanford Cancer Center

Holly Gautier, RN or
Jenny Bosch, MSW

1-650-725-9456
Pasadena Huntington Cancer Center Barbara Perry 1-626-397-5074
Redondo Beach Cancer Support Community Tom May 1-310-376-3550
Sacramento UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center
Jena Cooreman, LCSW 1-916-734-5198
San Carlos Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation Danielle Hicks 1-650-598-2857
San Clemente Ocean View Hematology/Oncology Medical Group Amy Sattel 1-949-218-2800
Santa Barbara Cancer Center of Santa Barbara Cathie Nelson 1-805-563-5870
Walnut Creek Cancer Support Community Judy Blazin 1-925-933-0107
Colorado
Englewood Swedish Medical Center Cancer Resource Center Kimberly Harvey, LCSW 1-303-788-3993
Connecticut
Manchester The John A. DeQuattro Community Cancer Center Bill Carson 1-860-643-1318
Middletown Middlesex Hospital Cancer Center Megin Iaccarino                 1-860-358-2066
New Haven* Yale New Haven Health System Linda David

1-203-688-2849

Delaware
Wilmington Cancer Support Community Sean Hebbel, LCSW 1-302-995-2850
District of Columbia      
  Lombardi Cancer Center at Georgetown University Hospital Cheryl Ann Hughes  1-202-444-3020
Florida
Boca Raton Lynn Cancer Institute at Boca Raton Regional Hospital Barbara Pearl, MSW 1-561-955-5371
Ft. Lauderdale Gilda's Club South Florida Sam Budyszewick 1-954-763-6776
Hollywood Alvez, Domenech, Mudad Oncology Sue Cleveland 1-954-695-9064
Jupiter Foshay Cancer Center at Jupiter Medical Center Vivian, OSW 1-561-263-4351
Lake Worth JFK Comprehensive Cancer Institute Dr. Sharon Ryalls 1-561-548-1641
Miami Cancer Support Community

Dr. Peggy Rios or
Amparo Alvarez

1-305-668-5900
Orlando* American Lung Association, Central Area Jessica Burns or
Janelle Middents
1-407-425-5864
ext.1305
Palatka

Florida Radiation Oncology Group (FROG) at The Cancer Center of Putnam

Dr. Anand Kuruvilla 1-386-325-8140
Punta Gorda Charlotte Regional Hospital Irene Gargiulo

1-941-637-9575

Sarasota Center for Building Hope   1-941-921-5539
Stuart Martin Memorial, Weissman Cancer Center (women only) Kim Ouellette

1- 772-223-5945
ext. 3719

Georgia
Atlanta St Joseph's Cancer Center Debbie Church and Alice Kerber 1-678-843-5051
Marietta WellStar Outpatient Rehabilitation Suzanne Allen, RN 1-770-793-7449
Hawaii      
Honolulu The Queen's Medical Center Mary Nakasuji 1-808-691-8777
Iowa      
Des Moines John Stoddard Cancer Center Jen Witt 1-515-241-3399
Illinois
Chicago University of Chicago Cancer Resource Center Kimberly Nelson 1-773-834-7206
Elk Grove Village Alexian Brothers Medical Center, Cancer Institute Jane Cosentino 1-847-952-7205
Hinsdale Wellness House Kraig Smiegowski 1-630-654-5114
Hoffman Estates* Alexian Brothers Medical Center, Cancer Institute Jane Cosentino 1-847-952-7205
Maywood Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center Jenny Abrams
Laura Morrell
1-708-327-2061
1-708-327-2042
Kentucky
Louisville Gilda's Club   1-502-371-3032
Louisiana
Baton Rouge Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge Esther Sachse or Natalie Depp 1-225-927-2273
Maine
South Portland The Cancer Community Center   1-207-774-2200
Maryland
Annapolis Anne Arundel Medical Teresa Putscher, RN and Amy Tissiere, MSW

1-443-481-5881 or
1-443-481-5830

Baltimore Hopewell Cancer Support Carole Sharp 1-410-832-2719
Bethesda Hope Connections for Cancer Support   1-301-634-7500
Salisbury Peninsula Regional Medical Center,
Cancer Support Services
Lisa Barnes 1-410-546-1200
Massachusetts
Boston Boston Medical Center Bob David 1-617-638-7540
Boston Dana Farber Cancer Institute Allison DiBiasso 1-617-632-5163
Boston Massachusetts General Hospital Mary Susan Convery 1-617-726-1045
Fall River Southcoast Centers for Cancer Care, Charlton Memorial Hospital Susan Domingue 1-508-973-7810
Michigan
Ann Arbor Univ. of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center Cancer Answer Line 1-800-865-1125
Bloomfield Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital Kelly Ratowski 1-248-325-1550
Farmington Hills Botsford Cancer Center Nikki Anderson  1-248-471-8120
Royal Oak Gilda's Club Metro Detroit Michelle Warren 1-248-577-0800
Minnesota
Edina Minnesota Oncology, Southdale Medical Center Michele O'Brien 1-952-928-2900
Robbinsdale North Memorial Medical Center Shirley Kern

1-763-520-1867

St. Cloud CentraCare Health Plaza, Coborn Cancer Center Debbie Corrigan 1-320-229-5199 ext. 70830
St. Paul Regions Hospital Survivorship Clinic 1-651-254-3978
St. Paul St. Paul Lung Clinic Laura Hermann                  1-651-456-5864
Missouri
Columbia Ellis Fischel Cancer Center Deborah Filer 1-573-884-1512
St. Louis Cancer Support Community - Greater St. Louis   1-314-238-2003
New Hampshire
Concord Concord Hospital Paula Plona 1-603-230-6031
New Jersey
Egg Harbor Twnship Gilda's Club - South Jersey   1-609-926-2699
Hackensack Gilda's Club - Northern New Jersey   1-201-457-1670
Morristown Morristown Medical Center 
Carol G. Simon Cancer Center
Lisa Picciuti 1-973-971-7971
New York
New York Memorial Sloan Kettering
  1-646-888-4740
New York Mt. Sinai Medical Center, Tisch Cancer Center Batya Reckson 1-212-241-7805
New York NYU Cancer Institute Carmen Morales, LCSW-R 1-212-731-6056
Stony Brook* Stony Brook University Medical Center April Plank 1-631-444-2981
Woodbury*
CancerCare, Long Island Win Boerckel 1-516-364-8130
North Carolina
Durham Duke Cancer Center Ben Weast 1-919-684-8564
High Point Triad LiveLung, Community Bible Church Dusty Donaldson 1-336-302-7714
Wilmington  Northeast Library April Morey 1-910-233-4945
Winston-Salem Cancer Services Julie Lanford 1-336-760-9983
Ohio
Akron

Stewart's Caring Place, Cancer Wellness Center

Becki Brown

1-330-836-1772
Cincinnati Cancer Support Community

Kelly Schoen, 
LISW-S

1-513-791-4060
x 12
Columbus James Care for Life   1-614-293-6428 or
1-800-293-5066
Powell Cancer Support Community Central Ohio-Columbus Melanie Boren RN, BSN, OCN  1-614-791-9510 
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia Temple University Hospital   1-215-707-7569
Pittsburgh Hillman Cancer Center, by The Cancer Caring Center Stephanie Samolovitch, MSW 1-412-622-1212
Scranton Center for Comprehensive Cancer Care Cherrie Bentler, CRNP 1-570-558-6783
South Carolina
Columbia American Lung Association Melissa Goforth 1-803-779-5864
West Columbia Lexington Medical Center Jennifer Peagler  RN, BSN, OCN                 1-803-791-2617
Tennessee
Knoxville Tennova Healthcare Trish Craft 1-865-218-7378
Texas
Dallas Baylor Health Center at North Dallas   1-214-820-2608
Trophy Club Arlington Cancer Center at Trophy Club Katie Brown 1-817-501-9313
Virginia
Falls Church Life with Cancer Family Center

Carrie Friedman. RN, BS

1-703-776-3777

Loudoun Inova Loudon Physicians Offices

Saundra Weller, LCSW, OSW-C

1-703-858-8466

Washington      
Seattle University Presbyterian Church Cecilia Izzo 1-206-817-6691

 

* Indicates winner of our lung cancer support group award!