Cancer Support Groups

Extra support for you and your family when you need it most

Cancer Risk Assessment, 3 Harrison Medical Center and Harrison Oncology Services offer a host of cancer support groups to help patients and families cope with the challenges of serious illness.

Support groups provide those coping with a cancer diagnosis and treatment an opportunity to share and learn with others in similar situations. Participants discover that they are not alone in their feelings, and are invited to share their experiences in a safe and supportive atmosphere.

Following is our current list of cancer support groups:

Harrison Medical Center Support Groups

Chronic Cancer Support Group - Silverdale
For men and women living with advanced stage cancer only.
Third Tuesday of each month
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Harrison Medical Center Silverdale
Rose Room
Silverdale
Facilitated by: Pattie Pritchard, LICSW, and Meg Mitchell, MSW
Contact: (360) 598-7500

Men’s Cancer Support Group - Poulsbo
Last Wednesday of each month
10:30 a.m. - noon
Harrison HealthPartners Hematology & Oncology
Oncology Conference Room
Poulsbo
Facilitated by: Joe Jack Davis, MD
Contact: (360) 598-7500

Women and Cancer Support Group - Poulsbo
First and third Thursday of each month
10:30 a.m. – noon
Harrison HealthPartners Hematology & Oncology
Oncology Conference Room
Poulsbo
Facilitated by: Meg Mitchell, MSW
Contact: (360) 598-7500

Women and Cancer Support Group - Bremerton
Second and fourth Thursday of each month
10:30 a.m. – noon
Harrison Medical Center Bremerton
Radiation Oncology Library
Bremerton
Facilitated by: Pattie Pritchard, LICSW
Contact: (360) 744-4990

Art and Health Support Group - Poulsbo
Second and fourth Monday of each month
10:30 a.m. – noon
Harrison HealthPartners Hematology & Oncology
Oncology Conference Room
Poulsbo
Facilitated by: Tom Axtelle, LMHP
Contact: (360) 598-7500

Community Support Groups

Women and Cancer Support Group - Bainbridge
Second and fourth Tuesday of the month
Noon – 1:30 p.m.
Rolling Bay Presbyterian Church
Bainbridge Island
Facilitated by: Karen Carson
Contact: (206) 842-3539

Caregiver Support Group - Bainbridge
Every Tuesday
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Rolling Bay Presbyterian Church
Bainbridge Island
Facilitated by: Karen Carson
Contact: (206) 842-3539

Bainbridge Men with Health Issues - All Diagnoses welcome!
Every Monday
Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Rolling Bay Presbyterian Church
Bainbridge Island
Self-facilitated

Peninsula Cancer Center: “Support for Living Well”
New attendees should call to make a reservation
Third Monday of each month. There is no cost. Established attendees 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. and new attendees 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Peninsula Cancer Center Conference Room
19917 7th Ave. NW #100
Poulsbo
Contact: (360) 697-8000

Live Strong at the YMCA
Partners in healing. A free 12-week health and wellness program for cancer patients that focuses on the whole person. The program meets twice a week for 90 minutes and helps people ease their way back into fitness.
To register, contact: (360) 698-9622

Cancer Support Group - Shelton
Third Monday of each month
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Mason General Hospital Shelton, Pershing Room
Facilitated by: Karry Trout
Contact: (360) 432-7706

Prostate Cancer Support Group
Second Thursday of each month
Noon
Elmer’s Restaurant
760 NE Liberty Rd, Poulsbo
Facilitated by: Jerry Jurgens
Contact: jjurgens@silverlink.net

 

American Cancer Society Programs

For American Cancer Society Programs, contact (800) ACS-2345 or request a referral from your health care provider.

Look Good...Feel Better – Bremerton
First Monday of every odd month
1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Harrison Medical Center
2520 Cherry Ave.
Bremerton

Look Good...Feel Better - Poulsbo
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Third Thursday of every even month
Harrison HealthPartners Hematology & Oncology
19500 10th Ave. NE
Poulsbo
Contact: 1-800-227-2345

A unique program sponsored by the American Cancer Society where volunteer beauty professionals lead small groups through practical, hands-on experience. Women learn about makeup techniques, skincare, nail care, and options related to hair loss such as wigs, turbans, and scarves. Each group program participant receives a free kit of cosmetics for use during and after the workshop.

Patient must register ahead of time.

Reach to Recovery

This American Cancer Society support program provides volunteer support for women with breast cancer. Face-to-face or telephone visits available.

Road to Recovery

This American Cancer Society program provides transportation to and from treatment for people who have cancer and do not have a ride, or are unable to drive themselves. Volunteer drivers donate their time and the use of their cars so that patients can receive the life-saving treatments they need.