Marin General Hospital hosts, sponsors, and facilitates free support groups in an effort to optimize the health and healing of patients, family members and other caregivers of those with cancer. For details and more information, download the flyer or view the list of our cancer support groups, below. 

Leukemia and Lymphoma*: For patients and families dealing with Leukemia, Hodgkin’s disease, Lymphoma, Multiple Myeloma, and Myelodysplastic Syndromes
When: 2nd Tuesday of the month, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: Varies, Call for location information.
Info: Registration required. Call Fran Haghighi, RN, at 1-415-925-7615 or Judy Sheridan at 1-415-750-2202
Facilitator: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Living With Life-Threatening Illness*: Share experiences and insights, discover new ways to enhance your quality of life and learn to choose love rather than fear
When: 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: Radiation Oncology Wating Room, 1350 S. Eliseo Drive, 1st Floor, Greenbrae
Info: Call 1-415-459-4333
Facilitator: Andy Alpine, Center for Attitudinal Healing

Lymphedema Information and Support*: An opportunity for women to exchange and gain informatin about lymphedema
When: Varies, call for more information
Where: Health Resource Center, 1st Floor, 1350 S. Eliseo Drive, Greenbrae
Info: Contact Suzi Beatie at 1-415-924-1699 or Julie Hibbitts at 1-415-892-9763

Male Partners Support Group: Man to Man
When: Wednesdays, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Where: West End Cafe, 1131 4th Street, San Rafael
Info: Call 1-415-459-3434

Marin Liver Disease Group*: Provides support, experience, information, and references to patients and support persons
When: 1st Wednesday of the month, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Where: Health Resource Center, 1st Floor, 1350 S. Eliseo Drive, Greenbrae
Info: No registration required. Call Lisa Rubio at 1-415-259-4000 or 1-415-524-3334 for information. Refreshments provided.

Prostate Cancer: A safe place to understand the impact of prostate cancer
When:  Every Tuesday, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Where:  250 Bon Air, Medical Library, Greenbrae
Info:  Registration not required. Call 1-415-459-4668 for more information.
Facilitator:  Stan Rosenfeld, volunteer and long term prostate cancer survivor

Raising a Family When You Have Cancer: Coping and support for mothers
When: 1st Tuesday of each month, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Where: Health Resource Center, 1st Floor, 1350 S. Eliseo Drive, Greenbrae
Info: Registration requested. Call 1-415-925-7827 for more information
Facilitator: Sandy Schindler, LCSW, Oncology Social Worker

Women's Support Group: Living Well with Metastases: Finding meaning, purpose and resiliency
When: Every Wednesday, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Where: 2597 Kerner Boulevard, San Rafael
Info: Before attending, call 1-415-507-1536
Facilitator: Sheila O’Donnell, Center for Attitudinal Healing

Women With Anal Cancer: This group addresses the emotional and physical impact of anal cancer
When: Varies, call for more information
Where: Radiation Oncology Waiting Room, 1st Floor, 1350 S. Eliseo Drive, Greenbrae
Info: Registration required. Call 1-415-925-7827 to register.
Facilitators: Sandy Schindler, LCSW, Oncology Social Worker and Jana Kelly, RN, MS, AOCNS

The American Cancer Society also offers support classes for cancer patients and caregivers:

*Hosted at Marin General Hospital but facilitated by other organizations.