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Cancer Support Groups and Classes

The Franciscan Cancer Center sponsors several support groups throughout the Puget Sound region of Washington at our various cancer program facilities. Current support groups and a brief description of each group are listed below along with links to registration information.

Active Women, Healthy Women - Team Survivor Northwest provides FREE fitness programs for women cancer survivors and women living with cancer. Becoming or staying active can help you in cancer recovery and beyond, and our goal is to bring you programs that can get you started and/or keep you active! Ongoing classes at Highline Cancer Center are led by certified instructors who can help you design an exercise routine that will work for your current state of fitness and health. Classes are appropriate for all fitness levels. Classes on Thursdays from 3 - 4 p.m. Call 206-732-8350 for more information.

Breast Cancer Support Group – Learn coping strategies and share stories and support with other cancer survivors.

Cancer and Nutrition Class – This one hour class is designed for cancer patients in active treatment and their caregiver or support person.

Freedom from Tobacco – The largest and most successful tobacco cessation program in Washington state.

General Cancer and Caregiver Support Groups – Open to all cancer patients and their caregivers.

Highline Hair Loss Resource Center - Highline Medical Center is pleased to offer wigs, hats and scarves to those who have hair loss for medical reasons. Call 206-431-5248 for more information.

Knit for Life – A network of volunteers who use knitting as a healing experience for patients in treatment, recovery or survivorship.

Laryngectomy Support Group - A support group led by laryngectomy survivors. The group is open to survivors, spouses and/or caregivers. Provides information and support on treatment, recovery and the challenges of living with laryngectomy. Second Wednesday of every month, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. at Franciscan Highline Cancer Center, Conference Room 2. Call 206-431-5249 for more information.

Living with Cancer Support Group - Provides cancer survivors, family and/or caregivers information and support through diagnosis, treatment, recovery and the challenges of the first year of living and surviving cancer after completion of treatment. Caregivers are welcome to attend. Second and fourth Monday of every month, 2 - 3:30 p.m. at Franciscan Highline Cancer Center. Call 206-431-5249 for more information.

Look Good – Feel Better – Interactive class is designed for women experiencing the effects of cancer treatment. Gain inspiration and support. Tips for wearing make-up, wigs and scarves are demonstrated. Co-sponsored by American Cancer Society. Call 1-800-ACS-2345 for class information and to register. We also offer wigs, hats and scarves to those who have hair loss for medical reasons. Call 206- 431-5248 for more information.

Understanding Lymphedema - Join us for this informative presentation on how and why lymphedema develops, early signs and symptoms and treatment options. Call 206- 431-5248 for more information and to register.

Yoga Class for Survivors - This gentle yoga course can help you reduce stress and increase physical strength, stamina and flexibility. Participants move according to their own pace. Call 206- 431-5248 for more information or to register.