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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 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. 

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


Fayetteville Highlands Oncology Group Joanna Thompson 1-479-751-8765
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

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

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
Englewood Swedish Medical Center Cancer Resource Center Kimberly Harvey, LCSW 1-303-788-3993
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


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
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

Orlando* American Lung Association, Central Area Jessica Burns or
Janelle Middents

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


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

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
Honolulu The Queen's Medical Center Mary Nakasuji 1-808-691-8777
Des Moines John Stoddard Cancer Center Jen Witt 1-515-241-3399
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
Louisville Gilda's Club   1-502-371-3032
Baton Rouge Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge Esther Sachse or Natalie Depp 1-225-927-2273
South Portland The Cancer Community Center   1-207-774-2200
Annapolis Anne Arundel Medical Teresa Putscher, RN and Amy Tissiere, MSW

1-443-481-5881 or

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
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
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
Edina Minnesota Oncology, Southdale Medical Center Michele O'Brien 1-952-928-2900
Robbinsdale North Memorial Medical Center Shirley Kern


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
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
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
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

Stewart's Caring Place, Cancer Wellness Center

Becki Brown

Cincinnati Cancer Support Community

Kelly Schoen, 

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Columbus James Care for Life   1-614-293-6428 or
Powell Cancer Support Community Central Ohio-Columbus Melanie Boren RN, BSN, OCN  1-614-791-9510 
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
Knoxville Tennova Healthcare Trish Craft 1-865-218-7378
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
Falls Church Life with Cancer Family Center

Carrie Friedman. RN, BS


Loudoun Inova Loudon Physicians Offices

Saundra Weller, LCSW, OSW-C


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


* Indicates winner of our lung cancer support group award!