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Online Cancer Support Groups

Breathe In, Breathe Out

Please join our support group for anxiety during this uncertain time of COVID-19. This group is open to anyone with a cancer diagnosis who is facing anxiety and needing support. Group will be held via Zoom. Space is limited.

When: Every Other Tuesday of the Month, Starting June 9th, 2020

Time: 1:00-2:00 PM
Where: Zoom
For Information: Caitlyn Graves, LSWA-IC, (253) 428-8776
Cost: Free (Pre-registration required)


Federal Way Support Groups

Knit for Life

When: 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month from 11:00 AM -1:00 PM.
Where: Saint Frances Hospital, Radiation Oncology Clinic’s main waiting room “G” level, 34515 9th Ave South, Federal Way.
For Information: Call the Franciscan Cancer Resource Center, (253) 426-6746 or Carol Magelssen, (253) 472-4886.
Cost: Free


Gig Harbor Support Groups

General Cancer Support Group

For patients,  caregivers, adult family members, and friends. Meeting includes an educational  program, refreshments, and a time of sharing.

When: Meets the 2nd and 4th Friday of each month from 1:30 – 3:00 PM.
Where: Conference Room at 4545 Point Fosdick Road, Gig Harbor.
For Information: Contact Betsy Allen/MultiCare Tacoma Regional Cancer Center at (253) 403-3169.
Cost: Free

St. Anthony Hospital’s Cancer Support Group

For patients, caregivers, adult family members, and friends.

When: 4th Wednesday  3:00 -4:30 PM.
Where: Jane Thompson Russell Cancer Care Center, 11511 Canterwood Blvd, Gig Harbor, Conference Room
For Information: Contact Jenna Lewis R.N. at (253) 530-2642.
Cost: Free


Puyallup Support Groups

General Cancer Support Group

For patients,  caregivers, adult family members, and friends. Meeting includes an educational  program, refreshments, and a time of sharing.

When: First Thursday of the  month; 1-3 p.m.
Where: Good  Samaritan Cancer   Center Conference Room, 400 15th Ave.  SE, first floor
For Information: Please call Cancer Resource Center at (253) 697-4899
Cost: Free (Donations welcome. Sponsored by Good Samaritan/Multicare)

Advanced Stage Cancer Support Group (Temporarily Online)

When: 3rd Thursday of the Month 1:00-2:30 PM
Where: Puyallup NWMS-Conference Room
For Information: Abra Kelson 253-200-3164
Cost: Free (Pre-registration required)

Widow/Widower Support Group

Come join this group designed especially for those who are experiencing the unique challenges that come when a spouse dies. Finances, legal matters, nutrition, grief resources and support, health concerns, practical living matters, home repair, family dynamics, and coping with loneliness are just a few of the topics that may be addressed at the monthly meetings.
Education will be combined with spiritual and social support, helping you to network with those who have experienced similar losses and challenges. Some meetings will be “just for the fun of it”, including entertainment and food.

When: Second Tuesdays of every month, 6:30-8:00pm.
Where: Dr. Richard C. Ostenson Cancer Center, 400 15th Ave SE Puyallup, WA 98372 in the first floor Conference Room
For Information: Contact Chaplain Dorothy Prybylski at 253-697-1781.
Cost: Free


Tacoma Support Groups

General Cancer Support Group

For patients,  caregivers, adult family members, and friends. Meeting includes an educational  program, refreshments, and a time of sharing.

When: Each Thursday from 5-7 p.m.
Where: Katterhagen Resource Center, 4th Floor at Tacoma General Hospital
For Information: Contact Betsy Allen/MultiCare Tacoma Regional Cancer Center at (253) 403-3169.
Cost: Free

Knit for Life

When: 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month from 1:00  – 3:00 PM.
Where: Saint Joseph Hospital in Room 10B-8, 1717 South J Street, Tacoma.
For Information: Call the Franiscan Cancer Resource Center at (253) 426-6746, or Carol Magelssen at (253) 472-4886.
Cost: Free

Knit for Life

When: Meets every Tuesday from 1:30 – 3:30 PM
Where: Katterhagen Resource Center in Tacoma General Hospital.
Cost: Free


Auburn Support Groups

General Cancer Support Group

For patients,  caregivers, adult family members, and friends. Meeting includes an educational  program, refreshments, and a time of sharing.

When:  It meets on the 2nd  Thursday of every month  Who:  It is open to anyone touched by cancer: patients, survivors, family, friends, etc.
Where:  It is located in the MultiCare Regional Cancer Center Auburn Conference Room,  121 N. Division Street #100 Auburn, WA 98001 Phone: 253-403-1677
For Information: Contact Caroline Waceke 253-403-1677  caroline.waceke@multicare.org
Cost: Free

HEALTH ALERT! For the safety of our patients and staff only patients will be allowed into our clinics and everyone MUST wear a mask. See additional information regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

COVID-19 NOTICE

November 16, 2020 Update

IMPORTANT: NO VISITORS
During these difficult times we are making every effort to keep our patients and staff safe from COVID 19, we appreciate your patience and understanding with the changes you may have seen within our practice.

We strive to protect our patients and staff as much as we possibly can from any exposure on our premises.  NWMS has implemented a system wide policy that does not allow anyone in the building that is not a patient and everyone must wear an NWMS provided mask over their mouth and nose during their time on our premises.  This is to protect our vulnerable patients from the unforeseen possibility of exposure to COVID 19 which can be transmitted through aerosol droplets.  Sadly, we have had patients that have died from the complications of COVID 19, which is both devastating and preventable.

We offer a virtual visit option for family, friends, and companions to participate in the care of our patients through Zoom.  Our staff will assist you with every step of the login process and invite you to participate in real time from your vehicle or designated safe space in our building. Please contact us at 253-428-8700 to set this up.

The following offices are temporarily closed:

  • Bonney Lake
  • Federal Way

If you are experiencing cold or flu symptoms, please make sure to contact us via phone prior to your appointment. You may also contact us for any additional questions by calling our office at (253) 428-8700.

Here are a few additional resources as well:

World Health Organization

Centers for Disease Control