Support Group Meetings for People Coping with Lung Cancer

We invite you to join us at our monthly Education and Support Meetings for Survivors & Caregivers and/or Education and Support Meetings for Grieving Families & Friends. ABOH meetings will continue in a virtual format until it is safe to meet in-person.

Monthly virtual meetings are 90 minutes long. The format includes a 30-45 minute educational presentation led by a professional on that topic, followed by questions, answers and optional sharing and networking. Smaller breakout groups may be offered to provide a place for personal discussions.

All of our sessions are available for up to 15 attendees at no cost to participants. Please RSVP via email HERE or call or text 952-456-2845 to receive login instructions.

A trust of privacy or secrecy of communication and information in a group setting is the shared responsibility of all group members and the facilitator(s). Please see and agree to the following agreement of confidentiality HERE.

Education and Support for Survivors & Caregivers:

Survivor photo shirt backAs you and your loved ones find your way through the lung cancer journey, the ABOH survivor and caregiver group is an excellent resource, not only for the information provided, but also for the camaraderie of spirit. Survivors who are no longer in treatment are always welcome.

People living with lung cancer and their primary caregivers are invited to attend meetings on the third Tuesday of each month from 6-7:30 p.m. Meetings are hosted through Zoom and can be accessed by phone or computer. Each meeting includes a presentation on a topic important to survivors and caregivers, then may move to chat rooms separated into groups for women, men, and caregivers. Meetings are hosted through Zoom and can be accessed by phone or computer.

Upcoming Meetings: 

  • May 17:   Development and direction of lung cancer treatments in 2022 Dr. Naomi Fujioka, Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology, Oncology and Transplantation University of Minnesota
  • June 21:  Coping with “Scanxiety”; Nicole Reitsma, LICSW, Minnesota Oncology
  • July 19:  What you need to know about pulmonary care and rehabilitation: highlights how important pulmonary rehab programs are to the health and well-being of lung cancer patients; Natalie Nutting, Pulmonary Respiratory Therapist, Regions Hospital
  • August 16:  Eating during the cancer fight may not be what you think; Heidi Ganzer, DCN, RDN, CSO, LD
  • September 20:  Panel of Hope: Lung cancer survivors share their stories of success and hope; Moderated by Teri Kast, CNS (retired)

Previous Meetings HERE

Contact Jill with questions or to RSVP HERE or call or text at 952-456-2845.

Education and Support for Grieving Families & Friends:

My Mom T-shirt backAs you and your loved ones find your way through grief following a significant loss to lung cancer, we invite you to join others who share your experience and the many challenges of mourning. The meetings provide an opportunity for families and friends to learn new tools for coping, and through the small groups, a chance to share as they feel comfortable with others on a similar journey.

People working through the loss of a loved one to lung cancer are invited to attend meetings free of charge on the first Thursday of each month from 7-8:30 p.m. Each meeting includes a presentation on a topic important to those experiencing grief. Adult children, spouses, friends, and extended family members are invited to attend. Meetings are hosted through Zoom and can be accessed by phone or computer.

Upcoming Meetings:

  • June 2:  Determining the Path of Your Unique Grief Journey; Brittany Squillace, MA, LMFT, Licensed Grief Counselor
  • July 14:  Where to Find and Share Resources to Help Yourself and Others When Grieving; Brittany Squillace, MA, LMFT, Licensed Grief Counselor
  • August 4:  Practical Coping Tools and Ideas for Creative Expression While Grieving a Loss; Brittany Squillace, MA, LMFT, Licensed Grief Counselor
  • September 1:  Facing Loss: When Hope and Grief Co-Exist; Brittany Squillace, MA, LMFT, Licensed Grief Counselor

Previous Meetings HERE

Contact Jill with questions or to RSVP HERE or call or text at 952-456-2845.

Additional Resources/Groups: A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation supports local lung cancer groups in the Twin Cities and offers information on cancer support groups open to all cancer patients and their families.