Brain Tumor Support Group
Following a brain tumor diagnosis, some may find it helpful to connect with others in a similar situation. Many people find that this can help manage stress and provide valuable insights. If you know someone who would benefit from attending, please let them know we are here. Our virtual Brain Tumor Support Group allows patients, survivors, families and caregivers to learn more about brain tumors, share experiences and receive support. A variety of educational topics are presented at meeting events scheduled throughout the year.
Facilitated by a licensed clinical social worker and advanced practice nurse from the Malnati Brain Tumor Institute of the Lurie Cancer Center, the support group is open, at no charge, to all brain tumor patients, regardless where they were or are treated. The group meets online the third Monday evening of each month from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Please email BTISupportGroup@nm.org to discuss participation and virtual meeting details.
Chris Balmaceda, LCSW
Mary Ellen Maher
RN, MSN, APRN, CNRN
Meg Schwartz, MSN, APN
Homewood Support Group
Those looking for a support group closer to home in the south suburbs should visit the Cancer Support Center in Homewood. Northwestern Medicine nurse practitioner Laura Zuckerman runs the frequent brain tumor networking events held there.
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