Breast Cancer Support Groups
in San Diego County

Sharp Memorial Outpatient Pavilion

Breast Cancer Support Group

When: 2nd & 4th Fridays of the month 

Address:
Radiation Oncology, Conference Room
3075 Health Center Drive
San Diego, CA 92123

Time: 10 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Phone: (858) 939-5632

 

Sharp Grossmont Long Cancer Center

Breast Cancer Support Group – open to women in all stages of their breast cancer diagnosis except for those with metastatic disease.

When: 2nd & 4th Thursdays of the month 

Address:
Sharp Grossmont Long Cancer Center – Conference Room
5555 Grossmont Center Drive
La Mesa, CA 91942

Time: 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

 

Orcutt Administration Building

Breast Cancer Support Group

When: 2nd & 4th Thursday of the month 

Address:
Orcutt Administration Building, Room B
4511 Orcutt Avenue
San Diego, CA 92120

Time: 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

 

UCSD Moores Cancer Center

Breast Cancer Patient Education and Support

When: Meets monthly, usually on a Wednesday.

Address:
UCSD Moores Cancer Center, Goldberg Auditorium (follow signs)
3855 Health Sciences Dr
La Jolla, CA 92093

Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

 

Scripps Memorial Hospital

Scripps Encinitas Breast Cancer Support Group (Breast Cancer Support Group for men and women who are going through or have completed breast cancer treatment.)

When: 1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month

Address:
Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas
354 Santa Fe Drive
Encinitas, California 92024

Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

 

Scripps Mercy Chula Vista

Breast Cancer Support Group

When: 1st & 3rd Monday of every month

Address:
Scripps Mercy Well Being Center
237 Church Avenue
Chula Vista, CA 91910

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Phone: (619) 862-6600
E-mailpacheco.shirley@scrippshealth.org

 

General Cancer Support Groups

What: General Cancer Support Group

Where: UCSD Moores Cancer Center, Meditation Room, first floor

3855 Health Sciences Dr

La Jolla, CA 92093

When: Usually first and third Tuesday of the month, 2-3:30 pm

 

What: Newly Diagnosed Women’s Cancer Support Group

Where: Douglas & Nancy Barnhart Cancer Center at Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center

769 Medical Center Court

Chula Vista, CA 91911

When: 2nd and 4th Thursdays, 10:30 am to 12 pm

 

What: Women’s Cancer Support Group

Where: Pomerado Outpatient Pavilion, Education Classroom

15611 Pomerado Rd.

Poway, CA 92064

When: 1st and 3rd Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. – Noon

 

What: Women’s Cancer Support Group

Where: Pomerado Outpatient Pavilion, Suite 106

15611 Pomerado Rd.

Poway, CA 92064

When: 4th Thursdays, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

 

What: Cancer Support Group for patients/survivors and caregiver/family

Where: Herrick Library (Community Room)

9001 Wakarusa St

La Mesa, CA 91942

When: 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 10:00am-12:00pm

Pre-registration is required to attend these groups and no walk-ins will be allowed.

Contact:  Sara at (619) 890-9730

 

 

What: Women’s Cancer Support Group

Where: Tri City Medical Center

4002 VISTA WAY,

OCEANSIDE, CA 92056

French Room 1

When: 2nd Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

(760) 940-3540

https://www.tricitymed.org/medical-services/cancer/cancer-support-wellness/cancer-support-group/

 

Caregiver and Family Support Groups

 

What: Free support group for family and friends of cancer patients

Where: Sharp Grossmont

Long Cancer Center Conference Room

5555 Grossmont Center Dr

La Mesa, CA 91942

When: 3rd Tuesdays, 1 to 2:30 pm

 

What: Free support group for family and friends of cancer patients

Where: Sharp Memorial Outpatient Pavillion

Conference Room

3075 Health Center Drive

San Diego, CA 92123

When: 2nd Mondays, 5:30 to 6:30 pm

Please call (858) 939-5632 for times and to register

 

 

What: Cancer Caregiver Education and Support Group

Where: UCSD Moores Cancer Center, Room 3106, third floor

3855 Health Sciences Dr

La Jolla, CA 92093

When: Usually first and third Tuesday of the month, 2-3:30 pm

 

What: Kids Konnected Education and Support Group (support group for children with a parent living with cancer or who have died from cancer)

Where: UCSD Moores Cancer Center, meet in the lobby of Moores Cancer Center

3855 Health Sciences Dr

La Jolla, CA 92093

When: Usually fourth Monday of the month, 5:30–6:45 (kids); 7–8:15 p.m. (teens)

 

 

What: Children and Family Cancer Support Group (free support group led by a clinical counselor designed to help kids cope with having an adult loved one with cancer)

Where: Douglas & Nancy Barnhart Cancer Center at Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center

769 Medical Center Court

Chula Vista, CA 91911

When: First Monday of the month, 4-5:30 pm

 

What: Cancer Support Group for patients/survivors and caregiver/family

Where: Herrick Library (Community Room)

9001 Wakarusa St

La Mesa, CA 91942

When: 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 10:00am-12:00pm

Pre-registration is required to attend these groups and no walk-ins will be allowed.

Contact:  Sara at (619) 890-9730

 

Metastatic and Advanced Disease Support Groups

 

What: Living with Advanced Cancer Support Group

Where: Sharp Memorial Outpatient Pavilion Radiation Oncology, Conference Room

3075 Health Center Drive

San Diego, CA 92123

When: 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 10 to 11 am

Please call (858) 939-5632 to register

 

 

What: Living with Advanced Cancer Support Group

Where: Douglas & Nancy Barnhart Cancer Center at Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center Conference Room

769 Medical Center Court

Chula Vista, CA 91911

When: 1st Fridays, 10:30 am to 12 pm

 

What: Young Patients Living with Advanced Cancer Support Group

Where: Sharp Memorial Outpatient Pavilion Radiation Oncology, Conference Room

3075 Health Center Drive

San Diego, CA 92123

When: 1st Mondays and 3rd Thursdays

Please call (858) 939-5632 for times and to register

 

Young Cancer Patient Support Groups

 

What: Free cancer support group for patients in their 20s, 30s and early 40 with advanced cancer

Where: Sharp Memorial Outpatient Pavilion Radiation Oncology, Conference Room

3075 Health Center Drive

San Diego, CA 92123

When: 1st Mondays, 5:30 to 6:30 pm

 

What: Free cancer support group for patients in their 20s, 30s and early 40 with stage 0-III cancer

Where: Sharp Memorial Outpatient Pavilion Radiation Oncology Conference Room

3075 Health Center Drive

San Diego, CA 92123

When: 2nd Mondays, 6:30 to 7:30 pm

 

What: Peer-facilitated Young Women’s Breast Cancer Forum and Support Group (for breast cancer patients ages 40 and under) Young Survival Coalition

Where: Scripps Polster Breast Care Center

9850 Genesee Ave.

Suite 170 in La Jolla

When: 1st Tuesday, 11:30 am – 1 pm; 3rd Tuesday, 6:30 – 8 pm

 Contact 858-553-8389 to confirm room location

 

What: Peer-facilitated Young Women’s Breast Cancer Forum and Support Group (for breast cancer patients ages 40 and under) Young Survival Coalition

Where: Tri-City Wellness & Fitness Center

6250 El Camino Real

Conference Room 3

Carlsbad, CA 92009

When: 3rd Thursday, 6pm-7:30pm

 

What: Peer-facilitated Young Women’s Breast Cancer Forum and Support Group (for breast cancer patients ages 40 and under) Young Survival Coalition

Where: Douglas & Nancy Barnhart Cancer Center

769 Medical Center Ct.

Chula Vista, CA 91911

When: 2nd Thursday, 5:30pm-7pm

 

Bilingual Support Groups

 

What: Grupo Esperanza: Spanish-Speaking Patient Support

Where: UCSD Moores Cancer Center, Cuarto 3079, 3er Piso

3855 Health Sciences Dr

La Jolla, CA 92093

When: Second Wednesday of the month, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

 

What: Grupo de Apoyo Para Mujeres con un Recién Diagnosis de Cáncer

Where: Douglas & Nancy Barnhart Cancer Center at Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center

769 Medical Center Court

Chula Vista, CA 91911

When: Primer y tercer Lunes de cada mes, 1 to 2:30 pm (1st & 3rd Monday of the month)

 

What: Poder – Breast Cancer Support Groups for Spanish-Speakers

Where: San Ysidro Health Center– San Ysidro

4050 Beyer Blvd

San Ysidro, California 92173

When: 4th Wed of each month, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

 

What: Poder – Breast Cancer Support Groups for Spanish-Speakers

Where: San Ysidro Health Center– Chula Vista

4050 Beyer Blvd

San Ysidro, California 92173

When: 1st Wed of each month, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

 

What: Cantonese and Mandarin Breast Cancer Support Group

Where: San Diego Herald Center

4282 Genesee Ave

San Diego, California 92117

When: Saturdays, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

 

What: Vamos a Charlar Support Group

Where: Diamond Neighborhoods Family Health Center

4725 Market St.

San Diego, CA 92101

When: 3rd Wednesdays, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Support Group Facilitator: Alma Daneshi, three-time cancer survivor

For more information:  (619) 646-2260

 

What: Scripps Mercy Chula Vista Breast Cancer Support

Where: Scripps Mercy Well Being Center

237 Church Avenue

Chula Vista, CA 91910

When: 1st and 3rd Monday of every month, 10:00am-11:30 a.m.

Contact:  (619) 862-6600 or pacheco.shirley@scrippshealth.org

 

Survivor Support Groups

 

What: Women’s Cancer Survivor Support Group (Free support group for women who are new or long-term cancer survivors)

Where: Douglas & Nancy Barnhart Cancer Center at Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center

769 Medical Center Court

Chula Vista, CA 91911

When: 1st, 3rd and 5th Thursdays, 10:30 am to 12 pm

 

Telephone Based Support

 

What: Susan G. Komen Helpline

Our Breast Care Helpline 1-877 GO KOMEN (1-877-465-6636) provides free, professional support services to anyone with breast cancer questions or concerns, including men diagnosed with breast cancer and their families. Calls are answered by a trained and caring staff member Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. ET and from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. PT. You can also email the helpline at helpline@komen.org.

Our free, 12-week telephone support groups for men with breast cancer provide a safe place for men to discuss the challenges of breast cancer, get information and exchange support. To learn more, call the Komen Breast Care Helpline at 1-877 GO KOMEN (1-877-465-6636) or email helpline@komen.org.

The Komen Breast Care Helpline also offers:

  • Breast health and breast cancer information,
  • Support and counseling to anyone with questions or concerns,
  • Clinical trial information,
  • Information about local organizations and resources that may provide financial assistance and other support services,
  • Low-cost mammography resources; and
  • Educational materials.

 

What: Reach to Recovery Support Program (American Cancer Society)

Breast cancer survivors reach out to women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer.

website: http://www.cancer.org/Treatment/SupportProgramsServices/reach-to-recovery

phone: (800) 227-2345

 

What: USC Telehealth

Live professional counseling and therapy services delivered via computer in homes of individuals, couples, families, older adults, service members, and veterans who are California residents. To receive these services, clients must have a computer or laptop less than 4 years old, webcam, and high-speed internet.  This is convenient (no driving), private, confidential, free and sponsored by University of Southern California.

website: https://dworakpeck.usc.edu/research/centers-affiliations/telehealth

phone:  (866) 740-6502