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.


“Man Cave” Men’s Cancer Support Group – open to men in all stages of their cancer diagnosis.

When: 2nd Wednesday of each 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.

Contact:
Linda Hutkin-Slade, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C
619-740-5531

Conference room phone number:
619-740-4360

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

General Cancer Support Group

Address:
UCSD Moores Cancer Center, Meditation Room, 1st floor
3855 Health Sciences Dr
La Jolla, CA 92093

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


Newly Diagnosed Women’s Cancer Support Group

Address:
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


Women’s Cancer Support Group

Address:
Pomerado Outpatient Pavilion, Education Classroom
15611 Pomerado Rd.
Poway, CA 92064

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


Women’s Cancer Support Group

Address:
Pomerado Outpatient Pavilion, Suite 106
15611 Pomerado Rd.
Poway, CA 92064

When: 4th Thursdays, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.


Cancer Support Group for patients/survivors and caregiver/family

Address:
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


Women’s Cancer Support Group

Address:
Tri City Medical Center, French Room 1
4002 VISTA WAY,
OCEANSIDE, CA 92056

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

Free support group for family and friends of cancer patients

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

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


Free support group for family and friends of cancer patients

Address:
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


Cancer Caregiver Education and Support Group

Address:
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


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

Address:
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)


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)

Address:
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


Cancer Support Group for patients/survivors and caregiver/family

Address:
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

Living with Advanced Cancer Support Group

Address:
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


Living with Advanced Cancer Support Group

Address:
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


Young Patients Living with Advanced Cancer Support Group

Address:
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

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

Address:
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


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

Address:
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


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

Address:
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


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

Address:
Tri-City Wellness & Fitness Center Conference Room 3
6250 El Camino Real
Carlsbad, CA 92009

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


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

Address:
Douglas & Nancy Barnhart Cancer Center
769 Medical Center Ct.
Chula Vista, CA 91911

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

Bilingual Support Groups

Grupo Esperanza: Spanish-Speaking Patient Support

Address:
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.


Grupo de Apoyo Para Mujeres con un Recién Diagnosis de Cáncer

Address:
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)


Poder – Breast Cancer Support Groups for Spanish-Speakers

Address:
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


Poder – Breast Cancer Support Groups for Spanish-Speakers

Address:
San Ysidro Health Center– San Ysidro
4050 Beyer Blvd
San Ysidro, California 92173

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


Cantonese and Mandarin Breast Cancer Support Group

Address:
San Diego Herald Center
4282 Genesee Ave
San Diego, California 92117

When: Saturdays, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm


Vamos a Charlar Support Group

Address:
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


Scripps Mercy Chula Vista Breast Cancer Support

Address:
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

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

Address:
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

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.

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


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