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Cancer Support Groups

Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven, in collaboration with Yale Cancer Center, is pleased to offer a wide range of supportive services, including support groups for patients and their families.

Cancer Support Groups

Please call the contact person(s) listed below for more information, including schedules and locations.

Brain Tumor Support Group

Contacts:
Angela Thomas, LCSW
(203) 688-7528

Betsy D'Andrea, RN
(203) 737-1671

Breast Cancer Support Group (Early Stage)

Contact:
Angela Khairallah, LCSW 
(203) 200-6360

Sherri Storms, RN
(203) 200-2328

Breast Cancer Support Group (Metastatic)

Contact:
Angela Khairallah, LCSW 
(203) 200-6360

Sandy Hurd, RN
(203) 200-2328

Breast Cancer Support Group — Shoreline Medical Center

Contact:
Kay Oddie, RN
(203) 453-7170

Gastrointestinal (GI) Cancers Support Group

Contacts:
Jan Lenkoski-Mueller
LCSW 200-3354

Sue Hotchkiss, RN
(203) 200-1852

Contact:
Jessica Stein, LCSW
(203) 200-6358

Lung Cancer Support Group

Contact:
Nancy Varga, LCSW
(203) 200-2632

Metastatic Melanoma Support Group

Contacts: 
Jan Lenkoski-Mueller, LCSW
200-3354

Multiple Myeloma Support Group

Contacts:
Nora Rightmer, LCSW
(203) 200-6356

Diane Dirzius, RN
(203) 200-2384

Patient and Family Support  Group — Saint Raphael Campus

Contact:
Vanna Dest, APRN
(203) 200-4737

Patient and Family Support Group — Shoreline

Contacts: 
Denise Armstrong, LCSW 
(203) 200-3355

Kay Oddie, RN 
(203) 453-7170

Prostate Cancer Support Group

Contacts: 
Denise Armstrong, LCSW
(203) 200-3355
 
Jessica Stein, LCSW
(203) 200-6358

Prostate Cancer Support Group — Saint Raphael Campus

Contact: 
Vanna Dest, APRN
(203) 200-4737

Radiation Support for Patients and Families

Contacts: 
Denise Armstrong, LCSW
(203) 200-3355
 
Shelley Jolie, RN
(203) 200-2100

Stem Cell Transplant Support Group

Contact: 
Mary Crooks, LCSW
(203) 200-6357

Young Adult Cancer Survivor Support Group

Contact: 
Angela Khairallah, LCSW 
(203) 200-6360

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