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Brain Tumor Support Group

This free support group is for patients, family members and caregivers living with a brain tumor or brain cancer.

Long Cancer Center

Conference Room
5555 Grossmont Center Drive
La Mesa, CA 91942
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3rd Tuesdays, 1 to 3 pm

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Presented by Sharp Grossmont Hospital

Whether you’re living with a brain tumor or brain metastases, or care about someone with these diseases, Sharp HealthCare offers support groups to share experiences and tips with people who understand what you are going through.

Sharp offers this support group at two different locations each month. The group that meets at Sharp Grossmont's David and Donna Long Center for Cancer Treatment is led by a licensed clinical social worker and is for patients, family members and caregivers.

At Sharp Memorial's Laurel Amtower Cancer Institute, attendees are divided into two groups — one for patients and one for family members/caregivers — to address each group's individual needs. They are facilitated by a licensed clinical social worker and a medical social worker. Light refreshments will be served.

Various topics are covered each month and registration is required prior to attending.

To register and to find out if this support group is right for you, please contact the program manager by providing your name and email address in the "Learn More" box. You will be contacted within two business days.

Parking Information

Park in the Visitor Parking Structure (No. 2). Parking is free for visits under an hour. For one to four-hour visits, the rate is $3. Fees beyond 4 hours are an additional $2 every 15 minutes with a maximum of $20 a day. A multiday parking pass is available from the parking attendant for $15.

Presenter Information

For the group that meets at the David and Donna Long Center for Cancer Treatment:
Linda Hutkin-Slade, MSW, LCSW, a licensed clinical social worker at Sharp Grossmont Hospital's Center for Cancer Treatment. She has an extensive background in programming for cancer patients and their loved ones.

For the groups that meet at the Sharp Memorial Outpatient Pavilion:
Cara Allen, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C, is a licensed clinical social worker, certified oncology social worker and licensed therapist. She is the winner of the Sharp Social Worker of the Year and the Sally Breuner Haugh Spirit of Caring awards.

Marlene Wendel, MA, MSW, is a medical social worker.

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