Support Groups & Classes

Virtual Support

UC San Diego Health classes and support groups are held via Zoom videoconferencing. Please register before attending using the links below to receive more information.

We offer free cancer support groups of many kinds. Click the links for the dates  for more info and registration details.

Brain Tumor Support Group

Meet other brain tumor patients, as well as family members and caregivers, to gain emotional support and education. Contact: Connie Reeves Campbell at


Breast Cancer Support Groups

Event series include Young Breast Cancer Survivorship Series, Sunset Connections: Young Breast Cancer Support Group, and Stage IV Breast Cancer Support Group.


Early Stage Young Breast Cancer Survivorship Series and Sunset Connections Support Group: Cecilia Kasperick, RN, at or 858-249-3114

Stage 4 Breast Cancer Support Group: Laurie Knight, BS, MSW, LCSW at or 858-249-3116


Cancer Caregiver Education and Support Group

Meet other caregivers, receive emotional support, and learn information relevant to the needs of caregivers.

Contact: Helen Tighe-Snyder at or 858-245-9055


Grupo Esperanza (Support Group for Spanish Speakers)

Ofrecemos información sobre recursos en la comunidad, así como la experiencia de otras personas que han sido diagnosticadas con cáncer.

Las reuniones se llevan a cabo el segundo miércoles del mes, de 10 a 12.

El grupo es en español y facilitado por la Doctora Sara Fainstein, sobreviviente de cáncer de mama.

Para mayores informes llame al 619-890-9730 o mande un correo electrónico a


Head and Neck Cancer Support Group

Meet patients facing head and neck cancer to gain emotional support and education.

Contact: Liza Blumenfeld, SLP, at


Kids Affected by Caregiver’s Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment


Laryngectomy Support Group

A support group for patients who will have or who have already undergone a total laryngectomy (full removal of the voice box) and their caregivers. This long-running group gives patients a safe space to ask questions, practice using their new "voice," and to see others living a full life post-operatively. Most meetings include a guest speaker for a relative topic, informal discussion, fellowship, and refreshments.

Contact: Kristen Linnemeyer, MA, CCC-SLP, at


Young Adult Cancer Support Groups

Open to patients ages 18 to 35 with all cancer diagnoses.


Young Adult Cancer Support Group: Stefanie Sacknoff at

Early Stage Young Breast Cancer Sunset Connections Support Group: Cecilia Kasperick, RN, at or 858-249-3114