Local Support Groups

There are a variety of resources that offer support, education and networking for lung cancer survivors, their families and caregivers. The programs presented here work in combination with medical care.

Monthly Lung Cancer Support and Networking Groups

Meeting times listed are subject to change. Please contact the group directly to confirm dates and times listed.

Alexian Brothers Lung Cancer Support Group
When: 10 to 11:30 a.m. on the second Monday of the month
Where: Life Enrichment Center 800 Biesterfield Rd. Elk Grove Village.
Contact: Jane Cosentino, RN, BSN, OCN (847) 952-7205, Bernice Klingberg, MSW, LCSW 847-437-5500, ext 5904

LivingWell Cancer Resource Center Lung Cancer Networking Group
When: 7 to 8:30 p.m. on the second Monday of the month
Where: 1803 W. State Street, Geneva
Contact: (630) 262-1111

Loyola University Health System Lung Cancer Networking Group
When: 6 to 7 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month
Where: Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, 2160 South First Ave, Maywood.
Contact: Call Jenny Abrams (708) 327-2061 for more information.

Lung Cancer Group
Gilda’s Club Chicago at Rush
When: 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Where: Rush University Medical Center, 1725 W. Harrison St., Chicago in the Cancer Integrative Medicine Program, Conference Room 1004D, 10th floor of the Professional Building
Contact: Lindsay Slomiany at 312-464-9900 or lindsayslomiany@gildasclubchicago.org

Lung Cancer Lecture Series
Gilda's Club Chicago, in partnership with Respiratory Health Association of Metropolitan Chicago
When: Meets quarterly. Call for details.
Where: Gilda's Club, 537 North Wells Street, Chicago
Contact: (312) 464-9900

Simmons Cancer Institute at Southern Illinois University
When: 10 a.m. on the second Tuesday of the month
Where: Side-by-Side Place of Wellness, Simmons Cancer Institute at SIU, 3rd Floor, Room 3015, 315 W. Carpenter Street, Springfield, IL 62794
Contact: (217) 545-0798

St. Alexius Medical Center Lung Cancer Support Group
When: 10 to 11:30 a.m. on the first Friday of the month
Where: The Cancer Institute in Doctors Building #3
1st Floor, 1555 N. Barrington Rd., Hoffman Estates
Contact: Jane Cosentino, RN, BSN, OCN (847) 952-7205 or Bernice Klingberg, MSW, LCSW (847)755-8626

University of Chicago Hospitals Lung Cancer Networking Group
When: Noon to 1 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month
Where: University of Chicago Cancer Resource Center, 5758 S. Maryland, Chicago
Contact: Cancer Resource Center (877) 824-0660 for more information.

Wellness House Lung Cancer Monthly Drop-In Group
When: 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month
Where: Wellness House, 131 N. County Line Rd, Hinsdale, IL 60521
Contact: Kraig Smiegowski, MSW (630) 654-5114 for more information

Cancer Resource Community Centers

These are non-profit organizations staffed by licensed, clinical professionals offering a variety of programs for cancer survivors and their families. These community centers focus on providing information and education, support and networking groups, family programs, stress management and healthy-living strategies. Services are offered at no cost to participants in comfortable home-like settings. Please contact the individual centers to learn more about programs of interest.

Cancer Center for Healthy Living
Peoria, IL | 309-693-8139

Jennifer S. Fallick Cancer Support Center
Homewood, IL | 708-798-9171
Mokena, IL | 708-478-3529

Cancer Resource Centre
Munster, IN | 219-836-3349

LivingWell Cancer Resource Center
Geneva, IL | 630-262-1111
 Cancer Wellness Center
Northbrook & Grayslake, IL | 847-509-9595

Wellness House
Hinsdale, IL |630-323-5150

Gilda's Club Chicago
Chicago, IL | 312-464-9900
Wellness Place
Palatine, IL | 847-221-2400