San Diego Cancer Support Groups and Resources

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A cancer diagnosis is difficult for everyone involved. These local San Diego companies offer support and resources to help cancer patients and their families navigate the path to health and healing.

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society 

One-on-one support, peer and caregiver support, online chats and more.

Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego

Cancer and blood disorder support groups for pediatric patients, parents and siblings.

Scripps MD Anderson Cancer Center 

Cancer patient support groups, services and resources.

Sharp 

Range of support services for cancer patients and their loved ones.

Susan G. Komen San Diego 

Breast cancer resources, 5K events and volunteer opportunities.

UC San Diego Health 

Cancer patient services, family support groups, wellness and treatment education classes.

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