When you’re going through breast cancer treatment, you are not alone. There is a strong community of women and men who understand your struggles and willing to share their knowledge and support. A small number of these resources are listed below, and you can speak to your nurse navigator for more information.
Circle of Hope Cancer Support Group
This group provides hope, support, information and friendship to anyone touched by cancer, including patients, survivors, family members and friends. We welcome individuals coping with any type of chronic illness. The group meets the fourth Thursday of most months from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the meeting room of the Greenfield Township Fire Department, 3245 Havensport Road near the intersection of Election House and Coonpath roads. For more information, call 740-756-7084 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Supportive Link Breast Cancer Survivor Group
This support group is for women touched by breast cancer. The group meets at 7:00pm the third Monday of each month at the Rising House, 131 High St. in Lancaster. For more information about the support group, call 740-467-3198.
American Cancer Society’s Cancer Survivors Network
This network is composed of an online community where survivors and caregivers share their experiences and recommend helpful resources. For more information, go to csn.cancer.org.
American Cancer Society’s “I Can Cope”
This is a support program (in-person, online and telephone) for survivors and their loved ones. For more information, please call 800-227-2345 or go to cancer.org.
American Cancer Society’s “Reach to Recovery”
This program connects people newly diagnosed with breast cancer and their families with trained volunteers (who are breast cancer survivors) in their area. For more information, please call 800-227-2345 or go to cancer.org.
Cancer Support Community (formerly Gilda’s Club Worldwide and The Wellness Community)
This community is composed of support programs (in-person, online and telephone) for survivors and their loved ones. For more information, please call 888-793-9355 or visit cancersupportcommunity.org.
Mautner Project of Whitman-Walker Health
This project offers support programs (online and telephone) for lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals living with cancer and their partners. For more information, please visit whitman-walker.org/mautnerproject.
Susan G. Komen
After the emotional impact of a breast cancer diagnosis, just thinking about insurance, finances, or finding services can seem overwhelming. That’s why there are programs and organizations that offer the resources, support and guidance you need. Learn more about them by calling the Breast Care Helpline at 877-465-6636, or by talking with your local affiliate at komencolumbus.org.
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