• Are there any support groups in the Canton/Wdstck area? I really need to talk to other people going thru this process.

    Asked by suebo on Thursday, April 4, 2013

    Are there any support groups in the Canton/Wdstck area? I really need to talk to other people going thru this process.

    Every time I go to the Dr I get more bad news. My latest diagnosis was devastating. I really feel like a support group would help tremendously -- I don't want to burden my kids with my worries and friends and co-workers don't understand.

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    • LisaD@StF's Avatar
      LisaD@StF

      suebo, I did a quick internet search as I am in Indiana and here is one spot to call if it is close to you.
      In Canton, the Cancer Support Community at Northside Hospital at Cherokee meets on the first Thursday of every month at the aforementioned hospital. Those interested in attending can call[phone number redacted]) to find out more information on the group. If I find any others I will pass them along.

      over 4 years ago
    • LisaD@StF's Avatar
      LisaD@StF

      suebo, here is a link also to a site for the Cancer Support Community, which we have here in Indiana and they are a wonderful organization. (http://cancersupportcommunityatlanta.org/page.php?10)
      Good luck and I hope this information helps. You might also contact the American Cancer Society.

      over 4 years ago
    • AlizaMLS's Avatar
      AlizaMLS

      Dear suebo,

      Hi. I'm Aliza a BC pt, and retired Medical Librarian. I offer advice on this site and elsewhere (usually non medical [Librarians have a code of ethics not to offer medical advice - it's also technically illegal as it's practicing medicine without a license]), referrals to doctors, hospitals/institutions, agencies and research when required or requested.

      In this case, I'm going to suggest that you contact CancerCare. Their social workers are specifically trained to deal only with the specialized needs of Cancer patients and their caregivers. Speaking with them isn't like "regular therapy". I speak to one of these social workers and she's the best and has helped lighten my load considerably.

      The other thing I'd recommend you do for support is to click on the purple box to the right. They have some excellent resources available.

      I think LisaD gave you some good starts. Let us know how it goes. You can always contact me here or offsite via email.

      I hope you start getting better news, but regardless CancerCare is a godsend!

      Warm Wishes,
      AlizaMLS

      over 4 years ago
    • CAS1's Avatar
      CAS1

      Check with your Hospital socail workers too they often times have a great deal of knowledge about support services and the closest ACS desk.

      Please don't worry..every single day brings real breakthroughs and they are like dominos. One new discovery opens up the next one and so on and so on. The 5 year survival for advanced BC is 90% and thats the published rates so you know that its even better than that. Many many experts think we might only be 5-10 yrs. away for a cure. So hold on stay calm and carry on.

      over 4 years ago
    • LisaD@StF's Avatar
      LisaD@StF

      suebo so sorry it looks like the site blocked the phone number to the CAncer Support Community at Northside Hospital at Cherokee, I am going to try to post it for you again.[phone number redacted])

      over 4 years ago
    • LisaD@StF's Avatar
      LisaD@StF

      suebo well that didn't work either, I am going to give it one more shot.[phone number redacted])

      over 4 years ago
    • Lindabb's Avatar
      Lindabb

      Lisa d write the phone number in words.

      over 1 year ago

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