• I need to find a support group in my area, where can I find one,

    Asked by macarena1 on Wednesday, November 2, 2011

    I need to find a support group in my area, where can I find one,

    7 Answers from the Community

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    • Cheryl's Avatar

      Hello Macarena1;
      I'm Cheryl, and my cancer is Lung
      I hope you are feeling well this evening.
      I am researching this same information. Where may I ask you are from? I am in Port Orange, Florida.
      I would like to start/find an interactive support group in my area.

      Thank you/ God Bless You

      almost 5 years ago
    • leepenn's Avatar

      Good morning
      At my cancer clinic, support groups are advertised on a bulletin board. There's one for people in the 20s, 30s, and 40s. After attending a support group at which I was the youngest by around 20 years, I very quickly realized that my needs, hopes, fears, etc... might not be a good fit for that group. The people there were mostly wonderful, but the facilitator definitely had a perspective that did not match where I am in my life. When I shared my fear of not being able to return to a high level of fitness, her response was that I simply needed to grieve for my fitness and move on. I'm sorry, but I'm going to fight like XXX to get that back!!!! I'm not writing it off! Anyway, there's a monthly support group here in the twin cities (MN) that meets on Thursday nights... in about two weeks, I'll be trying that one out. I saw the flier on the bulletin board by the coffee makers in my clinic.
      So, I hope this helps.... And I am so sorry we share this diagnosis.

      almost 5 years ago
    • Afterglow's Avatar

      You might try the American Cancer Society as they maintain lists of support groups in many communities. This is how I found Man-to-Man (prostate cancer support) in my area. The local ACS chapter may be of help, too. I'd also suggest talking to the local cancer treatment centers and hospitals as they frequently are aware of the support groups.

      almost 5 years ago
    • Unbelievable's Avatar

      I live in Chicago area. I found two breast support groups through American Cancer Society.

      Another source might be checking with hospitals. Some hospitals offer a support group and some do not offer any support group.

      Good luck.

      almost 5 years ago
    • blondie's Avatar

      Check the local hospitals and churches. Cancer Care and American Cancer Society might be helpful.

      about 4 years ago
    • DorothyV's Avatar

      Go online type in your city and state and " breast cancer support group"

      almost 4 years ago
    • Nell's Avatar

      If you have primary breast cancer, it should not be difficult to find support through your hospital or the local American Cancer Society. If you are metastatic, it can be extremely difficult to find support. Which do you have?

      almost 4 years ago

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