How to Find a Breast Cancer Support Group

How to Find a Breast Cancer Support Group

Online groups as well as local support can help you through your fight.

It’s National Breast Cancer Awareness Month across the U.S and Canada. Take a look and you’ll see amazing support in action: the White House glowed pink for the cause, the  NFL’s Crucial Catch campaign is raising money in connection with the American Cancer Society to address the early detection of the disease, and company’s like Black Angus Steakhouse are stepping up to the plate with donations.

Each year over 255,00 women and men are diagnosed with breast cancer in the U.S. If you’re among this group, you know that finding emotional as well as physical support can make a big difference on a daily basis.

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Having the backing of friends and family in your fight is important. It can also be beneficial for your mental health to share your journey with those who are going through the same thing. Stories can be swapped and tips on how to deal with mutual problems can be shared.

Where can you find a breast cancer support group? Online groups abound. The National Breast Cancer Foundation has a list of online resources to help you find a group, including their own group, Beyond the Shock.

The American Cancer Society  allows you to search for a support group in your area, anywhere nationwide. And often times, your local hospital or cancer care treatment center has information on nearby support groups you can join.

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