Meets twice monthly on the first and third Wednesday of the month, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Why join the Breast Cancer Support Group?
A diagnosis of breast cancer affects every aspect of your life, and can generate a wide range of emotions. - shock, denial, fear, anger and sadness. Medical treatment addresses your physical needs, but you must attend to your emotional health, as well. A network of social support that includes regularly-scheduled, informal group meetings can help you cope with the challenges associated with cancer, provide practical assistance, and improve your quality of life. Support allows you to articulate your concerns, gain valuable information and insights, and share your experience with others who know exactly what you are going through. It reminds you that you are not alone.
The Breast Cancer Support and Discussion Group is a vehicle for information, encouragement and support facilitated by two clinical psychologists. In addition to the informal conversation and sharing, there are presentations by healthcare professionals on topics such as genetic counseling, treatment decisions and reconstruction, disease recurrence and survivorship, and healthy lifestyle concerns including nutrition and exercise. Experts will also discuss relationship and employment issues, and helpful services and resources. It's a place where you can feel safe, understood and empowered.
When is the best time to seek group support?
No matter where you are in your journey - recently diagnosed, undergoing treatment or many years post-therapy - group support has something to offer. We are here for you at the beginning, and all the way through treatment and beyond.