Why Should I Join A Support Group?

Health care providers and patients have learned the value of mutual support among patients. If having breast cancer has made you feel frightened or depressed, it often helps to discuss these feelings with another person who has had the same experiences with breast cancer.

Breast cancer support groups help you get practical information, understand your feelings, and develop your own ways of handling problems.

Often, a health care provider or social worker at your local hospital or clinic can suggest local and national support groups that will help you with rehabilitation, emotional support, financial aid, transportation, or home care.

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