Support groups can be an important resource for people diagnosed with breast cancer. They help increase the support network of the people in the group. Some groups mainly provide information and education for example, what to expect with chemotherapy and tips on how to cope with treatment.
While there are many resources and support groups for breast cancer, people with a metastatic diagnosis find that their needs are best met by groups that are specifically dedicated to patients with MBC. Please check the interactive map below to find a support group in your area. If there isn't a Peer to Peer Support group near you, contact your local medical center first to see if they offer a group.
Whether you want to speak to our nursesjoin a support group or connect with volunteers who have faced what you are facing now, we can help you feel more in control. Have you got questions or concerns about breast cancer? Why not come along to one of our free talks, courses or monthly meet-ups?
Many women find a breast cancer support group creates a unique opportunity to connect with others who are going through similar things. Many partners of women with breast cancer say joining a support group for caregivers has also helped them through the challenging and scary time. Some cancer survivors—and their family and friends—decide to become involved with local or national breast cancer advocacy organizations.
Support groups are groups of people in similar life situations who meet on a regular basis to share their concerns. A support group is a safe place to exchange ideas about how to handle difficult issues. Support groups can meet regularly in person, by telephone, or online.
Donate Now. It can be a comfort to share your experience with others in the same situation and to get tips and information from others who understand. Support groups can provide an increased quality of life and better psychological well-being for people with breast cancer.
We respect your privacy. A diagnosis of metastatic breast cancer can leave you feeling overwhelmed, anxious, and isolated. Research shows that participating in metastatic breast cancer support groups can significantly improve the mood and mental well-being of people with advanced stage breast cancer. Support groups are essentially microcommunities of people in similar life situations who meet on a regular basis in person, over the phone, or online to exchange ideas about how to handle difficult issues.
Finding a great doctor and the right treatment is only part of getting through breast cancer-- getting the right support is also critical. Not sure if a support group is right for you? Each SHARE support group is a low-pressure, empowering opportunity to exchange experiences, information, and care with women who understand what you're going through.