Having a support group to help you through your battle with breast cancer is a good step towards your recovery. Connecting with other patients and learning how to deal with your diagnosis will benefit you and will help you find answers and comfort while you are dealing with this cancer. This article will serve as a guide to 5 online support groups for breast cancer.
Pink-link.org is an online support group for those dealing with the affects of breast cancer. This online support group is free to join and is a nonprofit organization. Their mission is to link women together who are survivors of breast cancer, or who have been diagnosed with it, as well as link friends and family members. Pink-link is always looking for people to get involved with their online support group. You can become a member, even if you are just a friend or family member of someone diagnosed with breast cancer. You can also donate to help keep this site going.
Breastcancer.org/community is another great online support group for women battling breast cancer. This site offers discussion boards, a blog, podcasts, chat rooms, e-mail updates, links for reading and research, information on fundraising, and many more helpful things. You can also request brochures to be mailed to your home so that you can share helpful information with your family. They also provide information on symptoms and diagnosis, treatments and side effects, day-to-day matters, how to lower your risk of breast cancer, and a place to connect with other women who are dealing with breast cancer and breast cancer survivors. Ways that you can get involved are joining the site, donating your time to fundraisers, donating to the online support group, or shopping at their online store.
3. Breast Cancer Support
This online support group, bcsupport.org, has been supporting women with breast cancer for 15 years. There is no registration process. All you have to do is sign in and post to the boards that apply to you. They have a support chat room where you can talk to survivors and women who are battling breast cancer. They also have a photo gallery for those who have survived breast cancer. You can find links to a grief support board, information on healthy lifestyles, chemo and treatments, surgeries and reconstruction, and a place to send online postcards to other women who have breast cancer. Since this site is ran on donations, you can get involved by donating to help keep the support group running.
4. Daily Strength
Dailystrength.org is an online support group for many different types of addictions, diagnosis, and cancers, as well as breast cancer. You can get free support from women dealing with the affects of breast cancer, read articles from different doctors on breast cancer, and get expert answers on things you need to know. They also have a place where you can write down your goals you want to accomplish while you have breast cancer. You can see everyone who has the same goals and watch each other progress towards accomplishing them together. You can get involved by sharing this support group with women you know who can benefit from it.
5. Susan G. Komen
5.komen.org has a lot of information on breast cancer and links to online support groups that help women with breast cancer. They also have links to sites for support groups for men who have breast cancer. Other links that are available are for financial support, information for friends and family members, educational resources, how to understand the emotions of dealing with breast cancer, different support group information, as well as many other topics that would be very beneficial. You can get involved by donating to this site, or by purchasing a memorial gift, or honor gift.