Breast cancer can be a hard battle to deal with by oneself. Finding the right support group can be important on the road to acceptance and recovery. Here are some of the online support groups that can be helpful to anyone out there searching.
The Cancer Support Community
Perhaps the most widely known support community, this one is directed at cancer patients and survivors of any age and gender. It is helpful for those wishing to cope with the disease and how to improve life despite it. There are places to share your story and talk with professionals. There are also several in person support groups found all over the country.
Looking for a 1-on-1 approach instead? The Imerman Angel support group has a matching process that pairs patients with individuals who are familiar with their experiences. It connects people of any age, gender, and cancer type from all over the world. All the mentors are trained and screened and are looking for people to support.
Pink link strives to empower women who are dealing with breast cancer through a community of anyone with breast cancer experience and expertise. Read stories from women who have survived breast cancer as they pass on their wisdom and lessons learned.
Cancer Care is a website for cancer of any type. There are 3 special support groups for women with breast cancer; those who have been diagnosed with stages 1-3, stage 4 metastatic, and triple negative. All three are lead by oncology social workers. It also has a one-on-one counseling program.
OncoChat is an online support community for patients and their family and friends. All ages are welcome. The topics of OncoChat vary, from experiences to family to even politics. Its best for people who want to have real conversations with people who are going through the same type of experiences.
No matter who you are, a breast cancer patient, survivor, family member, or friend, there are programs and services to help understand cancer, manage lives through treatment and recovery, and find emotional support.