Breast cancer survivors and their families need mental and emotional recovery, after the trauma of battling cancer. Breast Cancer online support groups are a growing service, and you can easily find one tailored to your needs.
Breast Cancer Support
Breast Cancer Support is a very engaging non-profit online support group. It’s a close-knit community of women giving strength to each other. Caregivers (spouse, children, neighbors, etc.) benefit from the group as well.
Their online communities cover:
- Grief Support Board
- Healthy Lifestyle
- ChitChat Club for personal conversations
Cancer Treatment Centers of America
CTCA (Cancer Treatment Centers of America) designed its support especially for patients and their loved ones. The Community & Support section includes various resources for patients, caregivers, and others affected by cancer. The service comes highly recommended. Support areas include:
- Caregivers (spouse, children, neighbors, etc.)
- Quality of life (counseling and support groups for cancer survivors and family members)
- Nutritional support
- Survivorship support (led by a registered nurse to help maintain health once hospital treatment ends)
Cancer Care Breast Cancer Support Group
Cancer Care® was founded in 1944 in New York City, and their Cancer Care Breast Cancer Support Group is a 15-week online support group that will begin Monday, June 2, 2014 and continue through September 15, 2014 for women with stage 1-3 breast cancer who are currently in treatment. An oncology social worker leads the group, and though it’s short term, Cancer Care is recommended especially for those needing co-payment assistance. Other services include:
- Support Groups
- Connect Education Workshops
- Financial Assistance
- Co-Payment Assistance
- Community Programs
Cancer Compass is a comprehensive site offering support groups for many forms of cancer, including breast cancer. It’s a great resource site for caregivers; and it’s a place where women gather to share stories, ask questions, and draw strength from other survivors. Caregivers can benefit from “Your Guide to Cancer Care” when coping with a loved one’s recovery after treatment.
Cancer Support Community
The Cancer Support Community is an international non-profit dedicated to providing support, education and hope to people affected by cancer. Breast cancer support is among the services available through a network of professionally-led community-based centers, hospitals, and community oncology practices and online.
This is the most involved online support group, offering numerous services for many forms of cancer, affecting all age groups:
- Cancer Support Helpline
- Distress Screening
- Live Chat
- Online Cancer Support
- Cancer Transitions®
- Parenting Through Cancer
- Teens Touched by Cancer
- Personal webpage
Online support groups provide amazing mental, psychological, and emotional healing for breast cancer survivors and their caregivers.