5 reasons to attend a Breast Cancer Support Group

5 reasons to attend a Breast Cancer Support Group

  1. You have been diagnosed with breast cancer, you are in breast cancer treatment or you are a breast cancer survivor. You’ll receive education information related to your illness, and will benefit emotionally from sharing with others who are dealing with the same issues.
  2. You are not alone. Even the most caring friends and family cannot understand what you are experiencing. The strong emotional feelings you are having will be familiar to many others in the group.
  3. Stress reduction. The opportunity to talk about your experience with others who are living with cancer is very beneficial. The camaraderie of the group can help you feel less isolation and more hopeful.
  4. There are no dumb questions. Support group members have a wealth of experience regarding the practical information you want to know, but were afraid to ask. How to deal with side effects from treatment, maintaining relationships, and communicating effectively with health care providers are common discussions.
  5. Helping others makes us feel good. You may become a beacon of hope, inspirational leader, or comforting shoulder to someone in desperate need.

Breast Cancer Support Group

2nd Wednesday of each month • 5:30—6:30 p.m.

`Ohana, Memorial’s Mammography Center, 1515 W. Yakima Ave, Yakima

Betsy Medrano, RN, Certified Nurse Navigator, and breast health expert will lead discussion on a variety of topics related to breast cancer. Support group is open to all women with breast cancer, from diagnosis to remission.

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