Support groups offer information about a disease or condition and its symptoms and treatment. Some people assume that support groups are like group therapy, which is far from the truth. Support groups often host speakers, such as doctors and nurses, who share current treatment and research information about your illness or condition. Talking to others in a similar situation offers you the opportunity to share experiences and practical advice and learn more about what you are facing. And who knows? You may make some friends while you're there!
Sisters of Hope is a free support group for women with breast cancer. It meets at 5:30 p.m. on the third Monday of each month in the Resource Room on the Ground Floor of the Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Sharing is a free support group for women with ovarian, cervical or any other gynecologic cancer. It meets at 5:30 p.m. on the first Monday of each month in the Resource Room on the Ground Floor of the Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Here is a list of other free support groups open to anyone who cares to attend. Almost all of them take place in the Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center, and there's no need to register in advance. Please share this information with anyone who might be interested.