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Peer Support Matches

Young Survival Coalition SurvivorLink can match you with another young woman who has been through a similar experience.  Trained volunteer peer contacts who are living with metastatic disease are available for you to speak with. To request a match, email or call 877-YSC-1011.

Y-Me   (formerly Network of Strength) offers a 24/7 hotline at 800-221-2141. Ask about YOUR SHOES peer-match program to be linked up with someone who has walked in your shoes – someone with your diagnosis. They offer this service for both men and women with mets.

SHARE Breast Cancer Hotline can match you with a trained volunteer who is living with metastatic breast cancer. They offer ongoing one-on-one support, matching you with a woman who has had an experience similar to yours. Call 866-891-2392.


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Telephone Groups for MBC

Cancer Care offers a free telephone support group for those living with mbc nationwide. Call Carolyn Messner, Director of Education & Training at Cancer Care at 212-712-8354. This initial call is to a 212 area code. Once Carolyn registers you in a phone support group, the call-in number is toll free. When you speak with her, mention that you are referred by the Metastatic Breast Cancer Network. lf you get her voice mail, leave your name and phone number and she will call you back. Cancer Care's goal is to accommodate everyone who calls seeking support.

Young Survival offers a telephone and networking support session every 2nd Tuesday of the month from 8:00-9:30 pm (ET)/5:00-6:30 pm (PT). The calls are facilitated by Susan Glaser, MSW at MSK Cancer Center.

A YSC Demographic Questionnaire is required for participation. lf you have not completed this form within the last 6 months, if there are changes to your previous submission, or if you have never completed the questionnaire, please download and complete this form. Please return your completed form prior to your participating on the call.

For more information or to register for the call, please email your full name to MetsLink@youngsurvival.org.  National call-in number: 800-804-6968; intemational call-in number: 647.723.726o; access code: 0284559

Sharsheret, a national organization supporting young Jewish women facing breast cancer, offers the Embrace program for women living with MBC. Embrace includes individual counseling sessions by phone with Sharsheret’s Clinical Supervisor, a telephone based support group connecting women with health care professionals and with each other, and resources specific to women living with advanced breast cancer.

To join Embrace, call (866) 474-2774 or email info@sharsheret.org

 

SHARE has a telephone support program for metastatic women on Mondays from 4-5pm. To register, call 212-382-2111.


Cancer Connection, a telephone peer support program offered by the Canadian Cancer Society. 1 800 263-6750  M-F 9AM-5PM. Available in French or English.


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Message Boards for MBC

www.bcmets.org

www.HER2support.org

www.advancedbreastcancercommunity.com/ or
   www.inspire.com/groups/advanced-breast-cancer/
   (either link takes you to same forum)

http://community.breastcancer.org/forum/8

http://my.youngsurvival.org/discussions  


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In-Person Groups for MBC

CANADA

ALBERTA: Calgary
Breast Expressive Supportive Therapy (B.E.S.T.) Group. Tom Baker Cancer Center - Holy Cross site, 2202 Second Street SW. In-person group meets every Tuesday at 1:30-3:00 pm. New members are pre-interviewed; group has been in existence since 1993.
CONTACT:  Lisa Lamont, MSW, RSW 403-355-3210 or 403-355-3207 (admin. assistant)

 

UNITED STATES

CALIFORNIA: Mission Viejo
Mission Breast Center at the Women's Wellness Center, 26732 Crown Valley Parkway, Suite 171 Corner of Los Altos & Crown Valley Parkway. In-person facilitated group; 2nd & 4th Tuesday of every month from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm; light refreshments provided.
CONTACT: 949-347-6080 x 7 Facilitators: Lori Ash, LCSW & Julie Patterson, OCN

CALIFORNIA: Palo Alto
Breast Cancer Connections. Cambridge Ave., Palo Alto, CA. In-person facilitated group; every Monday from 6:30 - 8:30 pm. Group members include women first diagnosed at Stage IV, Asian-Americanwomen, older (70+) women, young women with children at home.
CONTACT: Marcie Pais, Marriage & Family Licensed at marciepais2@gmail.com or 650-561-9275

CALIFORNIA : Sacramento
SAM Ladies - Sacramento Area Mets Ladies, an email support group for women in the Sacramento area with metastatic breast cancer who are interested in connecting for information sharing and support.
CONTACT: email samladies-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

CALIFORNIA: San Diego
Young Women's Metastatic Support Group meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month from 12-1 pm at The Scripps Polster Breast Care Center and addresses the unique concerns faced by young women with metastatic breast cancer.
CONTACT: yscsandiego@youngsurvival.org

CALIFORNIA: Simi Valley
New Hope Support Group. We meet the 2nd Monday of each month at the Aspen Center located at 2750 Sycamore Drive, Simi Valley, 93065
CONTACT: Robin Chibnik at 805-522-7203

COLORADO: Boulder
Tebo Family Pavilion Community Room 4715 Arapahoe Ave.  Metastatic Advanced Cancer Group, All Cancers, Men and Women; Mondays 12:00 - 1:15 pm
CONTACT: Clare Lindsay 303-319-4232

FLORIDA: Casselberry (Orlando area)
Surviving & Thriving Casselberry Public Library - 215 N. Oxford Road. In-person peer-support group meeting the 2nd Thursday of the month from 10-11:30 am.
CONTACT: Joan Eskin joaneskin@gmail.com or 407-281-6307 or Laura Goldstein pinkribbonlaura@yahoo.com

GEORGIA: Atlanta
Metastatic Cancer Support Group for Young Women at the Atlanta YSC (Young Survival Coalition) Office, 5825 Glenridge Drive, Bldg 3, Suite 101E. Meets the 4th Tuesday of each month from 7-9 pm.
CONTACT: yscatlanta@youngsurvival.org

GEORGIA : Decatur
Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
This patient-only group meets the 1st & 3rd Monday of the month
from 11am - 12:30 pm at The Chocolate Coffee Cafe @ 2094 North Decatur Rd. RSVP requested.
CONTACT : Jean Rowe, LCSW 404-778-1202 jean.rowe@emoryhealthcare.org

ILLINOIS: Hinsdale
The Wellness House at 131 S. Country Line Road offers MANAGING RECURRENT & METASTATIC groups on Fridays from 10-11 am. This group is for mixed types of stage IV cancers. They discuss the many unique issues faced by people with all types of recurrent and/or metastatic cancer. Life experiences, coping strategies and information are exchanged in ways that support all members. Family members and drop-ins are also welcome.
CONTACT: Michael Williams, PsyD at 630-323-5150


LIVING WITH METASTATIC BREAST CANCER is a weekly group specifically for those living with metastatic breast cancer. They meet Tuesdays from 10-11:30am to focuses on the ongoing challenges that arise from dealing with treatment, relationships, and facing the future. Registration is required.
CONTACT : Linda Kengott, LPC at 630-654-5109 lkengott@wellnesshouse.org

INDIANA: Fort Wayne
This support group is for anyone living with a cancer that has returned or has spread from one part of the body to another part of the body. Family members are welcome. Meets the 4th Thursday of the month at Lutheran Cancer Resource Center, 7910 W. Jefferson Blvd., Suite 109.
CONTACT: 260-435-7959

KENTUCKY: Louisville
Living Beyond, a metastatic breast cancer support group, sponsored by Baptist Hospital East, Susan G. Komen Foundation and Gilda's Club.   In-person; 2nd and 4th Wednesday from 4-5:30 pm at Gilda's Club on Baxter Avenue. Facilitators: JoAnne S. Morris, MDiv., D.Min., MFT Associate and Tara Schapmire, MSSW, CSW, PhD student

Baptist Hospital East's Cancer Resource Center received a grant through Links for Life and is currently able to provide free counseling to patients with breast cancer and those who "love them". Please contact support group facilitator, chaplain and marriage and family therapist, JoAnne Morris for information on either the support group or the free counseling.
CONTACT  JoAnne Morris: jmorris1@bhsi.com 502/896-7112

MARYLAND: Annapolis
METAvivor Research and Support, Inc. An independent program run by and for those with metastatic breast cancer. The group has weekly activities, varying the days of the week and times of day to give everyone a chance to attend. METAvivor offers advice to others wanting to start their own groups elsewhere and it is heavily involved in raising funds to support BC mets research. See their website at: www.metavivor.org.
CONTACT: "CJ" (Dian Corneliussen-James) at cj@metavivor.org or 410-263-3340.

MASSACHUSSETS: Boston
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Shapiro 9. In-person group meets Monday mornings from 10:30 - 12:00.
CONTACT: Hester Hill Schnipper, LICSW, BCD, OSW-C at 617-667-2661; hhill@bidmc.harvard.edu

MASSACHUSSETS: Boston
Metastatic Breast Cancer Support Group at Mass. General.
This is an ongoing support group for individuals living with metastatic breast cancer. This is a closed group, and requires an intake interview.
CONTACT: Julie A. Berrett, LICSW at 617-643-2355 for an intake interview and information about the start date of the group.

MASSACHUSSETS: Boston
Metastatic Breast Cancer Support Group at Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center, Smith Building, Room 239, Mondays 10:30 am - 12:00 pm: start date April 6, 2009. Parking validated in Smith Garage (One Jimmy Fund Way). Light refreshments served.
CONTACT: Pat Kartiganer, LICSW @ 617-632-5605 to register. 

MASSACHUSSETS : Harvard
The Healing Garden 145 Bolton Rd
Phone: 978-456-3532
There are two groups for women with metastatic breast cancer.
The alternate Friday group from 1:30 - 3pm is led by Marilyn Brine Gilmour MSW, LICSW MBG1045@verizon.net 

The alternate Tuesday group from 3:30 pm - 5pm is led by Elaine Olmstead RN, MS.
CONTACT : Program Registration - Julie Seavy: julie@healinggarden.net

MASSACHUSETTS : Middleton
A welcoming Metastatic Breast Cancer support group for women and men with metastatic breast cancer. Meetings every other Wednesday from 9:30a to 11:00a on Route 114 in Middleton, MA. Founded by metastatic breast cancer patient, Heather LoRe. The group is open to those with metastatic breast cancer. Please contact Heather LoRe at 978-664-2161 or heatherlore@verizon.net for more information.

MASSACHUSETTS: Natick
Natick Counseling and Holistic Therapies, 20 Main St. Suite 300. In-person group for all types of metastatic cancers; meets on 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of month from 3:30 - 5:00 pm.
CONTACT: Marilyn Brine Gilmour, MSW, LICSW at 508-893-0914 or MBG1045@verizon.net

MINNESOTA: Duluth
Metastatic Support Group for Young Women meets for lunch at Valentini's Restaurant, 1400 London Rd, Duluth on the 2nd Thursday of the month from 11:30 am to 1 pm. Sponsored by YSC (Young Survivor Coalition)
CONTACT: yscduluth@youngsurvival.org

NEW JERSEY: Bedminster
The Wellness Community of Central NJ - 3 Crossroads Dr.
In-person meeting of the Advanced Breast Cancer Networking Group meets every other Wednesday from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm.
CONTACT: Ellen Levine , MSW, LCSW, OSW-C at 908-658-5400 X2

NEW JERSEY: Neptune
The Metastatic/Recurrent Breast and Ovarian Cancer Support Group, based out of the Family Health Center at the Jersey Shore Medical Center, meets the 3rd Tuesday 
of each month from 4:30 - 5:30pm. Pre-registration is required.
CONTACT : Barbara Feurguson, LSW, MSW  732-869-5772.

NEW JERSEY: Princeton
Advanced Breast Cancer Support Group meetings held at the Princeton YWCA, Bramwell House Living Room. Open to out-of-state women. Facilitated by social worker Elsie Reiss - Licensed Clinical Social Worker; meets the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month from 7:30-9:00 pm.
CONTACT: Kara Stephenson 609-497-2100 X346 

NEW YORK: Buffalo
Metastatic Breast Cancer Social Networking Group
150 Bennet Rd - Cheektowaga
This group is coordinated with the Life Transitions Center.
They meet the 1st Wednesday of the month from 5:30 - 7:30 pm.
There is no fee to attend this evening of conversation and social networking for women who have experienced metastatic breast cancer.
CONTACT : Joanne Janicki at 716-845-4432 for more information

NEW YORK: Garden City
Women with Metastatic Breast Cancer support group meets weekly for eight weeks from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Thursdays. Next session begins July 7, 2011. Offered by the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer program, the group meets at Adelphi University School of Social Work in Garden City. There is no cost; however preregistration is required.
CONTACT: For information, questions, or to sign up, call Sandi Kafenbaum 516-877-4314 or the Breast Cancer Hotline 800-877-8077.

NEW YORK: Hampton Bays
The metastatic breast cancer group has flexible meeting times to accommodate participants, but generally meets Monday from 2:00-4:00 pm in the Hampton Bays Library. Pre-registration is required.
CONTACT: Edyle O'Brien, LCSW at (631) 329-0520 or edylecsw@optonline.net

NEW YORK: Kingston
Metastatic support group - Herbert H. & Sofia P. Reuner Cancer Support House, 80 Mary's Ave., Kingston. 2-3:30 p.m. beginning April 20. Meets first and third Wednesday of the month. A support group for people diagnosed with any type of metastatic disease. Open to men and women. Contact Rosie McLaughlin at 845-339-2071, Ext. 100, or rosie.maclaughlin@hahv.org

NEW YORK: New York
New York University Clinical Cancer Center, 160 E. 34 St. 11th floor. In-person group meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month from 4:00-5:00 pm.
CONTACT: Lisa Sevanick, LCSW at 212-731-5110

NEW YORK : New York
Memorial Sloan Kettering Breast Center Support Group for Women with Metastatic Breast Cancer - 300 E. 66 St. - 2nd floor
There are two groups: every Wednesday from 1:00 - 2:30pm for those over age 45 and every Friday from 1:00 - 2:30pm for those aged 45 and under.
CONTACT : Roz Kleban, LCSW at 646-888-5271

NEW YORK : New York
SHARE - 1501 Broadway - btw 43 & 44 St. suite 704A
This group is for women with metastatic breast and ovarian cancer, run by a trained psychotherapist who has had breast cancer. The group meets every Thursday 12-1:30 - except for the last week of the month.
CONTACT : SHARE Breast Hotline 212-382-2111  www.sharecancersupport.org

An evening group, Living With Uncertainty, for women with metastatic breast cancer. Share your experiences and learn from each other. You can join at any time. The facilitators are SHARE participants living with metastatic disease. The group meets once a month. Call SHARE for  information.
CONTACT : SHARE Breast Hotline 212-382-2111 for specific dates. www.sharecancersupport.org

NEW YORK: Rochester
James P. Wilmot Cancer Center at the University of Rochester Medical Center -601 Elmwood Ave. In-person support group (ADVANCED INSIGHTS) for those living with recurrent or metastatic breast cancer; friends/family members are welcome; the group meets the 4th Monday of each month from 5:00-6:30 pm.This is a psycho-educational group with member driven topics and guest discussions.
CONTACT: Sandra E. Sabatka, LMSW (585) 276-4529 ; Sandra_Sabatka@urmc.rochester.edu

NEW YORK : Rochester
Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester - 840 University Ave
This group is for those living with metastatic breast cancer. They meet the 1st & 3rd Wednesday mornings of each month. Prior to joining the group, a meeting with the facilitator is arranged to learn more about the group and the health status of its members.
CONTACT facilitator : Nancy Cooper, PhD (breast cancer survivor of primary breast cancer) or Tracy DelloStritto (program coordinator) info@bccr.org (585)473-8177

NEW YORK : Williamsville
The Breast Cancer Network of Western New York funds a Metastatic Support Group that meets every other Tuesday from 12-1:20 pm at 5166 Main St., suite 100.
CONTACT: Chris Bylewski at 716-565-2092

NEW YORK : Yorktown Heights
Support Connection - 40 Triangle Center, suite 100 
This group meets the 3rd Friday of each month at 12:30 pm.
The group is for women living with recurrent or metastatic  breast or ovarian cancer.
CONTACT : 914-962-6402 or 800-532-4290.

NORTH CAROLINA: Winston-Salem
METASTATIC AND RECURRENT CANCER GROUP: Meets from 3-4:30 p.m. the second Thursday of every month at Cancer Services, 3175 Maplewood Ave. providing information and support for those dealing with recurrent or metastatic cancer. For more information call 366-760-9983.

OHIO : Toledo
The Victory Center 5532 W. Central Ave
This group is for recurrent or metastatic cancer. They meet the first Tuesday of the month from 6-7:30 pm. No pre-registration is required.
CONTACT : 419-531-7600 for further info   Facilitator - Nicole Bryant, MA

OKLAHOMA: Tulsa
The NE Oklahoma Affiliate of Network of Strength at 4606 E. 67 St., suite #314, will start a support group specifically for those living with metastatic breast cancer upon request.
CONTACT: Program Coordinator: Carey Edwards @ 918-494-8808

OREGON : Portland (Tigard)
Providence Cancer Center - St. Vincent’s Hospital - Suite 161
Making Today Count is a program for people with all different Metastatic cancers; typically, 90% of the participants have breast cancer. They meet every Wednesday from 11-12:30pm. Free counseling available.
CONTACT : Diane Harris LCSW 503-216-2917

Breast Friends has a support group for ‘young’ women with mets.
CONTACT : Sharon Henison 503-598-8048

Breast Friends, a local non-profit organization serving breast cancer survivors along with their immediate family and friends, holds a monthly meeting from 7-8:30 p.m. on the first Monday of each month at 14050 S.W. Pacific Highway, Suite 201, Tigard. The next meeting will be Monday, Nov. 1. Breast Friends gives women a chance to talk about issues of living with metastatic breast cancer. Participants are encouraged to bring friends or family members. Free professional child care is available. Free and open to the public.
Details: 503-598-8048. 

PENNSYLVANIA : Allentown
John and Dorothy Morgan Cancer Center
Cedar Crest Blvd.
Conference Room 1A, every 2nd Monday from 7 - 8:30PM
CONTACT:  610-402-CARE for information.

PENNSYLVANIA : Chambersburg
A support group for Advanced or Stage 4 Metastatic Breast Cancer. Meetings 2nd Monday at 6PM
Location: Public Resource Library- Rhonda Brake Shreiner Women's Center at 757 Norland Ave. The library is next to the waiting room of the Women's Center.
CONTACT :
Deb Mumma  717-816-9793  totalmumma1@comcast.net
Laura Umbrell  217-6747   lumbrell@summithealth.org

PENNSYLVANIA: Philadelphia
Cancer Support Community of Philadelphia - Living Well with Advanced Breast Cancer, The Suzanne Morgan Center at Ridgeland, Chamounix Drive, West Fairmount Park. In-person monthly professionally facilitated networking group for women dealing with mbc -meeting the 4th Tuesday of every month from 11:00am -1:00 pm
CONTACT: Karen Neyer 215-879-7733 or www.twcp.org

PENNSYLVANIA: Philadelphia
YSC Greater Philadelphia will be holding a monthly support group for young women with metastatic Stage IV breast cancer, beginning in June 2011 on 2nd Tuesday of every month at 6:30pm. Location to be determined.
CONTACT: Eileen Joseph at yscphila@youngsurvival.org

RHODE ISLAND : Providence
A support group meets at the Women and Infant's Hospital, 1 Blackstone, Outpatient Oncology Building on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month from 1-2:30pm.
CONTACT : Katie  401-274-1122 X  7211 for additional info

TENNESSEE : Chattanooga
Y-ME National Breast Cancer Orginization at 1400 McCallie Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37404 hosts support groups for those living with mbc every other Tuesday from 5:15 - 6:30 pm.
CONTACT : Lee Arnold 423-622-4454 registration required

TENNESSEE : Memphis
Women with Advanced Cancer Support Group meets at The Jones Clinic, 7710 Wolf River Circle 
CONTACT : Ellen Eisen, LCSW at 901-202-7639 for information on meeting time and to register.

TENNESSEE: Nashville
Gilda’s Club at 1707 Division St. hosts weekly support groups for patients and family members - free of charge.
CONTACT: Felice Apolinsky, LCSW at 615-329-1124

TEXAS: Austin
Breast Cancer Resource Center (www.bcrc.org) 512-544-0900. Sponsored by IV League; peer run; grass-roots group with approx 17 members. Location for meetings: Casa de Luz on Toomey Road. In-person group meets Wednesday at 10:45 - 12:30 pm and the last Sunday of the month at 2:00 pm and potlucks with families once or twice a year.  E-mail group also available: direct mail to the group at IVLeagueOnline@gmail.com there is a Yahoo group and a NING site.
CONTACT: Rayanne Evans at rayanne@bcrc.orgor call her at 512-544-0904 or call Jeanne Collins at 512-921-9553

TEXAS: Houston
Sponsored by The Rose- Joan Gordon Center (mammography center); affiliated with the American Cancer Society. 3400 Bissonnet, Suite 185. Rosebuds II is for women who have had or are at high risk for recurrence and or metastases. In-person group meets 2nd & 4th Thursday of each month from 5:45 - 7:30 pm.
CONTACT: Jackie 713-661-5410 www.RosebudsSupport.org

TEXAS : San Antonio
Cancer Therapy & Research Center - 7979 Wurzback Road
Keep Abreast II meets the first Monday of each month at 6pm.
CONTACT : Suzi Emanuel at 210-365-1321or suzi.emanuel9@gmail.com

VIRGINIA : Alexandria
Inova Alexandria Hospital Cancer Center - 4320 Seminary Rd
Life With Cancer metastatic group meets the first Wednesday of each month from 6-7:30pm. Facilitators : Shara Sosa LCSW and Geronima Cortese-Jimenez, RN,OCN,MPH. Registration is required
CONTACT : 703-698-2522

VIRGINIA : Fairfax
Life With Cancer Family Center - 8411 Pennell St
This metastatic support group meets every Friday.
CONTACT : facilitator Sage Bolte, ABD, LCSW, OSW-C and psychiatrist at 703-698-2520 for time of daytime group meeting.

WASHINGTON : Seattle
The Healing Place - Metastatic Breast Cancer Support Group
Seattle Breast Center on the Northwest Medical Center Campus
1560 N 115th St # 104
This group meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month from 9:30 to 11am.
CONTACT : Treesia Kan 206-930-7633 kankt@quest.net

WASHINGTON: Seattle
Metastatic support group for young women with stageIV breast cancer. Sponsored by YSC Young Survivor Coalition. Meets last Wednesday of each month at 12:30 pm in North Seattle.
CONTACT: Katie Hogan at ycsseattle@youngsurvival.org

WISCONSIN: Madison
Instant Sisters is an in-person support group for women with advanced or metastatic breast cancer; meets the 1st Tuesday of each month, 11:30-1:30 pm, at the American Cancer Society, 8317 Elderberry Rd., Madison, Wisconsin.
Facilitated by a psychologist.
CONTACT: The Integral Psychology Center - Lauren Cunningham, PhD at 608-255-9330 x2 or instantsisters@gmail.com


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Caregivers

YourShoes Partners Match Program

Network of Strength can match you with a person who has had similar experiences being the caregiver or loved one of a breast cancer patient. Call 24 hours a day at (800) 221-2141

 

CancerCare

Offers professional counseling (in person or over the telephone), support groups, educational programs (past programs can be heard on their website) and practical help. Call (800) 813-HOPE to learn more or order their pamphlet "Caregiving for your Loved One with Cancer".

 

Young Cancer Spouses

Their mission is to bring together young spouses of adults with cancer to share information, support, and experiences. Includes tips for taking care of yourself.

 

Caring Bridge    Personalized Web Page

Free internet service with a personalized web page for you to post your info and provide updates for friends without having to make phone calls or send individual emails. It is available 24/7.

 

Lotsa Helping Hands - Aid for all who ask How Can I Help? 

Free, private, web-based communities for organizing friends, family, and colleagues - your ‘circles of community' - during times of need. Easily coordinate activities and manage volunteers with an intuitive group calendar. Answers the question: What can I do to help?  Contact: info@lotsahelpinghands.com

 

Health Central - caregiver section

For husbands and partners, information on coping and emotional support including an article on what to do in the first 48 hours after learning the diagnosis.

http://www.healthcentral.com/breast-cancer/breast-cancer-husbands.html

 

Cancer and Careers - caregiver section

Helpful articles on caregiver challenges and financial and legal planning.

 

New Grief

Thanks to medical advances and extended grieving periods, the process of saying goodbye requires a new approach. Welcome to a conversation focused on helping you and your family deal with new grief.

 

Articles of Interest for Caregivers:
 "Watching my mother die of breast cancer."  by Michael McCurdy, Health News Digest, Sept 27. 2010

 


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To Make Your Life Easier

 

Free Cleaning Service
www.cleaningforareason.org 

Yes... they really will clean your house for free - once a month for 4 months! You must submit proof of medical diagnosis.

 

Making Memories 
www.makingmemories.org If you are selected, Making Memories will grant your wish. contact: wishdirector@makingmemories .org or call 971-255-3332.

www.jajf.org 
The Jack & Jill Late Stage Cancer Foundation helps you create travel memories for families with children.


Personalized Web Page
www.caringbridge.org / 651-452-7940
Free internet service with a personalized web page for you to post your info and provide updates for friends without having to make phone calls or send individual emails. It is available 24/7.

www.lotsahelpinghands.com/ Contact us at info@lotsahelpinghands.com
Free, private, web-based communities for organizing friends, family, and colleagues - your ‘circles of community' - during times of need. Easily coordinate activities and manage volunteers with our intuitive group calendar. Answers the question: What can I do to help?

 


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Retreats

www.womenbeyondcancer.org/ 
Offers free retreats for women dealing with any type or stage of cancer. They provide an opportunity for women to get away from it all while dealing with the physical as well as emotional impact of cancer.


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Although MBCN offers this information, we are not endorsing or recommending any particular type of support or any particular group. We are passing along information that has been shared with us.

 

 

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