Support for Individuals

These organizations can help you locate a support group in your area and/or offer online or telephone support groups. Your doctor, nurse, or hospital social worker may also be able to provide information about support groups offered in your community.

American Cancer Society (ACS)

Runs thousands of cancer support groups nationwide. Maintains a list of organizations that offer support groups. Or call: 800-ACS-2345. Cancer information specialists are available 24 hours a day.

American Cancer Society Cancer Survivors Network

An online community created by and for cancer survivors and their loved ones, offering discussion boards and live chats. A phone network is available through the toll-free number 877-333-HOPE.

BCMETS

Largest online community of people living with advanced breast cancer, their families, and friends.

Breast Cancer Answers Project

Provides clinical trial information and supports cancer patients.

Breast Cancer Support

Survivor site with online support groups.

CancerCare

Offers professionally facilitated support groups online, over the telephone, and at CancerCare locations in New York City, Long Island, New Jersey, and Connecticut.

Cancer Support Community

Offers online support groups for people with cancer and caregivers. Has 22 facilities in cities throughout the US that offer a wide range of support services.

Fertile Hope

Provides assistance and support to cancer patients faced with infertility.

Living Beyond Breast Cancer

A site oriented to survivors with news about conferences, special events, outreach programs, and message boards.

Mautner Project for Lesbians with Cancer

Promotes lesbian health through research and advocacy. Offers support groups for lesbians with cancer.

National Lymphedema Network

Or call: 800-541-3259

Provides education and guidance to lymphedema patients, health care professionals, and the general public.

Pregnant with Cancer Network

Network of women who had cancer while pregnant.

Sisters Network Inc.

African American breast cancer survivors organization.

Young Survival Coalition (YSC)

YSC is a group of survivors bringing people together to further issues surrounding breast cancer in young women.

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