Posts Tagged ‘cancer support group’

10 Ways to Help a Friend with Cancer

Friday, August 31st, 2012

Welcome guest blogger Stephanie St. Martin. Stephanie is a Senior Marketing Associate for Care.com (http://www.care.com ), an online community that helps families find care. She lost her mother to stomach cancer in March 2008 and is working to provide resources and find help for those battling cancer. Take it away Stephanie!

There are many challenges that are unique to young women diagnosed with cancer. So often, they are the youngest person in the waiting room and are surrounded by friends who have no frame of reference for what they’re going through. In addition to fertility, sex and intimacy and body image challenges, they experience isolation. Online support groups like BrightPink.org and YoungSurvival.org can be incredibly valuable. 

So often friends rally around asking what they can do. Besides pray – to whomever, and make it go away – forever, it’s hard to know how friends and relatives can help. Here are ten ideas to help a friend battling cancer. (more…)

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It’s My Cancer

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

Meet guest blogger Elyn Jacobs.  Elyn helps women diagnosed with cancer to navigate the process of treatment and care, and she educates about how to prevent recurrence and new cancers.  She is passionate about helping others get past their cancer and into a cancer-free life.  Take it away Elyn!

“You have cancer” Three of the most dreaded words you can hear from your doctor.  Your world has changed and you feel a loss of control.    A moment ago you were a student, parent, wife, maybe even a doctor. Now, suddenly, you are a patient.  In the ensuing panic, disbelief, fear, and confusion you have to make decisions.  Likely right now you think “I can barely breathe, let alone function…how am I to figure all this out?”  Well, unfortunately, your life and your quality of life depend on it.  Now is the time to get help, but from who?
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To Group or Not to Group

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

Last night I participated in my first official group- therapy session at the local Gilda’s Club. It is named for Gilda Radner, an original cast member of “Saturday Night Live,” and is an amazing organization that provides an emotional and social support community that complements medical treatment. Anyone can attend — men, women, teens and children who are living with all types of cancer — along with their families and friends.

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