Support Group developed for survivors
Oct 12, 2011
Peggy Miller was diagnosed with breast cancer 17 years ago, and the feelings that came with that news were something that she felt no one could relate to, unless they went through it as well. Because of this, Miller decided to develop a cancer support group so women in her situation can come and be able to share their stories, according to TriCities.
"We are not weepy, whiny women who just wear pink ribbons," Miller told the news source while laughing. "We're just very upbeat. Some of our best meetings are when we do not have a speaker, when we sit and talk and share. You can be laughing one minute and tearing up the next. We just don't want anybody to face cancer alone."
According to the American Cancer Society, this disease is the second leading cause of cancer-related death among women behind lung cancer. However, the death rate has been decreasing since 1990 due to advancements in research and breakthrough breast cancer news. There are currently 2.5 million survivors in the U.S.