Support groups across the country help breast cancer patients
Oct 31, 2011
Individuals who find out that they have been diagnosed with breast cancer often feel a wide range of emotions and everyone deals with the news differently. That is why there are various support groups for these people whether they prefer to meet with a group of people in person or just participate in a message board online, it has all become available, according to the Toms River Patch.
"Support groups help validate your experience," Selma Schimmel, founder of Vital Options International, told the news source.
These groups allow patients to get advice about the experience from people who have already gone through it. Patients can also get help with daily activities such as driving around, getting groceries or shopping for clothing. All of these groups may help other breast cancer victims feel a little more at ease, the media outlet reports.
According to the American Cancer Society, one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point during her lifetime. It is the second most common form of cancer among women behind skin cancer, and it is the leading cause of cancer-related death among women, following only lung cancer.