Breast Cancer Support
About Breast Cancer
Throughout the history of breast cancer, many subtypes have been discovered. The different types of breast cancer include inflammatory breast cancer, triple negative breast cancer, triple positive breast cancer, HER2+ breast cancer, and Ductal carcinoma in situ, or DCIS, which is one of the most common breast cancers.
Trying to understand the type of breast cancer that you are dealing with and what that means can be like trying to learn a new language in a foreign land. You shouldn’t have to face breast cancer alone, especially when you're dealing with the symptoms of breast cancer. The cancer support community consists of in-person breast cancer support groups, online breast cancer support groups, support from other breast cancer survivors, and survivorship programs and centers. All of these resources are filled with breast cancer survivors who know exactly what you're going through. With the proper care and emotional support, your quality of life does not have to be put at risk. You are not alone!
Get Emotional Support with CanCare
You are not alone.
Our diverse community enables us to connect you with a survivor whose experience with cancer subtype, stage, and treatment is similar, if not the same, as yours. We invite you to join us by requesting to be matched with a breast cancer survivor who will give you the support you need.
If you are a stage 4 breast cancer survivor and you are searching for breast cancer support groups online, join us for our online Stage 4 Survivors support group on the 3rd Friday of each month from 12PM – 1PM, Central time. This online support group is dedicated to supporting the survivors of all Stage 4 cancers.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and the link for the group.
CanCare also accepts prayer requests for anyone who needs them. If you or a loved one is facing breast cancer, submit a prayer request, and we will pray for each person every week!
Breast Cancer Resources
Here are some additional breast cancer support resources that may be of help to you:
Sisters Network Inc.
Susan G. Komen
Breast Cancer Freebies
FAQs About Breast Cancer
There’s no right or wrong way to feel after you receive a breast cancer diagnosis. You’ll most likely go through many emotions including shock, fear, anger, disbelief, and more. All of these feelings are normal, and there are people and resources ready to help you!
According to the CDC, most women are 50 years old or older when they are diagnosed with cancer. It’s uncommon for women in their 20s and 30s, but it can happen, which is why all women need to get regular breast cancer screenings.
Something as life-changing as a breast cancer diagnosis can cause a wide variety of emotions. It’s not uncommon to feel depressed, anxious, scared, uncertain, angry, or alone when you receive this type of news. This is completely normal, and the most important thing to remember is that you are not alone!
We provide emotional support for breast cancer patients by connecting you with a survivor whose experience with breast cancer type, stage, and treatment is similar, if not the same, as yours. We invite you to join us by requesting to be matched with a breast cancer survivor who will give you the support you need. Get matched here!
We also offer an online support group for those facing stage 4 cancers. Our online Stage 4 support group meets the 3rd Friday of each month from 12PM – 1PM central time. Contact email@example.com for more information and the link for the group.
Yes! With our large community of breast cancer volunteers we can usually connect you with someone who has experience with a similar, if not the same, treatment. Though we do not provide medical advice, your volunteer can share her experience with you.
Yes, we have a large number of volunteers who are survivors of triple negative breast cancer. They are an amazing testimony of hope and available to walk beside you on your journey.
Cancer affects everyone you love. Often, your family wants to support you, but they might not know how to help you. Here are 10 tips on how to help someone with cancer. Share them with your family, so they know how to support you!
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... View Full Story"I contacted CanCare and spoke to a woman who had faced and won the battle I was fighting. I felt so uplifted and re-energized to continue fighting and accept what was happening."
... View Full Story"One morning while in Houston Methodist Hospital for transplant, a CanCare volunteer knocked on the door. He sat and shared with Ron and Ina about his time not just in the same hospital, but in the very same room as Ron! That day they found a new best friend in this CanCare volunteer. Ron and Ina both took a deep breath, seeing a survivor walking and sharing his story and listening to theirs. It was uplifting for both and gave them a sense of hope."
... View Full Story"I am a proud supporter of CanCare! Without CanCare, I think I could still be searching for someone that understands my specific challenges and perhaps would still be struggling with how to move forward."
... View Full Story"As a client of CanCare and as a caregiver, I felt witnessed and heard. My CanCare mentor-volunteer was actually an ovarian cancer survivor. Usually, CanCare ensures cancer patients are matched up with survivors and caregivers are matched with caregivers. I am grateful to this day for CanCare’s creativity in pairing up a volunteer survivor with a caregiver client."
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