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Support Groups and Counseling

Support groups and counseling can help you feel less alone and can improve your ability to deal with the uncertainties and challenges that cancer brings.

Cancer support groups provide a forum where patients with cancer, survivors of cancer, or both, can discuss the challenges that accompany the illness, as well as guide you in dealing with your concerns.

Support groups provide an opportunity to exchange information about the disease, give and take advice about managing side effects, and share feelings with others who are in a similar situation.

Support groups also help your family and friends deal with the stress of cancer.

Many organizations offer support groups for people with cancer and their loved ones. You can get information about such groups from your doctor, nurse, or hospital social worker.

The following organizations can help you with support and counseling: 
 

 

 

 

For More Information

American Cancer Society 
(800) ACS-2345

American Lung Association
(800) LUNG-USA
(800) 586-4872

National Cancer Institute
(800) 4-CANCER
(800) 422-6237

American Society of Clinical Oncology
(888) 282-2552

WebMD Medical Reference from eMedicineHealth

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini, DO, MS on November 12, 2013
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