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How can you create a support system after being diagnosed with breast cancer?

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You may feel better after talking to other people who have cancer. They're going through the same things you are and share the same feelings. Ask your doctor or search online to find a breast cancer support group. If you don't feel comfortable doing that, you may prefer talking to a close friend or family member, a counselor, or a member of your religious group. Whatever you do, choose someone you know is a good listener -- and talk only when you feel like talking.

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Making informed treatment decisions," "Questions to Ask My Doctor About Breast Cancer," "Telling your friends and family," "The emotional impact of cancer diagnosis," "Working During Cancer Treatment."

Breastcancer.org: "Getting a Second Opinion."

Cleveland Clinic: "Second Opinions."

National Cancer Institute: "Taking Time: Support for People with Cancer."

WomensHealth.gov: "How to Get a Second Opinion."

Reviewed by Louise Chang on June 14, 2018

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Making informed treatment decisions," "Questions to Ask My Doctor About Breast Cancer," "Telling your friends and family," "The emotional impact of cancer diagnosis," "Working During Cancer Treatment."

Breastcancer.org: "Getting a Second Opinion."

Cleveland Clinic: "Second Opinions."

National Cancer Institute: "Taking Time: Support for People with Cancer."

WomensHealth.gov: "How to Get a Second Opinion."

Reviewed by Louise Chang on June 14, 2018

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