Getting the Support You Need.

Support

A breast cancer diagnosis can bring a wide range of emotions including shock, fear, sadness and anger.

The support of family, friends and others can be helpful as you go through diagnosis, treatment and beyond. Some people also join a support group.

In this section, you’ll find information on the emotional support you may need.

Social Support

Social Support

Summary of Studies on Social Support and Survival

Support Groups

Support Groups

Counseling and Support Groups for People with Metastatic Breast Cancer

Support Groups for Family and Loved Ones

Summary of Studies on Support Groups and Survival

Finding Online and Telephone Sources of Support

Social Support for Family and Loved Ones

Sources of Support for Family and Loved Ones

Family and Friends

What Can I Do, What Can I Say?

Tips on Becoming a More Effective Co-Survivor

Share Your Story

Depression

Depression

Metastatic Breast Cancer

Counseling and Support Groups

Quality of Life

Depression

Hospice

Summary of Studies on Support Groups and Survival

Summary of Studies on Social Support and Survival

 

SUSAN G. KOMEN® SUPPORT RESOURCES

  • If you or a loved one needs more information about breast health or breast cancer, call the Komen Breast Care Helpline at 1-877 GO KOMEN (1-877-465-6636). All calls are answered by a trained specialist or oncology social worker in English and Spanish, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. ET (6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. PT). You can also email the helpline at helpline@komen.org
  • Komen Affiliates offer breast health education as well as fund breast cancer programs through local community organizations. Your local Affiliate may also help you find breast cancer resources in your area. Find your local Affiliate.
  • Our Family and Friends section has detailed information and resources for loved ones.
  • Our fact sheets, booklets and other education materials offer additional information.

 

 

TOOLS & RESOURCES