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 help as you go through diagnosis, treatment and recovery. Some people find going to a support group is helpful.
In this section, you’ll find information on emotional support for you and your loved ones.
Susan G. Komen®‘s Breast Care Helpline:
Calls to our Breast Care Helpline are answered by a trained and caring staff member Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. ET. Our helpline provides free, professional support services to anyone who has questions or concerns about breast cancer, including people diagnosed with breast cancer and their families.
You can also email the helpline at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Social Support and Support Groups
Counseling and Support Groups for People with Metastatic Breast Cancer
Finding Online and Telephone Sources of Support
Support Groups for Family and Loved Ones
Social Support for Family and Loved Ones
Sources of Support for Family and Loved Ones
What Can I Do, What Can I Say?
Metastatic Breast Cancer
Summary of Studies on Social Support and Survival
Summary of Studies on Support Groups and Survival
Susan G. Komen® Support Resources