Getting The Support You Need.


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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:
1-877 GO KOMEN (1-877-465-6636)

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

Social Support and Support Groups

Social Support

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

Family and Friends

What Can I Do, What Can I Say?

Share Your Story



Metastatic Breast Cancer

Counseling and Support Groups

Quality of Life


Hospice Care

Research Studies

Summary of Studies on Social Support and Survival

Summary of Studies on Support Groups and Survival


Susan G. Komen® Support Resources

  • If you or a loved one needs more information about breast health or breast cancer, contact the Komen Breast Care Helpline at 1-877 GO KOMEN (1-877-465-6636) or email All calls are answered by a trained specialist or oncology social worker, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. ET. Se habla español.
  • Komen Patient Navigators can help guide you through the health care system as you go through a breast cancer diagnosis. They can help to remove barriers to high-quality breast care. For example, they can help you with insurance, local resources, communication with health care providers and more. Call the Komen Breast Care Helpline at 1-877 GO KOMEN (1-877-465-6636) or email to learn more about our Patient Navigator program, including eligibility.
  • Komen Facebook groups provide a place where those with a connection to breast cancer can share their experiences and build strong relationships with each other. Visit Facebook and search for “Komen Breast Cancer group” or “Komen Metastatic Breast Cancer group” to request to join one of our closed groups.
  • Our fact sheets, booklets and other education materials offer additional information.

 Updated 09/22/23