Empower Yourself With Knowledge and Support

Staying educated and having a strong support network can help you manage breast cancer, physician visits, and the other life changes that come with a diagnosis of cancer.

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Find your support

You don’t have to deal with cancer on your own. Reach out and ask others for support.

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Family and friends

The people closest to you are often the ones who can provide unconditional love and support. Sometimes, however, talking to the people closest to you about cancer can be difficult. The American Cancer Society has some great advice for talking with family and friends.

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Support groups

These can include one-on-one counseling, group counseling, or online support groups. If you are interested in joining a support group, ask your healthcare team to connect you with one that meets your specific needs for more information.

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Healthcare team

At times, the best people to lean on for information are the medical professionals who have the experience to help. Become familiar with all of the people who are part of your treatment team.

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Spiritual advisors or people in your faith community

For some, spirituality offers comfort and strength, and a spiritual leader can be a great source of support.


Educational resources

The following organizations are leaders in the fight against cancer and share a great deal of useful information online.

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American Cancer Society (ACS)

The ACS is a great source of information about cancer, research, advocacy, and community programs. The ACS also provides professional support services for people with cancer, caregivers, children, and loved ones.

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

The CDC offers comprehensive, credible, and reliable information on a range of health issues. In collaboration with the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health, the CDC established the “Inside Knowledge: Get the Facts About Gynecologic Cancer” campaign to raise awareness of gynecologic cancers, including ovarian cancer.

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National Cancer Institute (NCI)

The NCI is the federal government's principal agency for cancer research and training. In coordination with the National Cancer Program, the NCI conducts and supports research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs that address the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer; rehabilitation from cancer; and the continuing care of patients and their families.

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All links are for educational purposes only. Information on these sites should not be interpreted as medical advice. All health information should be discussed with your healthcare team.

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