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