How to find a good support group?

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Question from Regards: How do I find a good support group?
Answers - Marisa Weiss, M.D. The Breastcancer.org Discussion Boards are active day and night. Living Beyond Breast Cancer has a free help line. Their number is 888-753-LBBC. Y-Me has a 24-hour a day hot line. For support groups in your area, try your local hospital. There may also be a Wellness Community in your neck of the woods; they are a terrific resource. Soon, they will offer support groups online. If your local hospital does not offer a support group, urge them to start that service. Team up with a few of the other women you might know who have had breast cancer, and, as a group, you may be surprised at how responsive the hospital may be.

Editor's Note: Y-Me is now known as ABCD Breast Cancer Support. The Wellness Community is now known as The Cancer Support Community.

The Ask-the-Expert Online Conference called Quality of Life featured Patricia A. Ganz, M.D., and Marisa Weiss, M.D. answering your questions about how breast cancer can affect physical, emotional, social, and sexual aspects of your life.

Editor's Note: This conference took place in October 2001.

The materials presented in these conferences do not necessarily reflect the views of Breastcancer.org. A qualified healthcare professional should be consulted before using any therapeutic product or regimen discussed. All readers should verify all information and data before employing any therapies described here.

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