CANCER SUPPORT GROUP
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About The Event
Receiving a cancer diagnosis often triggers a strong emotional response. Some people experience shock, anger, and disbelief. Others may feel intense sadness, fear, and a sense of loss. Sometimes even the most supportive family members and friends cannot understand exactly how it feels to have cancer. This can lead to feelings of loneliness and isolation.
Support groups allow people to talk about their experiences with others living with cancer. This can help reduce stress. Group members can share feelings and experiences that may seem too strange or too difficult to share with family and friends. Being a part of a group often create a sense of belonging that helps each person feel more understood and less alone.
Support group members may also talk about practical information. This may include what to expect during treatment, how to manage pain and other side effects of treatment, and how to communicate with the health care team and family members. Exchanging information and advice may provide a sense of control and reduce feelings of helplessness.
Many studies have shown that support groups help people with cancer feel less depressed and anxious. Support groups can also help people feel more hopeful and manage their emotions better. But support groups are not the right fit for everyone. Some people may benefit from other sources of support.