You’re not alone.
A diagnosis of cancer can be shocking—to the person who has it, and also to their partners, caregivers, friends and family. From diagnosis to treatment and beyond, every stage of every form of cancer can present new challenges. Fortunately, there are resources available to help make the unfamiliar territory of cancer survivorship a little easier.
Talking with other people who have gone through the same experience can be extremely helpful in learning new ways to cope, and is especially important in overcoming feelings of isolation. You can do that by clicking here to go to the American Cancer Society Cancer Survivors’ Network “Discussions and Chat” forum to interact with other individuals, GLBT and otherwise, whose lives have been touched by cancer.
You can also contact the National LGBT Cancer Network at 212-675-2633, or visit their site here.
If you are searching for a local support group, contact:
Women’s Cancer Community Support Group
Laura Scott, MA, Group Facilitator
The group meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month from 10:30am – 12:00pm, and there is no cost to attend. Meetings are held at First Unitarian Church on 14th and Lafayette.
Network of Strength
Breast Cancer Support Group
Grief and Loss Services
Health Light Center
The Center also offers a group for caregivers. Share your challenges, issues and successes with others experiencing similar situations.