WHAT TO EXPECT:
Our Cancer Support Group is a peer-led meeting for anyone touched by any cancer including those recently diagnosed, in treatment or in remission, and those who share in the journey of a loved one diagnosed with cancer. Group discussions may include: • What can be expected during treatment whether treatment is traditional or alternative,
• What has helped to manage physical side effects of treatment and the emotions that go along with a cancer diagnosis, and
• How to communicate with health care providers and family members.
Our group meets in a safe, non-judgement zone. ‘What is said in group - stays in group’. Sharing information and advice may provide a sense of more control and reduce levels of depression, isolation and anxiety, and help us be better prepared in our journeys. Support groups can:
• Help you feel better, more hopeful, and not so alone.
• Give you a chance to talk about your feelings and work through them.
• Offer personal accounts and individual experiences about what has been helpful.
• Help you deal with practical problems, such as problems at work or school.
• Help you cope with treatment decisions and side effects.