Coping with Breast Cancer

Living with breast cancer challenges most women on several levels. Cancer of the breast affects a woman’s sexuality and her identity, and the disease can be psychologically and emotionally damaging. Coping with breast cancer becomes easier when patients are open to visiting counselors and support groups to help them adjust to the physical and emotional changes the disease brings.

As with any cancer, the effects of the disease are not just felt by the victim. Family members and care givers can also find it extremely tough to cope with the stress. Support groups are a great place for patients and families alike, to share experiences, and offer comfort and support to others in similar situations. Here are some resources that should help you find communities in your area or online:

American Cancer Society

Breast Cancer Support and Community

National Breast Cancer Foundation

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