It is normal to feel a range of emotions following breast surgery. It may help to share your feelings with loved ones and friends. Joining a support group or calling a telephone hotline to speak to others who have "been there" may provide a safe place to express your feelings. The following resources may be helpful if you seek additional support.
The Spanish-language support group for women with breast cancer meets every other Thursday from 10-11:30AM in room 213 on the 7th Floor of the Milstein Hospital Building, 177 Fort Washington Ave. New participants may start at any time. For more information, contact Jenny Saldana at email@example.com.
For Women in Other Locations
If you are not in the New York area and can not participate in the Support Groups offered here, many other organizations also sponsor rehabilitation groups and services for women with breast cancer. Volunteers who have had breast cancer are frequently available to talk to women who have a newly diagnosed breast cancer. To talk to someone who has had breast cancer, ask your physician to arrange a meeting.
- American Cancer Society (ACS)
- Reach to Recovery
An ACS volunteer service, Reach to Recovery provides a temporary breast form, soft bra and exercise book. A woman who has had breast cancer will call you.
- American Society of Clinical Oncology
- Cancer Care, Inc.
212.712.6120 or 800.813.HOPE
- Cancer Information Service of the National Caner Institute
- Gilda's Club NYC and Other Locations
- Living Beyond Breast Cancer
- National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS)
- Occupational Therapy Department, Columbia University Medical Center
- SHARE – Self Help for Women with Breast Cancer
212.719.0264 or 866.891.2392
Hotlines: 212.382.2111 or 212.719.4454
- The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
- Y-Me National Breast Cancer Organization
- You Can Thrive Foundation (Media Kit - PDF)
- Young Survival Coalition