How to Join a Cancer Support Group
Cochise Oncology in Sierra Vista, AZ, offers its monthly support group. If you came from out of town for your treatment, you can most likely find a cancer support group in your local area. In larger areas, you may find a support group for your type of cancer.
Cancer support groups are almost always free to join. If you want to participate in a support group but lack transportation. They may have resources available to help you get to the group meetings. If you have any other barriers to participating, the group facilitators will do their best to assist you.
If you feel reluctant because you have never participated in a group like this before, try not to let this hold you back. Many groups have new members regularly, and they will welcome you as well. No one will ever make you participate if you feel uncomfortable.
With more people working from home and many meetings held online, you will find an increasing number of online cancer support groups that allow you to join even if you have trouble getting to in-person meetings. The American Cancer Society offers a variety of resources to help you learn about support groups. You can also learn about the many other supports available to you.