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Johns Hopkins Bayview News - Breast Cancer Support Program

Fall 2014

Breast Cancer Support Program

Date: October 6, 2014

Pink ribbon symbolizing breast cancer awareness

According to the American Association for Cancer Research, cancer support groups can enhance self-esteem, reduce depression, decrease anxiety and improve relationships with family members and friends. Support groups or similar programs also can help individuals cope better with their diagnosis and increase their knowledge of cancer, its treatment and survivorship.

The Breast Cancer Survivors Community Program, part of the Johns Hopkins Breast Center, includes monthly support group meetings on the last Thursday of each month from 6 to 8 p.m. at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. The program focuses on important topics that matter to breast cancer survivors and current patients, such as intimacy, lymphedema management, skin care and transformation of scars, to name a few. A different topic is presented by a subject-matter expert at each meeting.

This support group is free and open to any breast cancer patient in active or post-treatment, regardless of where they receive treatment. Attendees are able to share experiences and offer compassion and support for one another.

For more information, please call 410-550-6690.