Support groups offer information about a disease or condition and its symptoms and treatment. They help you connect with people facing similar issues and illnesses. Talking to others in a similar situation offers you the opportunity to share experiences and advice and learn more about what you are facing. If you have thoughts or feelings that you are reluctant to share with family and friends, you may find others in the support group who share them and can talk about them with you.
Sisters of Hope
Sisters of Hope is a free support group for women with breast cancer. It meets monthly on Mondays at 5:30 p.m. under the direction of surgical breast oncologist Shawn McKinney, MD, for friendship, education and sharing.
Sharing is a free support group for women with gynecologic cancers. It meets monthly on Mondays at 5:30 p.m. under the direction of gynecologic oncologist Gerard Oakley, MD, for friendship, education and sharing.
For more information about support groups, please contact Gigi Gerlach, RN, at 304-526-2443 or send her an e-mail via our contact form.
- Page last updated: Jan 9, 2013