All diagnoses. All stages. From the moment of diagnosis through treatment and beyond, the effects of cancer aren’t only physical – there is a profound emotional and social impact as well. Joining a community of people who have experienced cancer firsthand can decrease the sense of isolation and empower you as you live with cancer. For many people, having had cancer is a life-changing experience and their social and emotional support needs continue into remission.
The impact of cancer extends beyond the person who has been diagnosed. Learning to balance the need to provide care and support with everyday responsibilities is something no one should have to face alone.
When a loved one dies, communicating feelings of grief and loss can be very difficult. Talking with others who are going through the grieving process is often beneficial.
When cancer is in the family, children are often the most underserved individuals in terms of emotional support. Our program improves family communication, gives children and teens age appropriate information about cancer, and improve coping skills helping children and families continue to thrive.