A diagnosis of breast cancer can bring on a wide
range of emotions including shock, fear, denial, sadness and anger. Although
time may ease these feelings, they may never fully go away .
As you go through the different stages of grief and healing, a social
support network can help you address the emotional impact of the diagnosis.
Studies show support from formal and informal sources can improve quality of
Social support may reduce [4-8]:
may improve [4-8]:
In addition to emotional support, social networks can provide practical
help that can make life a little easier (such as giving rides to and from
treatments or help with child care).
Learn more about social support, local support,
groups, and hospice support.
Facts for Life: Getting the Support You Need
How to Help Those You Care About Cope with Breast Cancer
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