Whether you’re a patient, survivor or caregiver, the cancer journey is challenging, and it can cause you to feel alienated from others. But OSF HealthCare believes the human connection is strong medicine.
Through support groups, you have the chance to form bonds with people who know from experience what you’re going through. These groups provide opportunities to share coping techniques, learn about new resources, find comfort and give comfort. You may also find strength from the genuine and lasting bonds of friendship you form.
OSF partners with the communities we serve to facilitate and host several cancer support groups, including groups dedicated to specific cancers like breast cancer and groups with a broader focus on cancer.
Support groups give people diagnosed with cancer and their caregivers a chance to learn from and support each other. When you attend one of our support groups, you’ll find a safe place where you can:
For a list of local cancer support groups that may be of interest to you, please contact your oncology care team.