Cervical Cancer Support
Support Groups for Cervical Cancer
The diagnosis of cancer often means your emotions will be on an out-of-control roller coaster ride. Shock, anxiety, sadness, anger, and depression are common in cancer patients and their families. Support groups have been formed to help patients work through and manage many of these emotions.
Talking through many of these issues can help you relax and feel much better about yourself. Many self-help and support groups are available to assist you with your special needs.
Joining a Support Group
Joining a support group can provide you with many benefits. However, many people do not find talk-therapy to be beneficial.
For those of you who constantly worry about what will happen, a support group can help you. They can provide research and answers to many of your questions or concerns and help to dismiss rumors and myths about treatment options or after-care planning.
For many, doctors will treat your physical bodies and leave your emotional healing to others. Emotional healing is just as important as physical healing.
As a group member, you can seek perspective on many different issues. You can find support and encouragement along with a new extended family. Many can provide you with tips or tricks on how to manage every-day challenges.
Support groups can help make your life easier and help to increase your learning and understanding of what is happening inside your body. When feeling overwhelmed, a support group can help give you the encouragement you need to get through your day.
Organizations providing support
There are several different organizations that provide support for cancer patients. Many support groups can be found by browsing through your local newspaper. The organization will post when and where their meetings are held. Many churches and community centers offer different types of support groups.
If you do not know of a local cervical cancer support group in your area of the U.S. or Canada, you can call the National Cervical Cancer Coalition’s hotline at 1-800-685-5531 for a listing. They are open Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Pacific Standard time.
Support groups are also beneficial in helping you with funding, education, locating clinical trials and legal issues. Many of these organizations are non-profit and offer free confidential services to cancer patients and their families.
There are many online support groups which also are beneficial. Many groups are for cancer patients and some are limited to the patient’s family members.
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April 10, 2007It is not the intention of Cervicalcancer.org to provide specific medical advice, but rather to provide users with information to better understand their health and their diagnosed disorders. Specific medical advice will not be provided, and Cervicalcancer.org urges you to consult with a qualified physician for diagnosis and for answers to your personal questions.