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cancer support group

A group of cancer patients who meet regularly to share their experiences in coping with cancer; the group may be led by a social worker, oncology nurse, other health practitioner or a knowledgeable patient, especially one who has survived the ordeal.
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The following cancer support groups meet at Virginia Thurston Healing Garden, 145 Bolton Road, Harvard:
Many people on the island will remember the centre's involvement with various cancer support groups and fundraising events, something near and dear to Mrs Goodwin's heart as she is a cancer survivor.
Mrs Kerr, of Harborne, is so grateful for the support she received through her cancer ordeal that she is donating a fifth of the profits to local breast cancer support groups.
Stanley, of Harborne, is so grateful for the support she received through her cancer ordeal that she is donating a fifth of the profits to local breast cancer support groups.
Among their topics are cancer support groups and health advocacy, the elusive subversion of order in modern Crete, narratives that shape the cancer experience for African American women, negotiating power and boundaries in US society, and the culture dimension of cultural tailoring.
But during her eight-year struggle, the wife and mum-of-two from Billingham became a fundraiser and member of cancer support groups.
In these discussions, it helps to explain to the patient that cancer support groups are different.
SIMI VALLEY -- Five cancer support groups will be offered in Simi Valley and Agoura Hills in December by the American Cancer Society and Simi Valley Hospital.
But cancer support groups want to see this extended to those aged over 70 and eventually as young as 40.
She says the shock of her diagnosis was compounded by the lack of lesbian visibility she found in cancer support groups.
Males in breast cancer support groups, even though largely outnumbered by women, agree that they have much to offer to other victims, including an awareness that breast cancer can affect anyone.
She publishes articles in nursing journals and holds cancer support groups for patients and their families.

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