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    Can support groups help?

    Q: I am in treatment for breast cancer. I know it’s in my interest to seek the best medical care possible. But what about emotional support? Can support groups really help?

    A: Yes, many women do find help in support groups, where they can share experiences and learn coping techniques. Some studies have shown that being with others who understand what you’re going through can improve the quality of your life, including better sleep and appetite. Support groups may also help to reduce stress and improve depression.

    Call the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345 to find support groups in your community.

    Para solicitar información en español, llame al 1-800-227-2345. Un especialista en información sobre el cáncer le asistirá en español.

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