Whether in person, online or over the phone, talking with other people who’ve shared your experience with breast cancer can make all the difference in the world.
ACR’s Reach to Recovery program matches people with breast cancer—from the newly diagnosed to those in remission—with trained volunteers to give information and support on the phone or in person.
A private Facebook group for people affected by breast cancer and ovarian cancer, Beyond the Pink Moon has over 7,000 members worldwide.
Created by the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Beyond the Shock has an online forum and an iOS app.
BCAction’s Information & Resource Service helps people understand their breast cancer diagnosis, treatment options and the latest scientific studies.
People affected by breast cancer can support, encourage and commiserate with one another in the online community and discussion boards.
CSC offers in-person support groups, educational sessions, health and wellness programs, and a private social media platform.
CancerCare has online support groups for people with metastatic and triple-negative breast cancer. It also offers a 12-week phone support group for men with breast cancer.
A radiation oncologist founded LBBC in 1991. It offers in-person, online and phone programs and services for people affected by breast cancer and hosts an annual conference.
MBCN, founded in 2004 by two women with advanced breast cancer, maintains a member-created database of online and in-person support groups across the United States and Canada for people with Stage IV breast cancer.
People affected by breast and ovarian cancer can talk with a survivor or a caregiver on one of SHARE’s help lines—for breast cancer, ovarian cancer, caregivers and Spanish speakers—or join a telephone support group.
Those living with breast or ovarian cancer can be matched with a trained cancer survivor counselor for emotional, social and educational support by phone. Phone and in-person support groups are available too.
YSC’s Face 2 Face networks provide in-person connection for young women with breast cancer. YSC also offers peer-to-peer telephone counseling and hosts online support groups that include discussion boards, video support groups and a private Facebook group.
Last Reviewed: March 20, 2019