Support Groups

Support can help improve quality of life for those dealing with cancer. Consider checking out the listed in-person and online support groups, as other survivors are often the people who best understand what you are going through and can provide good advice. There are also groups of survivors that exercise together to form connections and provide support.

Local Resources


Merit Health Wesley Breast Cancer Support Group

The Breast Cancer Support Group at Merit Health Wesley in Hattiesburg, MS meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month in the Magnolia Room. The group is lead by Sheila Easterlin who founded the group in 2015.

https://www.facebook.com/Breast-Cancer-Support-Group-at-Merit-Health-Wesley-1426628950789002/

I Can Cope

I Can Cope is a group for those undergoing cancer treatment, meets at noon on the second Friday of each month at 3238 Tom Watson Drive Tupelo, MS. This group meeting is also a potluck. For more information, call (662) 213-8478.

http://www.nmhs.net/cancer_support_groups.php

(662) 213-8478


Survivor 101 Support Group

This is a support group for those newly diagnosed with cancer who are actively undergoing treatment. They meet on the 2nd Thursday of every month at 2:00 PM at the NMMC Cancer Center located at 990 Madison St., Tupelo, MS. You can call (601) 377-4049 for more information.

http://www.nmhs.net/cancer_support_groups.php

(601) 377-4049


The Positive Ones

"The Positive Ones" is a breast cancer support group that meets periodically at Baptist's The Hederman Cancer Center in Jackson, MS. Facilitated by professionals on staff at Baptist Cancer Services, support groups focus on helping patients learn coping skills by sharing information in a caring environment. Meets in the 2nd Floor Activity Room of the Hederman Cancer Center. Contact the Patient Navigator for more information about upcoming meetings of "The Positive Ones".

http://mbhs.org/services/cancer-services/support-for-patients/

UMMC Grenada Breast Cancer Support Group

The UMMC Grenada Breast Cancer Support group meets on the 4th Monday of every month (except holidays) to discuss relevant issues, as well as host speakers on various breast cancer topics.

http://www.glmc.net/calendar/?sub=Static

National Resources


Cancer Care Support Groups

They offer online, over the phone, and face to face support groups for patients and caregivers on numerous topics such as therapeutic writing, young adult survivorship and LGBT. communities.

http://www.cancercare.org/support_groups

DailyStrength

DailyStrength is a free and anonymous online support community. The breast cancer section of the website features online support groups, health blogs, a section for asking questions, treatment information and more.

https://www.dailystrength.org/group/breast-cancer

Got Boobs

Got Boobs is an online health-based platform inspiring women through their cancer fight through related content, community and coaching.

http://www.gotboobs.com/

Look Good...Feel Better

Look Good . . . Feel Better is a program that teaches cancer survivors about skin care, hair care and wigs, makeup application techniques, and nail care to help them combat some of the treatment-related side-effects. The website features step-by-step instructions for each topic and they have a 24 hour hotline. Search for programming near you!

http://lookgoodfeelbetter.org/

MyBCTeam

MyBCTeam is a free online social network for women facing breast cancer. Women can share their diagnosis stories and form their own team of connections, exchanging insight and resources with one another. Want to talk to someone who "gets" it? Try it out!

http://www.mybcteam.com/

My Life Line

This online support community allows cancer patients and caregivers to foster connections with others through free, personalized websites.

http://www.mylifeline.org/

support@mylifeline.org


WhatNext

WhatNext allows users share their journey and access thousands of experiences others have shared. Experiences can be filtered by condition, role, cancer stage, age, and location, allowing individuals to connect with others on a similar path, find useful resources and ask questions.

https://www.whatnext.com/

Mississippi's Young Breast Cancer Survivor Network

Young women with breast cancer face unique issues. And in the South, there are more young women overall facing breast cancer. In Mississippi, young African-American women are significantly more likely to suffer from breast cancer.

That is why SurvivMISS is here. Part of the Gulf States Young Breast Cancer Survivor Network, SurviveMISS's mission is to help improve the quality of life for young breast cancer survivors, as well as their family and friends, by providing continuing resources and support.

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