HealthyWomen has put together support group options to unite those affected by advanced breast cancer. Support groups can vary in format with in-person groups, virtual groups, social media pages, blogs, mobile apps and others. Support groups help connect people who are going through similar experiences and can offer information and advice related to advanced breast cancer.
HealthyWomen offers these resources for information purposes only. We do not endorse or recommend these websites specifically. Always be sure to do your own research and find support that works for you. In addition, be sure to talk with your healthcare provider about advanced breast cancer and your personal treatment plan.
Support groups based on:
The following resources give support group options based on ZIP code or state and city. In addition to the groups listed below, you can:
Call your local hospital and ask about its cancer support programs
Ask your social worker to suggest support groups
Talk to other patients who have tried support groups and may be able to recommend some that might also work for you
Find your local community center, which usually has information about local resources and other support groups
Facing Hereditary Cancer Empowered (FORCE) Support Meeting and Event Calendar
Breast Cancer Now Face-to-Face Groups
These support groups offer phone, email, video call and virtual support meeting options with moderators. They also provide information for the person with breast cancer, family members or someone concerned about someone else with breast cancer.
Living Beyond Breast Cancer Helpline
CancerCare Online Support Group
American Cancer Society Support Programs and Services
Whitman-Walker Health — offers online and phone support programs for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people with cancer
Young Survival Coalition — provides support for young women with breast cancer
National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. — Monthly Breast Cancer Support Group
These support groups are on social media sites that offer ways to post anonymous questions, share tips or provide other advice.
Facing Hereditary Cancer Empowered Facebook Group
Living Beyond Breast Cancer Facebook Group
Young Survival Coalition (YSC) Private Facebook Groups
These options offer advanced breast cancer blog topics ranging from activism to living well to research and news.
These options offer peer navigation programs, webinars, online events, training and other resources.
Living Beyond Breast Cancer Webinars
The National Breast Cancer Coalition’s (NBCC) Center for Advocacy Training
Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation Forums
National Cancer Institute Breast Cancer Patient Resources
For more information related to advanced breast cancer, check out some of HealthyWomen’s educational resources.
You Have Advanced Breast Cancer. What’s Next?
Understanding Advanced Breast Cancer Treatment
How To Choose a Bra After Breast Surgery
Where Metastatic Breast Cancer Can Spread in the Body
Why Do Women of Color Have Worse Breast Cancer Outcomes?
As a Breastfeeding Mom Who Also Worked as a Lactation Consultant, I Thought My Breast Lump Was a Clogged Milk Duct
My Life Really Began When I Got My Breast Cancer Diagnosis
Ask the Expert about Advanced Breast Cancer
Información sobre el tratamiento de cáncer de mama avanzado
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