CANCER SUPPORT AVAILABLE: Support Connection, Inc., a not-for profit organization that provides free, confidential support services for people affected by breast and ovarian cancer, offers a wide range of free support groups women with breast and ovarian cancer. Groups focus on topics pertaining to living with cancer through all stages of diagnosis, treatment and post-treatment. They are offered in Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess, and by toll-free teleconference. For a complete calendar of groups at all locations, visit www.supportconnection.org. Advance registration is required for all groups; call 914-962-6402 or 800-532-4290.
The following support groups are scheduled in Westchester in March:
AT THE SUPPORT CONNECTION OFFICE IN YORKTOWN:
1) Breast and Ovarian Cancer Support Group: First Thursday of the month, March 1 at 10 am
2) Young Women’s Breast Cancer Support Group: For women who have or had breast cancer at a young age. Second Wednesday of the month, March 14 at 7 pm
3) Advanced Stage Women’s Cancers Support Group: Join a group of other women who are also living with recurrent, advanced stage or metastatic cancer. Open to women with breast, ovarian or gynecological cancer. Third Friday of the month, March 16 at 12:30 pm
4) Breast Cancer Support Group: Fourth Tuesday of the month, March 27 at 7 pm
AT NORTHERN WESTCHESTER HOSPITAL IN MOUNT KISCO: Breast Cancer Support Group: First Thursday of the month, March 1 at 7 pm
BY TELECONFERENCE: For those unable to attend groups in-person, there are monthly Telephone Support Groups via toll-free teleconference, enabling women to participate regardless of their location and from the comfort of their homes. Call a few days ahead to learn how to participate. The Ovarian Cancer Telephone Group will take place on Wednesday, March 14 at 8 pm. The Telephone Group for Women Recently Diagnosed or In Treatment for Breast Cancer will take place on Tuesday, March 20 8 p.m.