Support Groups facilitated by local organizations help you connect with other community members who are going through the same thing. See below for a list of support groups in Nevada:
Resources in Southern Nevada:
- Barbara Greenspun WomensCare Center
The Barbara Greenspun WomensCare Center’s breast cancer support group provides support for women who are battling or have beaten breast cancer. This group meets at 6 p.m. on the 2nd & 4th Mondays of every month. Call 702-616-4900 or click here for more information.
- The Caring Place
The Caring Place offers a support group for anyone with breast cancer, along with wellness seminars, healing arts, yoga, reiki, reflexology, healing touch and massage therapy. This group meets on the first Tuesday of the month from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.. Call 702-871-7333 or click here for more information.
- Breast Cancer Support Group at Summerlin Hospital
Women who have been recently diagnosed with breast cancer, are going through treatment or who are living in fear of a recurrence can get support and encouragement from other cancer patients and survivors during monthly breast cancer support group meetings. Their breast cancer support groups are open to women of all ages, and who have any stage of cancer. This group meets on the 2nd Tuesday of every month from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Breast Care Center at Summerlin Hospital. Click here for more information.
Resources in Northern Nevada:
- Women’s Breast and Gynecologic Cancer Support Group
Patients and survivors are invited to share experiences, concerns and feelings, and offer hope and help to one another through their cancer journey. This support group meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. at Renown Regional Medical Center in the Roseview Tower, Third Floor Orthopedic Conference Room. Call 775.982.6831 or 775.982.6830 or click here for more information.
- On with Life Breast Cancer Support Group
Join Saint Mary’s team of compassionate social workers and educators as well as other breast cancer survivors as they meet weekly to discuss cancer survivorship. This support group meets every Tuesday from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Saint Mary’s Center for Health. Call 775.722.1222 or 775.770.6029 to register or click here for more information.
- Post-Mastectomy Bra & Prosthesis Fittings
Through a grant from Komen Nevada, uninsured and underinsured women can receive a $300-$500 allowance for a bra and prosthesis at Carol’s Post-Mastectomy Boutique. Call 702.568.9595 for more information or to make an appointment for a fitting.
- Girls Love Mail
Girls Love Mail gives the gift of hand-written letters to newly diagnosed breast cancer patients. You’re on your way to making a wonderful difference to a woman newly diagnosed with breast cancer. All it takes is a little of your time and a woman in need will receive your personal words of encouragement. Anyone can write a letter. You don’t have to be a breast cancer survivor to join us. Click here to visit their website.
- Oncology Nutrition Class
Offered by The Breast Center at Sunrise, this class is for those recently diagnosed with cancer who want to learn more about healthy eating. The monthly class meets on the 3rd Wednesday of every month from 4 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and is led by Judy Reinhardt, R.D., C.N.S.C., at Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center. Click here for more information.
Additional Resources for those with Metastatic Breast Cancer:
A CancerCare social worker can help determine if you are eligible for their limited financial assistance grants and assist you with finding additional resources. Call 800.813.4673 or click here to visit their website.
- SHARE Cancer Support
Click here to navigate to all of SHARE’s resources for women with metastatic breast cancer. Read information about the disease, watch webinars about particular topics, read personal stories, or take advantage of SHARE’s free support groups and educational programs.
- MBC Assistance Group
The MBC Assistance Group was created by patients and family members who through advocacy, support groups , and “life experiences” have identified serious day to day needs for families who, unfortunately, have been touched by Stage IV Breast Cancer. Click here to visit their website.