This summary table contains detailed information about research studies. Summary tables are a useful way to look at the science behind many breast cancer guidelines and recommendations. Learn how to read a research table. Introduction: Some randomized controlled trials have studied whether support groups improve long-term survival for women with breast cancer. Support may still be important to survival. The differences in results may be due to the types of social support studied.
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Support groups can be an important resource for people diagnosed with breast cancer. They help increase the support network of the people in the group. Some groups mainly provide information and education for example, what to expect with chemotherapy and tips on how to cope with treatment. Other groups focus on emotional support. These groups encourage people to share their feelings. Some support groups are led by professionals.
Support groups are groups of people in similar life situations who meet on a regular basis to share their concerns. A support group is a safe place to exchange ideas about how to handle difficult issues. Support groups can meet regularly in person, by telephone, or online.
Cancer support groups are meetings for people with cancer and anyone touched by the disease. They can have many benefits. Some research shows that joining a support group improves both quality of life and survival. Some groups focus on all kinds of cancer.