Telephone Support Groups work well for those who have no local in-person support groups, or those who find it too difficult to get to their local in-person support group, or those who prefer not having face-to-face contact in a support group.
Cancer Care offers a 12 week free telephone support group for those living with mbc nationwide. To register, call 800‑813‑HOPE (4673).
Cancer Connection, a telephone peer support program offered by the Canadian Cancer Society. 1 800 263-6750 M-F 9AM-5PM. Available in French or English.
SHARE has a telephone support program for metastatic women on Mondays from 4-5pm. They also have a metastatic evening group called Living With Uncertainty, which meets on the phone twice a month on Thursday evenings from 6:30-7:30. To register for either program, call 212-382-2111. You will then be supplied with the 800 call-in number. For more info: www.sharecancersupport.org
Sharsheret, a national organization supporting young Jewish women facing breast cancer, offers the Embrace program for women living with MBC. Embrace includes individual counseling sessions by phone with Sharsheret’s Clinical Supervisor, a telephone based support group connecting women with health care professionals and with each other, and resources specific to women living with advanced breast cancer.
To join Embrace, call (866) 474-2774 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Support Connection Inc. offers an ongoing toll-free telephone support group on the first Monday of each month at 8PM ET. This group is for women living with advanced or metastatic breast cancer, facilitated by a survivor, and is designed to provide an opportunity for women with a common diagnosis to share their concerns and support one another. Participants in the group include women who live locally as well as women from across the country.
Call in advance at 914-962-6402, or toll-free at 800-532-4290, to register and receive instructions on how to participate in this telephone support group. To learn more about this group as well as Support Connection’s other free support services, visit www.supportconnection.org.