WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. – During the month of December, there will be a number of cancer-support groups available for women who are fighting this disease. The groups will be in several different areas, including Yorktown, Cortlandt and Chappaqua.
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 for 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 http://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 December:
At the Support Connection Office in Yorktown:
Breast and Ovarian Cancer Support Group; first Thursday of the month, Dec. 4, at 10:00 a.m. Breast Cancer Support Group; has been rescheduled to the third Tuesday of this month only, Dec. 16, at 7:00 p.m. Young Women’s Breast Cancer Support Group: for women who have or had breast cancer at a young age; second Wednesday of the month, Dec. 10, at 7:00 p.m.
At Hudson Valley Hospital Center in Cortlandt Manor:
Breast Cancer Support Group; Monday, Dec. 15, at 7 pm.
At the Yorktown Jewish Center in Yorktown Heights:
Support Group for Women Living with Recurrence: for women living with recurrence of breast or ovarian cancer, with advanced stage and/or metastasis; third Friday of the month, Dec. 19, at 12:30 p.m.
At Chappaqua Crossing in Chappaqua:
Breast and Ovarian Cancer Support Group; first Wednesday of the month, Dec. 3, at 7:00 p.m.
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, Dec. 10, at 8:00 p.m. The Advanced Stage or Metastatic Breast Cancer Telephone Group will take place on Monday, Dec. 1, at 8:00 p.m.
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