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Yorktown's Support Connection Offers Cancer Support Groups

Cancer support is offered by Support Connection.
Cancer support is offered by Support Connection. Photo Credit: messiah-lutheran.org

YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- Support Connection, 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.

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 counties, as well as by toll-free teleconference.

The following support groups are scheduled for Westchester in January:

At the Support Connection Office in Yorktown:

  • Breast and Ovarian Cancer Support Group: First Thursday of the month, Jan. 8, at 10 a.m.
  • Breast Cancer Support Group: Fourth Tuesday of the month, Jan. 27, at 7 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, Jan. 14, at 7 p.m.

At Hudson Valley Hospital Center in Cortlandt Manor: Breast Cancer Support Group: Monday Jan. 12 at 7 p.m.

At the Yorktown Jewish Center in Yorktown: 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, Jan. 16, at 12:30 p.m.

At Northern Westchester Hospital at Chappaqua Crossing: Breast and Ovarian Cancer Support Group: First Wednesday of the month, Jan. 7, at 7 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 Wednesday, Jan. 14, at 8 pm. The Advanced Stage or Metastatic Breast Cancer Telephone Group will take place Monday, Jan. 5, at 8 p.m.

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