You Are Not Alone In This Journey

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Learning and coping with a cancer diagnosis can bring many challenges. Oftentimes, patients feel a loss of control, a loss of hope and/or feelings of unwanted isolation. Managing the anxiety and stress that can accompany a diagnosis is important, as well as knowing that you are not alone.

Finding a support group offers many benefits. Places like Cancer Support Community Arizona offer an array of free benefits to cancer patients and their families. These include support groups, both for the diagnosed and for the caregiver; healthy lifestyle options like yoga, stretching, nutrition and art classes; as well as education to patients from experts in the field in the form of seminars.

According to Tracy Thurston, Program Director of Cancer Support Community Arizona, “It is so important for the patient to feel empowered and to know that they are an equal with their healthcare team.”

If you or a loved one has recently been diagnosed, know that you are not alone. There are support groups available that offer all kinds of psychosocial support. Know what is out there. Be proactive in your journey. You are a vital part of the team.

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