While the experiences of people who have been diagnosed with cancer may vary widely from person to person, most people experience some degree of uncertainty, fear, and anxiety in the face of a cancer diagnosis. In many cases, feelings of stress and bewilderment will seem overwhelming, or you may feel numb with shock, particularly if you have recently received a diagnosis.
During such challenging times, it can be hard to recognize the importance of caring for your emotional well-being. You may find it difficult to even think about the measures you can take to help manage the stress and anxiety of living with cancer.
Whether you are facing a recent cancer diagnosis, undergoing treatment, dealing with the challenges of living with cancer, or adjusting to life after cancer, support groups can help by offering a setting where you can talk with other people who have had similar experiences. Many different types of cancer support groups exist to help patients and their family members cope with their illnesses, including community groups, charitable organizations, and online networks or forums. Some are held in peoples’ homes, some are held in hospitals, schools, or community centers, while others exist only online.
SERO works with patients and their loved ones to help find the right fit. We can point you in the right direction to find cancer support communities in Charlotte, NC and arrange for the mental health services that can help you best manage your care.