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Event Calendar
August
  • #Godiswritingmystory
    August 08, 2017 (5:30 pm - 7:30 pm)
    (WOH) (Support)
    Presented by Katie Griffies, Breast Cancer Survivor

    All support group meetings, unless otherwise indicated,
    are free and convene the 2nd Tuesday of each month at:
    Frazer United Methodist Church
    6000 Atlanta Highway • Room 8114
    5:30 PM Social time...
September
  • Think Outside the Bra...How Other Cancers Can Affect Your Breast Cancer
    September 12, 2017 (5:30 pm - 7:30 pm)
    (WOH) (Support)
    Presented by Toni Stough, Oncology Product Specialist Myriad Genetic Laboratories, Inc.

    All support group meetings, unless otherwise indicated,
    are free and convene the 2nd Tuesday of each month at:
    Frazer United Methodist Church
    6000 Atlanta...
October
  • Breast Cancer Update
    October 10, 2017 (5:30 pm - 7:30 pm)
    (WOH) (Support)
    Presented by Dr. Stephen L. Davidson, Medical Oncologist Montgomery Cancer Center

    All support group meetings, unless otherwise indicated,
    are free and convene the 2nd Tuesday of each month at:
    Frazer United Methodist Church
    6000 Atlanta Highway •...
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Share Your Story

Celebrate your strength.

Share your story.

 

Every woman has a message to share. Women of Hope would like for you to share your survival story of HOPE. Submit your breast cancer story and yours may be chosen to appear on our web site.

Share what you have learned about healing and HOPE. You never know whose life you will impact. By sharing your message, you may just be a light of HOPE for someone facing this difficult journey. There is an amazing blessing in helping others!

Your submission should be 150 words or less and may include a link to your email and/or website at the end of your submission. You may also upload a high resolution JPEG photo with your story. Please send submission WITH YOUR PHOTO using our contact form here.  We will print as many of the submissions as possible on our website, www.thewomenofhope.org.

Thank you for sharing your journey with other survivors!

 

 

 
 

 

 

Living Day to Day

Living Day to Day with Breast Cancer
 

You may have been recently diagnosed with breast cancer. This is no doubt an emotionally difficult time. You are likely experiencing feelings of fear and uncertainty.

 It is important for you to understand breast cancer, and also to keep in mind that there are things you can do to help manage your cancer.

·    Share your feelings with family and friends.

·    Join a breast cancer support group.

·    Take time away from focusing on cancer each day by enjoying your favorite activities - unwind with a book, watch a movie, practice yoga.

·    Eat healthy meals and stay as physically active as you can.

·    Rest frequently.

·    Talk with your doctor about treatment options that are right for you.

Caring for Someone with Breast Cancer

Caring for Someone with Breast Cancer
 

Family members and friends can play a vital role in helping patients with breast cancer cope with their diagnosis and treatment.

 The following are just some of the ways you can help:

·    Go with the patient to their doctor visits. Listen and write down any information the doctor provides. Ask questions. There is no such thing as a silly question when it comes to a loved one's health.

·    Help to keep track of any side effects the patient may be experiencing and report them to the patient's doctor.

·    Assist with any insurance issues that may come up.

·    Give practical support to the patient. Volunteer to run errands, do cooking, housekeeping, etc.

·    Prioritize enjoyable time together with the patient.

·    Communicate with the patient as openly as possible. Listen when the patient wants to talk about his or her cancer and/or treatment.

 

When caring for a loved one with breast cancer, it's important to take care of yourself as well. Remember to:                       

·      Enjoy healthy meals.

·      Stay physically active.

·      Take regular walks, practice yoga, etc.

·      Take a break from the disease each day by enjoying some of your favorite pastimes - watch a movie or read a book.

·      Reach out to your family and friends for support or seek out support services for partners, family and friends of women diagnosed with breast cancer.

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