Breast Cancer Support Services

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Support and resources from Henry Ford Health System

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Breast cancer support groups

Breast Cancer Support Group - Detroit
6:30 - 7:30 p.m. | first Wednesday of the month
Survivorship and support meeting for current breast cancer patients, caregivers and survivors
Location: E & R Building at Henry Ford Hospital, Room 2075
Contact your breast cancer care team for more information

Breast Cancer Support Group - West Bloomfield
6:30 - 7:30 p.m. | third Wednesday of the month
Survivorship and support meeting for current breast cancer patients, caregivers, and survivors
Location: Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital, private dining room 1 (outside the café)
Contact: your breast cancer care team for more information

Breast Cancer Support Group - Downriver
6 - 7:30 p.m | first Monday of the month
General breast cancer support group
Location: Henry Ford Cancer Institute, Downriver
Contact: Connie Lass at (734) 479-3311

Care & Share Breast Cancer Support Group - Jackson
Women with all stages of breast cancer
4th Monday of the month | 4:00-5:30 PM
Location: Henry Ford Allegiance Health Professional Building 3rd Floor Ste. 307
Facilitator: Sharon Petri, RN, Breast Patient Navigator (715) 205-1576
Handicap accessible, free parking

Disease and treatment information from the Henry Ford Cancer Institute

Disease and treatment information from national sources

Interact with other breast cancer patients

Imerman Angels

  • A program that provides personalized connections that enable one-on-one support among cancer fighters, survivors, and caregivers. Call (866) 463-7626 or visit their website for more information or to get started.

American Cancer Society

  • Reach to Recovery program: Carefully selected and trained volunteers who have experienced breast cancer visit other breast cancer patients one-on-one to help them meet the physical, emotional and cosmetic needs related to their disease and/or its treatment. This program provides information and support to loved ones and friends. Sponsored by the American Cancer Society. Call toll free (800) 227-2345 for more information

Inspire

  • An online discussion group services with several breast cancer communities.

Organizations

I’m Aware Komen Alliance

  • Telephone support and information: Sponsored by Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Phone: (800) 462-9273
  • Breast Cancer Clinical Trial Information Toll-free Help Line: (877) 465-6636

Shades of Pink Foundation

  • Offers temporary financial assistance to help women with breast cancer who reside, and are undergoing treatment in the Metro Detroit area which includes Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Livingston, and Genesee counties.
    • Contact your Henry Ford cancer institute social worker if you are interested in assistance from Shades of Pink. You must be referred by a healthcare professional.

Hearts2Love

  • A not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing educational programs and retreats designed to bring comfort, inspire courage, develop creativity, and promote self-reliance through positive life changes.
    • Held three times each year at the Emrich Retreat Center in rural Brighton, Mich., the "It's a New Day" retreats offer women who have survived cancer a chance to celebrate life and to find comfort, strength, and restoration. They are designed to help women understand their new life as a cancer survivor.
    • Please call (734) 674-8000 or visit their website for more information or to sign up for the next session.

Right Action for Women

  • Right Action for Women provides assistance to women who are at increased risk for breast cancer and do not have insurance or the financial flexibility to cover the high costs associated with breast screenings.

Sister's Network, Inc.

  • A national African American breast cancer survivorship program
  • Offers financial assistance for utilities and medical accessories
  • You can also sign up with the local Detroit chapter to get involved to conduct monthly support meetings, conduct National Educational Outreach Programs in the local community, and provide breast health resources to the local community

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Colleen's Corner: Local and National Resources

For more support, visit Colleen's Corner, a list of helpful local and national resources about cancer.

 

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