Support systems are important for those battling serious illnesses like breast cancer. Whether it’s a friend, family member or support group, these systems can help patients stay motivated and strong through their fight, in addition to managing stress and other emotions associated with battling breast cancer.

Are you facing breast cancer and looking for a support group? This site offers a wealth of resources for you, including a link to find support in your area. You should also check with your health care providers, who should be able to provide support resources for you as you’re going through your cancer journey.

Are you a part of someone’s support system? This site has a variety of resources to help you know how best to care for your loved one, and how to care for yourself during this difficult time. Having a loved one with breast cancer means you have your own psychological trauma and stress, as you also cope with the disease. It’s common for caregivers and supporters to put their own emotions and needs aside to focus on their loved one, but caregivers must also pay attention to their own needs..

These resources can provide you and your loved one with helpful information about staying mentally and emotionally healthy while facing cancer, and while walking with someone who is.

No one has to face cancer alone – take advantage of these valuable resources and get the help you need to stay hopeful and positive throughout your journey.