Tidelands Health launching breast cancer support group in OctoberSeptember 26, 2022Sept. 26, 2022
Contact: Dawn Bryant
News for Immediate Release:
People battling breast cancer and breast cancer survivors can find comfort and helpful resources through a new, free support group offered by the Tidelands Health Cancer Care Network.
The support group, which is launching during Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, will provide a comfortable environment for community members who have been recently diagnosed with breast cancer or are undergoing breast cancer treatment to share experiences and find support through open discussion. Breast cancer survivors are also encouraged to attend to share their inspiring journeys and successes.
Anyone in the community who is affected by breast cancer can attend the free monthly support group meetings. No registration is needed, and you don’t have to be a patient at Tidelands Health.
During the monthly meetings, a guest speaker will discuss emotional wellness, coping skills, diet and other topics to help support patients through their cancer journey. Tidelands Health experts also will be available to answer participants’ questions and provide helpful resources.
“Facing a breast cancer diagnosis can bring a range of questions and emotional needs,” said Terry Pickett, director of cancer services at Tidelands Health. “Having the chance to connect with others going through a similar journey provides tremendous support during what can be a troubling and uncertain time. We started this support group to give patients an opportunity to find that invaluable support, important resources and the comfort they need.”
Breast cancer survivor Heather Gainey will share her inspiring journey during the first meetings in October:
- Oct. 13, 2-4 p.m., MUSC Health Tidelands Health Radiation Therapy Center, Waccamaw Medical Park East, Suite 106, 4033 Highway 17 Murrells Inlet
- Oct. 27, 2-4 p.m., Tidelands Health Francis B. Ford Cancer Treatment Center, 2405 N. Fraser St., Georgetown
The new support group is the latest addition to the comprehensive services and expertise offered to patients and the community through the Tidelands Health Cancer Care Network, a triple-accredited cancer provider and the region’s affiliate of the MUSC Hollings Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center. Tidelands Health is accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers.
For more information about the breast cancer support group, call 843-652-6607.
About Tidelands Health
Tidelands Health is the region’s largest health care provider and MUSC Health affiliate, serving the Carolinas at four hospitals and more than 60 outpatient locations. More than 2,500 employee, physician and volunteer partners work side by side with our communities to transform the health of our region – promoting wellness, preventing illness, encouraging recovery and restoring health.Contact:Dawn Bryant, Senior Communications Strategistdbryant@tidelandshealth.org, 8436521636
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