CANCER SUPPORT AVAILABLE: Support Connection, Inc., a not-for profit organization that provides free, confidential support services for people affected by breast and ovarian cancer, offers a wide range of free support groups women with breast and ovarian cancer. Groups focus on topics pertaining to living with cancer through all stages of diagnosis, treatment and post-treatment. They are offered in Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess, and by toll-free teleconference. For a complete calendar of groups at all locations, visit www.supportconnection.org. Advance registration is required for all groups; call 914-962-6402 or 800-532-4290.
The following support groups are scheduled in Putnam and Dutchess in March:
AT EAST FISHKILL COMMUNITY LIBRARY IN HOPEWELL JUNCTION: Breast and Ovarian Cancer Support Group: Tues., Mar. 12, at 10:15 am.
AT PUTNAM HOSPITAL CENTER IN CARMEL: Breast & Ovarian Cancer Support Group: Wed., Mar. 20, at 7 pm
AT VASSAR BROTHERS MEDICAL CENTER IN POUGHKEEPSIE: Breast & Ovarian Cancer Support Group: Thurs., Mar. 28, at 7 pm
BY TELECONFERENCE: For those unable to attend groups in-person, there are monthly Telephone Support Groups via toll-free teleconference, enabling women to participate regardless of their location and from the comfort of their homes. Call a few days ahead to learn how to participate. The Advanced Stage or Metastatic Breast Cancer Telephone Group will take place on Mon., Mar. 4, at 8 pm EST. The Ovarian Cancer Telephone Group will take place on Wed., Mar. 13, at 8 pm EST.