Support Connection, Inc. announces a free program: For Men Only, Let’s Talk: An Open Discussion For Men With A Spouse Or Partner Going Through Cancer. It will be held via ZOOM video conference on Tuesday, December 8, from 7 - 8 pm NY time.
Open to men nationwide who have a spouse or partner living with breast, ovarian or gynecological cancer. To learn more or to register, call Support Connection at 914-962-6402 or 800-532-4290 by 5 pm (NY time) on Monday, December 7.
It may be your spouse or partner who has been diagnosed with cancer, but it also affects you, as well as your family. You want to help and be supportive, but it’s not always easy to know how. Speaking with others who are in the same situation is an excellent way to learn, get ideas, and feel less alone.
Open to all men who have a spouse or partner dealing with breast, ovarian or gynecological cancer, at any stage from diagnosis, through treatment and beyond. The open discussion format provides a comfortable, supportive venue to talk with others coping with similar challenges. Share concerns, experiences and information with others who’ve been there too.
A trained facilitator will lead the discussion, to include the following topics:
- What it’s like to see your spouse or partner go through cancer, and how it affects you.
- How cancer can impact you and your spouse or partner, your relationship and your family.
- Coping strategies for you, your spouse or partner, and your family.
- Giving yourself permission to take care of your own needs at the same time as you support your loved one.
DISCUSSION LEADER: Alan Bandes. Alan has personally experienced coping with his own wife’s breast cancer journey, and serves as volunteer facilitator for our men’s open discussion programs.
SUPPORT CONNECTION, INC. is a 501 (C) (3) not-for-profit organization that provides free, confidential support services and programs to people affected by breast and ovarian cancer. Founded in 1996, Support Connection is based in Yorktown Heights, N.Y., but through our toll-free hotline and website we serve people throughout the country. Services include: One-on-one peer counseling and support groups, offering women the opportunity to connect with other cancer survivors; Ongoing wellness classes; Holistic health workshops; Educational programs; Information and referral services; A toll-free cancer information and support hotline (800-532-4290.)