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Breast Cancer – Emotional Support

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​A breast cancer diagnosis can take an emotional and physical toll on you and your family. While treating the cancer is of prime importance, don't ignore the emotional strain.

Many women with breast cancer (and others with different types of cancer) find support programs offer help with the strain it places on relationships. Support groups and other programs help you deal with breast cancer and its many complications.

Your first step toward a healthy lifestyle is making an appointment with your family doctor. Together, you and your doctor can discuss the best options for breast care. Would you like to find a primary care doctor?

Some programs are just for women diagnosed with breast cancer, while others include family members who also must deal with the disease and how it changes life.

WINGS Cancer Survivorship Program

WINGS (We Inspire, Nurture and Give Support​) is a cancer survivorship program that offers holistic care for adult patients throughout the cancer care continuum. Cancer survivorship is the experience of living with, through and beyond cancer.

It comprises the physical, psychological, emotional, social, spiritual, and economic aspects of life that are influenced by cancer, from diagnosis through treatment and all remaining years of life.

Support Groups

Marshfield Clinic Cancer Care offers a variety of support groups​ to meet a wide range of needs for cancer patients and their families.

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If this is a medical emergency, call 911.

Call: 1-866-520-2510

(Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.)

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What Do You Know About Breast Cancer?

Test your knowledge of breast cancer by taking this quiz.

1. Finding breast cancer early is the key to successful treatment.
2. Older women are more likely to develop breast cancer.
3. Most breast lumps are cancer.
4. It's OK to use deodorant on the day you have a mammogram.
5. Women who drink more than one alcoholic beverage a day increase their risk for breast cancer.
6. Women who have their first child before age 30 and breastfeed are less likely to develop breast cancer.
7. Smoking may increase your risk for breast cancer.
8. Breast cancer can be treated by surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy.
9. Starting at age 30, women should have a mammogram every 1 or 2 years.
10. A woman's chances of developing breast cancer are higher if her mother, a sister, or daughter had it.
11. It's safe for women to use hormone therapy for a prolonged time during menopause.
12. Regular exercise can reduce your risk for breast cancer.
13. Breast cancer is the leading cause of death in women.