Support For You

Breast cancer can be scary and confusing, both for those diagnosed and for their family and friends. It’s important to have a strong support network to help with the physical and emotional demands of this disease. Remember, you are not alone. There are many support services available to assist you on this journey, including:

  • Call 1-877 GO KOMEN, a free breast care helpline, or e-mail helpline@komen.org to receive professional support services for anyone with breast health and breast cancer concerns, including breast cancer patients and their families
  • The Co-Survivor section of Komen’s national website, where friends and family members can share tips and advice, and read personal stories from others who have been in similar situations.
  • If you are interested in participating in or learning more about Breast Cancer Clinical Trails visit BreastCancerTrials.org or ClinicalTrials.gov
  • Did you know that there are many financial resources that can help people living with breast cancer? Find out more.

Support Groups in North Louisiana

Christus Health Cancer Treatment Center BREAST CANCER Support Group 318.453.7674

Meets on the fourth Thursday of the month from 5:30-6:30pm at The Breast Center at 1505 East Bert Kouns Industrial Loop (near Tinseltown).  You do not have to be a Christus Health patient to attend.  All Survivors are welcome!  For more information, contact Denise Tindall at 318-453-7674

Paying It Forward Support Group: 318-322-8482

Group meets on the third Thursday of the month in Monroe at the St Francis Community Health Center

Support Groups in the Baton Rouge Area

Breast Cancer Support Group Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge: 550 Lobdell Ave. Baton Rouge, LA | 12pm – third Wednesday of every month | www.cancerservices.org

Healthy-Steps: Moving you to better health with the Lebed Method: 225-763-4050 | www.BRGeneral.org. Unique exercise program in a fun, supportive environment for breast cancer patients and survivors.

Look Good, Feel Better: 1-800-227-2345 | www.lookgoodfeelbetter.org. Beauty technique class to help restore appearance and self-image during chemotherapy and radiation.

Lymphedema Support Group: 225-763-4050 | www.BRGeneral.org. Hosted during bi-monthly lunch meetings, where a different topic is presented each time.

Mary Bird Perkins Support and Survivorship: https://marybird.org/survivorship/#baton-rouge-programs. THRIVE offers an array of free services for survivors and caregivers with the goal of helping you live a full and meaningful life during and after treatment. This integrative program aims to treat the physical, emotional, social and spiritual aspects of survivorship, combining research-based complimentary therapies with traditional cancer care. We seek to provide options that are respectful of your personal needs and preferences, allowing your values to guide the support services you receive.  Contact information for each program is under the information for that particular program.

Reach to Recovery: 1-800-227-2345. A volunteer visitation program, provided by the American Cancer Society, which matches survivors with patients or anyone who has a concern about breast cancer.

Sisters Network Inc.: 225-456-6271 | www.sistersnetworkinc.org. The local chapter of Sisters Network, Inc., whose focus is to empower the African-American community with knowledge concerning the impact of breast cancer as well as empower breast cancer survivors with the desire and knowledge to achieve a better quality of life for themselves and those who follow.

Sisters Supporting Sisters: Camphor Memorial United Methodist Church | 8742 Scenic Hwy. Baton Rouge, LA | 1st Saturday of each month | 225-921-9072 | www.sistersbatonrouge.org. Educates non-breast cancer survivors and provides support and solace to African American breast cancer survivors.

Survive Dat!: Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge | 550 Lobdell Ave. Baton Rouge, LA | 6pm – 7:30pm on the second Tuesday of every month | 225-215-1343 | www.survivedat.org Louisiana young breast cancer survivor’s network.