If you are facing a cancer diagnosis and considering your treatment options, do not do so alone. In addition to your oncologist, there are many other resources that you can take advantage of to help you move ahead with confidence and a positive attitude. Cancer support groups are a great way to get useful information regarding your diagnosis and to learn some helpful ways to better cope with your condition. To find out how you can get involved with South Florida Radiation Oncology's support groups, visit our resources page on our website. We offer many support groups including Stress Management, Mindfulness Meditation, Yoga, and Massage for cancer patients and their family members. Read on to learn more about the many benefits of participating in a cancer support group.
- Reduce stress and anxiety: There are times when patients burdened with a cancer diagnosis feel like they cannot share too much with their loved ones, for fear of making them upset or worried. This can lead to the unhealthy buildup of negative emotions, which often results in symptoms of stress and anxiety. By sharing these feelings with those facing similar issues, you can cope better with the changes in your life and feel much less isolated.
- Help you to feel stronger: Certain cancer treatments can cause patients to feel less confident in their health and well-being. Consulting with others that are successfully moving through their treatments and have confidence in their treatment modality can lend their strength to the other members of the support group.
- Enhance your quality of life: Arguably, the most important overall benefit of cancer support groups is the significant increase of quality of life that is a common result of regular participation. By sharing your experiences and emotions with others who are facing the same challenges, you can help others while you also help yourself.
Don’t face your diagnosis alone—consult with the expert oncologists at South Florida Radiation Oncology. Our healthcare team specializes in the most cutting-edge radiation treatments available for cancer patients. Contact our staff today at (888) 823-9162 if you would like to learn more about our advanced treatment options. For more details on SFRO support groups, visit our resources page on our website.