St. Vincent Healthcare is dedicated to supporting you and your loved one's spiritual and emotional well-being during your cancer journey. We are proud to offer cancer support groups to those who are currently undergoing cancer treatment, those who have completed cancer treatment and also for the family and friends that have been a constant source of support throughout the process.
Support groups present information, provide comfort, teach coping skills, reduce anxiety and provide a place for people to share common concerns and offer emotional support. Evidence shows that support groups can improve quality of life for people with cancer. The scientific community believes that support groups can enhance quality of life for people who have cancer by providing information and support to overcome feelings of aloneness and helplessness which may result from a cancer diagnosis. Research has shown people diagnosed with cancer are better able to deal with their disease when supported by others in similar situations.
All St. Vincent Healthcare cancer support groups are complimentary, as well as confidential.
The following support groups are available to assist you:
- Breast Cancer Support Group - This group offers support for those affect by breast cancer, from newly diagnosed to survivor. It is facilitated by a St. Vincent Healthcare Breast Health Navigator. This group meets the 2nd Monday of each month from 6:30-8pm in the Mansfield Health Education Center, 2900 12th Avenue N. For more information, please call 237-3115.
- FORCE (Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered) - This group is open to individuals and families affected by hereditary breast and ovarian cancers. Please contact the Billings FORCE outreach coordinator at 656-2031 for more information about the group, including meeting times and dates.