Other CSC programs for women with breast cancer:
A monthly support group for women with advanced (Stage 4) breast cancer meets the fourth Tuesday of the month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the community's home, 4100 Chamounix Dr., Fairmount Park.
CSC partners with the Young Survival Coalition (www.youngsurvival.org) for a networking meeting from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. the first Monday of each month. This group is for women under 40 with breast cancer.
On the second Tuesday of each month, also from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., the Young Survival Coalition and CSC facilitate a separate support group for young women with metastatic breast cancer, to address the their specific needs.
BreastCancer.org (www.breastcancer.org) is the most reliable and up-to-date source of information, Coyne said. She always directs women there first.
Living Beyond Breast Cancer (www.lbbc.org), a locally-based group, gives face-to-face support, along with teleconferences, and a newsletter.
The PA Breast Cancer Coalition (www.pabreastcancer.org) helps underserved women, especially the uninsured.
Mercy Philadelphia Hospital (www.mercyhealth.org), 501 S. 45th St., has several support groups, including the Sisters Supporting Sisters Breast Cancer Group, which focuses on African American women. It meets from 6 to 7:30 p.m. every third Tuesday at the hospital. 215-748-9411.
Men Against Breast Cancer (menagainstbreastcancer.org) educates men who are in relationships with women with breast cancer.
Inflammatory Breast Cancer Research Foundation (www.ibcresearch.org) provides treatment options and support. Inflammatory breast cancer is a rare but aggressive form of cancer.
American Cancer Society (www.cancer.org), Coyne said, updates its support resources every six months so help is there when patients need it.