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Breast cancer support

Breast cancer support groups

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Breast cancer support groups in Minnesota and western Wisconsin

Our breast cancer support groups welcome women in any phase of their breast cancer experience. They meet in these cities:

Advanced Breast Cancer Support Group

This bi-monthly support group is for those with advanced breast cancer. Meetings take place at Minnesota Oncology in Fridley, Minnesota.

Beautiful You

Beautiful You provides make-up and other options for women dealing with hair loss while undergoing cancer treatment. The program is offered the second Thursday of the month in the Harbor Room Cancer Resource Center at Cambridge Medical Center, Cambridge, Minnesota.. Pre-registration is required.

Program for Women Newly Diagnosed with Breast Cancer

This structured, four-session program is for women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer in the last six months. It happens at Piper Breast Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Together in Transition

This bi-monthly support group is for women living with metastatic breast cancer. Meetings take place at Virginia Piper Cancer Institute at Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

American Cancer Society breast cancer support services

We work with the American Cancer Society to bring breast cancer support services to you and your family.

Look Good...Feel Better

A licensed cosmetologist can show you how to enhance your appearance and self-image during breast cancer treatment. Many Allina Health locations offer this service.

Cancer Survivor Wellness Program - St. Paul
Cancer Survivor Wellness Program - Minneapolis

The Cancer Survivor Wellness Program is a series of classes is for people whose lives have been affected by cancer. You will have the opportunity to learn new ways to enhance and support your health throughout your cancer treatment and beyond.

Hospital support services

It helps to know you're not alone. We encourage you and your family to gain support not only from our cancer experts, but also from others going through similar experiences.

Every Allina hospital offers these support services. Your doctor or nurse can tell you how to access them.

Nutrition therapy
Social services
Spiritual care
Financial services
Cancer rehabilitation

Bras, wigs and more

Items like wigs, hats and scarves help many women through breast cancer treatment. Specially fitted bras, camisoles or prostheses can help you feel more comfortable during and after treatment.

The cancer resource centers at these locations offer a selection of bras, wigs and more at no or little cost.

Many insurance companies cover breast prostheses, bras and camisoles. Please check with your insurance company and contact a cancer resource center for a shop or fitter near you.