Support For You

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


Breast Care Helpline
1-877 GO KOMEN (1-877-456-6636) is a breast care helpline offering free professional support services to anyone with breast health and breast cancer concerns, including breast cancer patients, survivors, and their families. Helpline hours are 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. EST Monday through Friday. You can also email the helpline at helpline@komen.org.


Support Groups
Support Groups facilitated by local organizations help you connect with other community members who are going through the same thing.  See below for a list of support groups in Arizona:

  • American Cancer Society
    American Cancer Society’s Reach for Recovery program offers in-person visits or phone calls to women facing a diagnosis of breast cancer. For more information call the Patient Services Center at 800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.
  • Banner Desert Medical Center
    Banner Desert Medical Center hosts both a breast cancer and a metastatic breast cancer support group. These two monthly support groups invite women, their families, and their friends to share experiences surrounding the mental, emotional, and physical issues of breast cancer. For more information call 480-412-HOPE (4673) or visit bannerhealth.com.
  • Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center
    Banner Good Samaritan houses a monthly cancer support group for patients, families, and community members by sharing information and providing resources. For more information call Terry Ratner, RN, MFA, at 602-527-3776 or 602-839-4970 or visit bannerhealth.com
  • Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center
    Banner MD Anderson offers three support groups for breast cancer survivors: living and coping with cancer support group, women empowered!, and weight loss tools for breast cancer survivors. Living and coping with cancer is a monthly group led by a licensed social worker to encourage hope and healing for all cancer patients and their support. Women empowered! is a bimonthly support and education group for all women with cancer, and it focuses on self-care, awareness of mind-body connection, and hope. Weight loss tools for breast cancer survivors is a 6-week course offered at various times throughout the year that focuses on exercise, nutrition, and stress management. For more information on these groups call (480) 256-4141 or visit bannerhealth.com.
  • BreastAnswer – Prescott Valley
    The Breast Answer is a support group for women with breast cancer to be able to share common experiences through a cancer journey.  Women can be in any phase or treatment or survivorship. Held second and fourth Wednesday of every month from 4:00 pm -5:30 pm at the Yavapai Regional Medical Center BreastCare Center, 7700 E. Florentine Rd, Prescott Valley, AZ  86314.  Contact Nancy Ledoyen 928-442-8647.
  • Breast Buds
    This Phoenix valley support group meets monthly to share challenges, find hope, offer encouragement, and learn coping skills. You can attend a monthly meeting or give them a phone call. For more information call 480-657-0500 or visit breastbuds.org.
  • Bosom Buddies
    Bosom Buddies supports women of all ages and in all stages of breast cancer, along with their caregivers. They hold support group meetings throughout the Phoenix-metro area and offer knowledge, encouragement, and friendship. Meetings are held at different times throughout the month in Ahwatukee/Chandler, East Valley, Scottsdale, West Valley, Banner Boswell, and John C. Lincoln Breast Health and Research Center. For more information, visit www.bosombuddies-az.org or call at 602-265-2776
  • Cancer Support Community Arizona
    Professionally-facilitated monthly support group for those diagnosed with Breast cancer; to find support and learn from one another. Discuss aspects of living with cancer, treatment options, side effect management and survivorship.  Open to breast cancer patients and caregivers, family and friends of breast cancer patients.  Meets 3rd Tuesday of Every Month at 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.  Please register by calling (602) 712-1006 or e-mail rsvp@cscaz.org.
  • Cancer Centers of Northern Arizona Healthcare – Flagstaff
    The Breast Cancer Resource Center offers support, education, and appearance-related resources. For more information visit myhospitalwebsite.com or call 855-471-4748.
  • Coalition of Blacks against Breast Cancer (CBBC)
    The CBBC holds monthly coalition meetings to provide high quality, reliable information and support to black breast cancer survivors within the Phoenix metropolitan area. Meetings are held at The Cancer Support Community Arizona. For more information contact info@cbbcaz.org or visit www.cbbcaz.org or facebook.com/Coalition-of-Blacks-Against-Breast-Cancer-CBBC.
  • John C. Lincoln Breast Health and Research Center
    A wide variety of support groups meet regularly at the John C. Lincoln Breast Health and Research Center including Yoga for recovery, THRIVE! young breast cancer survivor group, breast cancer learn and support group, look good… feel better!, circle of help advanced breast cancer support group, for men only: supporting the women we love, and cooking for wellness. For more information visit www.jcl.com, call 623-780-HOPE (4673), or email BHRC@JCL.com.
  • Lymphedema Support Group – Prescott
    A support group offered to women with lymphedema related to breast cancer.  We invite you to attend for support, education on lymphedema topics and guest speakers. Held second Tuesday of every month from 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm at the Yavapai Wellness Center, 930 Division St, Prescott AZ 86301. Contact Donna Hannah 928-771-5131 for more information.
  • Singleton Moms
    Emotional, financial and household support is provided to courageous moms and dads undergoing cancer treatment in Maricopa County and part of Pinal County. All support services are at no charge to Singleton Moms families. For more information call 480-818-5285 or visit: www.singletonmoms.org
  • Young Survival Coalition
    The Young Survival Coalition is designed for breast cancer survivors diagnosed in their 40’s or younger, regardless of your current age. They provide support, friendship, and resources to young breast cancer survivors. To meet with other young breast cancer survivors in the Phoenix area, visit www.meetup.com/PhoenixF2F/. For more information on the Young Survival Coalition, visit youngsurvival.org.


Co-Survivor Resources
Susan G. Komen considers a person a survivor from the moment a breast cancer diagnosis is confirmed. Co-survivors can be anyone who is there to lend support from diagnosis through treatment and beyond.

  • Susan G. Komen’s National Website
    The Co-Survivor section of Komen’s national website is where friends and family members can share tips and advice, and read personal stories from others who have been in similar situations. This page also includes information about a variety of topics about breast cancer, including how it is found and what can be expected afterwards.
  • Banner MD Anderson’s Caregiver Education and Support Group
    Monthly educational support for caregivers to encourage hope and self-care while caregiving for loved ones with cancer. For more information visit bannerhealth.com.

Still have questions or cannot find the information you are looking for?  Contact Komen Arizona at info@komenarizona.org or 602-544-2873 or 520-319-0155