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Anyone impacted by a diagnosis of cancer knows that the sense of isolation, loss of control, feelings of helplessness and the desire to connect, get answers to questions and even celebrate good news.

The Living Room provides a place where anyone impacted by cancer can find support, education and hope. The Cancer Support Community offers a way to connect with others through real-time professionally-led support groups, the ability to keep family and friends up-to-date on personal web pages, more than 20 discussion boards and a special space for teens impacted by cancer.

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Online Discussion Boards

Connect with other by participating in our discussion boards. These boards are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and cover a variety of topics. Receive advice, support and offer tips to other people going through similar cancer experiences.

Discussion boards include these topics:​

  • Discussions by Cancer Type

  • Reclaiming Your Life After Cancer

  • Managing Cancer Treatment Side Effects

  • Living with Cancer in your 20s and 30s

  • Family Issues (E.g., Parents with cancer who have young children)

  • Living with Dying

  • Living with Loss

  • Returning to Work

  • Support for Friends and Family

  • And many more

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Support Groups

These real-time groups meet online in a chat room for 90 minutes each week, and are facilitated by professionals specially trained in the issues you face and in running online cancer support groups.

We offer groups for people with cancer, caregivers and those dealing with bereavement. You can sign up for a group to share and learn from other people in a similar situation.

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The Cancer Support Community is now bringing you the best in blogging and creating your own personal webpage. When you sign up with us, you can create a webpage for friends and family to see what is going on with you and how they can help!

Your personal webpage will have the following features:

  • My Updates - The place to update family and friends.

  • Guest Messages - The place where friends and family can go to send personalized messages of love, wisdom, and support.

  • Learning Links -The place to learn about your specific cancer type.

  • Helping Calendar - The place where friends and family can find out about your treatment schedule and how to help you.

  • Giving Angels - The place to ask your personal caring community for financial support if needed.

  • Laughing Medicine - The place to find the humor in the situation – because it’s there. Somewhere.

  • Inspirational Quotes and Photo Gallery - The place where your personal photos, videos and favorite uplifting quotes will inspire you and others.

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