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Reclaiming Your Life After Diagnosis by Kim Thiboldeaux, Mitch Golant, Mehmet Oz

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Chapter 14

Help Yourself, Help Others

Emotional Support, Information, and Action

If I had not gone through those red doors of Gilda’s Club, I would have been very isolated and it would have been a very hard struggle.

COMMUNITY MEMBER,Gilda’s Club, Desert Cities

iMAGINE YOURSELF sitting in a room with ten other people who have cancer. Just last week, your doctor suggested you attend such a gathering. So, here you are—a new member of a cancer support group. It begins with the professional facilitator asking you if you would like to share anything about your cancer experience. Perhaps you talk about what type of cancer you have, when you were diagnosed, and what treatments you’re going through. You might choose to add something about your feelings ...

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