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Many people living with the disease find bone cancer support groups to be helpful. In bone cancer support groups, patients and/or their family members get together to share what they have learned about coping with bone cancer and the effects of treatment, as well as any other concerns. Bone cancer support groups may offer support in person, over the telephone, or on the Internet.

Bone Cancer Support: An Overview

Living with bone cancer is not easy, and some people find that they need help coping with the emotional and practical aspects of their disease.
 

Bone Cancer Support Groups

Some people who are living with bone cancer find bone cancer support groups to be helpful. In these groups, patients or their family members get together to share what they have learned about coping with the disease and the effects of bone cancer treatment. Bone cancer support groups may offer support in person, over the telephone, or on the Internet.
 

Bone Cancer Support From Your Healthcare Providers

People with bone cancer may worry about:
 
  • Caring for their families
  • Keeping their jobs
  • Continuing daily activities
  • Treatment for bone cancer
  • Managing side effects, hospital stays, and medical bills.
     
Doctors, nurses, and other members of the healthcare team can answer bone cancer questions about treatment, working, or other activities.
 

Bone Cancer Support: Using Other Counselors

Meeting with a social worker, counselor, or member of the clergy can be helpful for those who want to talk about their feelings or discuss their concerns. In most cases, a social worker can suggest resources for:
 
  • Financial aid
  • Transportation
  • Home care
  • Emotional support.
     
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