Support for You

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

  • If you’re in need of local resources, please do not hesitate to contact the Komen New Orleans at 504-455-7310
  • 1-877 GO KOMEN, a free breast care helpline offering professional support services to anyone with breast health and breast cancer concerns, including breast cancer patients and their families
  • The Co-Survivor section of Komen’s national website, where friends and family members can share tips and advice, and read personal stories from others who have been in similar situations
  • Susan G. Komen Treatment Assistance Fund- Click here for more information on special funds for people with breast cancer

Southshore Support Groups

Touro New Orleans Cancer Survivorship Resources
This program offers survivors access to experienced oncology providers, a wide array of support services and wellness initiatives, and a large community to connect with. It also provides countless skilled specialists who can help you through the various challenges and stages of survivorship.
Click here for more information.

The Cancer Program at Touro Infirmary 
Touro provides comprehensive care and support throughout every step of your cancer journey. From diagnosis through treatment and into survivorship, Touro is committed to providing you with the latest medical treatments along with compassionate care and support.
Click here for more information.

Ochsner-Lieselotte Tansey Breast Center Support Group (across the street from the main campus)
Open to all cancer patients, family members, caregivers, and friends. Meetings are the second Tuesday of each month from 6:00-7:00 pm.

Call (504)-842-3910 or click here for more information.

Ochsner-Healing Yoga for Cancer Survivors and Patients
Yoga classes can help relax your mind and center your thoughts. They can also help you maintain flexibility and may help you cope with symptoms from cancer and chemotherapy. No prior yoga experience necessary. Open to all cancer survivors, men, and women. Available at both Ochsner Fitness Center and Ochsner Center for Primary Care and Wellness.

Registration is not required. No cost to the patient and no yoga experience required.

Call (504) 842-3708 or click here for more information.

New Orleans Breast Cancer Support Groups
Various group meetings are held throughout the year at the Ochsner-Lieselotte Tansey Breast Center (across the street from the main campus).

Click here for more information.

East Jefferson General Hospital
Bosom Buddies
Support Group
Bosom Buddies is an education and support group for women with a diagnosis of breast cancer. Meetings are for patients only. Meetings are the third Wednesday of each month, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm.

Call (504) 503-5292 or click here for more information.

West Jefferson Medical Center
Bosom Buddies Breast Cancer Support Group
An empowering group of women welcomes anyone who has been affected by all stages of breast cancer from diagnosis to treatment and recovery or loss. Meets the first Tuesday of every month.

Call (504) 349-6763 or click here for more information.

West Jefferson Rehab Connection
Lymphedema Support Group
Persons with lymphedema, friends, and family are welcome. It is open to the public so anyone interested in learning about lymphedema may attend. Meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of each quarter (Jan, Apr, July, Oct) from 4-5 pm at 4519 Westbank Expressway in Marrero.

Interested parties can call (504) 349-6140 or click here for more information.

Team Survivors-Breast Edition
A support group for breast cancer survivors and their loved ones.
Meetings are held at the UMC Cancer Center Conference Room.

Call Delia Young at 504-702-3725 or click here for more information.

Northshore Support Groups

Breast Cancer Support ~ Franklinton Area
First Monday of each month at Cafe Bouchee, 1103 Cleveland St., Franklinton ~ Provides support and education to individuals diagnosed with breast cancer.

Call Claire McGuire at 985-839-2256 for more information.

Cancer Connection Support Group
Meets on the second Wednesday of every month from 7:00-8:30 pm at the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at St. Tammany Parish Hospital, 1203 South Tyler St., Covington

For individuals, family members and friends challenged by a cancer diagnosis. The focus is on sharing experiences and quality of life after a cancer diagnosis.

For more info, Contact Colleen Hughes at (985) 276-6832 or cmhughes@stph.org. Click here for more information.

Sister Survivor Support Group
Meets on the first Tuesday of each month from 7:00-8:30 pm at the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at St. Tammany Parish Hospital, 1203 South Tyler St., Covington | Free

Support group open to any female cancer survivor, whether currently receiving treatment or has completed treatment for any cancer diagnosis.

For more information, contact Colleen Hughes at (985) 276-6832 or cmhughes@stph.org.

NEW! Survive Dat! YOUNG Women’s Survivor Support Group
Meetings are held on the third Thursday of every month 7:00 – 8:30 pm at the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at St. Tammany Parish Hospital, 1203 South Tyler., Covington

For more information, Contact Colleen Hughes at (985) 276-6832 or cmhughes@stph.org.

Support Groups to Meet Your Needs
Can’t get to a meeting? Treatment and travel can hinder participation in meetings or you may need more support than a once a month meeting. Cancer Care, a non-profit organization, offers numerous telephone or online support groups. All groups are free of charge and are led by an oncology social worker.

Contact Cancer Care at 800-813-4673 for more information.

Survivors Through Faith ~ Hammond Area
Meetings are held on the last Thursday of the month at 4 pm. Provides support, education, and resources to breast cancer survivors.

Call (985) 542-9246 or email survivorsthroughfaith@yahoo.com for meeting location and more information.