RECENTLY DIAGNOSED

Suggestions for those Recently Diagnosed with Breast Cancer

  • Think positively, seek emotional support, and care for yourself in the process
  • Become familiar with the medical terminology
  • Get a second opinion from another physician
  • Make a list of questions for your medical team and insurance company
  • Research your diagnosis, treatment plan, other treatment options, and possible side effects - DBCC can send you resources to help make informed decisions
  • Take someone with you to your appointments to provide emotional support and take notes
  • Ask questions about your diagnosis, test results, and treatment plan
  • Ask about clinical trials and decide if it's right for you to participate in one (or more)
  • Find out about what your health insurance covers - and doesn't cover
  • Find someone to talk to about your concerns - DBCC can connect you with a breast cancer survivor as a peer mentor
  • Seek advice on how to talk to your spouse/partner, family, children, co-workers and friends
  • Accept help from others - whether it's preparing meals, mowing the lawn, doing housework, or listening to your concerns
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Beginning Your Journey

A diagnosis of breast cancer can be overwhelming for women. DBCC wants to ease their journey by sharing information about the resources that are available to them. They may have questions about their treatment, financial concerns, transportation issues with getting to treatment, or they may need the support of a counselor to help them deal with the emotional side of facing breast cancer.

The “Beginning Your Journey” programs helps connect women with local resources and professional staff at the area’s cancer centers to address their concerns and get the support they need. The programs will be offered monthly, in each county, in partnership with a local hospital.

In New Castle County:

“Beginning Your Breast Cancer Journey”
Helen F. Graham Cancer Center
4701 Ogletown-Stanton Road
East Building
Newark, DE
Times: Programs occur on the Second Tuesday of the month at 4:00 pm and Fourth Friday of the month at 10:00 am
2014 Dates (Tuesdays 4:00-5:30): Jan. 14, Feb. 11, Mar. 11, Apr. 8, May 13, June 10, July 8, Aug. 12, Sept. 9, Oct. 14, Nov. 11, Dec. 9
2014 Dates (Fridays 10:00-11:30): Jan. 24, Feb. 28, Mar. 28, Apr. 25, May 23, June 27, July 25, Aug. 22, Sept. 26, Oct. 24

To sign up for programs in New Castle County, contact Cathy Holloway at (302) 778-1102 x13.

In Kent County:

“Beginning Your Pink Ribbon Journey”
Bayhealth Cancer Center at Kent General
640 S. State Street
Dover, DE 19901
Time: 5:00pm - 6:30 pm
2014 Dates: Feb. 13, Apr. 10, June 12, Aug. 14, Oct. 9, Dec. 11
Second Thursday of the month, every other month (alternates with Bayhealth at Milford)

“Beginning Your Pink Ribbon Journey”
Bayhealth Cancer Center at Milford
21 West Clarke Avenue
Milford, DE 19963
Time: 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
2014 Dates: Jan. 9, Mar. 13, May 8, July 10, Sept. 11, Nov. 13
Second Thursday of the month, every other month (alternates with Bayhealth at Kent)

To sign up for programs in Kent County, contact Lois Wilkinson at (302) 672-6435.

In Sussex County:

“Navigating the Journey: Providing valuable information & resources to those newly diagnosed with Breast Cancer”
Tunnell Center Center
18947 John J Williams Hwy,
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
Time: 4:00 - 5:30 pm
Third Tuesday of each month
2014 dates: August 19, September 16, October 21, November 18, and December 16.

“Beginning Your Pink Ribbon Journey”
Nanticoke Memorial Hospital Cancer Center
801 Middleford Road
Seaford, DE 19973
Time: 3:00 - 4:00 pm
Third Thursday of each month (except Feb. class)
2014 dates: Jan, 23. Feb. 13, March 20, April 17, May 15, June 26, July 17, Aug. 21, Sept. 18, Oct. 16, Nov. 20, and Dec. 18.

To sign up for programs in Sussex County, contact Connie Holdridge at (302) 644-6844.