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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
Beginning Your Journey

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:

A Breast Cancer Conversation
St Joseph’s Catholic Church
Price Hall
115 Cleaver Farm Road
Middletown, DE 19709
Time: 6:00 -7:30 PM
2017 Dates: January 11, February 8, March 8, April 12, May 10, June 15 (rescheduled from June 14), no meeting in July, August 9, September 13, October 11, November 8, & December 13
The second Wednesday of every month

To sign up for A Breast Cancer Conversation at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, please contact Lois Wilkinson at (302) 672-6435.

To sign up for other programs in New Castle County, contact Cathy Holloway at (302) 778-1102 x1022.

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
2017 Dates: Jan. 12, March 9, May 11, July 13, Sept. 14, 2017 and Nov. 09.
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
2017 Dates: Feb. 9, Apr. 13, June 8, Aug. 10, Oct. 12, and Dec. 14.
Second Thursday of the month, every other month (alternates with Bayhealth at Kent)

My Sister’s Keeper
DAPI
185 South Street
Camden, DE 19934
Time: 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
2017 Dates: March 14, April 11, May 9, June 13, July 11, August 8, September 12, October 10, November 14, & December 12
Second Tuesday of the month

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
2017 dates: January 17, February 21, March 3/21, April 18, May 16, June 20, July 18, August 15, September 19, October 17, November 21, and December 19.

“Beginning Your Pink Ribbon Journey”
Nanticoke Memorial Hospital Cancer Center
801 Middleford Road
Seaford, DE 19973
Time: 3:00 - 4:30 pm
Third Thursday of each month
2017 dates: February 16, March 16, April 20, May 18, June 15, July 20, August 17, September 21, October 19, November 16, and December 21.

“Continuing the Conversation”
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition Lewes Office
16529 Coastal Highway
Suite 116, (route 1)
Lewes, DE 19958
Time: 4:00 pm
Fourth Thursday of the month
2017 dates: January 26, February 23, March 23, May 4 [NO CLASS on April 27], May 25, June 22, July 27, August 24, September 28, October 26, November 23, and December 28.
We include all breast cancer survivors, not just women for this class.

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