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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
2018 Dates: January 10, February 7, March 14, April 11, May 9, June 13, July 11, August 8, September 12, October 10, November 14, December 12
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 Lois Wilkinson 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
2018 Dates: Jan. 11, March 8, May 10, July 12, Sept. 13, and Nov. 08
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
2018 Dates: Feb. 8, Apr. 12, June 14, Aug. 9, Oct. 11, and Dec. 13.
Second Thursday of the month, every other month (alternates with Bayhealth at Kent)

My Sister’s Keeper: Self-Support Group for Women of Color
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition Dover Office
165 Commerce Way, Suite 2,
Dover, DE 19904
Time: 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
2018 Dates: January 9, February 13, March 13, April 10, May 8, June 12, July 10, August 14, September 11, October 9,
November 13, & December 11
Second Tuesday of the month

“Forever Fighters” Metastatic Breast Cancer Conversation
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition Dover Office
165 Commerce Way, Suite 2,
Dover, DE 19904
Time: 1:00 pm
2018 Dates: July 16, August 20, September 17, October 15, November 19 and December 17
Third Monday of every month

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

In Sussex County:

Postponed until further notice.
“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
2018 dates: January 16, February 20, March 20, April 17, May 15, June 19, July 17, August 21, September 18, October 16, November 20, and December 18.

“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
2018 dates: January 18, February 15, March 15, April 19, May 17, June 21, July 19, August 16, September 20, October 18, November 15, and December 20.

“Continuing the Conversation”
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition Rehoboth Office
18977 Munchy Branch Road
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
Time: 4:00 pm
Fourth Thursday of the month
2018 dates: January 25, February 22, March 22, April 26, May 24, June 28, July 26, August 23, September 27, October 25, and December 27.
We include all breast cancer survivors, not just women for this class.

“Continuing the Conversation” (Western Sussex County)
Nanticoke Cancer Center Library
801 Rd 535
Seaford, DE 19973
Time: 4:00 pm
Fourth Tuesday of the month
2018 dates: January 23, February 27, March 27, April 24, May 22, June 26, July 24, August 28, September 25, October 23, and November 27. No meeting in December.
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.