October 18, 2016
Tagged: Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline and Support Program

Support Group Research

Press Release


October 18, 2016
Contact: Lyn Dobrin, 516.997.8545


Breast Cancer Support Groups: Do They Help?

Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Program Seeks Breast Cancer Survivors for Survey

The Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline & Support Program is seeking breast cancer survivors to respond to a survey to determine the long and short-term value of support groups. The program, which has provided emotional support and education to New Yorkers concerned about breast cancer for 36 years, is in the second year of this research, asking survivors to share their feelings about support groups. The initial results of the research, conducted with 90 respondents, has produced some interesting data:

  • more than 75% of the respondents believe that being a member of a support group was valuable for their recovery;
  • 97% percent of respondents would recommend a support group to a friend who was diagnosed with breast cancer;
  • 98% of the respondents report still thinking about breast cancer at least once every day although more than half have not attended a support group in over a year.

The researchers have found that many of the respondents have favorable thoughts about breast cancer with 65% expressing gratitude that they are grateful that they beat breast cancer and 46% report thinking favorably about the support they received.

Those who are interested in contributing to this research can find the form at or call Erin Nau, LCSW 516-877-4314.

For information, questions, contact

Erin Nau
Counseling and Education Coordinator
p – 516.877.4314
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or call the Breast Cancer Hotline at 800. 877.8077

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