People often find comfort when they find others that have experienced similar experiences. Support groups for cancer survivorship are essential for maintaining a positive environment for emotional healing and recovery. The Salem Health Community Health
Education Center (CHEC) offers a wide array of support groups to the community.
COVID-19 has created many obstacles for conducting safe social group gatherings. As a result, the Breast Cancer support group is currently on hold.
- Several groups are meeting virtually including the Gynecologic, Women’s Advanced, and Prostate cancer support groups.
- The Knit Well and Thriving & Surviving cancer support groups are holding in-person meetings.
Cancer awareness ribbons
This week and year round, you may see people wearing cancer awareness ribbons as a lapel pin, a ribbon on a shirt, or a bracelet to help raise awareness. The
various colors represent specific forms of cancer and are an outward expression to help show support for survivors and those battling cancer.