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 and most are currently canceled. However, the Gynecologic and Women’s Metastatic cancer support groups are meeting virtually.
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.