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The Breast Center offers and refers women to a variety of support programs and services that provide resources for recovery and emotional healing.

Breast Cancer Support and Survivorship Programs

Bosom Buddies is our breast cancer patient support group. Group discussions are led by a facilitator regarding coping skills during the breast cancer experience. Programs may also be presented by professional educators in the area of breast cancer. Bosom Buddies meets the second Tuesday of each month, 6:30–7:30 p.m. at Palmetto Health Baptist, 1501 Sumter Street, Breast Center building, ground level. Call (803) 296-2378 for more information.

Breast Cancer Nurse Navigators – Patient Educators 
Our multidisciplinary approach to care is to tailor education and treatment to each patient's specific diagnosis, personality, lifestyles and desires. The Nurse Navigators individually educate and support our patients from the point of their diagnosis throughout the end of their medical treatment.




Healing Icons®
Healing Icons® is a hands-on program of creative expression designed to facilitate art as healing for adult cancer survivors. From surviving to thriving, those who are journeying through the path of cancer need more than medicine to heal. For information, visit Healing Icons® online.

The YMCA of Columbia and the LIVESTRONG® Foundation have joined together to create LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, a physical activity and well-being program designed to help adult cancer survivors achieve their holistic health goals. To register and for more information, call (803) 799-7159 or online visit the Columbia YMCA or LIVESTRONG Foundation.

MARYS – Meeting And Reviving Your Spirit
The MARYS group is intended for female cancer patients and survivors. For more information, please click here. To download the MARYS brochure, click here.

Third Tuesday
11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m.
Celia Saxon Health Center
2133 Solomon Walker Way
Columbia, SC

Libraries for Cancer Resources
Browse through the reference books or take some free brochures to learn more about cancer, how to treat cancer and tips for caregivers. Internet access is provided for additional information.

Spiritual Care
Chaplains are available to provide spiritual support or connect patients and their families with a minister, rabbi, priest or faith-group leader.

  • The chapels at both campuses are open 24 hours a day for prayer and meditation.
  • Call (803) 434-7555 at Palmetto Health Richland for more information.
  • Call (803) 296-5455 at Palmetto Health Baptist for more information. 

Additional Resources

American Cancer Society 1-800-ACS-2345
Cancer Care

1-800-813-HOPE (4673)

Living Beyond Breast Cancer Helpline: 1-888-753-5222
National Cancer Institute Information Service 1-800-4-CANCER
People Living With Cancer 1-703-299-1914
The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation 1.800.I'MA.WARE (1-800-462-9273)
Young Survival Coalition 1-212-206-6610 or toll free 1-877-YSC-1011
Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization 1-800-221-2141 
Spanish: 1-800-986-9505


Plan to be at the Palmetto Health Foundation Walk for Life/Race for Life on October 17, 2015!

The 24th annual Palmetto Health Foundation Walk for Life/Race for Life held on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, drew more than 11,00 walkers and runners to Finlay Park and surrounding streets in Columbia.  The event raised $800,000, including in-kind donations for Palmetto Health Breast Center.

Thank you to all of the participants, donors, sponsors, volunteers and other supporters for making the 2014 Walk for Life/Race for Life a huge success!