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The Breast Center offers a variety of support programs and services that provide resources for recovery and emotional healing.
Breast Cancer Support Groups
Bosom Buddies and Surviving With Friends are breast cancer patient support groups. 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. Select the day and time that works best for you:
- Bosom Buddies – 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.
- Surviving With Friends – Second Wednesday of each month, 5:30–6:30 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.
MARYS – Meeting And Reviving Your Spirit
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.
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.
|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
The 23rd annual Palmetto Health Foundation Walk for Life/Race for Life held on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, drew more than 8,800 walkers and runners to Finlay Park and surrounding streets in Columbia. The event raised more than $650,000, including in-kind donations for Palmetto Health Breast Center. Thank you to our sponsors, donors, team captains and participants for your record breaking support!