Breast Cancer Support - There's something just right for you!

STAGE 4 - A Group for Women with Metastatic Breast Cancer Tuesdays, October 20, November 17 & December 15, 6:30 p.m. Beaumont - Royal Oak

This group provides an opportunity for survivors who have metastatic breast cancer to discuss the unique challenges and issues they face. Women with stage four breast cancer often feel unable to talk about their cancer. This format provides a safe arena to converse about what is on your mind and in your heart. You are welcome to attend one or all meetings. This meeting will be facilitated by Psychologist Dr. Sally Smolen of Mercy Works in Farmington Hills. We will be meeting in the Resource Center on the first floor of the Rose Cancer Center, Royal Oak.

You are Not Alone - Peer to Peer Support Group Thursdays, October 22, November 19 & December 17, 1 p.m. Beaumont - Royal Oak

After the storm of a breast cancer diagnosis and treatment you may be left with a lot of unanswered questions and feelings. Sometimes it's just nice to talk to others who may be dealing with some of the same emotions. Topics of discussion will include dealing with fatigue, fear of recurrence, body image concerns, managing anxiety and finding a renewed sense of purpose. Meets in the Royal Oak Cancer Center 1st floor classroom.

Rack Pack: Unique Issues for Young Women with Breast Cancer Tuesdays, October 13 November 10 and December 8, 6:30 p.m.

Are you looking to connect with other young women diagnosed with breast cancer? Our young survivors here at Sharing and Caring are joining forces with the Rack Pack at Gilda's Club. This support group will focus exclusively on the unique issues and concerns specific to young women. From parenting young children, concerns about future fertility, managing careers, sustaining relationships, dating and intimacy, young women often have different experiences and can often feel especially alone and overwhelmed. Finding the right support group can bring strength and friendship as young women struggle to balance their personal and professional lives. Meets at the Gilda's Clubhouse in Royal Oak. 3517 Rochester Road, Royal Oak, MI Please call 248-551-8585 to find out how you can join this group.

Breast Cancer Support Group Mondays, October 19, November 16 & December 21, 10:30 a.m. Beaumont - Troy

The sudden and unexpected changes that go along with a breast cancer diagnosis can be difficult to manage. This small group discussion led by Oncology Social Worker Laurel Martinez, LMSW, LCSW, OSW-C, provides an opportunity for women to discuss the unique challenges facing them as breast cancer survivors. Meets in the Wilson Cancer Resource Center 1st floor conference room, in the Physician Office Building at 44344 Dequindre Road, across the bridge from Beaumont Hospital - Troy.

Additional Programs

Lymphedema: Symptoms, Management & Avoidance Thursday, October 15, 7 p.m. Beaumont - Troy

Lymphedema is a disorder of the lymphatic system that may develop following breast cancer surgery. It remains a concerning secondary complication of many breast cancer patients. It is important to know your risk and learn about preventative measures you can take. Dr. Justin Riutta, Director of Beaumont Lymphedema Clinic and Cynthia Tan, specialized lymphedema physical therapist will lead an interactive lecture and demonstration followed by strength and resistance exercises that you can do at home. Be sure to wear comfortable clothing and bring your questions. Meets in the 1st floor classroom, next to the Sterling Café, in the Physician Office Building, 44344 Dequindre Road, across the bridge from Beaumont Hospital - Troy.

Field Trip! - Macy's 4th Annual Fashion Show Saturday, October 17, 2 p.m.

Call 248-344-7035 to reserve you seat and you will receive a small gift from Macy's when you check-in. Fashion show takes place adjacent to the makeup department, Macy's Twelve Oaks Mall, Novi. At the northeast corner of I-96 and Novi Road.

Angel Pillow Project Mondays, October 5, November 9 & December 7, 12 p.m.

Gather with us for conversation, encouragement and community as we give back and help those who are in treatment. We will be making heart shaped pillows to help other women recover from the physical and emotional pain after a breast surgery. We will provide all tools & materials, but donations of these items are always welcome. Don't sew? Come anyway! We have things you can do. We will meet at Gilda's Club, located at 3517 Rochester Road in Royal Oak. Please call 249-551-8585 to let us know you're coming.

Frankly Speaking About Metastatic Breast Cancer Tuesday, October 13, 6:30 p.m. Beaumont Medical Center - West Bloomfield An estimated 155,000 Americans are currently living with metastatic breast cancer. October 13th was designated Metastatic Health Awareness Day to raise awareness and support for those living with Stage IV disease during breast cancer awareness month. Sharing & Caring is teaming up with Gilda's Club of Metro Detroit to offer a "Frankly Speaking about Metastatic Breast Cancer" workshop. Discover resources available for women with metastatic disease and network with other metastatic survivors. Learn the best ways of communicating with your health care team, the latest treatment options and tips on managing side effects. This workshop will help you understand the common challenges of living with metastatic breast cancer and ways to take care of yourself and move forward. Meets in the lower level, surgical center waiting area at Beaumont Medical Center -West Bloomfield, 6900 Orchard Lake Road. Please be sure to register by calling 248-551-8585.

Volunteer Appreciation Night Wednesday, November 11, 6:30 p.m. Beaumont - Royal Oak

We would not be able to do what we do here at Sharing & Caring without our amazing volunteers. Now it is our turn to thank you and celebrate how you have helped our program throughout the year. Together, you have helped us create a community of support for women who are facing a breast cancer diagnosis. We want you to know that your work has had a true impact on the women we serve. If you have helped us in the past, or wish to help out in the future, please plan on joining us for this fun evening. We will talk about volunteer opportunities for the upcoming year while we visit and enjoy a light dinner and dessert. Please be sure to register by calling 248-551-8585 so we can plan our dinner! Meets in the Royal Oak Cancer Center 1st floor classroom.

What Can Physical Therapy Do for You? Thursday, November 12, 6 p.m. Beaumont - Troy Join us for this special evening as we team up with the One-to-One Ovarian Cancer Support group. All breast cancer and ovarian cancer survivors and their caregivers are invited for a fun, informational evening. Space is limited, please register early by calling 248-689-1146 or 248-551-8585. Meets in the Beaumont Family Medicine Center, 44250 Dequindred Rd., Sterling Heights.

Field Trip! - Leon & Lulu Thursday, December 3, 6 p.m.

Tis the season to shop and give! Leon & Lulu is a one of a kind shopping experience. Come join us for a shopping event like no other and discover unique and one-of-a-kind accessories, gifts, clothing and home accents. It's a fun opportunity to cross off a few last minute gifts on your holiday list, while supporting a great cause. A portion of all proceeds from sales between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. will be donated to Sharing & Caring to help fund future programs and events. Bring a friend and enjoy the fetive evening. We hope to see you there! Leon & Lulu is located in the historic Ambassador Roller Rink in Clawson, 96 W. Fourteen Mile Road.