March 11, 2009

NAGS HEAD, N.C.—If you have been diagnosed with breast cancer, had a biopsy, have started or completed treatment you most likely will have experienced a wide range of emotions. It is common to feel anxiety, fear, and anger. Most women have lots of questions. Sometimes you might feel that you are managing all by yourself and consequently feel alone. But you don’t have to be alone. The Cancer Resource Center at The Outer Banks Hospital has formed a Breast Cancer Support Group. Scientific studies have shown that women who have breast cancer and participate in support groups can positively benefit from this participation and frequently report feeling stronger emotionally, mentally and physically.

“This is a way for women to come together to share experiences, find emotional support and gain knowledge,” said Betse Kelly, MSW Coordinator of the Cancer Resource Center at The Outer Banks Hospital. “This support group will be a place where you can share your journey with other women who have had similar experiences. A breast cancer support group is also a wonderful way for women who have had breast cancer in the past to care about and help women who are more recently diagnosed or who have not yet completed their treatment,” Kelly added.

All women who have or have had breast cancer are welcome to join this group.

For more information about the Breast Cancer Support Group, or to learn more about the Cancer Resource Center, please contact Betse Kelly by calling 252.449.7350. The Cancer Resource Center is located on the second floor of the Medical Office Building adjacent to The Outer Banks Hospital and is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and by appointment.


The Cancer Resource Center is a program of The Outer Banks Hospital that offers numerous support services to people whose lives are affected by cancer. The Center is dedicated to helping patients with cancer better understand their diagnosis and treatment and cope with the disease. We also offer support for friends and family members of a patient. In addition, we help educate the community about cancer to promote early detection and treatment. All services of the Cancer Resource Center are provided at no cost.