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What are some ways to get support without a partner?

Share strategies for getting support as a single person diagnosed with prostate cancer.

  1. Support group. I can’t say how valuable my support group has become to me. Fortunately, I live in a city with multiple support groups and I take advantage of that. I’ve made wonderful friends who “understand” and get it. Some group members I even see outside of group. If you don’t live in a city with support group, then join a support group online. Talking to other people going through the same thing you can be very helpful. I mentor with Imerman’s Angels - you can get matched with someone who has gone through the same treatment you had (or having) is also a great resource. Build a support network. Find support anywhere you can. Don’t be afraid to ask to let people help. Many want to help but don’t know what to do. Cancer is not something to do alone.

    1. Whether it’s a mutual friend, location, experience, or point of view, find something in common with another person and start a conversation. You would be surprised as how much support you can get from other people. Join a support group, if theirs none in your area; start one.

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