Support groups whose members have themselves had breast cancer are helpful

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7053.361 (Published 10 August 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:361
  1. Helen Caulton
  1. Coordinator Reach for Recovery, Edinburgh Breast Unit, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh EH4 2XU

    EDITOR,—Although all support groups have a useful role, it is a pity that the support group used in June M C McArdle and colleagues' study was not one whose members have all had breast cancer themselves and are specifically dedicated to supporting patients with breast cancer.1 Members of such support groups can therefore truly empathise with the patients …

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