The benefits of support groups for women with breast cancer have been documented by a host of studies. Although the talk sessions don't seem to increase survival, women who participate in them report feeling less pain than those who don't. They're also less prone to anger, anxiety, and depression, according to a study published in The New England Journal of Medicine in December 2001.
A separate study in the journal Cancer indicates that online support groups confer many of the same advantages, including a reduction in depression and stress.
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