Breast Cancer Support in the Triangle

The following groups and organizations in the Triangle provide support, information and assistance to women who are diagnosed with breast cancer. Please call ahead to verify information since meeting days, times and places may change.

Breast Friends
A support network that educates through presentations and group discussions for those diagnosed with breast cancer when pre-menopausal. Open to all age-appropriate breast cancer patients.
Meets the second Tuesday of every month, 7-9 p.m.
The Rex Cancer Center Auditorium
4420 Lake Boone Trail, Raleigh

A program designed for families with children ages 6 to 18 who have a parent or guardian diagnosed with cancer. Children and parents meet in separate rooms. Registration is required.
Meets the third Monday of every month, 6-8 p.m.
The Rex Cancer Center
4420 Lake Boone Trail, Raleigh

Look Good…Feel Better
Free group sessions led by cosmetology professionals that aim to improve self-image and appearance. Each two-hour, hands-on workshop includes advice on using wigs, skin care and makeup lessons, and nail-care techniques. Must pre-register for all group sessions.
Programs available at multiple locations including N.C. Cancer Hospital, Rex Hospital and Duke Health Raleigh Hospital. Find a session online at

Lovely Lady of Smithfield Breast Cancer Support Group
A gathering led by women who have combined experience of more than 40 years of working with people that are going through chemotherapy and radiation. Pre-registration required.
Meets the second Monday of every month, 6 p.m.
Lovely Lady of Smithfield
101-1E E. Market St., Smithfield

One-to-One Urgent Needs Counseling
Clinical psychologist Val Proffitt meets individually with cancer patients, survivors and caregivers. Schedule an appointment with her at 919-542-3306.
Cornucopia Cancer Support Center
5517 Durham Chapel Hill Blvd., Ste. 1000, Durham

Other Foundations

The Breast Cancer Resource Directory of North Carolina offers resources ranging from breast cancer risks and diagnoses to financial assistance and support for patients and families. Find the information online at or request a free copy of the print directory by calling 1-800-514-4860.

Pretty in Pink Foundation helps people with breast cancer that have limited or no health insurance. View quarterly newsletters online at or contact the leadership team at 919-863-4137.

Serving 20 counties, the North Carolina Triangle affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure is dedicated to fighting breast cancer in many ways. For more information and resources visit

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