New breast cancer support group forming

Earlier this month, a new breast cancer support group was formed and now meets at Fortuna Adult Day Health Services from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at 2280 Newburg Road. The support group will meet every second and fourth Wednesday evenings.

Pat Cowan, RN, of Ferndale will be the lead facilitator. Pat has worked many years as a medical oncology nurse and has facilitated many support groups including Attitudinal Healing. This support group is being launched by the Humboldt Community Breast Health Project. All women with breast cancer are invited to attend. The meetings are offered at no charge.

For details, call 825-8345. Also, there is a breast cancer support group in Arcata that meets on the first and third Thursdays at 987 8th Street. Attending a support group is helpful for women with a cancer diagnosis. The group motto is "You can't smooth out the surf, but you can learn to ride the waves."