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Cancer support group offers more than meets the eye

Dana Foss, left, and Paula Brozek review information about possible topics at upcoming meetings of the Heartland Cancer Center Support Group.

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Dana Foss believes that most cancer patients would be pleasantly surprised to learn that preconceived notions about a support group simply aren’t true. As facilitator of the Touched by Cancer Support Group at Heartland Cancer Center, Foss can dispel each of those notions.
For example, she outlined, misconceptions include:
- You have to come to every meeting.
- You have to talk at the meetings.
- You don’t have any say in the topics to be discussed.
- It’s the same old thing every time.
- It is depressing.
- You have to be careful of what you say.
“None of these things ...

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