When Janell Weatherford was diagnosed with breast cancer, she immediately reached out for a support group. She discovered in Longview, that simply didn't exist.
Janell was diagnosed 6 months ago with stage 3 breast cancer. She had no idea what to expect from the chemotherapy, the surgery or the radiation she was about to undergo. Janell didn't want anyone else to feel alone, so with the help of Longview Regional Medical Center, she developed Longview's only breast cancer support group.
"I wanted it for me and I just really want it for other women. It's for the newly diagnosed, as well as the women that are survivors. It's very comforting for me to talk to women who are either 1 year out, 5 years out or 10 years out, because they do have their stories to tell," says Janell.
The first breast cancer support group in Longview will be held this coming Tuesday at 6:30 PM at the Longview Regional conference center. The center is located at 450 east Loop 281. For more information you can call 903-232-3743.