If you have been diagnosed with breast cancer, you do not need to tackle it alone. Many of our patients come in and say they do not want to burden family or friends , afraid they will “bring them down.” “I have to be strong for my family…” However, it is in these tough times where you need to reach out. Approximately 1 in 8 woman get diagnosed with breast cancer. Chances are, someone you know has been touched by breast cancer. The only way for you to know is to reach out. Family support is priceless during tough times. This is going to be a journey for you, and you should take charge of it. Reach out to family, friends, talk to other woman through support groups, and even social work can help guide you. Your breast care or reconstructive nurse can help guide you. Don’t be afraid to ask for help.