The purpose of this study is to compare two types of groups for breast cancer survivors: a “Meaning-Centered Group” and a “Discussion Group.” Many breast cancer survivors seek help to deal with the emotional burden of having gone through the cancer experience. Participation in groups offering support often helps cancer survivors cope with the stresses of life after cancer by giving them a place to express their feelings.
The Meaning-Centered Group is intended to teach breast cancer survivors how to maintain or even increase a sense of meaning and purpose in their lives after treatment for cancer. The Discussion Group is intended to help breast cancer survivors cope by giving them a place to get support from other breast cancer survivors. If you choose to be in this study, you will participate in one of the two groups. The group you participate in will be determined at random.
The goal of this study is to compare the benefits of these two types of group approaches for breast cancer survivors. The study is also assessing the benefits and feasibility of conducting the groups virtually, using telephone and computer. Since the groups will be held virtually, all activities for this study can be completed at your home.