"They need all the support they can, if it is the woman who needs the support of the man; the man in her life, the significant other, a husband. If there is not one like that, maybe a brother, a father, some figure right there to help her, and at the same time a circle of women. Of women that maybe some have gone through this and just other women that are on a healing path, a healing journey so that way there is some sort of a buffer where this woman can go to heal her own anxieties, her feelings, her emotions.
And if there is a mastectomy involved, the feeling of loss and grieving for that. There has got to be that support there. The support that almost is a given level of the growth of the person that's healing."