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Panama City Beach, Fla. -

Learning you have breast cancer is stressful, but doctors say keeping a positive outlook can help with both physical and mental healing.  

Terri Kasey is a seven month breast cancer survivor.  She needed a way to connect with other women after her diagnosis. That's when she asked Dr. Andrew McAllister to help her with a breast cancer support group.

Dr. McAllister explains, "It's just a support group for people who are going through it, have gone through it, or know someone who's going through it.  It's a very open forum type group."

The support group is called You Are Not Alone.  Kasey says the group has done wonders for her healing.

"What it has done for me is give me hope.  It's given me a connection with other women," she says.

According to Dr. McAllister, "A person's mental infirmities are just as important as their physical infirmities, and if the mind is not where the body is in the healing process, you're missing a very key component to getting better."

Kasey wants other women to get the support they need as well.

"We have a bond, a sisterhood that no one can appreciate or understand until they've walked through this journey with us," she says with a smile on her face.

The You Are Not Alone Support Group meets the second Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. at The McAllister Center in the Sacred Heart medical building.  That's at 120 R. Jackson Blvd., Suite 140 on Panama City Beach.