Just Diagnosed with Cancer? Chat with Experts

Thursday, November 18, 2010 bbrandy35, Community Member, asks

Q: I am a breast cancer survivor, but I would like to be a breast cancer counselor and have women with breast cancer to contact me on my phone at home, how can I sign up to do that?

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide
11/18/10 9:13pm

Hi - I'd start with the facility where you were treated; ask if they have any volunteer programs such as you describe. The hospital where I got my treatment has a "buddy" program that pairs women with similar diagnoses/backgrounds, and they connect via phone or email. Your next place to try would be your local branch of the American Cancer Society; they have good outreach and volunteer programs, too. Thanks for wanting to give back and help others; we ALL appreciate your generous spirit! PJH

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By bbrandy35, Community Member— Last Modified: 12/27/10, First Published: 11/18/10