American Cancer Society


Total Votes: 0  
Interest: 38

520-226-4291
2015 W River Rd Suite 245
Tucson, Arizona 85712

Email Us
Home
View Mobile Site
Administrative Login

Display Number: 46302
Breast Cancer Support

For more than 45 years, the American Cancer Society Reach To Recovery program has been helping people cope with their breast cancer experience – as early as the first possibility of a diagnosis and continuing for as long as breast cancer remains a personal concern to them.

Finding out that you have breast cancer can make you feel overwhelmed, vulnerable, and alone. Suddenly having to learn about complex medical treatments and trying to choose the best one can also be stressful during this time.

Our Reach To Recovery volunteers is specially trained to help people through their experience by offering a measure of comfort and an opportunity for emotional grounding and informed decision making. As breast cancer survivors, our volunteers give patients and family members an opportunity to express feelings, talk about fears and concerns, and ask questions of someone who has been there. Most importantly, Reach To Recovery volunteers offer understanding, support, and hope because they themselves have survived breast cancer and gone on to live productive lives. Program volunteers do not provide medical advice.

Through face-to-face visits or by phone, Reach To Recovery volunteers provide support to individuals who are:

  • Facing a possible breast cancer diagnosis, recurrence, or advanced-stage breast cancer
  • Considering or have had a lumpectomy, mastectomy, or breast reconstruction
  • Experiencing lymphedema
  • Undergoing or have completed treatment, including chemotherapy and radiation

Volunteers are trained to give support and up-to-date information, including literature for spouses or partners, children, friends, and other loved ones. Volunteers can also review American Cancer Society resources that may be able to help with a patient’s experience, concerns, and questions.

To get matched with a Reach To Recovery volunteer, call us at 1-800-227-2345.

Click Here to Learn More

Your browser must support cookies to use the shopping cart.
American Cancer Society
2015 W River Rd Suite 245 Tucson, AZ 85712
Phone: 520-226-4291
The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem.