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Someone like me: phone

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One to one support from someone like you.

When you’re facing breast cancer, talking to someone who’s been there can really help.

How you feel and the issues that matter most to you may be affected by what’s going on in the rest of your life.

Someone Like Me won’t just put you in touch with someone else who’s had breast cancer – with a network of around 200 trained volunteers, we’ll find someone who has more in common with you and understands your particular concerns. They’ll:

  • listen
  • offer emotional support and  practical tips
  • share their own experiences
  • support you in making informed decisions

Whether your concerns are practical – such as making an informed decision about treatments or reconstructive surgery, or emotional as you cope with the shock of diagnosis, or try to regain some sort of normality when treatments have ended – support is at the end of the phone.

We also have trained volunteers with a confirmed genetic diagnosis who can offer support to anyone going through genetic testing or with a family history of breast cancer.

‘Speaking to someone who had had such similar experiences and who had felt all the things I was feeling was absolutely invaluable. Unless you have been there, with the best will in the world, you can't understand how a diagnosis of Breast Cancer can affect you in so many different ways.’

‘She knew exactly what I was going through because she had had the same treatment.’

‘This service helped me to come to a decision about my reconstruction. It was great to talk to someone who had been through the same procedure’

How do I get in touch with someone?

Call 0345 077 1893 or email: someonelikeme@breastcancercare.org.uk to tell us what you’d like to talk about and we’ll find the right volunteer for you. If email is more your thing then you can find out about the email service.

Our Someone Like Me service is for people who have or have had primary breast cancer and is also open to partners, family and friends of those affected.

Become a volunteer

We recruit new volunteers to the service at regular intervals – to find out about current opportunities and learn more about the role visit our volunteering page.