Someone Like Me

When you or a loved one are facing primary breast cancer, talking to someone who’s been there can really help.

 

Finding someone to speak to

We won’t just put you in touch with someone else who’s had or been affected by primary 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 will:

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

Whatever you're concerned about – whether it's how to make an informed decision about treatments or reconstructive surgery or how to cope with the shock of diagnosis, or learning to regain some sort of normality when treatments have ended – support is just a phone call or email away.

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.

I feel so much more positive and less afraid. I know that there is always someone there to talk who isn't as connected to me so I don’t feel I have to hold back. She cheered me and calmed me each time we spoke. I will never forget her or her help.

Jan, Leeds