Someone Like Me

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

Our Someone Like Me service is for people who have or have had primary breast cancer and people undergoing genetic testing or who have received a genetic diagnosis. It is also open to partners, family and friends of those affected.

Someone Like Me 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

Tell us who you’d like to talk to

Telephone support: You can call us on 0345 077 1893 to tell us what you’d like to talk about, and we’ll find the right support for you. Alternatively, you can fill out our Someone Like Me sign up form.

Email support: If you would prefer to talk about your concerns through email, you can read our volunteer profiles and select someone whose experience best matches your question or situation. By using this service you agree to adhere to our terms and conditions

If you have any questions or queries about the Someone Like Me service, please get in touch with the team on 0345 077 1893 or email us at 


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