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American Cancer Society - Minnesota

Breast Cancer Peer Support - Reach To Recovery

American Cancer Society - Rochester Office

2900 43rd St NW, Ste 350, Rochester, MN, 55901-4294

Distance: 175 Miles

(800) 227-2345

Website

https://www.cancer.org/treatment/support-programs-and-services/reach-to-recovery.html

Service Details

Description

Reach to Recovery offers one-on-one peer support and education by matching breast cancer patients with survivors who had same type of cancer.


As survivors, 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.


Contact may be either a personal visit, a phone call, or online based on location.


Through face-to-face visits or by phone, volunteers give support for those 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. They can also review approved resources that may be able to help with a patient's experience, concerns and questions.


Features

  • Payment
    • Free / no cost to eligible clients 

Eligibility

In order to be eligible for a visit, patients should be facing one or more of the following issues:
* Recent breast cancer diagnosis or facing a possible breast cancer diagnosis
* Considering, undergoing or having completed surgery such as lumpectomy or mastectomy
* Considering, undergoing or having completed treatment such as chemotherapy or radiation
* Considering breast reconstruction
* Dealing with lymphedema due to a breast cancer diagnosis
* Facing breast cancer recurrence or metastasis.


Fees

Free


Business Hours

8:00am - 4:30pm, Monday - Friday


Area Served

Southern Minnesota


Websites

Phone Numbers

Type Number Hours
Main (507) 287-2044 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, Mon - Fri
Toll Free (800) 227-2345 24 hrs / 7 days a week / 365 days a year

Last Update

3/19/2019

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