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
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.
- Free / no cost to eligible clients
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.
8:00am - 4:30pm, Monday - Friday
|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|
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PH-1400.6500-700Patient to Patient Networking Definition
Programs that link individuals who have a particular type of illness with others having the same illness for the purpose of information sharing and support.
YF-3000.1480-120Breast Cancer Definition
A condition in which there is a malignancy in the tissue of the breast which is characterized by a lump, thickening or other abnormalities. Included is Paget's disease of the nipple, an uncommon type of cancer that forms in or around the nipple and is characterized mild scaling and flaking which may later spread to the areola or other regions of the breast. The disease may also originate in the areola where it resembles eczema, a non-cancerous, itchy rash. Symptoms may include tingling, itching, increased sensitivity, burning and pain. There may also be discharge from the nipple which may appear flattened against the breast. Most people with Paget's disease of the nipple also have underlying breast cancer which may be invasive or confined to the milk ducts.
YF-6000.8000-100Breast Reconstruction Surgery Patients Definition
Individuals who are in the process of making a decision about whether to have surgery done to rebuild a breast shape following a mastectomy, who are scheduled for breast reconstruction surgery or who have had the surgery and are in the recovery process.
YF-6000.8000-500Mastectomy Patients Definition
Individuals who are in the process of making a decision about whether to have a mastectomy, are scheduled for a mastectomy or have had a mastectomy and are in the process of recovering, possibly with the aid of radiation or other further forms of treatment. A mastectomy is a surgical procedure in which malignant tissue in the breast and surrounding structures is removed.