PEER SUPPORT AND SUPPORT GROUPS

  • The UCSF Cancer Resource Center 
    Offers peer support by telephone or email. The peer support program will match you to a cancer survivor who is similar to you either by life circumstances or diagnosis/treatment trajectory.
    http://cancer.ucsf.edu/support/crc/peer-support 
  • The Cancer Support Community (CSC)  
    CSC offers support and information in many formats. CSC’s toll-free Cancer Support Helpline is open Mon-Fri 9 am-9 pm ET 1-888-793-9355. They have professionally facilitated online support groups and discussion boards as part of their online community Living Room 
    (http://www.cancersupportcommunity.org/MainMenu/Cancer-Support/Online-Support-Groups.html), and a place where you can create your own webpage to keep family and friends informed.
    http://www.cancersupportcommunity.org/find-support  
  • ABCD (After Breast Cancer Diagnosis) 
    Provides a helpline and one-on-one peer support to patients, families and friends by telephone. Hotline: 800-977-4121 Monday – Friday 6 am to 7 pm; Saturdays 6 am to Noon
    http://www.abcdbreastcancersupport.org 
  • Association of Cancer Online Resources (ACOR)  
    ACOR is a collection of online cancer communities designed to provide timely and accurate information in a supportive environment. There are cancer specific groups, as well as treatment and side-effect groups. Allows you to connect with people like you, patient, caregiver, family member or friend.
    http://www.acor.org/  
  • Living Beyond Breast Cancer
    Living Beyond Breast Cancer is a national education and support organization connecting people to trusted information and a community of support. Offers information for newly diagnosed, for young women, LGBT women, African-American women, women with triple negative disease, women living with metastatic breast cancer, and how to understand your pathology report. 
    http://www.livingbeyondbreastcancer.com/  
  • Smart Patients 
    Smart Patients is an online community where patients and caregivers learn from each other about treatments, clinical trials, the latest science, and how it all fits into the context of their experience. 
    https://www.smartpatients.com/