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Finding someone to talk to about facing our breast cancer diagnosis is no longer such a challenge.

Living Beyond Breast Cancer has trained volunteers for confidential calls. From their newsletter:

Do you want to talk to a woman who understands what you are facing? Consider calling the LBBC Survivors’ Helpline, a national, toll-free telephone service staffed by trained volunteers affected by breast cancer. Helpline volunteers are dedicated to offering guidance, information and peer support in a confidential setting. A woman affected by breast cancer will answer the phone live on Tuesdays from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm ET. At any other time, leave a message and a volunteer will return your call within 24 hours. Our personalized matching service connects you with women in similar circumstances. Spanish-speaking Helpline volunteers are available.

I previously wrote about another organization that has volunteers available all of the time:

Breast Cancer Network of Strength (formerly Y-Me) has a new online counseling program.

YourShoes has the country’s only 24/7 toll-free hotline staffed exclusively by trained peer counselors who are breast cancer survivors. These peer counselors are experienced in handling all types of questions related to breast cancer, and can talk with you about your feelings and concerns. They will make sure your questions are answered and give you the information you need in plain language. Call YourShoes at 800-221-2141.

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