Many organizations offer Breast Cancer Hotline Telephone numbers where you can speak to a trained volunteer. In addition, you can also request to be matched with a metastatic trained volunteer. Matches can be made based on cancer subtype or a number of other factors, such as type of metastases, whether you have young children, etc. Usually you will then get a call back from the metastatic volunteer within a certain time frame.
SHARE Breast Cancer Helpline can match you with a trained volunteer who is living with metastatic breast cancer. They offer ongoing one-on-one support, matching you with a woman who has had an experience similar to yours. Call 866-891-2392. Hours are 9:30AM to 9:00 PM ET for immediate connection to a trained volunteer. At other hours, you can leave a message and your call is returned within 24 hours. Also available in Spanish: click HERE
Young Survival Coalition SurvivorLink can match you with another young woman who has been through a similar experience. Trained volunteer peer contacts who are living with metastatic disease are available for you to speak with. To request a match, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 877-YSC-1011 during business hours only. (M-F 9-5 EST)
Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC) can match you with a peer counselor who also has metastatic breast cancer. LBBC volunteers answer the Survivors’ Helpline live on from 9am-9pm. All other calls are answered within 24 hours. The Helpline number is (888) 753-LBBC (5222), or women can request a call online.”
Support Connection, Inc. When you call Support Connection’s toll-free cancer information and support hotline, you will speak directly with one of the professional Peer Counselors on their staff. Peer Counselors are breast cancer survivors who are trained and have extensive experience providing counseling and resource information to women with metastatic breast cancer. Call 800-532-4290, Mon.- Fri., 9am-5pm (NY time.)