If you have breast cancer, you may want to connect with someone who knows what you’re feeling – someone who has “been there.” Through the American Cancer Society Reach To Recovery program, you can have an online chat or a phone conversation with a trained volunteer who has survived breast cancer and understands what you are going through.
Our volunteers provide one-on-one support to help you cope with treatment, side effects, talking with friends and family, working during treatment, and more. Volunteers do not provide medical advice. Reach To Recovery is a free program.
Reach To Recovery supports people wherever they are in their breast cancer journey.
- Facing a possible diagnosis of breast cancer
- Recently diagnosed with breast cancer
- Considering or have had a lumpectomy or mastectomy
- Considering breast reconstruction
- Have arm swelling (lymphedema) from treatment
- Undergoing or have completed treatment
For more information, please read the FAQs.
Why should I join?
- Find a volunteer to connect with one-on-one.
- Ask questions of someone who has been there.
- Connect with a volunteer when it is convenient for you.
How do I get started?
- Participants must be 18 years or older and live in the United States.
- Click Join Now to begin.
- Complete a profile to find your best volunteer match.
Interested in being a Reach To Recovery volunteer?
Please visit the American Cancer Society Reach To Recovery volunteer page.