Finding out that you have cancer can be an overwhelming and vulnerable time. Trained volunteer cancer survivors who are part of our Peer Cancer Support Program can help.
The Peer Cancer Support Program offers one-on-one peer support to patients as a source of information and emotional support at any time before, during, or after treatment for cancer. Whenever possible, patients and volunteers are matched by age, diagnosis, and treatment. Patients are contacted by phone, email or personal visits.
Volunteers help ease the stress, sense of isolation and fear often experienced by patients diagnosed with cancer. While volunteers do not provide medical advice, they can speak to their thoughts, feelings and concerns from their own experiences with the disease.
If you are a patient and would like to speak to a peer support volunteer or be considered to be a peer support volunteer, please contact Lori Kresse.