The Importance of Peer Support in Breast Cancer Treatment

By: Victoria Rego

The phrase “walk a mile in someone else’s shoes” has new meaning to me as a breast cancer survivor.  I now understand it’s impossible to know what someone is feeling unless you’ve actually been there yourself. When I was first diagnosed, I didn’t think that talking to others would help, but I was wrong.

August Resource Roundup

August Resource Roundup
Welcome to our monthly resource roundup! Each month, we’ll be curating study opportunities, new clinical trials, research results, news articles, personal perspectives, and upcoming events of interest to women and families affected by breast, ovarian, or metastatic breast cancer.

Meet a Helpline Volunteer: Nancy

Why did you decide to be a SHARE Breast Cancer Helpline volunteer?

I became a SHARE Volunteer because SHARE helped me through my cancer journey and kept me sane. I went to a SHARE support group two days after my diagnosis (because my doctor at the time told me not to.

Meet a Helpline Volunteer: Sheila

Why did you decide to become a SHARE Helpline Volunteer and Peer?

Being matched with a peer with the same diagnosis as mine, and joining SHARE’s DCIS Support Group, sustained me during this trying period in my life. I felt that SHARE was there for me during my entire process: biopsy, lumpectomy, radiation treatment and adjuvant therapy.

July Resource Roundup

July Resource Roundup
Welcome to our monthly resource roundup! Each month, we’ll be curating study opportunities, new clinical trials, research results, news articles, personal perspectives, and upcoming events of interest to women and families affected by breast, ovarian, or metastatic breast cancer.

June Resource Roundup

June Resource Roundup
Welcome to our monthly resource roundup! Each month, we’ll be curating study opportunities, new clinical trials, research results, news articles, personal perspectives, and upcoming events of interest to women and families affected by breast, ovarian, or metastatic breast cancer.

Meet a Helpline Volunteer: Kathy

When I got my diagnosis, I really didn’t know where to turn. I felt as if I were falling off a cliff into the unknown that first week between my diagnosis and the results of my biopsy. Much later, when I saw the SHARE brochure later in my oncologist’s office, I thought, this is how I could help people who feel as lost as I did when I first was diagnosed.

Announcing SHARE’s New Board President: Angelica Cantlon

SHARE is excited to announce we are welcoming a new Board President as of June 2019!

Angelica Cantlon has served on the SHARE Board for two years, including one as Vice President. She brings significant expertise from a long career in global strategy and human capital, as well as a personal connection to SHARE’s mission: Angelica is herself a two-time breast cancer survivor.

May Resource Roundup

May Resource Roundup
Welcome to our monthly resource roundup! Each month, we’ll be curating study opportunities, new clinical trials, research results, news articles, personal perspectives, and upcoming events of interest to women and families affected by breast, ovarian, or metastatic breast cancer.

To “C” Or Not To “C:” Can High Dose Vitamin “C” Impact Side Effects of Chemotherapy?

by Vicky Rego, Breast Cancer Helpline Coordinator

I recently had the opportunity to attend the Breast Cancer Options Integrative Medicine conference at SUNY New Paltz, where there were several workshops discussing topics such as risk and recurrence reduction, medical marijuana in treatment and care, a report back from San Antonio lead by Dr. Sheldon Feldman, stress reduction, nutrition, the financial impact of cancer, and moving beyond BRCA genetic testing.

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