After a second diagnosis of breast cancer in 8 years, I was facing another new and scary surgery. I had done lots of research in discussions with my surgeon and on the internet to understand the details of what was going to happen in the surgery from a clinical point of view, but I had some serious fears about what would happen after. I called the SHARE hotline to reach out for practical information from someone who had experienced this before. In a day or so, I received a call back from a SHARE woman who recently had this surgery, and to our surprise she used the same surgeon. She answered some very personal questions, and I felt very fortunate to have this service available at this difficult time in my life. I have a deep affection for this organization, and hope that it prospers to help and support more women in the future.

Ilene C.

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