American Cancer Society - Pittsburgh
Reach To Recovery
Reach to Recovery is a program that helps individuals cope with breast cancer through one-on-one peer support. It is offered at all points along the cancer continuum, from pre-diagnosis through the entire period when breast cancer remains a personal concern. The program pairs a breast cancer survivor with a recently diagnosed patient who has similar issues. Each volunteer is specially trained to help the patient express their feelings, verbalize her fears and concerns, and be an impartial sounding board for questions and matters that may be affecting them. Contact may be either a personal visit, a phone call, or online based on location. All volunteers are trained and certified by Reach to Recovery standards.
320 Bilmar Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15205
Eligibility: One-on-one support is given through visits between the survivor and patient (either face-to-face, phone, or online visits). In order to be eligible for a visit, patients should be facing one or more of the following issues:• Recent breast cancer diagnosis or facing a possible breast cancer diagnosis• Considering, undergoing or having completed surgery such as lumpectomy or mastectomy• Considering, undergoing or having completed treatment such as chemotherapy or radiation• Considering breast reconstruction• Dealing with lymphedema due to a breast cancer diagnosis• Facing breast cancer recurrence or metastasis
Hours: Weekdays, 8:00am to 5:00pm
Phone/FAX Numbers
  • (800) 227-2345 Hotline
  • (800) 227-2345 Main
  • (800) 227-2345 Hotline
  • (412) 919-1101 Fax
Email Address: mary.huff@cancer.org
Intake Procedure: Call
Fee Amounts: Free
Languages Spoken: French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, English, Sign Language, Cantonese, Tagalog, Mandarin, Hindi, Translators Available, Chinese, Interpreters Available
Services:
  • Health/Disability Related Support Groups
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American Cancer Society - Pittsburgh
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