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The non-profit After Breast Cancer Diagnosis (ABCD) believes that nobody should experience breast cancer alone - doctors and healthcare providers included.

"Whether physician, nurse, breast care coordinator, patient navigator, medical social worker or another member of the team, today’s healthcare professionals work together to assure that breast cancer patients have the best possible outcomes," said ABCD.  "But not all of the ingredients that lead to the best possible outcome involve clinical services."

Founded primarily by breast cancer survivors, ABCD had developed several ways for breast cancer patients to receive emotional support through their battle. These services include their Breast Cancer Helpline and Resource List for patients and caregivers.

They also have a one-on-one mentoring program that offers "informational and emotional support from trained volunteers who have already 'been there,' who have already personally experience breast cancer and are matched with your patient based on similar medical and demographic profiles."

If your patient is interested in any of these free serves, or in training as an ABCD volunteer mentor, please click here for more information.

Other information:

Treatment and Frequently Asked Questions
How to find support How to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month Homepage

 

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