So many questions, fears, and feelings arise after a breast cancer diagnosis
Get free, customized emotional support
Whether you want to talk to someone who understands what you’re going through, or you need trusted, reliable resources to help answer all of your questions, the ABCD team is here to support you every step of the way.
Are you living with Metastatic Breast Cancer? Learn more about our MBC support.
Find a Mentor
Get free, one-to-one support from a professionally-trained Mentor/breast cancer survivor who is similar to you. Here’s how it works:
Tell us about your breast cancer diagnosis and treatment, what’s on your mind right now, and what you’re looking for in a Mentor.
Get matched with one of over 200 professionally-trained Mentors who has similar life and breast cancer experience.
Your Mentor will reach out to you by phone. Together, you’ll decide when and how often you’d like to connect.
Free, completely confidential and always available. Contact us at any time after diagnosis — today, five months or even five years from now. There are no time limits on our services.Get Matched
Healthcare provider? Make a referral here.
No matter what’s on your mind, we can connect you with trusted, reliable resources that can make a big difference during and after treatment. Some of the topics we can assist with include:
When can I have a Mentor?
Mentors are available at time of diagnosis, through treatment and beyond. There are no time parameters to when you can have a Mentor.
How quickly will I be matched?
Once you’ve talked with a Match Specialist, and shared information about yourself, your diagnosis and the most important thing you’d like to talk to a Mentor about, we are able to match you within 48 business hours.
Can I have more than one Mentor?
Yes, you can have as many Mentors as you’d like. For example, a person may be evaluating surgery options and wants to talk with someone who’s undergone a lumpectomy and someone who had a mastectomy. Or, a person may request a second Mentor after they’ve completed treatment to talk about moving forward after a breast cancer diagnosis.
Can my partner get support too?
ABCD provides emotional support to anyone impacted by a breast cancer diagnosis. We have trained Friends & Family Mentors – a spouse, sibling, friend – who have supported someone going through breast cancer who are ready to help others.
Can I talk with my Mentor in person?
Most of our Mentors provide support over the phone or online. If you and your Mentor want to meet in person, you can talk about it together.
What information do you need about me to make a match?
We’ll gather basic information about you and your breast cancer diagnosis. We’ll match you with a Mentor who has similar personal traits, family dynamics and breast cancer type. We’ll ask you what’s the most important thing you’d like to talk to your Mentor about, and we’ll make a meaningful match.
Is my information confidential?
Yes, your information is held in confidence and only shared with your Mentor.
How long will my Mentor be there to support me?
Your Mentor will be there for as long as needed.