Review: Breast Cancer Network Of Strength

Breast Cancer, Cancer Websites — By on June 22, 2009 at 5:30 am

breastcancernetworkstrengthA breast cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming. Right away, you’re confronted by uncertainty about the future and questions from family, friends and your health care team.

Your head is spinning, and you don’t know where to turn – until you find Breast Cancer Network of Strength.

Network of Strength has been a trusted resource for 30 years and has helped thousands find the information they need to make educated decisions. From articles on their website, to the knowledge of YourShoes™, a peer counselor support service with a 24/7 Hotline, Network of Strength keeps you informed.

While they do not give medical advice, they do explain in plain language the information you’re likely to encounter. No matter what the breast cancer topic is, Network of Strength provides information you can trust with a survivor’s touch.

Network of Strength is also committed to offering wigs and breast prostheses for women with limited resources. Every year, the organization provides nearly 500 wigs, prostheses and mastectomy bras for the women who need them most.

In addition to offering the products, Network of Strength offers wig care and styling tips, along with 24/7 Hotline support. Affiliates throughout the country facilitate local Wig & Prosthesis Banks, often with salons where women can try on items before taking them home.

YourShoes™  call center: The Network of Strength call center, named YourShoes™, is comprised of peer counselors who are all breast cancer survivors. They understand how important it is to talk with someone who’s been through it. The peer counselors at YourShoes™ help people touched by breast cancer so that they feel the strength and support they need.

These peer counselors are experienced in handling all types of questions related to breast cancer.  They can talk with you about your feelings and concerns and will make sure your questions are answered and give you the information you need in plain language.

You can request to be paired with a peer counselor who had the same diagnosis, is the same age or has experienced similar challenges as you. The confidential free-of-charge service is available to anyone who calls the Hotline. Call 1-800-221-2141 and get immediate emotional relief by speaking to a breast cancer survivor.

To receive more information, get help, or give a donation, please visit: Network Of Strength

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