Peer support can be an important part of coping with major illnesses like metastatic breast cancer. Rather than talk to a professional like a counselor or therapist, you speak with one or more people who are also living with metastatic disease. Peer support can be found in-person, by phone or online.
What Types of Peer Support Are Available?
- Models of Peer Support Peers for Progress defines different kinds of peer support. Peers for Progress is not cancer specific, but the models explained apply to peer support for cancer.
Is Peer Support for Me?
- Why Peer Support is Important for People Coping with Cancer Cancer.Net interviews expert Dr. Schapira about the ways peer support helps people with cancer.
- Is an Advanced Breast Cancer Support Group for You? Everyday Health covers how peer support can help, and gives tips on what to look for as you search for group or one-on-one sessions.
Where Can I Find Support?
- Finding Support This list from our August 2018 issue of Metastatic Trial Talk provides links to organizations that offer support for people with MBC.