The goal of the Patient Support Advocate program is to pair patients with survivors that have a similar diagnosis, to give emotional support, hope, encouragement, to walk with them on their cancer journey, and share their own journey.
When you become a buddy, you share your own experience, give emotional support and encouragement, be available by phone or to meet in person, and possibly at times be able to attend doctor visits with those who have no support system. How much of this you do is up to you.
If you need a buddy due to not having a support system, or just want to hear from someone who’s been through a similar experience with cancer, this would be a beneficial program for you.
Click an option below if you need a buddy or would like to be a buddy.