Emotional life

If you’ve just been diagnosed with breast cancer, we know that you may be feeling overwhelmed. Fear, anger, anxiety, sadness or numbness are all normal feelings to have after a diagnosis. Know that you’re not alone: we’re here for you with support, community and resources to help you navigate and process the different feelings that can come up during this time.   

Breast Cancer Helpline

When you’re ready to talk, we’re ready to listen.
Get emotional support, insights and hope from a trained volunteer who has been diagnosed and treated for breast cancer.


I’m not sure I believe anything can truly prepare someone to hear the words, ‘You have cancer.’ At least that’s how I felt when I heard those words on July 14, 2017. If there is one thing I wish I knew when I was diagnosed with breast cancer, it is to lean in.

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