Mission: 12 patient mentors were trained to meet with newly diagnosied patients. They attended a 10 week training. Packets of information were created for them to take to their physicians offices. Monthly meetings are held to discuss patient interaction, problems and successes. Look good feel better which is an ameican cancer society program is holding their seminars in our facility. Also, the orange county breast cancer coalition meets in our office.
Programs: Twelve patient mentors were trained to be matched with newly diagnosed patients at the physican offices or at other facilities as needed. They received extensive training and meet on an onging basis to discuss successes and challenges and to learn new information about breast cancer and breast cancer treatment