The Ruth and Sidney Vine Peer Support Network

The Ruth and Sidney Vine Peer Support Network connects women newly diagnosed or at high risk of developing breast cancer or ovarian cancer one-on-one with others who share similar diagnoses and experiences.

Whether you are at risk for breast cancer or ovarian cancer, are newly diagnosed, or are a cancer survivor you can speak with other women who share your experience in our national Peer Support Network. You can also share your own experience by becoming a Sharsheret “Link,” a peer supporter, and enjoy the rewarding experience of supporting other women across the country. Our confidential “Links” connect over the phone and through email, and offer invaluable friendship and support.

YAD: Young Adult Caring Corner

YAD: The Young ADult Caring Corner at Sharsheret is here to support you as you support your loved one. You are not alone.

It’s scary when someone you love is diagnosed with cancer. You might wonder how you can support them, and you might feel selfish for wanting to also take care of yourself; for wanting to continue to do the things you like to do: seeing your friends, doing your hobbies, going to school and work.

We’re here to help you understand your loved one’s diagnosis, how you can help (even from afar), and how you can take care of yourself while still caring for them.

Share Your Health Care Team

Are you assembling your treatment team and would like to hear about others’ experiences? Through our Ruth and Sidney Vine Peer Support Network, you are able to speak with other women to learn more about the health care professionals they are considering so that you can make informed decisions about your treatment team.

Women have shared with us their oncologists, surgeons, plastic surgeons, radiation oncologists, nutritionists, and more. If we have peer supporters who have used the same doctor you are considering, we can connect you with them so you can ask them about their experiences. This will give you the opportunity to learn about a doctor straight from another patient’s experience.

Meet other Sharsheret peer supporters and hear their stories in this video.

Made possible with support from:

Genentech is a leading biotechnology company that discovers, develops, manufactures and commercializes medicines to treat patients with serious or life-threatening medical conditions.

The YAD program has been dedicated by Joy and Michael Goldsmith.

Sharsheret does not endorse or promote any specific medication, treatment, product, or service.