Maine Cancer Mentors

Emotional support from someone who’s been there.

Maine Cancer Mentors

If you live in Maine and are facing a new cancer diagnosis or recurrence, Maine Cancer Mentors can help. This program matches newly diagnosed cancer patients with a cancer mentor who can provide peer support. Mentors are trained volunteers who have had cancer, are at least one year past their initial diagnosis and are ready to provide emotional support to others.

How does a cancer mentor help?

  • Mentors use their unique perspective to provide support, hope and encouragement.
  • Mentors help allay fears, talk through concerns, discuss available cancer support resources, and provide reassurance.
  • Mentors share their cancer stories and coping strategies.

Become a Cancer Mentor

Cancer mentors are people who have been through their own cancer experience and are trained to provide support, encouragement, and understanding to others. The program offers flexibility for both mentors and the people with whom they are matched.

If it has been at least year since your initial cancer diagnosis and you feel ready to give back,  please fill out this application and someone from the program will be in touch.