YOU ARE NOT ALONE is a
program that provides support to patients undergoing cancer
treatement at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center. All volunteers
of the You Are Not Alone program are cancer survivors who understand
the difficulties that often accompany cancer treatments. Because
they have been through this experience, they are committed to
assisting others who have been diagnosed with cancer.
The volunteers of You are Not Alone can accompany cancer patients
through all stages of their treatment. As cancer survivors,
they seek to comfort cancer patients, provide them with information,
or simply help them pass the time.
Cancer patients can use the sevices of You Are Not Alone as
much or as little as they want.
You Are Not Alone volunteers can provide needed support to cancer
with patients during chemotherapy treatment to talk, play cards,
read, or just be there.
with patients before radiation treatment.
patients in the hospital before and after surgery or treatment.
patients at the doctor's office.
with patients over the phone to offer emotional and informational
CONTACTING YOU ARE NOT ALONE
You Are Not Alone seeks to pair patients with volunteers who:
completed a similar cancer treatment.
same age, diagnosis, and/or gender.
complementary/alternative treatments for cancer (if patient
desires such experience)
To reach a You Are Not Alone volunteer, please call 212-305-9700,
enter the (*) sign, and, when asked to indicate the desired
address, enter 80099. Please leave:
for a partner (for example, age, diagnosis, and/or gender)
Your call is important and will be returned promptly.