Having someone to talk to is an extremely important part of both mental and physical support for better healing and strength through potential surgery and treatments. The Saul and Joyce Brandman Breast Center - A Project of Women's Guild has started a counseling program ("Reach for Recovery") so every patient has the option to be paired with a breast cancer survivor. It is much easier to talk with someone who has experienced the same challenges, apprehensions and fear. Your counselor will also share the ways she remained strong and fought cancer. Staying positive and expressing your self is very important in the healing process.