General Questions

What happens if the connection between the Mentor Angel and Mentee doesn’t work for whatever reason?

The Mentee and/or Mentor Angel are requested to contact one of our Cancer Support Specialists to help find a supportive and positive solution.

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Can a Mentee be matched with more than one Mentor Angel?

Absolutely. Each person’s cancer experience is different and sometimes it is helpful to benefit from the support of a couple different Mentor Angels.

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Does Imerman Angels give medical advice?

Never. All of our Mentor Angels, staff and volunteers are trained never to give medical advice or to try and diagnose a medical problem.

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How does Imerman Angels ensure that Mentor Angels don’t give medical advice?

Our new training materials ensure each Mentor Angel agrees to our Terms and Conditions and is properly trained before being connected with someone in need.

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Is Imerman Angels able to help any cancer fighter in the world?

Yes. We are available to any cancer fighter, cancer caregiver or cancer survivor of any gender, facing any type of cancer, at any stage level, living anywhere in the world. We welcome anyone at any point in their cancer experience!

Our headquarters is located in Chicago and contains a small group of dedicated staff, hundreds […]

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Does Imerman Angels help people with illnesses that aren’t cancer?

In order to ensure the highest quality of service and mission fulfillment, we are dedicated to helping cancer fighters, survivors and caregivers. We provide limited connections for some benign/pre-cancerous conditions that are treated the same way as a cancer. For someone facing another illness, a referral can be made to one of our partner […]

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How much does it cost to use the Imerman Angels services?

All our services are free. We are committed to ensuring that no one faces cancer alone.

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What age group does Imerman Angels serve?

Anyone at any age, including children, can be matched with a Mentor Angel. Individuals 17 and younger will need parental consent and typically also involves connecting a parent or guardian. We also match cancer caregivers (example: parents of a child cancer fighter or children of an older cancer fighter).

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Which cancer types are represented?

Every cancer category is represented in our database of thousands of cancer survivors. If we are unable to find an appropriate match within our database, we reach out to our cancer partners and/or find a similar match.

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What sorts of questions do Mentees (cancer fighters and caregivers) ask their Mentor Angels? What issues are discussed?

The relationship between a Mentee and a Mentor Angel is a natural, friendly mentorship that is supportive in nature. Mentor Angels never dispense any medical advice or try to diagnose a medical problem.

Conversation topics might include: pain issues; what treatments and side effects feel like; experience navigating the medical system; support from family […]

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