American Cancer Society
1-800-ACS-2345, TTY: 1-866-228-4327
The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization. It offers information for patients, family members and survivors. Cancer Information Specialists are available 24 hours a day to answer your questions.
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
1-877-GO-KOMEN (1-877-465-6636), TDD available.
(Se habla español)
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation has been a global leader in the fight against breast cancer through its support of innovative research and community-based outreach programs. They offer a National Toll-Free Breast Care Helpline that is answered by trained and caring volunteers and staff. The helpline is committed to providing timely and accurate information to anyone with breast health and breast cancer concerns, including breast cancer patients and their family and friends. They also offer the Linking A.R.M.S.™ program where eligible breast cancer patients may receive financial assistance grants for oral cancer treatment medications, pain and anti-nausea medication, lymphedema support and supplies and durable medical equipment through a new partnership between the Komen Foundation and CancerCare.
Breast Cancer Alliance
The Breast Cancer Alliance funds breast cancer research and promotes breast health through education and outreach for survivors, their friends and health care professionals. They offer free articles and the Outlook newsletter.
BreastCancer.org is an Internet-based nonprofit organization dedicated to providing reliable, complete and up-to-date information to help women and their loved ones make informed decisions. The Web site offers extensive information related to breast cancer, including symptoms and diagnosis, treatment and side effects, day-to-day matters and how to lower your risk. They also offer free printed publications about how to interpret your pathology report, treatment options and overcoming your fears.
Living Beyond Breast Cancer
Living Beyond Breast Cancer is a nonprofit, educational organization committed to empowering all women affected by breast cancer to live as long as possible with the best quality of life. It provides information and support through transcripts of past educational programs, interactive message boards, a toll-free survivors' helpline, educational conferences, teleconferences and a free subscription to LBBC's quarterly educational newsletter and informational mailings.
National Breast Cancer Coalition
The National Breast Cancer Coalition is made up of breast cancer activists dedicated to ending breast cancer. Its Web site website offers information on research and quality care, education and training, events and more.
CDC's National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program
1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636), TTY: 1-888-232-6348
CDC provides information in English and Spanish on breast and cervical cancers. It also provides access to critical breast and cervical cancer screening services for underserved women in the United States, the District of Columbia, five U.S. territories and 12 American Indian/Alaska Native organizations.
National Breast Cancer Foundation
The National Breast Cancer Foundation's Web site offers information on early detection, signs and symptoms, cancer myths, a questions section and a reading list for patients. This site also offers an information section in Spanish.
Mothers Supporting Daughters with Breast Cancer
Mothers Supporting Daughters with Breast Cancer provides the support mothers need to help them, in turn, support their daughters so they can jointly cope with the effects of breast cancer. MSDBC also offers several inspirational and informative articles on breast cancer and the free handbooks, If You Are a Daughter with Breast Cancer and Mothers Supporting Daughters with Breast Cancer.
National Cancer Institute
The National Cancer Institute offers a number of publications, including the free booklet What You Need To Know About™ Breast Cancer. View the booklets online or order a printed copy online through the NCI Publications Locator. The staff can speak with you in English or Spanish.
CancerCare provides free emotional support, information and practical help to people with cancer and their loved ones.
National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
The NCCS site features the Cancer Survival Toolbox, a free set of self-learning audio programs (also available in Spanish or written in Chinese). Call, email or visit the Web site for ordering information.
Association of Cancer Online Resources
The Association of Cancer Online Resources is a large collection of free cancer-related Internet mailing lists. ACOR also develops and hosts internet-based knowledge systems that allow people to find and use credible information relative to their illness. Women with breast cancer can find a list of ACOR online support groups, as well as online resources on breast cancer.
The Breast Cancer Network of Strength (formerly the Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization)
The mission of the Breast Cancer Network of Strength is to provide emotional relief to anyone affected by breast cancer. They also offer YourShoes, a peer support program that includes a 24-hour cancer support center staffed by trained breast cancer survivors. They offer many publications on the topic of breast cancer and treatment in English and Spanish, as well as some in Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Hindi, Russian and Tagalog.
For more information on risk factors, diagnosis and treatment options for breast cancer, visit the HealthyWomen Health Center at http://www.healthywomen.org/healthcenter/breast.
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