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Breast Cancer Resources

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Note: If you would like to add an organization please contact us with the information. This list is targeted for Stages I – III.

After Breast Cancer Diagnosis (ABCD)

People affected by breast cancer – patients, family and friends – benefit from personalized, reliable informational and emotional support as a complement to appropriate medical care.One-to-one support provided by people who have first-hand experience with similar breast cancer diagnosis, treatment history and similar life circumstances is a fundamental element of personalized support.One-to-one support, which we call mentoring, is essential to building a life after diagnosis, leading to a more confident, empowered survivor.

800.977.4121 Breast Cancer Helpline – Immediate Support from a Survivor & Mentor Match
414.977.1780 Office and all Program Services
414.977.1781 Facsimile
abcdinc@abcdmentor.org
5775 N Glen Park Road, Suite 201
Glendale, WI 53209
http://www.abcdbreastcancersupport.org/

Alamo Breast Cancer Foundation (ABCF)

Alamo Breast Cancer Foundation (ABCF) has HELPLINE volunteers who can assist callers in navigating the agencies that provide free or low-cost breast and cervical screening and diagnostic services, funded by various grants, if you are eligible. If you have been diagnosed with breast or cervical cancer and cannot afford to pay for treatment, you will be directed to a Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening (BCCS) provider at University Health System (UHS), CentroMed or CommuniCare to determine your eligibility for access to Medicaid for Breast & Cervical Cancer treatment funding. To contact ABCF, call the HELPLINE at 210-692-9535.

http://www.alamobreastcancer.org/community-outreach/patient-assistance/

American Cancer Society (ACS)

Breast cancer services include Reach to Recovery, a support program for newly diagnosed breast cancer patients; Look Good, Feel Better, a program designed to help women with their appearance. Information pamphlets are available upon request.
www.cancer.org
(800) ACS-2345

Breast Cancer Connections

A non-profit dedicated to providing information and support to people dealing with breast cancer or breast health issues.
Breast Cancer Connections
390 Cambridge Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94306
(650) 326-6686 Helpline
(888) 222-4401 Toll Free
http://bcconnections.org/facing-cancer/newly-diagnosed/

Breastcancer.org

A non-profit organization dedicated to providing information and community to those touched by this disease. 
www.breastcancer.org

Bright Pink

Bright Pink gives young women the information they need in order to be their own health advocates. They provide national educational teleconferences for young women already diagnosed with breast cancer and those at high risk for developing the disease.
http://www.bebrightpink.org/

Circulo de Vida (Circle of Life)

Its mission is to walk alongside Latinos living with cancer and their families as they find their way through fear, confusion, and uncertainty of a cancer diagnosis
2601 Mission, Ste. 702
San Francisco, CA
Phone: 415-648-9423
www.circulodevida.org

FORCE (Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered)

FORCE was founded on the principle that no one should face hereditary cancer alone. As a twelve year survivor of hereditary breast cancer, I know that confronting cancer risk can be a complex, confusing, and highly individual journey. Everyone’s path is slightly different because there are no guaranteed prevention, screening, or treatment options. FORCE does not have definitive answers or medical solutions -- unfortunately, no one does at this time -- but we can help you navigate these uncharted waters by equipping you with resources, information, and support.
www.facingourrisk.org

Inflammatory Breast Cancer Research Foundation

Dedicated to researching the cause of Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC), an advanced and accelerated form of breast cancer usually not detected by mammograms or ultrasounds. IBC can be diffuse throughout the breast with no palpable mass. Lymph node involvement is assumed. Inflammatory breast cancer requires immediate aggressive treatment with chemotherapy prior to surgery and is treated differently than other types of breast cancer.
http://www.ibcresearch.org/

Latina Breast Cancer Agency

The mission of LBCA is to facilitate access to simple, practical information, education healthcare. Resources and provide emotional support for Latinas who have been diagnosed with Breast Cancer.
2912 Diamond St. #131
San Francisco, CA 94131
Phone: 415-584-3444 (Main Line)
Phone: 415-584-3449 (Spanish Line)
email: latinabca@hotmail.com

LIVESTRONG

We empower the cancer community to address the unmet needs of cancer survivors. To do so, we encourage collaboration, knowledge sharing and partnership. Then, we develop evidence-based solutions to address both the common and unique problems survivors are facing around the world.

http://www.livestrong.org/

Mautner Project of Whitman-Walker Health

The Mautner Project of Whitman-Walker Health is committed to improving the health of women who partner with women including lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals, through primary medical care, support services, education and advocacy.
1701 14th St., NW - Washington, DC 20009
Phone support is available by appointment. For more information call 202.797.3570.
http://www.whitman-walker.org/mautnerproject

National Cancer Institute (NCI)

The Cancer Information Service (CIS) of NCI serves as a community resource and provides information about cancer, including access to NCI's treatment database. NCI also organizes the Physician Data Query (PDQ), which provides information on clinical trials.
(800) 4-CANCER
www.cancer.gov

National Lymphedema Network

(800) 541 3259
International nonprofit provides education and guidance to lymphedema patients, health care professionals, and the general public.
www.lymphnet.org

Susan G. Komen ®

Dedicated to saving lives and ending breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all, and energizing science to find the cure. Susan G. Komen, formerly known as Susan G. Komen for the Cure and originally as The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, often referred to as simply Komen, is the most widely known, largest and best-funded breast cancer organization in the United States.  Since its inception in 1982, Komen has spent (through 2010) nearly $1.5 billion for breast cancer research, education, advocacy, health services and social support programs in the U.S., and through partnerships in more than 50 countries.  Today, Komen has more than 100,000 volunteers working in a network of 124 affiliates worldwide.
www.komen.org

Sharsheret (BC/Genetic/ Early Diagnosed- Jewish community)

Sharsheret supports Jewish women and families facing breast cancer nationwide. Sharsheret's Embrace program for women living with advanced breast cancer offers individual counseling sessions by phone, a telephone-based support group connecting women with healthcare professionals and with each other, and resources specific to women living with advanced breast cancer. 

Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation

We strive to be a credible source for triple negative breast cancer information, a catalyst for science and patient advocacy groups, and a caring community with meaningful services for patients and their families.
http://www.tnbcfoundation.org/

Young Survival Coalition

Premier international, nonprofit network of breast cancer survivors and supporters dedicated to the concerns and issues that are unique to young women and breast cancer.
National Headquarters:
80 Broad Street, Suite 1700. New York, NY, 10004
phone: 877.972.1011 
email:  resourcelink@youngsurvival.org
Local Support/Networking Groups all over the country. Find us on MeetUp.com (search YSC in order to find the closest YSC group to you)
www.youngsurvival.org