following web sites offer more information about breast cancer.
The American Cancer Societys Breast Cancer Network
The American Cancer Society is dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major
health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives and diminishing suffering
from cancer, through research, education, advocacy and service. The site
contains breast cancer basics, information about clinical research trials
and free programs such as the Reach to Recovery program, which provides
one-on-one support to newly diagnosed patients.
Breastcancer.org is a nonprofit organization for breast cancer education.
The site contains medical information, research news, a celebrity talking
dictionary, pictures of breast cancer, discussion boards, open chat rooms
and more. The mission of breastcancer.org is to help women and their loved
ones make sense of the complex medical and personal information about
breast cancer, so they can make the best decisions for their lives.
Fertile Hope is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to providing
reproductive information, support and hope to cancer patients whose medical
treatments present the risk of infertility.
KidsCope's mission is to help children and families understand the effects
of cancer or chemotherapy on a loved one, to provide suggestions for coping
and to develop innovative programs and materials that communicate a message
of hope to diverse families coping with this crisis.
Kids Konnected provides peer support and age-appropriate books for children
whose parents have been diagnosed with cancer.
Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC)
Survivors' Help Line (888-753-LBBC)
The mission of Living Beyond Breast Cancer is to empower all women affected
by breast cancer to live as long as possible with the best quality of
life. LBBC offers educational information to women affected by breast
cancer. Programs include conferences, teleconferences, newsletters, survivors'
help line, young survivors' network and other outreach programs.
Men Against Breast Cancer
Men Against Breast Cancer is designed to provide targeted support services
to educate and empower men to be effective caregivers when breast cancer
strikes a female loved one. It also targets and mobilizes men to be active
participants in the fight to eradicate breast cancer as a life-threatening
Mothers Supporting Daughters with Breast Cancer (MSDBC)
This is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to providing support
to mothers whose daughters have been diagnosed with breast cancer. The
organization also matches mothers with mother volunteers across the country
based on the daughters (patients) clinical age at time of
diagnosis and anticipated treatment plan.
National Breast Cancer Coalition
The National Breast Cancer Coalition is a grassroots advocacy effort in
the fight against breast cancer. The coalition was formed with one missionto
eradicate breast cancer through action and advocacy.
National Cancer Institute
The National Cancer Institute (NCI)
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is the federal government's principal
agency for cancer research and training. The web site has up-to-date information
on current clinical trials available for cancer patients.
National Patient Advocate Foundation
The National Patient Advocate Foundation is an organization whose mission
is to create avenues of access to insurance funding for evolving therapies,
therapeutic agents and devices for patients through legislative and policy
Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF)
Patient Advocate Foundation is a national nonprofit organization that
seeks to empower patients to take control of their health care. Case managers
work with patients to discover local, state and federal programs that
provide assistance for their individual needs.
Pregnant with Cancer
This national network was created by three women who all lived through
cancer during pregnancy. The mission of the Pregnant with Cancer Support
Group is to let women who have been diagnosed while pregnant know that
they are not alone.
Sharsheret is a national not-for-profit organization of cancer survivors
dedicated to addressing the unique challenges facing young Jewish women
living with breast cancer.
The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
The 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. Working through a network of U.S.
and international affiliates and events like the Komen Race for the Cure®,
the Komen Foundation is fighting to eradicate breast cancer as a life-threatening
disease by funding research grants and supporting education, screening
and treatment projects in communities around the world.
Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization
(800) 221-2141 (24 hour national hotline)
The mission of Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization is to ensure,
through information, empowerment and peer support, that no one faces breast
cancer alone. Services include a 24-hour Y-ME national hotline, wig and
prosthesis bank, advocacy in action and culturally sensitive breast cancer
services and resources.
Young Survival Coalition
The Young Survival Coalition (YSC) is the only international, nonprofit
network of breast cancer survivors and supporters dedicated to the concerns
and issues that are unique to young women and breast cancer. Through action,
advocacy and awareness, the YSC seeks to educate the medical, research,
breast cancer and legislative communities and to persuade them to address
breast cancer in women 40 and under. The YSC also serves as a point of
contact for young women living with breast cancer.
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