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A nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. . Provides information, day-to-day help through treatment and recovery and emotional support through the entire cancer experience. SUPPORT- Reach to Recovery - One on one support for breast cancer patients with a trained breast cancer survivor who has undergone a similar experience. WIG BANK - To support cancer patients undergoing hair loss, the American Cancer Society provides free wigs through local salons. TRANSPORTATION- Road to Recovery - Transportation for cancer patients to and from cancer treatments and doctor's appointments. Find your local American Cancer Society (ACS) online (click "In Your Area").www.cancer.org (800) 227-2345. Provides information, day-to-day help through treatment and recovery and emotional support through the entire cancer experience. Find your local American Cancer Society (ACS) online (click "In Your Area").A nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. Find your local American Cancer Society (ACS) online (click "In Your Area").
The Metastatic Breast Cancer Alliance—a coalition of nonprofit groups, individuals with metastatic breast cancer, and pharmaceuticals and biotechs—was founded in 2013 to improve, and ultimately transform, the lives of people living with metastatic breast cancer.
The Cancer Resource Foundation, Inc., (CRF) provides financial assistance for genetic testing. ALL4ONE™ Breast Form Fund www.cancer1source.org/all4one. This is a national program that provides up to $300 per prosthesis to women who need help paying for their prostheses. One of the most challenging needs identified by this group was timely access to breast prosthetics, post-mastectomy garments and other post-surgical products during women’s recovery phase. Responding to this need, the All4One™ Assistance Programs were created.
SHARE Cancer Support's mission is to create and sustain a supportive network and community of women affected by breast and ovarian cancers. SHARE Cancer Support brings these women and their families and friends together with others who have experienced breast or ovarian cancer, and provides participants with the opportunity to receive and exchange information, support, strength and hope.
Young Survival Coalition (YSC) is the premier organization dedicated to the critical issues unique to young women who are diagnosed with breast cancer. YSC offers resources, connections and outreach so women feel supported, empowered and hopeful.
Formed in 1993 by eight cancer patient organizations that wished to voice the concerns of cancer survivors during the debate on reform of the health care system. At that time, the CLC focused on initiatives that would guarantee cancer survivors access to high quality care provided by cancer specialists.
The mission of this national non-profit organization is to provide free professional help to people with all cancers through counseling, education, information, referrals, and direct financial assistance.
A non-profit, 501(c) (3), educational organization dedicated to reviving the spirit and transforming the practice of medicine. Working to create a more effective, comprehensive, and compassionate model of healthcare and health education.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Information on the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP) as well as information about breast cancer, resource materials, fact sheets, and other useful information
Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation. The leading resource for information about breast cancer and women's health, including the latest news in breast cancer prevention, detection, and treatment, and the specific concerns of long-term survivors.
KnowYOURbreastcancer.com is a new website designed for newly diagnosed, early stage breast cancer patients seeking more information about their next steps. It specifically addresses genomic testing and how that can be used in helping them and their doctors best determine their course of therapy.
Since 1991, the National Breast Cancer Coalition's trained advocates have lobbied at the national, state and local levels for public policies that impact breast cancer research, diagnosis and treatment.
Part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, NCI coordinates the National Cancer Program, which conducts and supports research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer, rehabilitation from cancer, and the continuing care of cancer patients and their families.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the nation's medical research agency—making important medical discoveries that improve health and save lives.
The Patient Advocate Foundation is a national nonprofit organization that serves as an active liaison between patients and their insurers, employers and/or creditors to resolve insurance, job discrimination, and/or debt crisis matters related to their diagnosis.
Visit their site to locate Komen affiliate in your area. The website has some resources in Spanish available.The website has some resources in Spanish available.www.iwinfoundation.org (800) 462-9273 Provides information, day-to-day help through treatment and recovery and emotional support through the entire cancer experience.
United Way is a worldwide network in 45 countries and territories, including nearly 1,300 local organizations in the U.S. It advances the common good, creating opportunities for a better life for all, by focusing on the three key building blocks of education, income, and health.
New York State Cancer Services Program; The Cancer Services Program (CSP) provides free cervical, breast and colorectal cancer screening and diagnostic services for uninsured and underinsured New Yorkers. Uninsured residents can call the CSP toll-free referral line (1-866-442-CANCER), 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to be directly connected to cancer screening services in the county in which they live or work. For more information about the CSP, visit: http://www.health.ny.gov/cancerservicesprogram
The Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation is an independent 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing help and hope to people with chronic or life-threatening illnesses for whom cost limits access to breakthrough medical treatments. To see a list of illnesses that Pan can assist with medications and copays. Click here for a list of covered illnesses and their hyperlink. Learn more about PAN! http://www/panfoundation.org/index.php
The Cancer Support Community is an international non-profit dedicated to providing support, education and hope to people affected by cancer. - See more at: http://www.cancersupportcommunity.org/
Sage Bionetworks Launches "Share the Journey" iPhone App to Study Breast Cancer
A unique iPhone (News - Alert) app introduced in March 2015 is the basis for a research study that will allow participants and researchers to create better, more effective strategies to enhance breast cancer patients' quality of life. This new app can help women track the physical, mental, and emotional after-effects of breast cancer treatment. Using iPhone sensors and participant surveys, the Share the Journey: Mind, Body, and Wellness after Breast Cancer app tracks five common issues related to breast cancer treatment: fatigue, cognitive difficulties, sleep disturbances, mood changes, and reduction in exercise performance. For full articlehttp://green.tmcnet.com/news/2015/03/09/8156791.htm
The National Cancer Institute is the Federal government's principle agency for cancer research and training. They also provide information on clinical trials and complimentary and alternative medicine. For information on clinical trials click here. For more information on complementary medicine and alternatives click here.
Smart Patients is an online community for patients and families affected by a variety of illnesses. Here you can learn at your own level about scientific developments related to your condition, share your questions and concerns with other members, and use what you learn in the context of your own life. For more information click here.
Mational Coalition for Cancer Survivorship http://www.canceradvocacy.org 877-NCCS-YES (877-622-7937)
Free printable Care Planning Templates to help map out your care from before you begin treatment through when your treatment ends. The Cancer Survival Toolbox: The award-winning Cancer Survival Toolbox® is a free, self-learning audio program that has been developed by leading cancer organizations to help people develop important skills to better meet and understand the challenges of their illness.
Triage Cancer www.triagecancer.org/ 424.258.4NAV (424.258.4628)
Triage Cancer helps survivors, caregivers, health care professionals, and advocates to navigate cancer survivorship through educational events.
Pink-4-Ever, Inc. www.pink-4-ever.org
Project Name: Voices Across the Generations: Breast Cancer Survivorship - Road to Wellness (meets quarterly).
Cancer.Net http://www.cancer.net Web-based resource for patients and their families covering a variety of topics to aid coping with the disease. Information provided by ASCO (American Society of Clinical Oncology).
Cancer Hope Network http://www.cancerhopenetwork.org/
Non profit organization that provides one-on-one support to people undergoing treatment for cancer. Features stories, volunteering, and a bulletin board.
Family Caregiver Alliance http://www.caregiver.org
800-445-8106 Supports and assists caregivers through education, research, services & advocacy. Services include publications, caregiver training, workplace program, research & policy initiatives.
Lotsa Helping Hands http://lotsahelpinghands.com/
Easy to use private group calendar, specifically designed for organizing friends, family, colleagues & neighbors to assist loved ones in need.
Social Security Administration http://www.ssa.gov
888-884-0522 SSDI/SSI – Compassionate Allowances and Expedited payments (presumptive eligibility for certain cancer diagnoses).
WhatNext https://www.whatnext.com/ 800-875-5361 Consumer Credit Counseling Services does not have direct financial aid, but can help deal with debts and the underlying cause of a hardship. The organization can offer low cost debt reduction services, pre- and post-bankruptcy counseling, foreclosure counseling, courses in financial skills, and more.
https://familyreach.org/ Family Reach is a 501(c)(3) organization that provides assistance to families with a child or a young adult (<30) impacted by cancer. Eligible expenses are considered to be necessity items, including mortgage or rent, utilities, auto-related expenses (e.g., repairs, loans, and insurance payments), child care, treatment-related travel, hospital parking, prescription medications, other ancillary uncovered medical costs, etc.
Salvation Army has locations throughout the US. Social services include financial assistance with rent, utilities, health care costs or other needs. Christmas gifts, meals, and clothing may be offered, along with school supplies. Other programs including shelter and housing. 800-382-7556.
Livestrong http://www.livestrong.org (855) 220-7777
To order one or more physical copies of the LIVESTRONG Guidebook and the LIVESTRONG Guidebook Planner & Journal, visit our online store (www.livestrong.org). The two-volume set is free, but shipping and handling charges will apply.
Sisters Network www.sistersnetworking.org,Provides assistance to African American Women for medical supplies as well as brochures. http://www.sistersnetworkinc.org/resources.html
Lymphedivas http://www.lymphedivas.com (866) 411-3482
LympheDivas provides medically correct compression apparel for women with lymphedema. Call to get a listing of local vendors to get fitted, or you can order direct. Office hours are Monday through Friday 9am - 5pm ET.
American Breast Care http://www.americanbreastcare.com/
firstname.lastname@example.org post- mastectomy bra product line.
Cancer and Careers https://www.cancerandcareers.org/
Support for people with cancer who are trying to manage their cancer and their career. Answers and advice for working through treatment, FMLA, disability and insurance assistance.
Inflammatory Breast Cancer Research Foundation http://www.ibcresearch.org/ The first non-profit organization dedicated to research and advocacy for inflammatory breast cancer.
Densebreast-info.com the Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Checklist
Learn how to hold your lawmakers accountable and demand health justice for all women at risk of and living with breast cancer.For step-by-step advice on how to find your representative and senator, what to include in a letter to your lawmakers, how to set up a meeting with your legislator, and much more. From first-time activists to experienced lobbyists, if you want to make your voice heard on critical issues related to breast cancer this resource is for you.
The link for Activism for All: Breast Cancer Action's Legislative Toolkit
Quit Smoking Community is a virtual community that offers support and information for those trying to quit smoking.
The National Cancer Legal Services Network (NCLSN) promotes access to healthcare and seeks to increase the availability of legal services for people living with cancer, their families and caregivers. Through direct work, educational efforts and advocacy, this multidisciplinary coalition helps to alleviate the legal and economic consequences of cancer so that those affected may focus on their medical care and quality of life. The NCLSN supports the efforts of individuals and organizations focused on meeting the legal needs of the cancer-affected community. It augments the voice of disparate services, creates a forum for established and nascent legal advocacy groups, and facilitates the development of similar programs.
Fenway Health in Boston, MA provides a brochure addressing breast cancer screening for transgender individuals. Click on the link to access the brochure http://www.thecentersd.org/pdf/health-advocacy/breast-cancer-facts-for.pdf
They inform consumers about everyday health and safety issues, breaking consumer news, and legal rights. Click here for more information.