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Community Resources for Breast Cancer Patients

There are many organizations in the community that offer valuable resources for breast cancer patients. For more information, take a look at the resources below.

American Cancer Society (ACS)

ACS is a national organization that provides support services and resources to patients and families coping with cancer.

Phone:

800-417-9391

Web site:

www.cancer.org

The Wellness Community (TWC)

TWC is an international non-profit organization dedicated to providing support, education and hope for all people affected by cancer – at no cost.

Phone:

888-793-WELL (9355)

Web site:

www.thewellnesscommunity.org

CancerCare

CancerCare is a national non-profit organization that provides free professional support services for anyone affected by cancer.

Phone:

800-813-HOPE (4673)

Email:

info@cancercare.org

Web site:

www.cancercare.org

National Breast Cancer Coalition (NBCC)

A grassroots organization dedicated to ending breast cancer through action and advocacy. NBCC works to increase federal funding for breast cancer research, improve access to high quality health care; and expand the influence of breast cancer advocates in all aspects of the breast cancer decision-making process.

Phone:

800-622-2838

Web site:

www.natlbcc.org

Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC)

LBBC is a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering all women affected by breast cancer to live as long as possible with the best quality of life.

Phone:

888-753-LBBC (5222)

Email:

mail@lbbc.org

Web site:

www.lbbc.org

The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation

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.

Phone:

800-IM-AWARE (462-9273) or 215-238-8900

Web site:

www.komen.org

Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization, Inc

Y–ME serves women with breast cancer and their families through their national hotline (available 24 hours a day)‚ open-door groups‚ early detection workshops‚ and support programs.

Phone:

800-221-2141 (English)
800-986-9505 (Spanish)

Web site:

www.y-me.org

Cancer Hope Network

Cancer Hope Network is a not-for-profit organization that provides free and confidential one-on-one support to cancer patients and their families.  They provide that support by matching cancer patients and/or family members with trained volunteers who have undergone and recovered from a similar cancer experience. Through this matching process, they strive to provide support and hope, to help patients and family members look beyond the diagnosis, cope with treatment, and start living life to its fullest once again.

Phone:

877-HOPENET (467-3638)

Web site:

www.cancerhopenetwork.org

The Young Survival Coalition

The Young Survival Coalition (YSC) is the only international, non-profit 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.

Phone:

212-206-6610

Email:

info@youngsurvival.org

Web site:

www.youngsurvival.org

Gilda’s Club of Delaware Valley

Provides free social and emotional support for people with cancer and their families and friends, through support and networking groups, lecture, workshops and social events in a non-residential, home-like setting.

Phone:

215-441-3290

Web site:

www.gildasclub.org

PA Breast Cancer Coalition

The PA Breast Cancer Coalition represents, supports and serves breast cancer survivors and their families in Pennsylvania through educational programming, legislative advocacy and unique outreach initiatives. The PBCC is a statewide non-profit organization that creates the hope of a brighter tomorrow by providing action and information to women with breast cancer today.

Phone:

800-377-8828

Web site:

www.pabreastcancer.org

Healthy Woman Program

This program provides free breast and cervical cancer screening and diagnostic services, including mammograms, clinical breast exams, pelvic exams, and Pap tests to qualifying women. To qualify you must be under age 64, have limited or no insurance, and have low to moderate income.

Phone:

800-215-7494

 


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