Patient Resources

There are so many resources out there for breast cancer patients and their loved ones. Here are some that we have found most valuable over the years. Please let us know if you have another that should be on these lists.

These resources are suggestions, but are not endorsed by and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Breast Cancer Alliance.
These local and national organizations provide breast cancer information, counseling, publications, advocacy, support and referral services. We do not endorse these but simply list them as a menu of options from which you might find assistance. 
American Cancer Society
Website and 24 hour hotline (800-227-2345) provide information on cancer treatment, early detection, prevention and online services available to cancer patients and their families, including how to talk to children about cancer.
American Life Fund
Provides cancer financial assistance by assisting late-stage patients with the loan or sale of their life insurance policy for immediate funds. 877-412-0524
American Psychological Oncology Society
Provides a free helpline to connect patients and families with local counseling services.
American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
American Society for Clinical Oncology's People Living with Cancer Offers educational information for patients and families.
Breast Self Exam
If you are unsure of how to perform a breast self exam, this link is the resource you need. is a comprehensive site which includes research, news, and online supportive community. Its mission is to help make sense of the complex medical and personal information about breast health and breast cancer.
Cancer Care Inc.
Cancer Care provides free counseling and emotional support, information on medical care and treatment, and help with financial aspects of care; this includes referral to online, telephone and in-person assistance.
Cancer Support Community
This organization connects patients to a variety of support services including live chat rooms, treatment decisions counselor, a transitions program for those who have recently completed cancer treatment, and support programs for children and teens. ...
Cancer Support Team
The Cancer Support Team provides free, comprehensive support services for individuals and families living with cancer in Westchester County, NY. (914) 777-2777
Caring Bridge
Caring Bridge is a platform that allows patients to generate their own website, which can be used for updating friends and family or offering support and encouragement to others undergoing treatment.
Center for Disease Control
The Center for Disease Control works to protect America from health, safety and security threats. Their breast cancer page is just one of many resources. This page includes latest research, frequently asked questions and other select resources.
Center for Hope
The Center helps adults and children living with a life-threatening illness or grieving the loss of a loved one through professional counseling, support and educational programs.(203) 655-4693, 590 Post Road, Darien, CT, 06820 is a registry and results database of publicly and privately supported clinical studies of human participants conducted around the world.
Corporate Angel Network
Corporate Angel Network works to arrange free travel to treatment by use empty seats on corporate jets to fly patients cross-country if necessary. is a free and confidential cancer clinical trial matching and referral service.
Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE) is a nonprofit organization for women who at high risk for breast and ovarian cancers due to their family history and genetic status, and for members of families in which a BRCA mutation may be present.
Gilda's Club
This free, non-profit program offers networking groups, lectures and workshops, social activities and bi-lingual phone support for people with cancer and friends at twenty-seven locations.
Greenwich Home Care
Greenwich Home Care is a premier, locally owned non-medical home care agency with personal, in-home concierge services, cutting-edge communication technologies, and evaluations by registered nurses. Services availability varies.
Greenwich Hospital
Greenwich Hospital's website provides information about local programs and support groups. You can reach their breast center at (203) 863-3031.
Hoosier Cancer Research Network
Hoosier Cancer Research Network is an independent not-for-profit contract research organization specializing in early phase, multi-center, investigator-initiated clinical trials. HCRN studies are conducted through a nationwide network.
Inflammatory Breast Cancer Research Foundation
The IBC Research Foundation specifically targets IBC and the research to find its cause. Contact:
Living Beyond Breast Cancer
On this site you will find current and past issues of this organization's newsletter, transcripts of past educational programs and information about a toll-free survivorsâ„¢ helpline (888-753-5222), which is staffed by breast cancer survivors.
MFN is a free online resource directory for consumers to locate fitness & allied healthcare professionals interested in working with those with chronic disease/medical conditions, including breast cancer.
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Resources for Life after Cancer: Survivorship Program (646) 888-4740. Patients need not have been treated at MSKCC to participate  
National Breast Cancer Coalition
The National Breast Cancer Coalition is working toward knowing how to end breast cancer by January 1, 2020. They have many resources, including a detailed blueprint for their 2020 deadline.
National Cancer Institute
NCI, a federal government agency, offers a cancer information service which seeks to interpret and explain research findings in a clear and understandable manner. Information on clinical trials also can be found at
National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
NCCS is a national advocacy group for people with all types of cancer and those who care for them. The site has hotlinks, legislative news and information on clinical trials. Contact:
National Comprehensive Cancer Network
NCCN, which works in collaboration with the American Cancer Society, is a coalition of 21 comprehensive cancer centers with regularly updated guidelines for cancer. It also provides breast cancer treatment guidelines. (888) 909-6226
National Human Genome Research Institute
The National Human Genome Research Institute focuses on advancing human health through genomics research. This page includes updates for ongoing research and educational information for patients.
National Institute of Health
The National Institute of Health Clinical Trials page is a resource to help patients find and enroll in clinical trials.
National LGBT Cancer Network
The country's first program for all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender cancer survivors and those at risk offers information and advocacy for survivors and education on LGBT psychosocial issues for health care providers.
A service from the University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center providing information, updates on treatment and news on research advances. Also offers online support and discussions groups and book reviews.
Patient Assistant Program Center
Patient Assistant Program Center is a database run by pharmaceutical companies to help patients learn about assistance programs to pay for their medications.
Stamford Health System
Stamford Hospital's Women's Breast Center offers state-of-the-art technology and a warm, personalized approach to breast health. (877) 455-4437


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