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. 
http://www.cancer.org
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  
http://www.americanlifefund.com
American Psychological Oncology Society
Provides a free helpline to connect patients and families with local counseling services. 
http://www.apos-society.org
American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
American Society for Clinical Oncology's People Living with Cancer Offers educational information for patients and families. 
http://www.plwc.org
Breast Self Exam
Breastcancer.org
Breastcancer.org 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. 
http://www.breastcancer.org
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.  
http://www.cancercare.org
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.  
http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/breast
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  
http://www.centerforhope.org
Clinicaltrials.gov
Clinicaltrials.gov is a registry and results database of publicly and privately supported clinical studies of human participants conducted around the world.  
http://Clinicaltrials.gov
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.  
http://www.corpangelnetwork.org
COVID & Mammorgraphy
A perspective for World Mammography Day, the third Friday of each October. Early detection can save lives. 
https://blog.charitynavigator.org/2020/10/navigating-access-to-breast-cancer.html?m=1
EmergingMed.com
EmergingMed.com is a free and confidential cancer clinical trial matching and referral service.  
http://www.emergingmed.com
FacingOurRisk.org
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.  
http://www.facingourrisk.org
FCER
For Care Education and Research offers wellness and health advice in a variety of areas 
https://fcer.org/
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.  
http://www.greenwichhomecare.com
Greenwich Hospital
Greenwich Hospital's website provides information about local programs and support groups. You can reach their breast center at (203) 863-3031.  
https://www.greenwichhospital.org/services/cancer.aspx
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.  
https://www.hoosiercancer.org/
Inflammatory Breast Cancer Research Foundation
The IBC Research Foundation specifically targets IBC and the research to find its cause. Contact: information@mail.ibcresearch.org  
http://www.ibcresearch.org
Know Your DNA
KnowYourDNA was created to guide visitors on how to get the most out of their DNA test results. They don’t just research consumer DNA tests; they order them, use them, explore how they work, and give an unbiased review.  
https://knowyourdna.com/reviews/ancestry-kit-review/
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.  
http://www.lbbc.org
Male Breast Cancer
Male Breast Cancer Coalition's Marc Futterweit and Dr. Robert Bard in a feature interview in CH11 Morning News discussing the rising numbers of male breast cancer.  
https://youtu.be/q5AriA9Wurg
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 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 www.cancertrials.nci.nih.gov.  
https://www.cancer.gov/types/breast
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: info@canceradvocacy.org  
http://www.canceradvocacy.org
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  
http://www.nccn.org
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.  
http://www.genome.gov
National Institute of Health
The National Institute of Health Clinical Trials page is a resource to help patients find and enroll in clinical trials.  
http://www.nih.gov/health/clinicaltrials
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.  
http://www.cancer-network.org
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.  
http://www.rxassist.org/patients
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  
https://www.stamfordhealth.org/


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