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.
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 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
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
Carebetter
A marketplace for patients to find products to make their experiences easier; a collection of cancer-related resources and a guide for supporters who want to show love and care for patients close to them.  
https://www.carebetter.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
Clinical Trials and Research
Policy Lab provides up to date clinical trial and research information for conditions associated with cancer.  
https://policylab.us/clinical-trials/cancer/breast-cancer/
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
Disability Benefits
Although medical treatments are now widely available and helpful in curing breast cancer, financial costs can be astronomical. This article will give you information about different ways that you might qualify for social security disability.  
http://disability-benefits-help.org/disabling-conditions/breast-cancer
EmergingMed.com
EmergingMed.com is a free and confidential cancer clinical trial matching and referral service.  
http://www.emergingmed.com
Famgenix
Breast cancer can run in families so you should share your family health history with one other. This free, secure app guides you in tracking your family health history and knowing hereditary risk. Download it on the App Store or Google Play.  
https://famgenix.com
FCER
For Care Education and Research offers wellness and health advice in a variety of areas 
https://fcer.org/
Focused Ultrasound Foundation
Focused Ultrasound Treatment for Breast Cancer Focused Ultrasound is a noninvasive image-guided therapy without radiation. Ongoing clinical trials are using focused ultrasound to improve outcomes for early stage and metastatic breast cancer.  
https://www.fusfoundation.org/diseases-and-conditions/oncological/breast-cancer
Greenwich Home Care
Looking for a home healthcare aide? Greenwich Home Care has Health Aides for Greenwich, New Canaan, Norwalk, Westport, Stamford, Darien, CT & all of Fairfield County 
https://www.greenwichhomecare.com/
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/
Imerman Angels
Imerman Angels provides comfort and understanding for all cancer fighters, survivors, previvors and caregivers through a free, personalized one-on-one connection with someone who has been there. You can request or offer support on their website. 
https://imermanangels.org/
Ina: The Intelligent Nutrition Assistant from Savor Health
Personalized clinically, contextually appropriate nutrition + symptom management interventions 24/7 on demand via text. Developed by oncology-credentialed medical experts to help cancer patients in treatment, prevent + manage side effects + more. 
https://adbca.savorhealth.com
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
Inspire Treatments
Inspire Treatments provides insight, data, and tips on various treatments on your breast cancer journey. Share your experiences on treatments, get support on from our 250+ online support groups, and connect with our community of 2+ million members. 
https://www.inspire.com/treatment/
Invision Diagnostics
Invision Diagnostics is a mobile mammography service operating out of Charlotte, NC for anyone in that area in need of radiology services for breast cancer screening.  
https://www.invisiondiagnostics.com/
Know Your DNA
KnowYourDNA was created to guide visitors on how to get the most out of their DNA test results. They do not 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/
Look Good Feel Better
Look Good Feel Better is dedicated to improving the quality of life and self-esteem of people undergoing cancer treatment.They offer complimentary group and virtual sessions that teach beauty techniques to help people with cancer to gain confidence.  
https://lookgoodfeelbetter.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
MedicareFAQ
MedicareFAQ is a Medicare resource center that helps educate beneficiaries, caregivers, parents & their loved ones on all their Medicare benefits. Learn more about Medicare coverage for Mammograms by clicking the link. 
HTTPS://WWW.MEDICAREFAQ.COM/FAQS/MEDICARE-COVERAGE-FOR-MAMMOGRAMS
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 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
NiceRX
NiceRx helps individuals in the United States to access affordable FDA-approved brand name medications through patient assistance programs offered by U.S. pharmaceutical companies. 
https://www.nicerx.com/
Noble Salon
Stylists who can work with cancer patients. 848 High Ridge Road, Stamford, CT 06905, (203) 322-8483  
http://www.noblesalon.com
Power Clinical Trials
Power is accelerating medical innovation by giving patients access to potentially life-saving clinical trials online.  
https://www.withpower.com/clinical-trials/breast-cancer
SpeciCare
SpeciCare brings world-class treatment options to patients, coordinating personalized treatments by using the living tumor tissue of the patient. SpeciCare collaborates with the patient care team and makes functional precision medicine accessible.  
https://www.specicare.com/
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/
Stephanie Dessi Kiley, Occupational Therapy P.C.
Occupational therapists and certified lymphedema therapists specializing in breast cancer recovery. Patients are seen before, during or after treatment for issues including breast pain, tight scars and lymphedema. Offices in NYC and Stamford, CT.  
http://www.StephanieDessiKiley.com
StoreMyTumor
StoreMyTumor has been a trusted tumor preservation service for cancer centers worldwide, specializing in collecting, processing, and storing viable tumors. Viable tumors help patients take advantage of leading-edge diagnostics and treatments.  
http://www.StoreMyTumor.com
Theravive
Theravive is a network of licensed therapists and psychologists committed to helping people receive the best mental health care available. Through building bridges with others, we continually strive to lower mental health stigma.  
https://www.theravive.com/cities/
Trialjectory
TrialJectory is a patient-first digital health company whose mission to democratize access to advanced cancer treatment using AI to inform and empower cancer patients on their treatment journey, capturing and analyzing real-world patient data.  
https://www.trialjectory.com/
Tuck
Tuck is a community devoted to improving sleep hygiene, health and wellness through the creation and dissemination of comprehensive, unbiased, free web-based resources, featured on The Washington Post, HuffPost, NBC News, CNN, NPR among others. 
https://www.tuck.com/
Yoga4Cancer
Andrea Devitofranceschi was diagnosed with breast cancer, and yoga became the center of her healing process. Trained by the Baptiste Institute and Be Shri Yoga, she is a certified Yoga4Cancer teacher, passionate about teaching to cancer survivors.  
https://www.enjoycommunitywellness.com/


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