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 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
Breast Cancer Alliance Peer Mentoring
BCA has a supportive community of patients who have had or are living with breast cancer & want to support others: newly diagnosed, those with metastatic disease, loved ones & caregivers. If you want support, or want to help, complete this survey. 
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BCAPeer
Breast Self Exam
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
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. ... 
http://www.cancersupportcommunity.org
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  
https://cancersupportteam.org
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.  
http://www.caringbridge.org
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
Chick Mission Fertility Support
Chick Mission tries to ensure that every young woman newly diagnosed with cancer has the option to preserve fertility through direct financial support, educational programs, and advocacy for legislative change.  
https://www.thechickmission.org/
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-19 Related Anxiety
Dealing With Coronavirus Anxiety: Expert Tips  
https://www.psychology.org/resources/expert-tips-coronavirus-anxiety/
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
Family Reach Financial Guidance
Family Reach is dedicated to removing the financial barriers standing between a cancer patient and their treatment. Loss of income, out-of-pocket expenses, and socioeconomic factors create disparities in the financial burdens families face.  
https://familyreach.org/
First Aid
Important first aid tips for people with cancer 
https://pacificmedicalacls.com/first-aid-for-people-with-cancer.html
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.  
http://gildasclubwestchester.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
Grief Works
Grief Works is a bereavement app that is used with or in place of therapy, at a fraction of the cost of a single therapy session. 
https://griefworkscourse.com/qr/?shortlink=5f82c5a8&pid=referral&c=Breast%20Cancer%20Alliance%20website%20referral
Infinite Strength
Infinite Strength's mission is to provide financial assistance to underserved single mothers in active treatment for breast cancer, and emotional support to both mother and child/children through their HOPE Support and HOPE Retreat programs. 
https://www.infinitestrength.org/
Jennifer Mann Therapy
Jennifer is a licensed clinical social worker in private practice specializing in working with women with breast cancer and is oncology social work certified. She provides individual and group therapeutic services tailored to patient needs.  
https://www.jennifermanntherapy.com/
Life Lines
Life Lines lists national, state, regional and local agencies and foundations that help cancer patients and care givers. 
https://online.flippingbook.com/view/792728492/
Life Lines en Espanol
Life Lines enumera agencias y fundaciones nacionales, estatales, regionales y locales que ayudan a los pacientes con cáncer y a los cuidadores. 
https://online.flippingbook.com/view/1052487771/
Livestrong Fertility
Livestrong Fertility is dedicated to providing reproductive information, resources and financial support to survivors whose cancer and its treatment present risks to their fertility. 
https://www.livestrong.org/what-we-do/program/fertility
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
Living with Cancer
LivingWith App is designed to help manage life with cancer. 
https://www.thisislivingwithcancer.com/watch-videos/living-with-app/771
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  
Mental Health After A Cancer Diagnosis
Cancer impacts mental health and can lead to distress, depression, and anxiety. Learn to identify signs of mental health issues and ways to manage emotional well-being during treatment and how mental health and cancer survival impact one another. 
https://online.nursing.georgetown.edu/blog/cancer-mental-health/
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 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
Reclaiming Intimacy
Reclaiming Intimacy is an advocacy organization focusing on sexual health, sexual wellness, and all aspects of sexual dysfunction. They provide holistic therapeutic aids, educational services, and have experts to provide beneficial solutions. 
https://www.reclaimingintimacy.org/
Talking to Children About Cancer
Having to tell your child about your cancer diagnosis can be difficult. Here are some resources that can help. 
http://blog.dana-farber.org/insight/2012/05/how-to-help-your-kids-cope-with-your-cancer/
Team Maggie Fertility Support
Team Maggie arose from the personal journey of Maggie Davis, a 24-year old who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013, followed by the possibility of infertility because of her treatment. Team Maggie is now a resource for others in this situation. 
https://www.teammaggieforacure.org/
The Samfund for Cancer Survivors
The Samfund, now a marquee program of Expect Miracles Foundation, is dedicated to helping young adults who are struggling financially because of cancer. 
http://www.thesamfund.org/get-help/grants/
Transform: Health Equity
TRANSFORM: Health Equity strives to advocate for those whom todays health system marginalizes and all should have the chance to live their healthiest lives. There are so many obstacles at play and some communities struggle more than others.  
https://transform.healthline.com/
Verna's Purse
ReproTech strives to make fertility preservation services available to all who are facing fertility-threatening treatment, offering financial assistance programs to patients faced with economic challenges. 
https://www.reprotech.com/vernas-purse/
What Not To Say
Hear from metastatic cancer patients about what not to say. 
https://vimeo.com/435748926/67938f684c
Workplace Transitions
Do you need guidance on workplace transitions for cancer patients? This resource from Pfizer can help. 
https://www.workplacetransitions.org/


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