Links

 

African American Breast Cancer Alliance, Inc.
Advocates for screening, early detection, and aggressive treatment for populations at risk.
www.aabcainc.org

 

American Cancer Society (ACS) 
General support and programs for patients diagnosed with breast cancer. Provides educational information, wigs, pain medication assistance and transportation.
www.cancer.org

 

Breast Cancer.org
Includes a talking dictionary that gives you the words you need to understand your breast cancer diagnosis and to ask for the treatments available. The caring and powerful voices of over 50 celebrities give women words to live by plus much needed comfort and encouragement at the critical time when you can feel helpless and alone.
www.breastcancer.org

 

Breast Cancer Center
This resource center has been created especially for those with metastatic breast cancer and individuals that have been initially diagnosed with Stage IV cancer or who are facing a recurrence.
www.patientcenters.com/breastcancer

 

Cancer Alliance of Help and Hope, Inc.
Local, grassroots volunteer-governed charitable organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of local individuals who are touched by cancer, by providing need-based financial assistance, information resources and access to services and support groups in our community.
www.cahh.org

 

Cancer Fatigue
The Oncology Nursing Society explains what causes fatigue and offers practical advice for coping with it.
www.cancersymptoms.org

 

Chemotherapy and Beyond
Scott Hamilton’s chemotherapy site offers the latest chemo information for cancer patients and their families, caregivers and friends.
www.chemocare.com

 

FertileHope
Financial program for cancer patients whose medical treatments present risk of infertility. Provide donated medications and reduced fee services, hotline and message boards.
www.fertilehope.org

 

FORCE: Facing our Risk of Cancer Empowered
Web-based support and information site for women at risk for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. Provides information for women whose family history or genetic status puts them at risk of ovarian and/or breast cancer.
www.brca.com

 

Health Well Foundation
Financial program that helps individuals afford prescription medications they are taking for specific illnesses. Financial aid with prescription drug coinsurance, co-payments and deductibles, health insurance premiums, etc. Offers patients grants for partial or full assistance for one year.
www.healthwellfoundation.org

 

Linking A.R.M.S.
Financial, educational and support program for low-income, under or uninsured women. Assistance with medication, transportation, homecare and childcare. Counseling for patients and families, help with obtaining breast prostheses and wigs.
www.cancercare.org

 

Komen for the Cure Foundation
News, resources, support groups, events calendar and volunteer information, includes chat rooms and links to related sites.
www.komen.org

 

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
Jupiter Medical Center, in collaboration with the University of Massachusetts Medical Center's Center for Mindfulness now offers Mindfulness-Base Stress Reduction (MBSR). This comprehensive, eight-week training in mindfulness meditation is based on ancient healing practices. MBSR is ideal for cultivating greater awareness of the unity of mind and body. The mind is known to be a factor in stress and stress-related disorders. MBSR is designed to help you achieve health and well being in the face of stress, pain or illness. 
www.jupitermed.com/mindfulness

 

National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC)
Information about why an accredited breast center is important to you, find an accredited breast center near you.
www.accreditedbreastcenters.org

 

National Breast Cancer Coalition
Grassroots organization, with a mission to eradicate breast cancer through action and advocacy.
www.stopbreastcancer.org

 

National Cancer Institute – Clinical Trials Search
Educational materials and free fact sheets, clinical trials information.
www.cancer.gov

 

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine at the National Institute of Health
Provides information on complementary and alternative health care.
www.nccam.nih.gov

 

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
This organization, founded by cancer survivors, advocates for research and public policies. Visit the website to learn about programs, conferences, and events that NCCS sponsors. Cancer Survival Toolbox; audio tapes that can be listened to or read online to help cancer patients cope with daily challenges.
www.canceradvocacy.org

 

National Lymphedema Network
Provides referrals to lymphedema treatment centers, health care professionals, training programs and support groups. A quarterly newsletter with cutting edge articles and information, an updated resource guide, educational materials.
www.lymphnet.org

 

Needy Meds
A website of pharmaceutical companies who have special patient assistance programs. Patients can search this site for the particular drug that they will be taking to see if there is an assistance program for that drug.
www.needymeds.org

 

Network of Strength
Support and information, created by women with breast cancer, for anyone who has been touched by the disease.
www.networkofstrength.org

 

Patient Advocate Foundation
Financial assistance to eligible patients, Co-pay relief, Access Benefits Claims Program. Direct co-payment assistance for pharmaceutical products for qualified, insured persons. Educational materials available on the web site, National financial resources by state database.
www.patientadvocate.org

 

Patient Access Network Foundation
Offers financial assistance for medical expenses for insured people. Assists with medications, co-payments, insurance premiums and other out of pocket medical expenses.
www.panfoundation.org/ 

 

Sharsheret
Links Jewish women with breast cancer in a support network. Program on cosmetic side effects of treatment.
www.sharsheret.org

 

Women’s Information Network Against Breast Cancer
To ensure that all individuals from all cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds have rapid access to education, support, and information about breast cancer.
www.winabc.org

 

Y-Me
Provides a support network, offers educational materials and donated wigs and prostheses. ShareRing teleconference and Y-me survivor match program. 24 hour national hotline.
www.y-me.org

 

Young Survival Coalition
Serves as a point of contact offering support and education for young women living with breast cancer.
www.youngsurvival.org