Breast Cancer Resources
Information, Support, Counseling, and Educational Materials
Living Beyond Breast Cancer includes a helpline, newsletter and information. Survivors Helpline: 888-753-5222
National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN) provides state-of-the-art treatment information in easy-to-understand language to people with cancer and their caregivers.
Young Survival Coalition connects with other young women diagnosed with breast cancer.
Cancer Care is a national nonprofit organization offering counseling, support, financial assistance and education to individuals with cancer and their families.
Iowa Cancer Consortium offers cancer information and links to resources in Iowa.
American Cancer Society offers cancer information and services.
National Breast Cancer Coalition The NBCC’s mission is to eradicate breast cancer by focusing the government, research institutions and consumer advocates on breast cancer. It encourages advocacy for action and change.
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, University of Texas offers patient and cancer information.
Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation’s Army of Women has two key goals: (1) To recruit women and men of every age and ethnicity, including breast cancer survivors, women and men at high-risk for the disease, and healthy women and men, to partner with breast cancer researchers and directly participate in the research that will lead to eradicating breast cancer once and for all. (2) To challenge the scientific community to shift the emphasis of research beyond the cure to focus on breast cancer prevention research.
FORCE – Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered – this is a website that focuses on people (women & men) who are BRCA+. There is a map of support group locations, unfortunately, none in Iowa, the closest appears to be Minneapolis. On-line support is available. There are many other resources for BRCA+ patients including a research registry to follow BRCA+ individuals.
Bright Pink– This is a breast cancer site including awareness and on-line risk assessment. There are many proactive features regardless of your risk level. Genetic risk (BRCA) is just one topic.