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HER2 Breast Cancer Support
6973 Mimosa Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92009
760-602-9178
http://her2support.org/home
Provides information and support to women who have HER2 positive breast cancer.
21st Century Care
www.21stcenturycare.org
Advanced Breast Cancer Community
http://advancedbreastcancercommunity.org/
A comprehensive information source and online community solely dedicated to the needs of advanced/metastatic breast cancer patients, caregivers, family and friends, and healthcare providers. Young Women and Breast Cancer
African American Women with Breast Cancer Sisters Network, Inc
8787 Woodway Drive – Suite 4206 Houston – TX 77063 713-781-0255
1-866-781-1808
www.sistersnetworkinc.org
A national African American breast cancer survivorship organization.
Air Charity Network
1-877-621-7177
www.aircharitynetwork.org
Provides access for people in need seeking free air transportation to specialized health care facilities or distant destinations.
Air Flight: Mid Atlantic
1-800-296-3797
www.angelflightmidatlantic.org
Provides access to air travel for people in need.
AMC Cancer Research Center Cancer Intervention Division
1600 Pierce Street
Denver, CO 80214
1-800-525-3777
http://cucancercenterfund.org/
Provides Cancer Information and Counseling Line (CICL).
American Breast Cancer Foundation
1220-B E. Joppa Road, Suite 328
Baltimore, MD 21286
1-877-323-4226
Email: bcancertw@aol.com, www.abcf.org
Financial assistance for screening and diagnostic mammography and ultrasound, consultation with a surgeon, biopsy, and treatment and the purchase of wigs and prosthesis. Emergency grants are also available.
American Cancer Society
1-888-227-6333
Provides transportation for chemotherapy or radiation visits, free wigs and some prosthesis, and support group information. ACS runs the HOPE Lodge, which provides free housing and transportation for people undergoing treatment in Baltimore City. Look Good Feel Better is a program designed to help women cope with appearance-related side effects of treatment. Reach to Recovery is a buddy program that provides a newly diagnosed woman with a survivor who has
been in a similar situation. Additionally, there is a dietitian on call to help with any nutritional needs and a MSW for appropriate referrals.
American Cancer Society
1599 Clifton Road, NE Atlanta, GA 30329
1-800-ACS-2345
1-866-228-4327 for TTY
www.cancer.org
Provides information and support available 24 hours a day seven days a week.
American Cancer Society: Spanish, Asian and Pacific Islander Materials
www.cancer.org/apicem/default
Cancer information for Asian and Pacific Islander\
American Institute for Cancer Research
www.aicr.org/patients-survivors
American Institute for Cancer Research
1759 R Street, N.W. Washington, DC 20009
202-328-7744 (in DC)
1-800-843-8114
www.aicr.org
American Psychosocial Oncology Society
1-866-276-7443
154 Hansen Rd Suite 201
Charlottesville, VA 22911 www.apos-society.org Referrals for local counseling services throughout the US.
American Society of Clinical Hypnosis
140 N. Bloomingdale Rd Bloomingdale, IL 60108
630-980-4740
www.asch.net
Workshops, certification, information.
American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
444 Easton Algonquin Road
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
1-888-4-PLASTIC
www.plasticsurgery.org
Annie Appleseed Project
www.annieappleseedproject.org
Provides information and education regarding complementary or alternative medicine and natural therapies.
Annie Appleseed Project Breast Cancer Action
55 New Montgomery St., Suite 323 San Francisco, CA 94105
1-877-2STOPBC (278-6722)
bcaction.org
Grassroots organization of breast cancer survivors and their supporters that educates people about breast cancer issues.
Army of Women
http://www.armyofwomen.org/
Research studies for women to help in the effort to eradicate breast cancer
Asbestos.com
Asbestos is a carcinogen that has been linked conclusively to other health conditions such as mesothelioma cancer, but its exact correlation to breast cancer is uncertain. Although researchers have noted an elevated incidence of breast cancer in women who have been exposed to asbestos fibers, studies have not yet determined how asbestos directly affects breast tissue.
Asian American Cancer Support Network
www.aacsn.org/
Provides education and supportive services
Association of Cancer Online Resources (ACOR)
212-226-5525
www.acor.org
Starting point for online cancer research. Online mailing lists available.
Brain and CNS Metastases
www.brainmetsbc.org
Offers women with metastatic breast cancer and their families a place to learn about brain metastases from a patient perspective. We are a source for the latest information about this form of the disease, as well as for personal stories from women who’ve been there about what it’s like to be diagnosed and treated
Breast Cancer for Husbands
http://www.breastcancer.org/tips/intimacy/partner
Because husbands need a place to talk breast cancer with other guys.
Breast Cancer Prevention Partners
www.breastcancerfund.org
Breast Health Access for Women with Disabilities
510-204-4866
http://www.aahd.us/best-practice/breast-health-access-for-women-with- disabilities-bhawd/
BHAWD’s mission is to increase the access of women with disabilities to breast health information, screenings and early breast cancer detection.
Brenda Mehling Cancer Fund
24152 Lyons Ave # 157 Santa Clarita, CA 91321 661-310-7940
Fax: 800- 878-9184
www.bmcf.net
Supports people ages 18 – 40 during cancer treatment by providing services to meet daily needs not covered by insurance. Typical grants cover $600 worth of medical co-payments, rent and mortgage, transportation, car insurance, repairs, and groceries.
Bright Pink
http://www.brightpink.org/
National non-profit organization focusing on the prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer in young women while providing support for high risk individuals.
Cancer and Careers
http://www.cancerandcareers.org/en
Changing the face of cancer in the workplace by providing a comprehensive website, free publications, and a series of support groups and educational seminars for employees with cancer.
Cancer Care
275 Seventh Avenue New York, NY 10001 1-800-813-HOPE (4673)
www.cancercare.org
National nonprofit organization that provides free, professional support services for anyone affected by cancer including, one-to-one counseling, financial support, specialized support groups, educational services, teleconferences, and referral services.
Cancer Care
275 Seventh Ave Floor 22 New York, NY 10001
1-800-813-4673
www.cancercare.org
Provides financial assistance for screening services, transportation to appointments, childcare, counseling, teleconferences and other services.
Cancer Council Victoria
www.cancervic.org.au
Research, patient support, cancer prevention and advocacy available in over 27 different languages. Susan G. Komen for the Cure http://ww5.komen.org/Espanol/Enespanol.html Cancer information and education in Spanish
Genetics and Breast Cancer
Cancer Legal Resource Center
350 S Grand Ave Ste 1520 Los Angeles, CA 90071 (866) 843-2572
http://cancerlegalresources.org/
A community-based, joint program of Loyola Law School and the Disability Rights Legal Center. This center provides free and confidential information and resources on cancer-related legal issues to people with cancer, their families, friends, healthcare professionals, employers and others coping
with cancer.
Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation
1600 Duke Street, Suite 110
Alexandria, VA 22314
1-800-227-2732
www.preventcancer.org
Educational materials, programs, advocacy.
Cancer Support Community
www.cancersupportcommunity.org Global network of education and hope.
Caregivers Marketplace
1-800-888-0889
caregiversmarketplace.com
Provides cash back on eligible products used everyday to provide care.
Caring Connections
800-658-8898
877-658-8896 (Espanol)
www.caringinfo.org
National Consumer and community engagement initiative dedicated to improving care at the end of life. Free resources, information and Helpline.
Casting for Recovery
www.castingforrecovery.org
Catastrophic Health Planners
255 Clifton Blvd., Suite 202
Westminster, MD 21157
410-871-0751253333333333333333333333
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www.chp1.org
Provides free educational development, support, and referrals for improving the quality of life of individuals and families facing a catastrophic health event.
Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation (CISCRP)
1-888-247-2773
www.ciscrp.org
Strives to be the public’s primary and most trusted source for education about clinical trial participation.
Center for Mind Body Medicine
5225 Connecticut Ave, NW Suite 414
Washington, DC 20015
202-966-7338
cmbm.org
Addresses the mental, emotional, social and spiritual, as well as the physical dimensions of health and illness.
Children with a Parent with Breast Cancer
Camp Kesem www.campkesem.org
A summer camp for kids with a parent who has or had cancer.
Cleaning for a Reason
211 S. Stemmons, Suite C Lewisville, TX 75067
877.337.3348
www.cleaningforareason.org
Offers free professional housecleaning services to improve the lives of women undergoing treatment for cancer.
Colon Cancer Alliance for Research and Education for Lynch Syndrome (CCARE Lynch Syndrome)
http://www.fightlynch.org/
Disability Benefits Help
326 A Street, Unit 1A Boston, MA 02210
www.disability-benefits-help.org/disabling-conditions/breast-cancer
Disability-Benefits-Help.org is committed to helping the disabled receive Social Security Disability benefits. We are NOT affiliated in any way with the Social Security Administration, but help
individuals applying for disability benefits for the first time and those already denied by SSA.
Fighting Pretty
www.fightingpretty.org
“Pretty Packages” are donated care packages intended to empower women battling all types of cancer, at any stage of treatment to feel strong, beautiful and fierce; a reminder that they are amazing and truly “Fighting Pretty!”
First Descents
www.firstdescents.org
Through First Descents experience, young adult survivors and fighters
are empowered through conquering legitimate outdoor challenges to push their limits and face their fears, and by doing so, they are able to regain the confidence and self-efficacy lost to cancer.
FORCE: Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered
16057 Tampa Palms Blvd. W, PMB #373
Tampa, FL 33647
1-866-288-RISK (7475)
www.facingourrisk.org
Gay and Lesbian Medical Association
410-255-4547
www.glma.org
Works to bring about equality in healthcare for LGBT people.
His Breast Cancer Awareness
http://www.hisbreastcancer.org
Offering insight and Education on Male Breast Cancer
Hospice Foundation of America
1710 Rhode Island Ave, NW Suite 400 Washington, DC 20036
1-800-854-3402
hospicefoundation.org/
Helps those who cope personally or professionally with terminal illness, death, and the process of
grief and bereavement. Features Caregiver’s corner and online publications.
Imerman Angels
www.imermanangels.org
Matches and individually pairs a person touched by cancer (a cancer fighter or survivor) with someone who has fought and survived the same type of cancer (a Mentor Angel). Cancer caregivers (spouses, parents, children and other family and friends of fighters) also receive 1-on-1 connections with other caregivers and survivors.
Inflammatory Breast Cancer Research Foundation
www.ibcresearch.org
To assist scientists and researchers in their quest to determine the definitive causes of inflammatory breast cancer. Seeks to assist them in their work to allow for effective and meaningful detection and diagnosis, prevention and treatment can be pursued and achieved.
Jill Fox Memorial Fund, Inc.
101 West Mt. Royal Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21201
410-727-4828 ext. 272 or 322
jillfoxfund.org
Provides grants to individuals with unmet medical and healthcare needs not paid for by medical
insurance, government agencies, health associations, community organizations, public or personal resources.
Jodee
P.O. Box 833837
Hollywood, FL 33083-3837
1-800-865-6333
www.jodee.com
Manufacturer and distributor of post mastectomy products.
Joe’s House
50 Lexington Avenue, Ste 10 H
New York, NY 10010
1-877-563-7468
www.joeshouse.org
Nation-wide online service that helps cancer patients and their families find lodging near treatment centers
John W. Nick Foundation, Inc.
https://malebreastcancer.org
To educate the world about the risk of breast cancer in men and to provide preventive and reactive measures to cancer through advocacy, education, and research
Kid’s Konnected
1-800-899-2866–Hotline for kids
www.kidskonnected.org
Provides friendship, understanding, education, and support for the children who have a parent with cancer, or have lost a parent to cancer.
Kristy Lasch Miracle Foundation
www.kristylasch.org
Provides financial assistance to women under 30 living with breast cancer.
Ladies First, Inc
PO Box 4400
Salem, OR 97302
1-800-497-8285
www.ladiesfirst.com
Post mastectomy products.
Lance Armstrong Foundation
www.livestrong.org
Find new ways to raise awareness, increase outreach and facilitate collaboration in an effort to improve the cancer experience.
Journey Forward http://journeyforward.org/ Plan of Care for Survivorship
Lance Armstrong Foundation
P O Box 161150 Austin, TX 78716-1150
1-866-467-7205
www.livestrong.org
Provides counseling and referrals to local resources, help addressing financial and insurance concerns, and clinical trials.
Linking A.R.M.S.
1-800-813-4673
A collaborative partnership between Cancer Care and the Susan G Komen for the cure that provides financial assistance for women with breast cancer for hormonal and oral chemotherapy, pain and anti- nausea medication, lymphedema supplies and durable medical equipment.
Little Pink Houses of Hope
http://www.littlepink.org
Living Beyond Breast Cancer
10 East Athens Avenue Suite 204
Ardmore, PA 19003
610-645-4567
1-888-753-5222 (Survivors Helpline) www.lbbc.org
Education and support.
LympheDIVAS
919 Walnut St 10th floor Philadelphia, PA 19107
1-866-411-DIVA (3482)
www.lymphedivas.com
Stylish compression apparel for lymphedema.
Making Memories Breast Cancer Foundation
4252 SE International Way, Suite J Milwaukie, OR 97222
503-941-8091
www.makingmemories.org
Medicaid (Medical Assistance)
1-800-492-5231
Medicare Hotline 1-800-638-6833
www.medicare.gov
Medicare is a Federal health insurance program for those who receive Social Security benefits. Eligible individuals include those who are 65 or older, people of any age with permanent kidney failure, and disabled people under age 65 who have received Social Security payments for at least 24
months.
Medication Manufacturers’ Indigent Drug Program
573-996-7300
www.themedicineprogram.com
In addition to free educational materials, almost all pharmaceutical companies also have an “Indigent Drug Program”, which provides medications to people who cannot afford them. Your physician must apply to these programs on your behalf, but you can call and obtain the applications and information yourself.
Amounts and eligibility will vary greatly from program to program.
Men Against Breast Cancer
P.O. Box 150
Adamstown, MD 21710-0150
1-866-547-MABC (6222)
www.menagainstbreastcancer.org
Provides support services designed to educate and empower men to be effective caregivers when breast cancer strikes a female loved one.
BREAST CANCER HUSBAND by Marc Silver http://www.breastcancerhusband.com/ Suggested reading/book for significant others
Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance
The MCA offers current, factual information about Mesothelioma cancer and the risks of asbestos exposure.
www.mesothelioma.com
Mesothelioma Guide
Our patient advocates are here to answer questions about your unique diagnosis, discuss treatment options, provide support and educational resources, offer legal guidance, help file a Veterans Affairs claim, and match you with top specialists. Our goal is to restore hope for mesothelioma patients and their
families. https://www.mesotheliomaguide.com/
Mesothelioma Hub
This link will give you knowledge of the disease, especially because 25 percent of those fighting asbestos cancer are women.
www.MesotheliomaHub.com
Mesothelioma Lawyer Center
mesothliomalawyercenter.org
800-793-4540
Helping you find a leading Mesothelioma Lawyer in Your Area. http://Mesotheliomalawyercenter.com
Metastatic Breast Cancer Information and Support
http://www.bcmets.org/
A wealth of information about breast cancer, from the experts.
Metastatic Breast Cancer Network (MBCN)
http://www.mbcn.org/
MBCN strives to help those living with stage IV breast cancer be their own best advocate by providing education and information regarding treatments and coping with the disease.
METAvivor
http://www.metavivor.org/
The website brings public awareness to the issues of metastatic breast cancer, and provides support and resources to patients coping with metastatic breast cancer
Mothers Supporting Daughters with Breast Cancer
25235 Fox Chase Drive Chestertown, MD 21620
410-778-1982
www.mothersdaughters.org
Provides a communication network, support and education for mothers whose daughters are
fighting breast cancer.
My Hope Chest
P.O. Box 3081 Seminole, FL 33775 727-642-4243
myhopechest.org
info@myhopechest.org
Facilitates and funds reconstructive surgery for those who do not have adequate financial means to afford such surgery.
Nancy’s List
www.nancyslist.org
I Am With You: Love Letters to Cancer Patients is a powerful book for the newly- diagnosed patient, for those who are going through treatment or have entered remission, for loved ones, and for everyone else in the world. My amazing daughter-in-law, Carrie Baum, said, “This book is not only for cancer patients. It is for everyone … it is about living well.”
National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC)
http://napbc-breast.org/
Represents a consortium of national, professional organizations dedicated to the improvement of the quality of care and monitoring of outcomes of patients with diseases of the breast.
National Asian Women’s Health Organization (NAWHO)
1 Embarcadero Center
Suite 500
San Francisco, CA 94111 1-800-994-9662
http://www.healthywomen.org
Support and education. Listing and links to breast cancer material in Asian languages.
National Association of Hospital Hospitality Houses
1-800-542-9730
www.nahhh.org
Provides lodging and supportive services for families receiving medical care away from home.
National Cancer Institute
http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/coping/survivorship
National Cancer Institute (NCI) NCI Public Inquires
Office Suite 3036A
6116 Executive Blvd, MSC 8322
Bethesda, MD 20892
1-800-4-CANCER (422-6237)
www.cancer.gov
Comprehensive information center
National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
1010 Wayne Avenue, 5th Floor Suite 770 Silver Spring, MD 20910
1-877-622-7937
www.canceradvocacy.org Support, research, advocacy.
National Comprehensive Cancer Network
275 Commerce Dr, Suite 300
Fort Washington, PA 19034: 215.690.0300 www.nccn.org
Alliance of 21 of cancer centers
National Comprehensive Cancer Network
http://www.nccn.org/clinical.asp
Research and Resources Complimentary Therapies
National Institutes of Health National Cancer Institute Complimentary and Alternative Medicine www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/cam
National Consortium of Breast Centers, Inc. (NCBC)
http://www.breastcare.org/
Promote excellence in breast health care for the general public through a network of diverse professionals dedicated to the active exchange of ideas and resources.
National Health Law Program
1444 Street NW, Suite 1105
Washington, DC 20005
202-289-7661
www.healthlaw.org
Information on legal issues related to health care
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
1731 King St. Suite 100
Alexandria, VA 22314
1-800-658-8898
www.nhpco.org
Professional and volunteer caregivers provide educational programs, technical assistance, and public policy advocacy.
National Institutes of Health Library
National Institutes of Health Clinical Trials
1-800-422-6237

www.clinicaltrials.gov Clinical Trial Match
http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/clinicaltrials/app/clinical-trials-matching- service
Service through the American Cancer Society to assist patients in finding a clinical trial most appropriate to the patient’s medical and personal situation.
National Institutes of Health NCCAM Clearinghouse
P.O. Box 7923
Gaithersburg, MD 20898-7923
1-888-644-6226
www.nccam.nih.gov
Information on alternative therapies.
National Insurance Consumer Helpline
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20004
1-800-942-4242
A telephone hotline that offers consumer support for queries and problems relating to insurance needs.
National LGBT Cancer Network
www.cancer-network.org
Addresses the needs of all LGBT people with cancer and those at risk
National Lymphedema Network
Latham Square
116 New Montgomery St Suite 235
San Francisco, CA 94105 1-800-541-3259
www.lymphnet.org
Provides education and guidance on the prevention and management of lymphedema.
National Mental Health Self-Help Clearinghouse
1211 Chestnut St Suite 1207
Philadelphia, PA 19107
1-800-533-4539
www.mhselfhelp.org
Organization that promotes the awareness and importance of mutual support
National Patient Travel Center
4620 Haygood Rd, Ste. 1 Virginia Beach, VA 23455 1-800-296-1217
www.patienttravel.org
Facilitate patient access to appropriate charitable medical air transportation resources in the United
States and develop, administer and consolidate airline patient ticket programs..
National Society of Genetic Counselors
401 N. Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL 60611
312-321-6834
www.nsgc.org
Offers listing of certified genetic counselors
National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC)
http://www.nsgc.org/
NCI – National Cancer Institute
1-800-4-CANCER (226-6237)
www.cancer.gov
Provides information on locations for free or low cost breast cancer screening programs, educational booklets and clinical trials.
edyMeds.com
P.O. Box 219 Gloucester, MA 01930 needymeds.com
Information on assistance programs. Look up assistance based on drug needed.
NIH Library
Bldg. 10, 1-L25G
8600 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20894
301-496-2447
http://nihlibrary.nih.gov/Pages/default.aspx
Nueva Vida
http://nueva-vida.org/
Support Network for Latinas with Cancer Sharsheret
P.O. Box 3245 Teaneck, NJ 07666 1-866-474-2774 www.sharsheret.org
Linking young Jewish women in the fight against breast cancer
Pacific Medical Training (First Aid for People with Cancer)
3103 Philmont Ave,
Suite 308
Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006
1-800-417-1748
https://pacificmedicalacls.com/first-aid-for-people-with-cancer.html
Partnership for Prescription Assistance
1-888-477-2669
Single point to access more than 475 public and private patient assistance programs.
Patient Access Network Foundation
PO Box 221858
Charlotte, NC 28222
1-866-316-7263
www.panfoundation.org
Supports the needs of patients that cannot access the treatments they need due to out-of-pocket
health care costs.
People Living with Cancer
www.cancer.net
Oncologist-approved cancer information from the American Society of Clinical Oncology
Pink Daisy Project
www.pinkdaisyproject.com
Provides housecleaning, groceries and meals, assistance with prescription costs and other assistance as needed
Pink-Link
149 S. Barrington Ave # 734 Los Angeles, CA 90049 www.pink-link.org
Online breast cancer support network.
Planet Cancer
512.452.9010
www.planetcancer.org
A Community of support for young adults with cancer in their 20’s and 30’s
Pregnant with Cancer Network
P.O. Box 1243 Buffalo,
N.Y. 14220 1-800-743-4471
www.pregnantwithcancer.org
Organization for women diagnosed with cancer during pregnancy. Connects women who are pregnant with cancer with other women who have been pregnant with the same type of cancer.
PTEN Hamartoma Tumor Syndrome/NORD: National Organization for Rare Diseases
http://www.rarediseases.org
Share
1501 Broadway Street
Suite 704 A
New York, NY 10036 1-886-891-2392
www.sharecancersupport.org
Self-help, hotline and programs for women with breast/ovarian cancer.
Shay Sharpes Pink Wishes
www.shaysharpespinkwishes.org
SingleCare
4100 Regent Street, Suite S, Columbus, OH 43219
1(844) 234-3057
http://SingleCare.com
Sisters In Survivorship (online support group)
www.yahoogroups.com Group: sistersinsurvivorship
A place of hope and mutual support, we are an exclusive, private group of young breast cancer survivors, diagnosed at age 40 and under. Join us to discuss the unique issues which affect young women battling breast cancer.
Smoke Free
www.smokefree.gov
Online support and information
Social Security Adminstration (SSA)
1-800-772-121
1-800-325-0778 (For TTY)
www.ssa.gov
Provides a monthly income for eligible elderly and disabled individuals. Information on eligibility, coverage, and how to apply for benefits is available from the Social Security Administration.
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) 1-800-772-1213 1-800-325-0778 (For TTY)
www.ssa.gov/
Supplements Social Security payments for individuals who have certain income and resource levels. SSI is administered by the Social Security Administration. Information on eligibility, coverage, and how to file a claim is available from the Social Security Administration.
Stupid Cancer
www.stupidcancer.org
Stupid Cancer MeetUp
www.imtooyoungforthis.org
Mission is to empower young adults affected by cancer by ending isolation, improving quality of life and providing meaningful survivorship.
Susan G. Komen for the Cure
5005 LBJ Freeway
Suite 250
Dallas, TX 75244
HELPLINE: 1-800-I’M-AWARE (462-9273)
1-800-462-9273
http://ww5.komen.org
Funding and programs for research, education, screening and treatment.
Team Continuum
www.teamcontinuum.net
Provide immediate and vital non-medical assistance to cancer patients and their families when the diagnosis results in disruption, hardship and uncertainty in their everyday lives
The Mautner Project
1707 L. Street NW Suite 230
Washington, DC 20036
1-866-MAUTNER (628-8637)
www.mautnerproject.org
Provides both emotional and practical support services to lesbians with cancer, their partners, and caregivers.
The National Breast Cancer Coalition
1101 17th Street, NW, Suite 1300
Washington, D.C. 20036
1-800-622-2838
www.stopbreastcancer.org
Research, Improves access to health care services, education
The National Cancer Institute Clinical Trials Pages
1-800-422-6237
www.cancer.gov/clinicaltrials Advocacy
The National Coalition for LGBT Health
202-558-6826
http://www.healthlgbt.org
Committed to improving health through public education, coalition building and advocacy that focus on research, policy, education and training.
The Patient Advocate Foundation
421 Butler Farm Rd Hampton, VA 23666 1-800-532-5274 www.patientadvocate.org
Provides education, legal counseling, and referrals to cancer patients and survivors concerning managed care, insurance, financial issues, job discrimination, and debt crisis matters. The Patient Advocate Foundation also provides co-payment assistance for pharmaceutical products to insured Americans who qualify for their Patient Assistance Program.
The Patient Advocate Foundation Co-Pay Relief
1-866-512-3861
www.copays.org
The Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) Co-Pay Relief Program (CPR) currently provides direct financial support to insured patients, including Medicare Part D beneficiaries, who must financially and medically qualify to access pharmaceutical co-payment assistance. The program offers personal service to all patients through the use of call counselors; personally guiding patients through the
enrollment process.
The Pink Fund
P.O. Box 603
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48303 1-877-234-PINK www.thepinkfund.org
The mission of The Pink Fund is to provide short-term financial aid to women and men (and therefore their families) who are in treatment for and recovery from breast cancer.
The Recovery Village
https://www.therecoveryvillage.com/resources/cancer-patients/
Preventing drug addiction in Cancer Patients. These conditions can all prompt the need for prescription medications, which can lead to abuse or addiction.
Sadly, drug addiction can decrease the effectiveness of certain cancer treatments, making a person’s overall health worse. This is why medical professionals encourage patients to take medications responsibly or consider alternative therapies.
The SAM Fund for Young Adults
1-866- 439-9365
89 South Street Suite LL02 Boston, MA 02111 http://thesamfund.org
Provides grants and scholarships to young adult (17-35) survivors to help pay for transitional issues such as education, living, job search and lingering medical expenses
Tigerlily Foundation
11654 Plaza Amaerica Drive #725
Reston VA 20190
1-888-580-6253
www.tigerlilyfoundation.org
Chemo buddy program, financial assistance based on need, free mammograms for women who can’[t afford them, cleaning services, meals, and groceries
TLC – Tender Loving Care
American Cancer Society 1-800-850-9445 www.tlccatalog.org
Prostheses, bras, wigs, falls, bangs, turbans, etc.
Together Rx Access
P.O. Box 9426 Wilmington, DE 19809 1-800-444-4105
www.togetherrxaccess.com
Together Rx Accessâ„¢ is a free savings program that helps income eligible participants ($30,000 for a single person) save approximately 25%-40% on over 275 brand-name prescription drugs and other prescription products, as well as savings on a wide range of generic drugs. Applicants may not have
prescription benefits of any kind.
Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation
P.O. Box 204 Norwood, NJ 07648 Telephone: 646-942-0242 www.tnbcfoundation.org
TNBC Foundation was started by a group of young women who have been personally affected by triple negative breast cancer.
Tuck Sleep
https://www.tuck.com/sleep-and-cancer/
Tuck aims to improve sleep hygiene, health, and wellness through the creation and dissemination of
comprehensive, unbiased, free resources.
Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults
5575 Sterrett Place
Suite 320
Columbia, MD 21044
410-964-0202
1-888-393-FUND (3863)
http://www.ulmanfund.org/
Connects young adults affected by cancer.
United Breast Cancer Foundation
223 Wall Street, Suite 368
Huntington, NY 11743 1-877-UBC-4CURE
www.ubcf.info
Financially supports a variety of programs dedicated to breast cancer screening and prevention, treatment as well as patient health and well-being.
Veterans Benefits
1-800-827-1000
www.va.gov
Eligible veterans and their dependents may receive cancer treatment at a Veterans Administration Medical Center. Treatment for service-connected conditions is provided, and treatment for other conditions may be available based on the veteran’s financial need.
Young Survival Coalition
61 Broadway, Suite 2235 New York, NY 10006 646-257-3000 (phone)
877-YSC-1011 (toll-free) 646-257-3030 (fax)
http://www.youngsurvival.org
Dedicated to the concerns and issues unique to breast cancer survivors 40 and under.