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Breast Cancer Resources and Support Groups

Posted on August 26, 2013 by Think Pink Ribbon Team There have been 0 comments


1. National Local outgrowth of Reach to Recovery Program

Which in most areas is a one-to-one visitation program but in some areas is a support group. Contact your local or state chapter of the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345 to determine availability of such groups and availability of trained volunteers.

2. Breast Cancer Network of Strength

(BILINGUAL) National. 9 affiliate groups. Founded 1978. (formerly known as Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization) Mission is to decrease the impact of breast cancer, create and increase breast cancer awareness, and ensure through information, empowerment and peer support that no one faces breast cancer alone. Information and peer support for breast cancer patients and their families during all stages of the disease. Offers 24-hour hotlines (English and Spanish), a Latino Outreach program, a Men's Match program for husbands and partners of women with breast cancer, support groups, a Teen Education program and Advocacy Network, publications, wig and prosthesis bank and newsletter. Group development guidelines.

Breast Cancer Network of Strength
212 W. Van Buren St., Suite 1000
Chicago, IL 60607-3903
Voice: 1-800-221-2141or 1-800-986-9505 (Spanish)
Fax: 312-294-8597
Verified: 12/17/2009


3. AABCA (African American Breast Cancer Alliance) 

Model. 1 group in Minnesota. Founded 1990. Support, education and advocacy for black women and men with breast cancer, and their families. Provides information and referrals, education, a support group for patients and survivors to discuss issues and concerns. Open to anyone interested in supporting and working with this grass-roots organization.

P.O. Box 8981
Minneapolis, MN 55408
Voice: 612-825-3675
Fax: 612-827-2977
Verified: 11/17/2009


4. Sisters Network Inc.

National. 40 affiliated chapters. 3,000 members. Founded 1994. A national African American breast cancer survivors organization that promotes the importance of breast health through empowerment, support, breast education programs, resource information and clinical trials.

Sisters Network Inc.
8787 Woodway Dr., Suite 4206
Houston, TX 77063
Voice: 1-866-781-1808
Fax: 713-780-8998
Verified: 11/18/2009


5. Mothers Supporting Daughters with Breast Cancer

Model. Founded 1995. Offers emotional support to the mothers of daughters newly diagnosed with breast cancer to help them to be better 'care partners' to their daughters. Helps mothers cope with stress, learn about breast cancer treatment and promote breast cancer awareness. Literature, advocacy and phone support.

25235 Foxchase Dr.
c/o Charmayne Dierker
Chestertown, MD 21620
Voice: 410-778-1982
Fax: 410-778-1411
Verified: 11/17/2009


6. MaleBC

Online. Founded 1997. Brings men together who have been diagnosed with male breast cancer so they can share experiences, gain information and support each other.

Verified: 10/23/2009

7. FORCE (Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered)

Online. Founded 1999. Support and education for women whose family history and genetic status put them at high risk of getting ovarian or breast cancer. Open to family members. Provides resources for women to determine if they are at high risk. Forums, chats, bulletin boards, member profiles and phone support network.

Verified: 10/13/2009


8. SHARE: Self-Help for Women with Breast or Ovarian Cancer

(BILINGUAL) Model. 18 sites in NY Metro Area. Founded 1976. Provides support to women with breast or ovarian cancer, their families and friends. Support groups led by trained survivors. Cutting edge educational forums and advocacy activities held throughout the five boroughs of New York City.

1501 Broadway, Suite 704A
New York, NY 10036
Voice: 1-866-891-2392
Fax: 212-869-3431
Verified: 12/17/2009


9. Young Survival Coalition

International. 15 affiliates. Founded 1998. Support and education for young women (age 40 and under) living with a diagnosis of breast cancer. Addresses the concerns and issues that are unique to young women and breast cancer (such as higher mortality rates, fertility issues and early menopause). Information, resources, advocacy, one-to-one Point of Contact Program and online support forums.

Young Survival Coalition
61 Broadway, Suite 2235
New York, NY 10006
Voice: 1-877-972-1011
Fax: 646-257-3030
Verified: 10/26/2009


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