How We Work
Page last modified on October 1, 2010
Living Beyond Breast Cancer recognizes that no woman is one-size-fits-all. Whether you are newly diagnosed, recently completed treatment, are years beyond or are living with metastatic disease, or you are a family member, friend or healthcare provider, we have programs and services unique to your needs and personal circumstances.
LBBC is nationally recognized for the quality of our educational programs. We call on many volunteers, including the world’s foremost healthcare professionals, to address your medical, psychosocial, emotional, legal and financial concerns.
Because they generously donate their time and expertise, all LBBC services are offered at low or no cost. Whatever your circumstances, LBBC is here for you and your loved ones.
Programs and services include:
lbbc.org. Designed to offer the most current breast cancer information presented expertly and compassionately in an easy-to-use format, our comprehensive website includes the latest breast cancer news and updates on clinical trials. You can sign up for our free mailing list; read newsletters, books and brochures; access a library of transcripts and MP3 podcasts of our programs; register for events and donate to the cause. Visit our page at Lotsa Helping Hands to start or join a supportive community of women affected by breast cancer or caregivers.
Survivors’ Helpline (888) 753-LBBC (5222). Volunteers on LBBC’s national toll-free telephone service offer peer support, information and hope in a confidential setting. A personalized matching service connects callers with women in similar circumstances.
Teleconferences. Free teleconferences address medical findings from leading breast cancer conferences, give detailed information on new treatments and clinical trials and explore emotional issues. Scheduled at convenient times, teleconferences offer opportunities for you to ask questions.
Conferences. Educational conferences help you make informed choices about your health and well-being and assist your families, friends and healthcare providers. National experts share the latest information in large sessions and in specialized, interactive workshops. LBBC offers travel grants and fee waivers to ensure access to all.
Newsletters.Insight, LBBC’s quarterly national newsletter, delivers medical information in clear, understandable language and explores emotional issues respectfully and compassionately. Community Connection, LBBC’s regional newsletter, serves the Philadelphia and surrounding areas.
Publications. The Guide to Understanding series addresses the unique needs of women newly diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer and women with metastatic breast cancer. Resources for women of color include the culturally sensitive books Getting Connected: African-Americans Living Beyond Breast Cancer and We Celebrate Tomorrow: Latinas Living Beyond Breast Cancer/Celebramos el Mañana: Latinas que Sobreviven el Cáncer del Seno. Publications are distributed free to women with breast cancer and at low cost to health and social service providers.
Recordings and Transcripts. Free transcripts and MP3 podcasts from the LBBC online library contain presentations from experts on a wide variety of medical treatments and quality-of-life concerns. Low-cost compact discs are available by request.
Community Programs. LBBC’s community events in the Philadelphia area bring experts and women and families face-to-face for networking and information. Specialized programs focus on the needs of young women, women of color and women at high risk for developing breast cancer.
Outreach Programs. Through Project Connect, LBBC’s outreach programs give women of color a safe place to learn and explore.
Cis B. Golder Quality of Life Grant. Established in 2005, this program offers small, one-time grants to women in the Philadelphia area for immediate financial needs and to support a good quality of life.
Library. LBBC maintains the Paula A. Seidman Library and Resource Center, the Philadelphia region’s only comprehensive library of books and resources on breast cancer. The center contains books, pamphlets, newsletters and magazines on breast cancer and related topics, as well as a computer for Internet research.