page_title_detailed

Community > Breast Cancer Resources

Breast cancer resources & support

For over 30 years, LBBC has been a community of support, connecting individuals with trusted breast cancer information and resources.

general_content

We provide programs and services for people diagnosed with all stages of breast cancer, including:

We’re committed to our vision of a world where no one impacted by breast cancer feels alone or uninformed. With this as our goal, LBBC is proud to share the resources listed on this page. These organizations can help you and your loved ones find additional information and support, whether you’re at high risk for breast cancer, you’ve just been diagnosed, or you’re being treated for breast cancer.

on_this_page
general_content

Financial help

Alliance in Reconstructive Surgery
(866) 376-6153
Alliance in Reconstructive Surgery is a resource and a support system for the women who have had mastectomies as a result of breast cancer or BRCA+ genetic mutations, educating them on reconstruction options, and ultimately assisting them with the cost of reconstructive surgery.

Bringing Hope Home

(484) 580-8395

Bringing Hope Home gives financial and emotional support to families facing cancer. Through its Light of Hope Family Grant Program, the organization offers a one-time grant to pay essential household bills for families affected by cancer in the Greater Philadelphia Area.

CancerCare

(800) 813-4673 (800-813-HOPE)

CancerCare offers counseling, case management, financial assistance, support groups, educational programs, and publications for anyone living with cancer. Oncology social workers and cancer experts provide CancerCare services.

Forward4Tobi

(847) 894-6650

The Forward4Tobi Foundation helps people with breast cancer and their families pay for medical, childcare, or other daily expenses. Forward4Tobi currently works with two medical centers in the United States: NorthShore University Health Systems in Evanston, IL and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, MA.

HealthWell Foundation
(800) 675-8416
The HealthWell Foundation provides financial help with treatment-related costs, including the cost of supplies, medicine, surgeries, and travel.

Infinite Strength
(203) 812-0549
Infinite Strength provides six months of financial support to underrepresented/underserved single mothers living with Metastatic Breast Cancer (Stage IV) in order for them to have a better quality of life. Qualified applicants must be single mothers who have children under the age of 18 living with them (whom they are financially responsible for) and they must be 200% of the federal poverty level.

PAN Foundation

(866) 316-7263 (866-316-PANF)

PAN (Patient Access Network) Foundation offers financial assistance to people who cannot afford treatment-related out-of-pocket costs. People who need assistance can complete an online application to learn more about eligibility and available funds.

The Pink Fund

(877) 234-7465 (877-234-PINK)

The Pink Fund gives short-term financial aid to people with breast cancer who are in active treatment. The Pink Fund makes direct bill payments for health insurance premiums and non-medical bill payments such as mortgage or rent, utilities, car payments, and car insurance.

general_content

Breast cancer support resources

CancerConnect

(208) 727-6880

CancerConnect provides cancer-related news, information, and peer support services to people living with cancer, caregivers, and advocates.

Cancer Support Community (CSC)
(888) 793-9355
CSC offers emotional and social support services to people living with cancer. Through its network of centers, CSC connects people to programs based on their unique needs. Services include support groups, counseling, education, and healthy lifestyle programs run by trained and licensed professionals.

FORCE: Facing Hereditary Cancer EMPOWERED
(866) 288-7475 (866-288-RISK)
FORCE provides education and support to people and families at risk for testing positive or who have tested positive for inherited gene mutations that can lead to cancer. The organization advocates for access to care and better treatment and prevention options for people facing hereditary cancer.

Imerman Angels

(866) 463-7626 (866-IMERMAN)

Imerman Angels is a support organization for people diagnosed with cancer and for caregivers of people diagnosed with cancer. Offering a free, personalized, one-on-one volunteer match with someone who’s had a similar experience, Imerman Angels connects people all over the world for phone, online, or in-person support.

LympheDIVAs
(866) 411-3482 (866-411-DIVA)
LympheDIVAs creates fashion-conscious compression apparel for people diagnosed with lymphedema, a swelling condition that can sometimes happen after breast cancer surgery.

SHARE
(844) 275-7427
SHARE connects people affected by breast, ovarian, and uterine cancers through its supportive network of others who’ve been diagnosed. Services include a hotline (Spanish and other languages offered), support groups, wellness programs, educational meetings, and advocacy activities.

The Tutu Project

(201) 785-7974

The Tutu Project raises funds that are distributed to nonprofit groups supporting people diagnosed with breast cancer. The organization is known for photos of its founder, and others, wearing tutus.

general_content

Young women’s breast cancer resources

Bright Spot Network

Bright Spot Network provides support to young parents and guardians who have cancer, as well as their partners, children, and loved ones. Bright Spot offers support and connection through virtual support groups for parents and partners, connections for kids, tools to talk with kids about cancer, webinars, and web-based educational resources.

Rethink Breast Cancer

(416) 220-0700

Rethink Breast Cancer educates and connects young people being treated for or concerned about breast cancer. The group’s advocacy work focuses on changing and improving education, research, treatment, and services.

Tigerlily Foundation

(888) 580-6253

The Tigerlily Foundation offers support for young women (ages 15-45) at high risk for or who’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer, including women of diverse and underserved communities. Programs focus on education, empowerment, advocacy, and support.

Young Survival Coalition (YSC)

(877) 972-1011

The Young Survival Coalition works to improve quality of life for young adults diagnosed with breast cancer and their loved ones. YSC provides breast cancer information, programs, supportive connection, and an annual summit featuring medical experts and workshops.

general_content

Male breast cancer resources

HIS Breast Cancer Awareness

HIS Breast Cancer Awareness offers education and resources to men with breast cancer and men at high risk for being diagnosed with breast cancer. By providing connection and support, the organization works to reduce the stigma often felt by men diagnosed with breast cancer.

Male Breast Cancer Global Alliance
The MBCGA brings together men with breast cancer and researchers, clinicians, and oncologists worldwide to advance research, clinical trials, and treatments for men diagnosed with breast cancer.

general_content

Metastatic breast cancer resources

Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC) Alliance

The Metastatic Breast Cancer Alliance works to increase awareness and education about MBC and advance policy and research through its programs.

American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA)
The American Brain Tumor Association funds brain tumor research and provides education to patients, caregivers, and loved ones. LBBC participates in ABTA’s Metastatic Brain Tumor Initiative, which empowers people with metastatic brain tumors such as breast cancer brain metastasis.

MBCBrainMets.org

A website created by patient advocates living with metastatic breast cancer, this website is a one-stop resource hub for people with breast cancer brain metastasis that features cutting-edge information, community, and support.

Metastatic Breast Cancer Network (MBCN)
(888) 500-0370
The Metastatic Breast Cancer Network is an all-volunteer, patient-led advocacy organization that funds metastatic breast cancer research and provides information about diagnosis, treatment, clinical trials, research, and ways to find support.

METAvivor

METAvivor funds research on ways to extend and improve quality of life for people living with metastatic breast cancer. The organization awards grants to individuals with clinical or doctoral degrees whose research proposals show strong potential to make an impact for the stage IV community. METAvivor also raises public awareness of stage IV MBC and offers guidance for starting peer-to-peer support groups.

Theresa’s Research Foundation
Theresa’s Research Foundation funds research for metastatic breast cancer treatment. The foundation offers a metastatic breast cancer clinical trial search tool as well as patient-advocacy training.

Twisted Pink

(502) 890-2662

Twisted Pink raises funds and provides online connection and support for people living with metastatic breast cancer. Funding is focused on MBC treatment research and awareness.

general_content

Resources for Black women

For the Breast of Us

For the Breast of Us aims to empower women of color affected by breast cancer through education, advocacy, and community. Offerings include medical expert webinars and video roundtables with others who’ve been diagnosed.

The Chrysalis Initiative

(800) 929-4979

The Chrysalis Initiative offers support for Black women diagnosed with breast cancer. Chrysalis aims to make it easier for disparate groups to get care through individual coaching, mobile resources, and online learning opportunities.

Sisters Network, Inc.

(866) 781-1808

Sisters Network works to increase local and national attention to the impact breast cancer has in the Black community and shares resources for Black women affected by breast cancer.

Touch, The Black Breast Cancer Alliance

(443) 758-1924

Touch aims to improve clinical trial research and access to healthcare for Black women diagnosed with breast cancer and provides guidance for understanding and finding clinical trials. The alliance also connects Black women living with breast cancer to peers and professionals.

general_content

Resources for Jewish women

Sharsheret

(866) 474-2774

Sharsheret provides culturally sensitive education and support to young Jewish women diagnosed with breast cancer and people at risk of developing breast cancer. The organization also shares educational resources with Jewish communities and healthcare organizations.

general_content

Caregivers, family & friends

American Cancer Society Caregiver Support Video Series
Get educational support for yourself and your loved ones. Videos cover key topics like drain care, pain management, side effects, and self-care. Includes stories from caregivers of people with cancer. Check out ACS's Caregiver Resource Guide, too.

American Psychological Association Caregiver Resources
The APA offers links to self-care tips, resources to help you plan in your state or your local community, help with respite care, and more.

CancerCare Support Groups
(800) 813-4673 (800-813-HOPE)
Select from a variety of caregiver support groups online and in person, in New York and New Jersey.

CaringBridge

(651) 452-7940

CaringBridge offers free, private websites for people affected by serious illness to share health updates with friends and family. These websites also allow loved ones to send messages of support.

Conversations with Kelly Podcast
Hear from a clinical psychotherapist who maintains a healing community with the goal of minimizing suffering and honoring grief.

Family Caregiving Alliance

(800) 445-8106

FCA providers services to caregivers of adults with physical and mental difficulties, including assessment, care planning, direct care skills, wellness programs, respite services and legal/financial consultation vouchers.

MyLifeLine.org

(888) 234-2468

MyLifeLine.org helps people with cancer and caregivers to create free personalized websites that serve as online support communities where family and friends can gather.

general_content

Government resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
(800) 232-4636 (1-800-CDC-INFO)
The CDC is a national public health agency that shares guidance and information about many health conditions, including breast cancer. CDC has up-to-date information on breast cancer risk factors, symptoms, statistics, research, and treatments. The agency also helps people access mammograms and screening programs through its National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP).

National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (CDC)

(800) 232-4636

A program of the CDC, NBCCEDP provides access to screenings and services for women with low income and women who are uninsured or underserved.

National Cancer Institute (NCI)
(800) 422-6237
NCI is a resource for learning about all types of cancer, including breast cancer. NCI also shares information about ongoing research in breast cancer.

Project Facilitate (FDA)
(301) 796 3400
​Project Facilitate helps oncology specialists and people living with cancer learn about and access clinical trials.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

(888) 463-6332 (1-888-INFO-FDA)

The FDA offers the most up-to-date information about approved cancer medicines, including treatment safety, side effects, label changes, and recall news.

National Institute of Health’s National Library of Medicine (NLM)

NLM hosts MedLine Plus, which offers information on topics such as health and wellness, medicines, and genetics. NLM also has a tool to help people find clinical trials and learn about new treatments.

general_content

Education and research resources

American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

(215) 440-9300

AACR programs support cancer researchers and offer resources for people affected by cancer, including education, personal stories, and Cancer Today magazine.

American Cancer Society (ACS)

(800) 227-2345

ACS maintains a website with information about all types of cancer, including news, research, statistics, and tips for living with cancer. Breast cancer topics cover risk, early detection, and understanding diagnosis, treatment, and reconstruction.

Breastcancer.org

(610) 642-6550

Breastcancer.org provides information about breast cancer, including tests, types of breast cancer, treatment options, and clinical trial news. Breastcancer.org also features expert podcasts and personal stories from people who’ve been diagnosed.

BreastCancerTrials.org (BCT)

(888) 282-7099

BreastCancerTrials.org encourages people living with breast cancer to consider clinical trials as a normal part of care. The organization educates people about trials and offers tools to make it easier to find trials specific to a person’s breast cancer diagnosis and treatment history.

Cancer.Net by American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)

(571) 483-1780

Cancer.Net is an educational resource for people diagnosed with cancer and their caregivers. The site offers information about many kinds of cancer including breast cancer. Cancer.Net also offers publications, expert health blogs, and monthly e-newsletters.

Cure Today
(609) 716-7777
Cure Today is a magazine and online resource presenting cancer research news coverage, patient stories, and more. Living Beyond Breast Cancer is proud to partner with Cure Today to offer the latest medical news and empowering stories to people affected by breast cancer.

Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC) Research Foundation

(877) 786-7422 (877-STOP-IBC)
IBC Research Foundation offers information, education, and advocacy for people diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer. The foundation supports and summarizes research on the causes of IBC and IBC treatment research.

Lobular Breast Cancer Alliance (LBCA)

LBCA is a network of patient advocates diagnosed with lobular breast cancer and working with breast cancer researchers and clinicians. The alliance strives to increase knowledge of lobular breast disease and promote research that leads to advances in prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up care.

National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC)

NAPBC is run by the American College of Surgeons and offers accreditation to centers that provide breast cancer care. Breast centers accredited through NAPBC must comply with standards of care, which aim to offer timely, modern, high-quality care based on scientific research. NAPBC's search tool helps people find accredited breast centers.

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS)

NCCS advocates for improved research, regulation, funding, and delivery of cancer care. Through its programs and resources, the group provides tools for self-advocacy to people who’ve been treated for cancer. NCCS also helps other organizations address public policy issues that affect people living with cancer.

National Lymphedema Network (NLN)

NLN offers education and guidance for understanding and managing lymphedema, a swelling condition that can sometimes happen after breast cancer surgery.

Not Putting on a Shirt
(412) 407-5997
Not Putting on a Shirt shares information and support for people who choose to not undergo breast reconstruction after mastectomy.

OncoLink

(215) 349-8895

OncoLink, managed by the University of Pennsylvania, provides a complete database of information about specific types of cancer, updates on cancer treatments, and news about research advances.

Research Advocacy Network (RAN)

(877) 276-2187

RAN works to improve patient-focused cancer research through collaboration with other cancer-centered groups, scientists, and advocates.

Susan G. Komen

(877) 465-6636 (877-GO-KOMEN)

Susan G. Komen works to fund and improve breast cancer research, community health, global outreach, and public policy initiatives. Offerings include information about breast cancer, clinical trials, and advocacy.

Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation

Helpline: (877) 880-8622 (877-880-TNBC)

Main office: (646) 942-0242

This organization provides information on triple-negative breast cancer and funds research on treatment. The foundation also offers an online community, webinars, downloadable guides, and financial help.

You can also explore LBBC educational resources on diagnosis, treatment, side effects, emotional health, and more in our About breast cancer section.

general_content

Transportation resources

Angel Flight East (AFE)

(215) 358-1900

Angel Flight East gives free air transportation to children and adults who need medical treatments far from home. AFE’s volunteers serve the Northeastern United States and link with other volunteer pilot organizations for stops beyond its reach.

general_content

Career services

Cancer and Careers

(646) 929-8032

Cancer and Careers offers education, events, legal information, career coaching, job search support, interview guidance, resume services, and more for people diagnosed with cancer.

For additional information on navigating career issues, visit the LBBC Breast cancer and the workplace page.

general_content

Legal services

Cancer Legal Resource Center (CLRC)

(866) 843-2572 (866-THE-CLRC)

CLRC provides information and supportive resources for cancer-related legal, job, and insurance issues.

Triage Cancer

(424) 258-4628

Triage Cancer is a national, nonprofit organization that provides free education on legal and practical issues that may impact individuals diagnosed with cancer and their caregivers, through events, materials, and resources. The Legal & Financial Navigation Program offers one-on-one help with issues such as work, health and disability insurance, finances, and estate planning. CancerFinances.org is an online toolkit to help people manage finances after a cancer diagnosis.

general_content

Other resources

A Fresh Chapter

A Fresh Chapter provides educational and leadership workshops, volunteer programs, and support for people impacted by cancer. Through virtual and on-site programs around the world, AFC works to help people emotionally recover from experiences with cancer.

Anticancer Lifestyle Program (ACLP)

(603) 226-4408

ACLP is an online lifestyle course for people diagnosed with cancer and people who want to reduce their risk of many conditions including cancer.

Breast Advocate App for iPhone and Android

This free app, designed for people diagnosed with breast cancer or at risk of developing breast cancer, provides personalized information about breast cancer surgery and reconstruction options, as well as access to research news.

Healwell
(703) 662-1603
Healwell offers massage therapy designed for people diagnosed with cancer or other serious illnesses, as well as caregivers. Serving the Washington, DC metro area, Healwell has inpatient and outpatient services. Healwell also trains massage therapists on how to adapt massage techniques to the unique needs of people with serious illness.

Jasper

Jasper is a digital app for your cancer care. Organize your schedule, track your medications and symptoms, and access cancer care coaching support—all in one place. Jasper is available both via web and mobile app. To sign up and learn more visit http://www.hellojasper.com/members

KILI Medical Drain Carrier

In the days following breast cancer surgery, medical drains may be in place for several weeks. The KILI Medical Drain Carrier secures up to four drains in a quick-dry mesh apron pouch. The one-size-fits-all KILI Carrier is inspired by breast cancer survivor and KILI Medical Drain Carrier founder Cinde Dolphin. The no-charge KILI Carrier helps people safely return to normal daily activities like bathing, walking, and sleeping through safe drain management. Allow 10 days for processing and delivery.

Kith + Kin
Kith + Kin is an all-in-one health management app that makes it easy for you to securely author, store, organize, and selectively share the right information with the right people at the right time. No matter where you are in your breast cancer journey, you can ditch "the binder" and manage what matters with Kith + Kin. Members of LBBC’s community can use the discount code LBBC23 to get a free 1-year subscription to Kith + Kin Premium.

Look Good Feel Better®
Look Good Feel Better® is a free, non-medical, brand-neutral charitable program that helps people undergoing cancer treatment by helping to manage the appearance-related side effects of their treatment, improving their quality of life and self-esteem. Through instructional workshops, online resources, and a community of caring volunteers, Look Good Feel Better empowers cancer patients to feel confident and in control. Facilitators are trained beauty professionals who provide real-time guidance on skin care, makeup application, wig and head covering selection and care, nail care, and more. With over three decades of experience, Look Good Feel Better has empowered over 1 million women in the United States and 2.2 million globally.

My Hope Chest

(727) 642-4243

My Hope Chest educates people diagnosed with breast cancer about breast reconstruction surgery. The organization also funds uninsured and underinsured women who cannot afford reconstruction surgery.

stay_connected

Stay connected

Sign up to receive emotional support, medical insight, personal stories, and more, delivered to your inbox weekly.