American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)
AACR is the oldest and largest scientific organization in the world focused on every aspect of cancer research. Programs and services foster the exchange of knowledge and new ideas among scientists dedicated to cancer research, provide training opportunities for the next generation of cancer researchers, and increase public understanding of cancer.
American Cancer Society (ACS)
ACS maintains a website with access to information about all types of cancer, news stories, research information, statistics, alternative approaches, and tips for living with cancer. A nice feature of this site is the section on how to tell children about a parent’s cancer diagnosis.
Angel Flight East (AFE)
Angel Flight East (AFE) is dedicated to serving the community by facilitating free air transportation for children and adults with medical conditions who need to get to treatment far from home. AFE serves the Northeastern region of the United States, and for destinations beyond their reach, links with other volunteer pilot organizations. Anyone who requests a flight must be medically stable, able to board an aircraft, and fly in a small non-pressurized aircraft.
This free app, co-created by breast cancer specialists and patient advocates, provides anyone diagnosed with breast cancer or at risk of developing breast cancer a voice in the decisions surrounding surgery. Breast Advocate personalizes information about breast cancer surgery and reconstruction options, and provides access to the latest studies and expert opinions. No matter what your situation, you will have all the information and tools you need to take a more active role in your care and participate fully in decisions about your treatment. After taking your individual situation and preferences into account, a built-in Wizard provides evidence-based recommendations. If your preferences change after researching your options, you can change your answers to the Wizard’s questions at any time and as often as you like.
Breastcancer.org is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing the most reliable, complete, and up-to-date information about breast cancer. Their mission is to help women and their loved ones make sense of the complex medical and personal information about breast health and breast cancer, so they can make the best decisions for their lives.
Bringing Hope Home
Bringing Hope Home is a non-profit organization that provides unexpected amazingness to local families with cancer through financial and emotional support. Through our Light of Hope Family Grant Program, we offer a one-time grant to pay essential household bills for families with cancer in the Greater Philadelphia Area.
Cancer And Careers
Cancer and Careers is a program of the CEW Foundation, the charitable arm of Cosmetic Executive Women, Inc., a New York-based nonprofit organization of executives in the beauty, cosmetics, fragrance and related industries. Cancer and Careers’ mission is to empower and educate people with cancer to thrive in their workplace by providing expert advice, interactive tools and educational events.
You are not alone—The CancerConnect Online Community is a fully moderated, peer-to-peer support group for cancer patients and caregivers. CancerConnect offers patients and caregivers a thriving community to learn, share information, and support each other.
Cancer Support Community (CSC)
In July 2009, The Wellness Community and Gilda’s Club joined forces to become the Cancer Support Community. Backed by evidence that the best cancer care includes emotional and social support, the Cancer Support Community offers these services to all people affected by cancer. The organization delivers a comprehensive menu of personalized and essential services including support groups, counseling, education and healthy lifestyle programs. It offers a network of community-based centers and online services run by trained and licensed professionals.
CaringBridge is a 501(c)(3) non-profit web service that connects family and friends during a critical illness, treatment or recovery. CaringBridge’s website is personal, private and available 24/7. It helps ease the burden of keeping family and friends informed. Patients and caregivers draw strength from loved ones’ messages of support.
A nationally recognized, independent non-profit organization founded in 2003, the HealthWell Foundation serves as a safety net for underinsured patients by providing access to life-changing medical treatments they otherwise would not be able to afford.
HealthWell provides financial assistance to adults and children facing medical hardship resulting from gaps in their insurance that cause out-of-pocket medical expenses to escalate rapidly. HealthWell assists with the treatment-related cost-sharing obligations of these patients.
Healwell massage therapists provide highly-skilled, uniquely compassionate massage therapy for people (including caregivers) affected by cancer and other serious illnesses in the Washington, DC metro area. We come to homes, facilities, hospitals and wherever our hands are needed.
The Lobular Breast Cancer Alliance (LBCA) is a national network of patient advocates with lobular breast cancer working with breast cancer researchers and clinicians. LBCA advocates for invasive lobular cancer research and educates about lobular breast disease. Their mission is to bridge patients, clinicians, and researchers to increase knowledge of lobular breast disease and promote research that leads to advances in prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up care.
Founded in 2012 in Bethesda, MD, Lolly’s Locks is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to providing high-quality wigs to cancer patients suffering hair loss as a side-effect of chemotherapy.
Look Good...Feel Better
Look Good…Feel Better is a non-medical, national public service program to help women offset appearance-related changes from cancer treatment. It offers a free program that helps improve self-image, appearance and quality-of-life in people undergoing cancer treatment.
LympheDIVAs create medically correct compression apparel for women with post-breast cancer lymphedema. The founders want to inspire women cancer survivors to feel beautiful, strong and confident.
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Since 2014, the Male Breast Cancer Coalition has provided an online space for men with breast cancer to share their stories and read the stories of others. The site includes a list of resources about male breast cancer. MBCC's mission is to ensure no man feels alone when he hears the words "You have breast cancer."
Metastatic Breast Cancer Network
MBCN is a national, independent, non-profit, all volunteer, patient-led advocacy organization dedicated to the unique concerns of the women and men living with metastatic breast cancer, also known as Stage IV or advanced breast cancer.
My Hope Chest
My Hope Chest provides funding for uninsured women who desire reconstruction to have it. Its goal is to enable these women to return to a normal life with feelings of hope, self-worth and completeness.
MyLifeLine.org is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that encourages cancer patients and caregivers to create free personalized websites. Our mission is to empower patients to build an online support community of family and friends to foster connection, inspiration, and healing.
The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, or NAPBC, is run by the American College of Surgeons. It offers accreditation to centers that provide breast cancer care. Breast centers accredited through NAPBC must comply with the program's standards for care, which aim to offer timely, modern, high quality care based on scientific research. Use NAPBC's search tool to find an accredited breast center.
The University of Pennsylvania's Cancer Center runs OncoLink, a database that provides comprehensive information about specific types of cancer, updates on cancer treatments and news about research advances.
Patient Access Network Foundation (PAN)
An independent, non-profit group, the Patient Access Network Foundation is dedicated to assisting those who cannot afford the out-of-pocket costs associated with treatment needs. Throughout all 50 states and three U.S. territories, it provides trained case managers that patients or their advocates may speak with about their care.
The Pink Fund
The mission of The Pink Fund is to provide short-term financial aid to breast cancer patients in active treatment. The Pink Fund will make a direct bill payment for the maintenance of health insurance premiums and non-medical bills such as, a house or rent payment, a car or vehicle lease payment, utility payments, car insurance payments, and/or license plate tabs.
SHARE's mission is to create and sustain a supportive network and community of women affected by breast and ovarian cancers. SHARE brings these women and their families and friends together with others who have experienced breast or ovarian cancer, and provides participants with the opportunity to receive and exchange information, support, strength and hope. Services include hotlines in English and Spanish, with capacity in 12 other languages; support groups; wellness programs; educational meetings; and advocacy activities.
Sharsheret provides culturally sensitive support to young Jewish women who are newly diagnosed with breast cancer as well as to those facing the risk of developing breast cancer, and offers related resources for Jewish communities and healthcare organizations.
Sisters Network Inc. is committed to increasing local and national attention to the devastating impact that breast cancer has in the African American community.
Susan G. Komen
The mission of the Komen Foundation is to eradicate breast cancer through research, education, screening and treatment.
Triage Cancer is dedicated to helping survivors, caregivers, and health care professionals navigate cancer survivorship issues by connecting them to experts, information, and resources. Triage Cancer provides both in-person and online services. They provide speakers on a wide variety of cancer survivorship topics for educational events through their Speakers Bureau. They also deliver turnkey conferences and other educational events for hospitals, cancer centers, community clinics, professional associations, cancer advocacy organizations, and other groups.
Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation
This organization seeks to ignite interest in the study of triple-negative (ER-/PR-/HER2-) breast cancer among researchers, physicians, educators and scientists; support professionals seeking to identify the causes and discover new and effective treatment options; and increase public awareness and support of this subtype of breast cancer.
Young Survival Coalition (YSC)
Young Survival Coalition is an international, nonprofit network of breast cancer survivors and supporters dedicated to the concerns and issues that are unique to young women and breast cancer.