Breast Cancer Resources

By
Health Monitor Staff

Support for Patients and Families 

HealthKeep healthkeep.com
HealthKeep is a totally anonymous way to connect and share with thousands of patients like you about your conditions, symptoms and medications. Log in today to become more engaged in your own health, and maybe help someone along the way.

Academy of Oncology Nurse Navigators aonnonline.org
Dedicated to improving patient care and quality of life by defining, enhancing, and promoting the role of oncology nurse and patient navigators.

Breakaway From Cancer breakawayfromcancer.com
Offer people affected by breast cancer and other cancers a broad range of support services complementing those provided by their healthcare professionals.

Breast Friends breastfriends.org
A nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for female cancer patients. Teaches friends and family specific ways to offer support, helps them understand what their loved one is going through, and suggests resources for the woman and for those who care about her.

Cancer and Careers cancerandcareers.org
Empowers and educates people with cancer to thrive in their workplace by providing expert advice, interactive tools and educational events.

CancerCare cancercare.org
Provides free, professional services for anyone affected by cancer, including counseling, online support groups and free educational workshops.

Cancer.Net cancer.net
Has oncologist-reviewed cancer information to help patients make informed healthcare decisions.

Cancer Support Community cancersupportcommunity.org
Aims to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action and sustained by community.

fertileHOPE fertilehope.org
Provides reproductive information, support and hope to cancer patients whose medical treatments present the risk of infertility.

National Lymphedema Network lymphnet.org
Provides guidance on the prevention and management of lymphedema.

Patient Advocate Foundation patientadvocate.org
Serves as a liaison between the patient and their insurer or creditors to resolve insurance or debt-crisis matters.

Pink Link pink-link.org
Links you with a network of fellow survivors, medical pros and others who, in essence, become your “pen pals.”

3 Steps Forward preventcancerinfections.org
Preventing Infections During Cancer Treatment (3 Steps) is an evidence-based, interactive online program designed to help assess a cancer patient’s risk for developing both a low white blood cell count during chemotherapy and subsequent infections.

Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation tnbcfoundation.org
A source for triple negative breast cancer information, a catalyst for science and patient advocacy groups, and a caring community with meaningful services for patients and their families.

Young Survival Coalition youngsurvival.org
Dedicated to the critical issues unique to young women who are diagnosed with breast cancer. YSC offers resources, connections and outreach so women feel supported, empowered and hopeful.

Support for Caregivers 

Caregiver Action Network caregiveraction.org
The nation’s leading family caregiver organization.

Published
June 2013