Breast Cancer Resources

Health Monitor Staff

Support for Patients and Families 

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Academy of Oncology Nurse Navigators
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
Offer people affected by breast cancer and other cancers a broad range of support services complementing those provided by their healthcare professionals.

Breast Friends
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
Empowers and educates people with cancer to thrive in their workplace by providing expert advice, interactive tools and educational events.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

3 Steps Forward
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
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
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
The nation’s leading family caregiver organization.

June 2013