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Breast Cancer Coalitions


  • American Cancer Society
    Nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem through research, education, advocacy and service.

  • Breast Cancer Answers
    Public Health Institute site that offers a unique collection of artwork and personal stories from over 50 breast cancer survivors, their families, and friends. Project's aim is to raise awareness about the disease, and to support and empower the public.

  • The Breast Cancer Radio Arts Project is a year-long project devoted to the topic of breast cancer at KBOO-FM under the direction of award-winning producers Dmae Roberts of MediaRites and Barbara Bernstein of the Media Project.

  • Breast Cancer Research Foundation
    Since 1996, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation has raised over $1 million for research at the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center in Birmingham, Alabama. Majority of these funds are raised through an annual golf event featuring LPGA professionals. For more information, please call (205) 871-GOLF.

  • Cancer Care
    CancerCare is a national non-profit organization whose mission is to provide free professional help to people with all cancers through counseling, education, information and referral and direct financial assistance.

  • Living Beyond Breast Cancer
    Non-profit educational organization committed to empowering all women affected by breast cancer to live as long as possible with the best quality of life. Programs include educational conferences, a quarterly newsletter, outreach to medically under-served women, consumer focused booklets, the Paula A. Seidman Library and Resource Center, Young Survivors group, and a Survivors' Helpline.

  • Fox Chase Cancer Center
    Two resources are available for parents with young children from the Fox Chase Cancer Center. They can be ordered over the telephone by calling:
    Marg Winters
    (215) 728-2668
    VIDEO: Talking About Your Cancer: A Parent's Guide to Helping Children Cope
    JOURNAL: Kids' Night Out: A Journal For Families Dealing With Cancer

  • Imaginis
    A resource on breast health information for patients and health care professionals.

  • Mothers Supporting Daughters with Breast Cancer (MSDBC)
    A national nonprofit organization founded in March 1995. The free support services provided by this organization are designed to give emotional support to mothers who have daughters battling breast cancer.

  • The National Breast Cancer Coalition
    The NBCC is a grassroots effort in the fight against breast cancer. In 1991, the Coalition was formed with one mission, to eradicate breast cancer through action and advocacy.

  • The National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS)
    The only patient-led advocacy group representing this nation's 8.2 million cancer survivors. Our mission is to assure quality cancer care for all Americans.

  • National Lymphedema Network
    Provides information on the prevention and management of lymphedema and supports research into the causes and possible alternative treatments for this condition.

  • The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
    Non-profit organization with a network of volunteers working through local affiliates and Race for the Cure events to advance research, education, screening and treatment.

  • Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization
    Provides support and information to anyone who has been touched by breast cancer.

  • Young Survival Coalition
    A national non-profit that focuses on the unique issues and challenges faced by women 40 and younger diagnosed with breast cancer. These issues and challenges include higher mortality rates, early menopause, pregnancy after diagnosis, a more aggressive disease and a lack of clinical trials for young women. Through action, advocacy and awareness, the YSC reaches at-risk women, young breast cancer survivors and the medical community letting them know that young women CAN and DO get breast cancer.


Government Sources

  • Centers for Disease Control
    Includes studies currently investigating the possible link between breast cancer and the environment.

  • Food and Drug Administration
    Includes the latest on recently approved drugs for treating breast cancer.

  • HyperDoc at the US Library of Medicine
    Includes comprehensive databases of medical information such as MEDLARS and MEDLINE.

  • International Cancer Center of the NCI
    News and abstracts from the Journal of the National Cancer Institute (JNCI) and other NCI publications. Connect with CANCERLIT, a comprehensive archival file of more than 1,000,000 bibliographic record describing cancer results published for the past 30 years in biomedical journals, proceedings of scientific meetings, books, technical reports, and other documents.

  • The National Cancer Institute
    Includes ongoing research being conducted by the NCI and cancer trials information.


Complementary and Alternative Approaches

  • alicethenics
    Information about a video containing exercises to increase freedom of movement after breast surgery.

  • University of Texas Center for Alternative Medicine
    One of 11 research centers established by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (formerly Office of Alternative Medicine, OAM) at the National Institutes of Health to evaluate alternative therapies. The University of Texas Center is the only OAM supported institution focused solely on alternative and complementary treatments for cancer, and is co-funded by the National Cancer Institute.


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Breast Cancer News/Information

  • BreastCancer.Net
    Up-to-date breast cancer-related news, and links to organizations and sites of interest to breast cancer survivors.

  • Johns Hopkins Breast Center
    Breast cancer news, announcements, events, seminars, research highlights, support programs, testimonials, a breast cancer patients "Bill of Rights" and a breast cancer e-zine.

  • Mamm Magazine
    A consumer magazine dedicated to women with breast and reproductive cancers.

  • OncoLink
    Maintained by the University of Pennsylvania as an up-to-date resource for cancer information. Find important information on financial resources for patients.

  • Vital Options/the Group Room
    A non-profit organization using communications technology, a weekly live radio show called The Group Room, to reach those touched by cancer.


General Health News

    Presented by the National Women's Health Resource Center (NWHRC), is the one-stop shop for women's health information on the web. This site includes content, frequently asked questions and consumer tips on fitness, nutrition and disease prevention, as well as health care issues ranging from teen health to pregnancy to post-menopausal concerns.

  • National Women's Health Information Center
    The Federal Government Source for women's health information.

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