National Breast Cancer Resources

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The best protection against breast cancer is early detection. To find an accredited mammography facility in your area, call the Cancer Information Service, a program of the National Cancer Institute at 1-800-4-CANCER. For those with limited financial resources or limited insurance coverage, call your state health department and ask about programs for free screenings in your community for low-income and un/under-insured.

National Breast Cancer Resources

American College of Radiology
Mammography Accreditation
1891 Preston White Drive
Reston, VA 22091

American Cancer Society
8219 Town Center Drive
Baltimore, MD 21236

American Red Cross

Breast Cancer Fund
1388 Sutter St. Suite 400
San Francisco, CA 94109
Eliminating the environmental causes of breast cancer.

Inflammatory Breast Cancer Research Foundation
To assist scientists and researchers in their quest to determine the definitive causes of inflammatory breast cancer. Seeks to assist them in their work to allow for effective and meaningful detection and diagnosis, prevention and treatment can be pursued and achieved.

Invision Diagnostics
11220 Elm Lane, Suite 200
Charlotte, NC 28277
Invision Diagnostics is the leading care provider of Mobile 3D Mammography services in the Southeast. Our passionate team of mammography technologists and assistants are devoted to bringing access to mobile breast cancer screenings to women. Partnering with medical practices, organizations, corporations, and communities, our mission is to offer quality care and save lives through accessible imaging.

Leica Biosystems
Knowledge Pathway Improvement Opportunities
Knowledge Pathway Identifying Improvements
In partnership with the National Consortium of Breast Centers, Leica Biosystems’ Process & Solution Optimization team worked with several hospitals with the goal to improve the quality and efficiencies of their breast programs. Through this work, the team identified common barriers and improvement opportunities.

Living Beyond Breast Cancer
40 Monument Road, Suite 104
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
(855) 807 6386
1-888-753-5222 (Survivors Helpline)
Living Beyond Breast Cancer is a national non-profit organization that offers on-demand emotional, practical, and evidence-based content that is meaningful to those newly diagnosed, in treatment, post-treatment, and living with metastatic disease.

Little Pink Houses of Hope

Mothers Supporting Daughters with Breast Cancer
25235 Fox Chase Drive
Chestertown, MD 21620
Provides a communication network, support and education for mothers whose daughters are fighting breast cancer.

National Consortium of Breast Centers, Inc. (NCBC)

Promote excellence in breast health care for the general public through a network of diverse professionals dedicated to the active exchange of ideas and resources.

National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC)
Represents a consortium of national, professional organizations dedicated to the improvement of the quality of care and monitoring of outcomes of patients with diseases of the breast.

1501 Broadway Street
Suite 704 A
New York, NY 10036
Self-help, hotline and programs for women with breast/ovarian cancer.

Susan G. Komen for the Cure
5005 LBJ Freeway
Suite 250
Dallas, TX 75244
HELPLINE: 1-800-I'M-AWARE (462-9273)
Funding and programs for research, education, screening and treatment.

Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation
P.O. Box 204
Norwood, NJ 07648
Telephone: 646-942-0242
TNBC Foundation was started by a group of young women who have been personally affected by triple negative breast cancer.

Yale Medicine
333 Cedar St.
New Haven, CT 06510

National Cancer Organizations/Resources

American Cancer Society
1599 Clifton Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
1-866-228-4327 for TTY
Provides information and support available 24 hours a day seven days a week.

American Institute for Cancer Research
1759 R Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20009
202-328-7744 (in DC)
Nutrition hotline and cancer resources.

American Psychosocial Oncology Society
154 Hansen Rd Suite 201
Charlottesville, VA 22911
Referrals for local counseling services throughout the US.

Bag it Cancer
Our goal is to help empower patients, through information, to help them navigate a cancer diagnosis. From initial diagnosis, throughout treatment, and in to all phases of survivorship, Bag It guides patients on how to talk to their healthcare providers, ask questions, and serve as the most important advocate on their care team. 

Cancer and Careers 
Changing the face of cancer in the workplace by providing a comprehensive website, free publications, and a series of support groups and educational seminars for employees with cancer.

Cancer Care
275 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10001
1-800-813-HOPE (4673) 
National nonprofit organization that provides free, professional support services for anyone affected by cancer including, one-to-one counseling, financial support, specialized support groups, educational services, teleconferences, and referral services.

Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation
1600 Duke Street, Suite 110
Alexandria, VA 22314
Educational materials, programs, advocacy.

Cleaning for a Reason
211 S. Stemmons, Suite C
Lewisville, TX 75067
Offers free professional housecleaning services to improve the lives of women undergoing treatment for cancer.

Lance Armstrong Foundation
2201 E. Sixth St
Austin, TX 78702
Provides counseling and referrals to local resources, help addressing financial and insurance concerns, and clinical trials
Researchers have discovered significant similarities between breast cancer and mesothelioma, including diagnostic markers, symptoms, and treatments that slow tumor growth. There may even be a connection between breast cancer and asbestos, a dangerous mineral linked to mesothelioma

Mesothelioma Center at
Asbestos is a carcinogen that has been linked conclusively to other health conditions such as mesothelioma cancer, but its exact correlation to breast cancer is uncertain. Although researchers have noted an elevated incidence of breast cancer in women who have been exposed to asbestos fibers, studies have not yet determined how asbestos directly affects breast tissue.

National Cancer Institute (NCI)
NCI Public Inquires Office
Suite 3036A
6116 Executive Blvd, MSC 8322
Bethesda, MD 20892
1-800-4-CANCER (422-6237) 
Comprehensive information center.

National Comprehensive Cancer Network
275 Commerce Dr, Suite 300
Fort Washington, PA 19034: 215.690.0300
Alliance of 21 of cancer centers
Treatment guidelines are available for several types of cancers and information about NCCN clinical trials.

Prevent Cancer
The Prevent Cancer Foundation’s Breast Health Education for Young Women Facilitator’s Guide is designed to increase young women’s knowledge about breast health.

United Breast Cancer Foundation
223 Wall Street, Suite 368
Huntington, NY 11743
Financially supports a variety of programs dedicated to breast cancer screening and prevention, treatment as well as patient health and well-being.

Metastatic Breast Cancer Resources

The website brings public awareness to the issues of metastatic breast cancer, and provides support and resources to patients coping with metastatic breast cancer

Metastatic Breast Cancer Network (MBCN)
 strives to help those living with stage IV breast cancer be their own best advocate by providing education and information regarding treatments and coping with the disease.

Advanced Breast Cancer Community
A new comprehensive information source and online community solely dedicated to the needs of advanced/metastatic breast cancer patients, caregivers, family and friends, and healthcare providers.

Young Women and Breast Cancer

I’m Too Young For This
Mission is to empower young adults affected by cancer by ending isolation, improving quality of life and providing meaningful survivorship.

Kristy Lasch Miracle Foundation
Provides financial assistance to women under 30 living with breast cancer.

Planet Cancer
A Community of support for young adults with cancer in their 20’s and 30’s

The SAM Fund for Young Adults
89 South Street Suite LL02
Boston, MA 02111
1-866- 439-9365
Provides grants and scholarships to young adult (17-35) survivors to help pay for transitional issues such as education, living, job search and lingering medical expenses.

Shay Sharpes Pink Wishes

Tigerlily Foundation

Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults
5575 Sterrett Place
Suite 320
Columbia, MD 21044
1-888-393-FUND (3863)
Connects young adults affected by cancer.

Young Cancer Spouses
4422 Holt
Bellaire, TX 77401
Young Cancer Spouses’ mission is to bring together young spouses of adults with cancer to share information, support, and experiences.

Young Survival Coalition
61 Broadway, Suite 2235
New York, NY 10006
646-257-3000 (phone)
877-YSC-1011 (toll-free)
646-257-3030 (fax)
Dedicated to the concerns and issues unique to breast cancer survivors 40 and under.

Children with a Parent with Breast Cancer

Camp Kesem
A summer camp for kids with a parent who has or had cancer.

Komen College Scholarship Fund

Sisters Network, Inc
8787 Woodway Drive - Suite 4206
Houston - TX 77063
A national African American breast cancer survivorship organization.

Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation
P.O. Box 204
Norwood, NJ 07648
Telephone: 646-942-0242
TNBC Foundation was started by a group of young women who have been personally affected by triple negative breast cancer.

Men and Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer for Husbands
Because husbands need a place to talk breast cancer with other guys.

His Breast Cancer Awareness
Offering insight and Education on Male Breast Cancer

Suggested reading/book for significant others

Diversity and Breast Cancer

National LGBTQ Cancer Network
Adressess the needs of all LGBT people with cancer and those at risk

The National Coalition for LGBTQ Health
Committed to improving health through public education, coalition building and advocacy that focus on research, policy, education and training.

National Asian Women's Health Organization (NAWHO)
1 Embarcadero Center
Suite 500
San Francisco, CA 94111
Support and education. Listing and links to breast cancer material in Asian languages.

Nueva Vida
Support Network for Latinas with Cancer

P.O. Box 3245
Teaneck, NJ 07666
Linking young Jewish women in the fight against breast cancer

American Cancer Society: Spanish, Asian and Pacific Islander Materials
Cancer information for Asian and Pacific Islander\

Asian American Cancer Support Network
Provides education and supportive services

Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Cancer information and education in Spanish

Genetics and Breast Cancer

Bright Pink
National non-profit organization focusing on the prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer in young women while providing support for high risk individuals.

FORCE: Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered
16057 Tampa Palms Blvd. W, PMB #373
Tampa, FL 33647
1-866-288-RISK (7475)

National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC)


American Institute for Cancer Research
Online information for survivors

Casting for Recovery

National Cancer Institute
Survivorship – Living With and Beyond Cancer

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
1010 Wayne Avenue, 5th Floor
Suite 770
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Support, research, advocacy.

People Living With Cancer
Oncologist-approved cancer information from the American Society of Clinical Oncology

Team Continuum

Cancer Medication Information

This guide will help cancer patients and caregivers successfully manage the storage, dosage, and special circumstances related to cancer medication.

Support for Patients

Cancer Support Community
Global network of education and hope.

Fighting Pretty
"Pretty Packages" are donated care packages intended to empower women battling all types of cancer, at any stage of treatment to feel strong, beautiful and fierce; a reminder that they are amazing and truly "Fighting Pretty!"

Inspire Treatments
A breast cancer support group with over 30,000 members created for patients and caregivers living with metastatic breast cancer.

The Recovery Villiage
Preventing drug addiction in Cancer Patients. These conditions can all prompt the need for prescription medications, which can lead to abuse or addiction. Sadly, drug addiction can decrease the effectiveness of certain cancer treatments, making a person’s overall health worse. This is why medical professionals encourage patients to take medications responsibly or consider alternative therapies.

Imerman Angels
Matches and individually pairs a person touched by cancer (a cancer fighter or survivor) with someone who has fought and survived the same type of cancer (a Mentor Angel). Cancer caregivers (spouses, parents, children and other family and friends of fighters) also receive 1-on-1 connections with other caregivers and survivors.

Slumber Yard
The connection between sleep health and breast cancer risk has been studied for years. We'll give you the key takeaways and tips you can use to improve your sleep health.

Nancy's List
I Am With You: Love Letters to Cancer Patients is a powerful book for the newly-diagnosed patient, for those who are going through treatment or have entered remission, for loved ones, and for everyone else in the world. My amazing daughter-in-law, Carrie Baum, said, "This book is not only for cancer patients. It is for everyone ... it is about living well."

The Patient Story
Get a sense of what you can expect from patients and caregivers who've been through cancer treatment.

Wellness Community of Greater Washington, DC Cancer Support Community
1050 17th St NW
Washington DC 20036
Help people affected by cancer enhance their health and well-being through participationin a professional program of emotional support, education and hope.


919 Walnut St 10th floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
1-866-411-DIVA (3482)
Stylish compression apparel for lymphedema.

National Lymphedema Network
Latham Square
116 New Montgomery St Suite 235
San Francisco, CA 94105
Provides education and guidance on the prevention and management of lymphedema.

Clinical Trials

National Institutes of Health Clinical Trials

Clinical Trial Match
Service through the American Cancer Society to assist patients in finding a clinical trial most appropriate to the patient’s medical and personal situation.

Army of Women 
Research studies for women to help in the effort to eradicate breast cancer


Annie Appleseed Project
Breast Cancer Action
55 New Montgomery St., Suite 323
San Francisco, CA 94105
1-877-2STOPBC (278-6722)
Grassroots organization of breast cancer survivors and their supporters that educates people about breast cancer issues.

The National Breast Cancer Coalition
1101 17th Street, NW, Suite 1300
Washington, D.C. 20036
Research, Improves access to health care services, education

Tommy John 
Ranking of the top 50 best cities for Breast Health Advocacy for NCBC

Financial Assistance

American Breast Cancer Foundation
1220-B E. Joppa Road, Suite 328
Baltimore, MD 21286
Financial assistance for screening and diagnostic mammography and ultrasound, consultation with a surgeon, biopsy, and treatment and the purchase of wigs and prosthesis. Emergency grants are also available.

Answers for the Aging
3320 Benson Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21227
1-888-50-ASKUS (502-7587) 
Provides seniors and their advocates up-to-date information about available services and programs and services throughout Maryland.

Cancer Care
275 Seventh Ave Floor 22
New York, NY 10001
Provides financial assistance for screening services, transportation to appointments, childcare, counseling, teleconferences and other services.
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Jill Fox Memorial Fund, Inc.
101 West Mt. Royal Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21201
410-727-4828 ext. 272 or 322 
Provides grants to individuals with unmet medical and healthcare needs not paid for by medical insurance, government agencies, health associations, community organizations, public or personal resources.

Joe’s House
50 Lexington Avenue, Ste 10 H
New York, NY 10010
ation-wide online service that helps cancer patients and their families find lodging near treatment centers

Medicare Hotline
Medicare is a Federal health insurance program for those who receive Social Security benefits. Eligible individuals include those who are 65 or older, people of any age with permanent kidney failure, and disabled people under age 65 who have received Social Security payments for at least 24 months.

My Hope Chest
P.O. Box 3081
Seminole, FL 33775
Facilitates and funds reconstructive surgery for those who do not have adequate financial means to afford such surgery.
P.O. Box 219
Gloucester, MA 01930 
Information on assistance programs. Look up assistance based on drug needed.

Partnership for Prescription Assistance
Single point to access more than 475 public and private patient assistance programs.

Patient Access Network Foundation
PO Box 221858
Charlotte, NC 28222
Supports the needs of patients that cannot access the treatments they need due to out-of-pocket health care costs.

4100 Regent Street, Suite S,
Columbus, OH 43219
1(844) 234-3057

The Patient Advocate Foundation Co-Pay Relief
The Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) Co-Pay Relief Program (CPR) currently provides direct financial support to insured patients, including Medicare Part D beneficiaries, who must financially and medically qualify to access pharmaceutical co-payment assistance. The program offers personal service to all patients through the use of call counselors; personally guiding patients through the enrollment process.

Pink Daisy Project
Provides housecleaning, groceries and meals, assistance with prescription costs and other assistance as needed

The Pink Fund
P.O. Box 603
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48303
The mission of The Pink Fund is to provide short-term financial aid to women and men (and therefore their families) who are in treatment for and recovery from breast cancer.

The SAM Fund for Young Adults
1-866- 439-9365
89 South Street Suite LL02
Boston, MA 02111 
Provides grants and scholarships to young adult (17-35) survivors to help pay for transitional issues such as education, living, job search and lingering medical expenses

Social Security Adminstration (SSA)
1-800-325-0778 (For TTY) 
Provides a monthly income for eligible elderly and disabled individuals. Information on eligibility, coverage, and how to apply for benefits is available from the Social Security Administration.

Veterans Benefits
Eligible veterans and their dependents may receive cancer treatment at a Veterans Administration Medical Center. Treatment for service-connected conditions is provided, and treatment for other conditions may be available based on the veteran's financial need.

21st Century Care

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Arlington Heights, IL 60005
Surgeon Referral Service

American Society of Clinical Hypnosis
140 N. Bloomingdale Rd
Bloomingdale, IL 60108
Workshops, certification, information.

Center for Mind Body Medicine
5225 Connecticut Ave, NW
Suite 414
Washington, DC 20015
Addresses the mental, emotional, social and spiritual, as well as the physical dimensions of health and illness.

Hospice Foundation of America
1710 Rhode Island Ave, NW Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036
Helps those who cope personally or professionally with terminal illness, death, and the process of grief and bereavement. Features Caregiver’s corner and online publications.

P.O. Box 833837
Hollywood, FL 33083-3837
Manufacturer and distributor of post mastectomy products.

Ladies First, Inc
PO Box 4400
Salem, OR 97302
Post mastectomy products.

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
National Institutes of Health
NCCAM Clearinghouse
P.O. Box 7923
Gaithersburg, MD 20898-7923
Information on alternative therapies.

National Health Law Program
1444 Street NW, Suite 1105
Washington, DC 20005
Information on legal issues related to health care

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
1731 King St. Suite 100
Alexandria, VA 22314
Professional and volunteer caregivers provide educational programs, technical assistance, and public policy advocacy.

TLC - Tender Loving Care
American Cancer Society
Prostheses, bras, wigs, falls, bangs, turbans, etc.

Maryland Statewide Resources

Cancer Support Foundation
8268 Academy Road
Ellicott City, MD 21043
Helps clients with financial needs anywhere in the state of Maryland. Contact Cindy Carter.

Catastrophic Health Planners
255 Clifton Blvd., Suite 202
Westminster, MD 21157
Provides free educational development, support, and referrals for improving the quality of life of individuals and families facing a catastrophic health event

First Call for Help United Way of Central Md
100 South Charles St 5th Floor
P.O. Box 1576
Baltimore, MD 21203
United Way referral and information service with access to many agencies and programs in central MD.

Healthwell Foundation
PO Box 4133
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Helps individuals afford prescription medications they are taking for specific illnesses.

Hospice & Palliative Care Network of Maryland
408 Headquarters Drive, Suite 3-H
Millersville, MD 21108
Advocates for individuals and families facing the myriad of physical, psychological, spiritual and practical challenges associated with a life-limiting diagnosis, prognosis and with bereavement. Maryland hospice locator.

Hopewell Cancer Support
Helps people with cancer, and their loved ones, find their own way through the life-changing impact of a cancer diagnosis. Various free programs.

Maryland MEDBANK Program
2524 Kirk Ave
Baltimore, MD 21218
Phone: 410-821-9262
Funded by The Maryland Health Care Foundation, assists physicians and patients in completing the paperwork required to enroll patients in the Pharmaceutical Company Patient Assistance Programs. Must be low-income and not enrolled in any other prescription plan. All medications are free. Physician must make all referrals.

Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland
515 South Haven Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21224
Offers two home delivered meals a day to those who cannot shop or prepare their own meals.

Mid-Atlantic Cancer Genetics Network (MACGN)
Johns Hopkins University
Reed Hall West
Suite 3-306
Baltimore, MD 21205
Up to date information on cancer genetics.

Moveable Feast
P.O. Box 2298
Baltimore, MD 21203-2298
Nutritional support organization that prepares and delivers meals and groceries to women (and their families) undergoing treatment for breast cancer.

Novacare Rehabilitation
3290 North Ridge Rd Suite 125
Ellicot City, MD 21043
Multiple centers located region-wide providing lymphedema treatment.

The Red Devils
5820 York Rd, Ste. 205
Baltimore, MD 21212
Provides funding for support services (housecleaning, transportation and meals) to Maryland families living with breast cancer.

Shirley B. Robinson Memorial Fund
10933 Hardle Dr
Hagerstown, MD 21742
Financial assistance for cancer patients and their families in Washington County and surrounding areas.

Within Reach
7905 Springway Rd
Towson, MD 21204
A privately operated non-profit foundation dedicated to providing peer support, education, and assistance to cancer patients and survivors.