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
1-800-227-6400
www.acr.org

American Red Cross
www.redcross.org

Breast Cancer Fund
866.760.8223
1388 Sutter St. Suite 400
San Francisco, CA 94109
www.breastcancerfund.org
Eliminating the environmental causes of breast cancer.

Food and Drug Administration
Breast Implant Information Line
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20857
1-888-463-6332
http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm063728.htm
Information for consumers.

HER2 Breast Cancer Support
6973 Mimosa Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92009
760-602-9178
http://her2support.org/home
Provides information and support to women who have HER2 positive breast cancer.

Inflammatory Breast Cancer Research Foundation 
www.ibcresearch.org
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.

Leica Biosystems
https://www.leicabiosystems.com/knowledge-pathway/
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
10 East Athens Avenue
Suite 204
Ardmore, PA 19003
610-645-4567
1-888-753-5222 (Survivors Helpline)
www.lbbc.org 
Education and support.

Little Pink Houses of Hope
http://www.littlepink.org

Mothers Supporting Daughters with Breast Cancer
25235 Fox Chase Drive
Chestertown, MD 21620
410-778-1982
msdbc@verizon.net
www.mothersdaughters.org
Provides a communication network, support and education for mothers whose daughters are fighting breast cancer.

National Consortium of Breast Centers, Inc. (NCBC)
http://www.breastcare.org/

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)
http://napbc-breast.org/
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.

Share
1501 Broadway Street
Suite 704 A
New York, NY 10036
1-886-891-2392
www.sharecancersupport.org 
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)
1-800-462-9273
http://ww5.komen.org
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
info@tnbcfoundation.org
www.tnbcfoundation.org
TNBC Foundation was started by a group of young women who have been personally affected by triple negative breast cancer.

Tuck Sleep
https://www.tuck.com/sleep-and-cancer/
Tuck aims to improve sleep hygiene, health, and wellness through the creation and dissemination of comprehensive, unbiased, free resources.

National Cancer Organizations/Resources

AMC Cancer Research Center
Cancer Intervention Division
1600 Pierce Street
Denver, CO 80214
1-800-525-3777
http://cucancercenterfund.org/
Provides Cancer Information and Counseling Line (CICL).

American Cancer Society
1599 Clifton Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
1-800-ACS-2345
1-866-228-4327 for TTY
www.cancer.org
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)
1-800-843-8114
www.aicr.org 
Nutrition hotline and cancer resources.

American Psychosocial Oncology Society
1-866-276-7443
154 Hansen Rd Suite 201
Charlottesville, VA 22911
www.apos-society.org
Referrals for local counseling services throughout the US.

Association of Cancer Online Resources (ACOR)
212-226-5525
www.acor.org
Starting point for online cancer research. Online mailing lists available.

Cancer and Careers 
http://www.cancerandcareers.org/en 
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
212-302-2400
1-800-813-HOPE (4673)
www.cancercare.org 
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 Endeavors
www.cancerendeavors.org
Online site providing you with links to shop for wigs, hats, scarves, lotions, supplies and most of all support.

Cancer Legal Resource Center
350 S Grand Ave Ste 1520
Los Angeles, CA 90071
(866) 843-2572
http://cancerlegalresources.org/
A community-based, joint program of Loyola Law School and the Disability Rights Legal Center. This center provides free and confidential information and resources on cancer-related legal issues to people with cancer, their families, friends, healthcare professionals, employers and others coping with cancer.

Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation
1600 Duke Street, Suite 110
Alexandria, VA 22314
1-800-227-2732
www.preventcancer.org 
Educational materials, programs, advocacy.

Cleaning for a Reason
211 S. Stemmons, Suite C
Lewisville, TX 75067
877.337.3348
www.cleaningforareason.org
Offers free professional housecleaning services to improve the lives of women undergoing treatment for cancer.

First Descents
www.firstdescents.org
Through First Descents experience, young adult survivors and fighters are empowered through conquering legitimate outdoor challenges to push their limits and face their fears, and by doing so, they are able to regain the confidence and self-efficacy lost to cancer.

Lance Armstrong Foundation
2201 E. Sixth St
Austin, TX 78702
1-866-467-7205
www.livestrong.org 

Provides counseling and referrals to local resources, help addressing financial and insurance concerns, and clinical trials.

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

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

Pacific Medical Training (First Aid for People with Cancer)
3103 Philmont Ave, Suite 308
Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006
1-800-417-1748
https://pacificmedicalacls.com/first-aid-for-people-with-cancer.html.

United Breast Cancer Foundation
223 Wall Street, Suite 368
Huntington, NY 11743
1-877-UBC-4CURE
www.ubcf.info 
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

Brain and CNS Metastases
www.brainmetsbc.org
Offers women with metastatic breast cancer and their families a place to learn about brain metastases from a patient perspective. We are a source for the latest information about this form of the disease, as well as for personal stories from women who’ve been there about what it’s like to be diagnosed and treated

METAvivor
http://www.metavivor.org/
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 Information and Support
http://www.bcmets.org/
A wealth of information about breast cancer, from the experts.

Metastatic Breast Cancer Network (MBCN)
http://www.mbcn.org/
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 
http://advancedbreastcancercommunity.org/
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

Fertile Hope
65 Broadway, Suite 603
New York, NY 10006
1-888-994-HOPE (4673)
http://www.savemyfertility.org

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

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

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

Planet Cancer
512.452.9010
contactus@planetcancer.org
www.planetcancer.org
A Community of support for young adults with cancer in their 20’s and 30’s

Pregnant With Cancer Network
P.O. Box 1243
Buffalo, N.Y. 14220
1-800-743-4471
www.pregnantwithcancer.org
Organization for women diagnosed with cancer during pregnancy. Connects women who are pregnant with cancer with other women who have been pregnant with the same type of cancer.

The SAM Fund for Young Adults
89 South Street Suite LL02
Boston, MA 02111
http://thesamfund.org
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
www.shaysharpespinkwishes.org

Stupid Cancer
www.stupidcancer.org

Tigerlily Foundation
www.tigerlilyfoundation.org

Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults
5575 Sterrett Place
Suite 320
Columbia, MD 21044
410-964-0202
1-888-393-FUND (3863)
http://www.ulmanfund.org/
Connects young adults affected by cancer.

Young Cancer Spouses
4422 Holt
Bellaire, TX 77401
www.youngcancerspouses.org
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)
e-mail: info@youngsurvival.org
http://www.youngsurvival.org
Dedicated to the concerns and issues unique to breast cancer survivors 40 and under.

Children with a Parent with Breast Cancer

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

Kids Cope
www.kidscope.org
Provides educational material to help children cope when a parent has cancer.

Kid’s Konnected
1-800-899-2866--Hotline for kids
www.kidskonnected.org 
Provides friendship, understanding, education, and support for the children who have a parent with cancer, or have lost a parent to cancer.

Komen College Scholarship Fund
http://ww5.komen.org/Content.aspx?id=6442451554

African American Women with Breast Cancer

Sisters Network, Inc
8787 Woodway Drive - Suite 4206
Houston - TX 77063
713-781-0255
1-866-781-1808
www.sistersnetworkinc.org 
A national African American breast cancer survivorship organization.

Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation
P.O. Box 204
Norwood, NJ 07648
Telephone: 646-942-0242
info@tnbcfoundation.org
www.tnbcfoundation.org
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

http://www.breastcancer.org/tips/intimacy/partner
Because husbands need a place to talk breast cancer with other guys.

His Breast Cancer Awareness
http://www.hisbreastcancer.org
Offering insight and Education on Male Breast Cancer

John W. Nick Foundation, Inc.
https://malebreastcancer.org 
To educate the world about the risk of breast cancer in men
and to provide preventive and reactive measures to cancer
through advocacy, education, and research

Men Against Breast Cancer
P.O. Box 150
Adamstown, MD 21710-0150
1-866-547-MABC (6222)
www.menagainstbreastcancer.org 
Provides support services designed to educate and empower men to be effective caregivers when breast cancer strikes a female loved one.

BREAST CANCER HUSBAND by Marc Silver
http://www.breastcancerhusband.com/
Suggested reading/book for significant others

Diversity and Breast Cancer

Gay and Lesbian Medical Association
410-255-4547
www.glma.org
Works to bring about equality in healthcare for LGBT people.

National LGBT Cancer Network
www.cancer-network.org
Adressess the needs of all LGBT people with cancer and those at risk

The National Coalition for LGBT Health
202-558-6826
http://www.healthlgbt.org
Committed to improving health through public education, coalition building and advocacy that focus on research, policy, education and training.

The Mautner Project
1707 L. Street NW
Suite 230
Washington, DC 20036
1-866-MAUTNER (628-8637)
www.mautnerproject.org 
Provides both emotional and practical support services to lesbians with cancer, their partners, and caregivers.

National Asian Women's Health Organization (NAWHO)
1 Embarcadero Center
Suite 500
San Francisco, CA 94111
1-800-994-9662
http://www.healthywomen.org
Support and education. Listing and links to breast cancer material in Asian languages.

Nueva Vida
http://nueva-vida.org/
Support Network for Latinas with Cancer

Sharsheret
P.O. Box 3245
Teaneck, NJ 07666
1-866-474-2774
www.sharsheret.org
Linking young Jewish women in the fight against breast cancer

American Cancer Society: Spanish, Asian and Pacific Islander Materials
www.cancer.org/apicem/default
Cancer information for Asian and Pacific Islander\

Asian American Cancer Support Network
www.aacsn.org/
Provides education and supportive services

Cancer Council Victoria
www.cancervic.org.au 
Research, patient support, cancer prevention and advocacy available in over 27 different languages.

Susan G. Komen for the Cure
http://ww5.komen.org/Espanol/Enespanol.html
Cancer information and education in Spanish

Genetics and Breast Cancer

Bright Pink
http://www.brightpink.org/
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)
www.facingourrisk.org

National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC)
http://www.nsgc.org/

Colon Cancer Alliance for Research and Education for Lynch Syndrome (CCARE Lynch Syndrome)
http://www.fightlynch.org/

PTENHamartoma Tumor Syndrome/NORD: National Organization for Rare Diseases
http://www.rarediseases.org

For Women With Disabilities

Breast Health Access for Women with Disabilities
510-204-4866
http://www.aahd.us/best-practice/breast-health-access-for-women-with-disabilities-bhawd/
BHAWD’s mission is to increase the access of women with disabilities to breast health information, screenings and early breast cancer detection.

Survivorship

American Institute for Cancer Research
www.aicr.org/patients-survivors
Online information for survivors

Casting for Recovery
www.castingforrecovery.org

Lance Armstrong Foundation
www.livestrong.org
Find new ways to raise awareness, increase outreach and facilitate collaboration in an effort to improve the cancer experience.

Journey Forward
http://journeyforward.org/
Plan of Care for Survivorship

National Cancer Institute
http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/coping/survivorship
Survivorship – Living With and Beyond Cancer

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
1010 Wayne Avenue, 5th Floor
Suite 770
Silver Spring, MD 20910
1-877-622-7937
www.canceradvocacy.org 
Support, research, advocacy.

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

Team Continuum
www.teamcontinuum.net

Mobile App

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
www.canceradvocacy.org/resources/pocket-care-guide
Pocket cancer care guide.

Support for Patients

Cancer Support Community
www.cancersupportcommunity.org
Global network of education and hope.

Fighting Pretty
www.fightingpretty.org
"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
www.inspire.com/groups/advanced-breast-cancer/
A breast cancer support group with over 30,000 members created for patients and caregivers living with metastatic breast cancer.

The Recovery Villiage
https://www.therecoveryvillage.com/resources/cancer-patients/
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
www.imermanangels.org
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.

Pink-Link
149 S. Barrington Ave # 734
Los Angeles, CA 90049
www.pink-link.org Online breast cancer support network.

Nancy's List
www.nancyslist.org
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."

Snore Magazine
https://snoremagazine.com/sounds-from-nature/
Enjoy the sounds of this relaxing website

The Patient Story
https://www.thepatientstory.com/
Get a sense of what you can expect from patients and caregivers who've been through cancer treatment.

Reach To Recovery through the American Cancer Society

Sisters In Survivorship (online support group)
www.yahoogroups.com
Group: sistersinsurvivorship
A place of hope and mutual support, we are an exclusive, private group of young breast cancer survivors, diagnosed at age 40 and under. Join us to discuss the unique issues which affect young women battling breast cancer.

Lymphedema

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

National Lymphedema Network
Latham Square
116 New Montgomery St Suite 235
San Francisco, CA 94105
1-800-541-3259
www.lymphnet.org
Provides education and guidance on the prevention and management of lymphedema.

Guidelines

National Comprehensive Cancer Network
http://www.nccn.org/clinical.asp
Research and Resources

Complimentary Therapies

National Institutes of Health
National Cancer Institute
Complimentary and Alternative Medicine

www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/cam

Annie Appleseed Project
www.annieappleseedproject.org
Provides information and education regarding complementary or alternative medicine and natural therapies.

Clinical Trials

Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation (CISCRP)
1-888-247-2773
www.ciscrp.org
Strives to be the public’s primary and most trusted source for education about clinical trial participation.

National Institutes of Health Clinical Trials
1-800-422-6237
www.clinicaltrials.gov

Clinical Trial Match
http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/clinicaltrials/app/clinical-trials-matching-service
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
http://www.armyofwomen.org/ 
Research studies for women to help in the effort to eradicate breast cancer

The National Cancer Institute Clinical Trials Pages
1-800-422-6237
www.cancer.gov/clinicaltrials

Advocacy

Annie Appleseed Project
Breast Cancer Action
55 New Montgomery St., Suite 323
San Francisco, CA 94105
1-877-2STOPBC (278-6722)
bcaction.org 
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
1-800-622-2838
www.stopbreastcancer.org
Research, Improves access to health care services, education

Research Advocacy Network (RAN)

Smoking Cessation

Smoke Free
www.smokefree.gov
Online support and information

Financial Assistance

The following organizations provide a wide range of financial assistance from screening mammography to helping services after a diagnosis of breast cancer. Please call the organization to request eligibility guidelines.

Air Charity Network
1-877-621-7177
www.aircharitynetwork.org 
Provides access for people in need seeking free air transportation to specialized health care facilities or distant destinations.

Air Flight: Mid Atlantic
1-800-296-3797
www.angelflightmidatlantic.org 
Provides access to air travel for people in need.

American Breast Cancer Foundation
1220-B E. Joppa Road, Suite 328
Baltimore, MD 21286
1-877-323-4226
Email: bcancertw@aol.com, www.abcf.org 
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.

American Cancer Society
1-888-227-6333
Provides transportation for chemotherapy or radiation visits, free wigs and some prosthesis, and support group information. ACS runs the HOPE Lodge, which provides free housing and transportation for people undergoing treatment in Baltimore City. Look Good… Feel Better is a program designed to help women cope with appearance-related side effects of treatment. Reach to Recovery is a buddy program that provides a newly diagnosed woman with a survivor who has been in a similar situation. Additionally, there is a dietitian on call to help with any nutritional needs and a MSW for appropriate referrals.

Brenda Mehling Cancer Fund
24152 Lyons Ave # 157
Santa Clarita, CA 91321
661-310-7940
Fax: 800- 878-9184
www.bmcf.net
Supports people ages 18 – 40 during cancer treatment by providing services to meet daily needs not covered by insurance. Typical grants cover $600 worth of medical co-payments, rent and mortgage, transportation, car insurance, repairs, and groceries.

Cancer Care
275 Seventh Ave Floor 22
New York, NY 10001
1-800-813-4673
www.cancercare.org 
Provides financial assistance for screening services, transportation to appointments, childcare, counseling, teleconferences and other services.

Caregivers Marketplace
1-800-888-0889
caregiversmarketplace.com
Provides cash back on eligible products used everyday to provide care.

Catastrophic Health Planners
255 Clifton Blvd., Suite 202
Westminster, MD 21157
410-871-0751
www.chp1.org 
Provides free educational development, support, and referrals for improving the quality of life of individuals and families facing a catastrophic health event.

Disability Benefits Help
326 A Street, Unit 1A
Boston, MA 02210
www.disability-benefits-help.org/disabling-conditions/breast-cancer 
Disability-Benefits-Help.org is committed to helping the disabled receive Social Security Disability benefits. We are NOT affiliated in any way with the Social Security Administration, but help individuals applying for disability benefits for the first time and those already denied by SSA.

Jill Fox Memorial Fund, Inc.
101 West Mt. Royal Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21201
410-727-4828 ext. 272 or 322
jillfoxfund.org 
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
1-877-563-7468
www.joeshouse.org
N
ation-wide online service that helps cancer patients and their families find lodging near treatment centers

Lance Armstrong Foundation
P O Box 161150
Austin, TX 78716-1150
1-866-467-7205
www.livestrong.org

Provides counseling and referrals to local resources, help addressing financial and insurance concerns, and clinical trials.

Linking A.R.M.S.
1-800-813-4673
A collaborative partnership between Cancer Care and the Susan G Komen for the cure that provides financial assistance for women with breast cancer for hormonal and oral chemotherapy, pain and anti-nausea medication, lymphedema supplies and durable medical equipment.

Making Memories Breast Cancer Foundation
4252 SE International Way, Suite J
Milwaukie, OR 97222
503-941-8091
www.makingmemories.org 
Provides an opportunity for metastatic breast cancer patients’ dream or wish to be fulfilled by providing a special time of 'Making Memories' together with their families.

Medicaid (Medical Assistance)
1-800-492-5231

Medicare Hotline
1-800-638-6833
www.medicare.gov 
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.

Medication Manufacturers' Indigent Drug Program
573-996-7300
www.themedicineprogram.com
In addition to free educational materials, almost all pharmaceutical companies also have an "Indigent Drug Program", which provides medications to people who cannot afford them. Your physician must apply to these programs on your behalf, but you can call and obtain the applications and information yourself. Amounts and eligibility will vary greatly from program to program.

My Hope Chest
P.O. Box 3081
Seminole, FL 33775
727-642-4243
myhopechest.org
info@myhopechest.org
Facilitates and funds reconstructive surgery for those who do not have adequate financial means to afford such surgery.

National Patient Travel Center
4620 Haygood Rd, Ste. 1
Virginia Beach, VA 23455
1-800-296-1217
www.patienttravel.org
Facilitate patient access to appropriate charitable medical air transportation resources in the United States and develop, administer and consolidate airline patient ticket programs
..

National Association of Hospital Hospitality Houses
1-800-542-9730
www.nahhh.org 
Provides lodging and supportive services for families receiving medical care away from home.

NCI - National Cancer Institute
1-800-4-CANCER (226-6237)
www.cancer.gov 
Provides information on locations for free or low cost breast cancer screening programs, educational booklets and clinical trials.

NeedyMeds.com
P.O. Box 219
Gloucester, MA 01930
needymeds.com 
Information on assistance programs. Look up assistance based on drug needed.

Partnership for Prescription Assistance
1-888-477-2669
pparx.org 
Single point to access more than 475 public and private patient assistance programs.

Patient Access Network Foundation
PO Box 221858
Charlotte, NC 28222
1-866-316-7263
www.panfoundation.org
Supports the needs of patients that cannot access the treatments they need due to out-of-pocket health care costs.

SingleCare
4100 Regent Street, Suite S,
Columbus, OH 43219
1(844) 234-3057
http://SingleCare.com

The Patient Advocate Foundation
421 Butler Farm Rd
Hampton, VA 23666
1-800-532-5274
www.patientadvocate.org
Provides education, legal counseling, and referrals to cancer patients and survivors concerning managed care, insurance, financial issues, job discrimination, and debt crisis matters. The Patient Advocate Foundation also provides co-payment assistance for pharmaceutical products to insured Americans who qualify for their Patient Assistance Program.

The Patient Advocate Foundation Co-Pay Relief
1-866-512-3861
www.copays.org
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
www.pinkdaisyproject.com
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
1-877-234-PINK
www.thepinkfund.org
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
http://thesamfund.org 
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)
1-800-772-121
1-800-325-0778 (For TTY)
www.ssa.gov 
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.

Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
1-800-772-1213
1-800-325-0778 (For TTY)
www.ssa.gov/ 
Supplements Social Security payments for individuals who have certain income and resource levels. SSI is administered by the Social Security Administration. Information on eligibility, coverage, and how to file a claim is available from the Social Security Administration.

Tigerlily Foundation
11654 Plaza Amaerica Drive #725
Reston VA 20190
1-888-580-6253

www.tigerlilyfoundation.org
Chemo buddy program, financial assistance based on need, free mammograms for women who can’[t afford them, cleaning services, meals, and groceries

Team Continuum
www.teamcontinuum.net 
Provide immediate and vital non-medical assistance to cancer patients and their families when the diagnosis results in disruption, hardship and uncertainty in their everyday lives

Together Rx Access
P.O. Box 9426
Wilmington, DE 19809
1-800-444-4105
www.togetherrxaccess.com 
Together Rx Accessâ„¢ is a free savings program that helps income eligible participants ($30,000 for a single person) save approximately 25%-40% on over 275 brand-name prescription drugs and other prescription products, as well as savings on a wide range of generic drugs. Applicants may not have prescription benefits of any kind.

Veterans Benefits
1-800-827-1000
www.va.gov
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
www.21stcenturycare.org

Related Organizations and Companies

American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
444 Easton Algonquin Road
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
1-888-4-PLASTIC
www.plasticsurgery.org 
Surgeon Referral Service

American Society of Clinical Hypnosis
140 N. Bloomingdale Rd
Bloomingdale, IL 60108
630-980-4740
www.asch.net 
Workshops, certification, information.

Caring Connections
800-658-8898
877-658-8896 (Espanol)
www.caringinfo.org
National Consumer and community engagement initiative dedicated to improving care at the end of life. Free resources, information and Helpline.

CASA of Maryland’s Health Program
SALUD ES VIDA “Health is Life” Program
734 University Blvd. E.
Silver Spring, MD 20903
301-431-4185
CASA’s Bilingual Health Hotline 301-270-8432
Program works to address public health and primary care needs in the community, providing health education and improved access to screening and treatment services. CASA also provides a bilingual telephone health line and medical interpreting services for limited English speakers.

Center for Mind Body Medicine
5225 Connecticut Ave, NW
Suite 414
Washington, DC 20015
202-966-7338
cmbm.org 
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
1-800-854-3402
hospicefoundation.org/ 
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.

Jodee
P.O. Box 833837
Hollywood, FL 33083-3837
1-800-865-6333
www.jodee.com 
Manufacturer and distributor of post mastectomy products.

Ladies First, Inc
PO Box 4400
Salem, OR 97302
1-800-497-8285
www.ladiesfirst.com 
Post mastectomy products.

Mesothelioma.net
Initially, it may not seem like breast cancer and mesothelioma have much in common. One is the second leading cancer type in women, while the other is rare and most often seen in men. However, researchers are discovering significant similarities between these two diseases.
www.mesothelioma.net/breast-cancer-mesothelioma

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
National Institutes of Health
NCCAM Clearinghouse
P.O. Box 7923
Gaithersburg, MD 20898-7923
1-888-644-6226
www.nccam.nih.gov 
Information on alternative therapies.

National Health Law Program
1444 Street NW, Suite 1105
Washington, DC 20005
202-289-7661
www.healthlaw.org 
Information on legal issues related to health care

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
1731 King St. Suite 100
Alexandria, VA 22314
1-800-658-8898
www.nhpco.org 
Professional and volunteer caregivers provide educational programs, technical assistance, and public policy advocacy.

National Institutes of Health Library
NIH Library, Bldg. 10, 1-L25G
8600 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20894
301-496-2447
http://nihlibrary.nih.gov/Pages/default.aspx
Education, referrals

National Insurance Consumer Helpline

1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW

Washington, DC 20004

1-800-942-4242
A telephone hotline that offers consumer support for queries and problems relating to insurance needs.

National Mental Health Self-Help Clearinghouse
1211 Chestnut St Suite 1207
Philadelphia, PA 19107
1-800-533-4539
www.mhselfhelp.org 
Organization that promotes the awareness and importance of mutual support

National Society of Genetic Counselors
401 N. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
312-321-6834
www.nsgc.org
Offers listing of certified genetic counselors

TLC - Tender Loving Care
American Cancer Society
1-800-850-9445
www.tlccatalog.org 
Prostheses, bras, wigs, falls, bangs, turbans, etc.

Maryland Statewide Resources

American Cancer Society
8219 Town Center Drive
Baltimore, MD 21236
1-888-227-6333
www.cancer.org
-Look Good and Feel Better: Help women cope with the appearance related side effects of cancer treatment.
-Reach to Recovery: Breast Cancer Survivors who visit newly diagnosed patients.
-Road to Recovery: Provides transportation, as available, to and from treatment.

Answers for the Aging
3320 Benson Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21227
410-646-0100
1-888-50-ASKUS (502-7587)
www.catholiccharities-md.org 
Provides seniors and their advocates up-to-date information about available services and programs and services throughout Maryland.

Cancer Support Foundation
8268 Academy Road
Ellicott City, MD 21043
410-964-9563
www.cancersupportfoundation.org 
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
410-871-0751
www.chp1.org 
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
1-800-492-0618
www.uwcm.org
United Way referral and information service with access to many agencies and programs in central MD.

Healthwell Foundation
PO Box 4133
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
1-800-675-8416
healthwellfoundation.org
Helps individuals afford prescription medications they are taking for specific illnesses.

Freedom 2 Screen
410-601-WELL
A LifeBridge Health program to provide screenings to uninsured women and provide resources to link and assist with screenings.

Hospice & Palliative Care Network of Maryland
408 Headquarters Drive, Suite 3-H
Millersville, MD 21108
410-729-4571
www.hnmd.org 
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
410-832-2719
www.hopewellcancersupport.org
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 Department of Aging
301 West Preston Street, Suite 1007
Baltimore, MD 21201
1-800-243-3425
Provides convenient access to information on services and benefits for older persons. This includes, but is not limited to information on transportation, income and financial aid, senior citizens centers and clubs, daily meals, pharmacy assistance, housing, volunteer opportunities, and more. Call for local Area Office on Aging information in your county.

Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Center for Cancer Surveillance and Control
201 W. Preston St.
Baltimore MD 21201
1-800-477-9774
Provides breast and cervical cancer screening to eligible women 40-65 years of age through the Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program. Assistance for breast cancer diagnosis and treatment is available for eligible Maryland residents through the Maryland Breast and Cervical Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment Program, regardless of age.

Maryland MEDBANK Program
2524 Kirk Ave
Baltimore, MD 21218
Phone: 410-821-9262
www.medbank.org
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.

Maryland Primary Adult Care Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
201 W. Preston St.
Baltimore MD 21201
1-800-226-2142
Offers health services to people 19 and over who make limited amounts of money each year. Pays for prescription drugs, limitedvisits to primary care provide and mental health specialist. Does not pay for hospital stays, emergency room visits, or specialty care

Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland
515 South Haven Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21224
410-558-0827
1-866-558-0827
www.mealsonwheelsmd.org
Offers two home delivered meals a day to those who cannot shop or prepare their own meals.

Mid-Atlantic Breast Cancer Information Exchange
P.O. Box 307
Severna Park, MD 21146
410-431-8890
www.mabcie.com
Current research and treatment advances.

Mid-Atlantic Cancer Genetics Network (MACGN)
Johns Hopkins University
Reed Hall West
Suite 3-306
Baltimore, MD 21205
1-877-880-6188
www.macgn.org
Up to date information on cancer genetics.

Moveable Feast
P.O. Box 2298
Baltimore, MD 21203-2298
1-800-556-9417
www.mfeast.org
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
410-465-1080
www.novacare.com
Multiple centers located region-wide providing lymphedema treatment.

Pharmacy Assistance
1-800-492-1974
Assistance for low income individuals.

Pro Bono Counseling Project
110 West Rd Suite 202
Baltimore, MD 21204
410-825-1001
1-877-323-5800
http://www.probonocounseling.org/
Free mental health care for un- or underinsured throughout Maryland.

The Red Devils
5820 York Rd, Ste. 205
Baltimore, MD 21212
1-877-643-0202
www.the-red-devils.org
Provides funding for support services (housecleaning, transportation and meals) to Maryland families living with breast cancer.

Senior HICAP Services
301 W. Preston Street, Suite 1007
Baltimore, MD 21201-2374
410-767-1100
Program that enlists health insurance counselors to assist seniors with questions regarding Medicare or Medicaid. Also provides information on long-term care insurance. Call for the HICAP number in your county.

Shirley B. Robinson Memorial Fund
10933 Hardle Dr
Hagerstown, MD 21742
301-824-3030
www.shirleyslegacy.com 
Financial assistance for cancer patients and their families in Washington County and surrounding areas.

Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Maryland Affiliate
200 E. Joppa Road, Suite 407
Towson, MD 21286
410-938-8990
www.komenmd.org
Information on research, screening, treatment and support services. Grant funding for non-profits.

Within Reach
7905 Springway Rd
Towson, MD 21204
410-583-5885
www.withinreachonline.org
info@withinreachonline.org
A privately operated non-profit foundation dedicated to providing peer support, education, and assistance to cancer patients and survivors.

National Capital Area 

Emilie Lawrence Reed, Women's Imaging Center
6900 Georgia Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20307
202-782-7289
Screening and Diagnostic Services.

George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates Breast Care Center and Mobile Mammography
2150 Pennsylvania Ave
Suite DC 122
Washington, DC 20037
202-741-3020

Lymphedema Management Program with Certified Lymphedema Therapist
George Washington University Hospital Outpatient Rehabilitation Center
2131 K. Street NW
Suite 620
Washington, DC 20037
202-715-4725

Nueva Vida
2000 P Street NW, Suite 740
Washington, DC 20036
202-223-9100
nueva-vida.org
Provides support and empowerment to Latinas whose lives are affected by cancer.

Washington Hospital Center for Breast Health
110 Irving Street, NW Suite 1300
Washington, DC 20010
202-877-9343
http://www.medstarwashington.org
Comprehensive multi-disciplinary breast center with patient support services.

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