Resource Guide for Breast Cancer

National Cancer Institute

Phone:
1-800-4-CANCER

Internet Address:
http://www.cancer.gov

Description of services provided:
This site provides comprehensive information on all types of cancer, statistics, information on clinical trials, and research news.

American Cancer Society

Phone:
1-800-ACS-2345

Internet Address:
http://www.cancer.org

Description of services provided:
Provides educational information about all types of cancer, breast care help line, news and research resources, online forums for patients, and an outlet for family and caregivers to exchange thoughts and messages. The site also provides access to clinical trial information and treatment centers. The Amercian Cancer Society sponsors a variety of fundraising for cancer research, including “Making Strides” for breast cancer. Local offices provide support groups for breast cancer patients.

Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation

Phone:
1-800-462-9273 (helpline)

Internet address:
http://www.komen.org
http://www.breastcancerinfo.org

Description of services provided:
This organization provides educational information about all types of cancer, breast care help line, news and research resources, an online forums for patients. and an outlet for family and caregivers to exchange ideas. The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation sponsors “Race for the Cure” to fund breast cancer research.

Y-Me National Breast Cancer Organization

Address:
212 W. Van Buren, Suite 1000
Chicago, IL 60607

Phone:
1-312-986-8338 (National Headquarters)
1-800-221-2141 (English)
1-800-986-9505 (Spanish)

Internet address:
http://www.y-me.org

Description of services provided:
This site offers breast cancer information in Spanish and English, 24-hour hotlines, news, and advocacy.



Last reviewed April 2007 by Jondavid Pollock, MD, PhD

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.


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