Breast Cancer Survivor Resources
African American Breast Cancer Alliance (AABCA)
(AABCA) is dedicated to providing hope, awareness, education, emotional and social support to breast cancer survivors, their family members and the community. Information and action is particularly important because black women tend to have more aggressive breast cancers at younger ages and benefit from earlier detection and aggressive treatments.
Avon Foundation For Women Breast Health Outreach Program
The mission of the Avon Foundation for Women Breast Health Outreach Program (BHOP) is to link medically underserved women to breast health education and screening services. Low-income, underinsured, and other marginalized populations often need targeted, customized approaches to help them obtain regular mammograms and clinical breast exams.
Breastcancer.org is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing the most reliable, complete, and up-to-date information about breast cancer and breast health as well as an active and supportive online community.
Breast Cancer is a women’s information network for breast cancer that helps women get the information they need to make the best decisions for their health.
Breast Cancer Action
Breast Cancer Action carries the voices of people affected by breast cancer to inspire and compel the changes necessary to end the breast cancer epidemic.
Breast Cancer Options
The mission is to educate breast cancer patients about effective treatment options, to advocate for and support informed patient choice and to promote public awareness regarding cancer risk reduction.
Breast Cancer Partner
Breast Cancer Partner is a sanctuary for breast cancer survivors who are nearing the end of treatment or who are on their journey to recovery. The websites strives to support, inspire and empower survivors to live strong and healthy lives after treatment ends.
Breast Cancer Sisterhood
Launched in 2009, Breast Cancer Sisterhood is an online resource that provides information and support to breast cancer patients, survivors, families and caregivers.
Breast Health Collaborative of Texas
The Breast Health Collaborative of Texas is a nonprofit organization led by individuals whose goal is to unite breast health advocates and providers to educate, advocate, and leverage resources to improve access to care for all Texans.
Brides Against Cancer
The organization’s mission is to provide an opportunity for metastatic breast cancer patient’s dream or wish to be fulfilled by providing a special time of “Making Memories” together with their families, a chance that might not have become a reality without the assistance of the Making Memories Breast Cancer Foundation.
Bright Pink exists to enlighten and empower high risk individuals to take control of their breast and ovarian health by providing education, support and a sense of community for a better, brighter future.
FORCE – Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered
FORCE provides women with resources to determine whether they are at high risk for breast and ovarian cancer due to genetic predisposition, family history, or other factors
Hope Afloat USA
Hope Afloat USA’s® mission is to help survivors of breast cancer make positive emotional, spiritual, and physical changes in their lives through the ancient sport of Dragon Boat Racing. It encourages survivors, regardless of age or athletic ability, to “awaken the dragon within” by providing them with hope, support, camaraderie, and adventure.
Hope In Bloom
An organization that plants gardens free of charge at the homes of women and men undergoing treatment for breast cancer. Healing gardens have been proven to be therapeutic sanctuaries offering both comfort and hope to meet the emotional and psychological needs of patients and their families.
Inflammatory Breast Cancer Research Foundation
The IBC Research Foundation is dedicated to researching the cause of Inflammatory Breast Cancer, IBC, an advanced and accelerated form of breast cancer usually not detected by mammograms or ultrasounds. Inflammatory breast cancer requires immediate aggressive treatment with chemotherapy prior to surgery and is treated differently than more common types of breast cancer.
Inspire provides resources for breast cancer patients and caregivers through an online support community. They recently launched Inspire Treatments, which provides insight, data, and tips for their members on various treatments throughout the breast cancer journey.
Keep A Breast
The mission of Keep A Breast is to help eradicate breast cancer by exposing young people to methods of prevention, early detection and support. Through art events, educational programs and fundraising efforts, it seeks to increase breast cancer awareness among young people so they are better equipped to make choices and develop habits that will benefit their long-term health and well-being.
LBBC Living Beyond Breast Cancer
As a national education and support organization, LLBC seeks to improve quality of life and help patients take an active role in their ongoing recovery or management of the disease, regardless of educational background, social support or financial means.
Men Against Breast Cancer
Men Against Breast Cancer (MABC) is a nonprofit organization designed to provide targeted support services that educate and empower men to be effective caregivers when cancer strikes.
Men For A Cause, United Against Breast Cancer
Men For A Cause, United Against Breast Cancer aims to increase male knowledge and awareness of breast cancer in both women and men. Their goal is to provide essential education, solutions, resources and support to breast cancer patients, men and their families with an emphasis on underserved and underdeveloped communities throughout the world.
National Breast Cancer Coalition
The National Breast Cancer Coalition is a grassroots advocacy effort in the fight against breast cancer. In 1991, the Coalition was formed with one mission â€“ to eradicate breast cancer through action and advocacy.
National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.
The National Breast Cancer Foundation mission is to save lives through early detection and to provide mammograms for those in need. Its mission includes increasing awareness through education, providing diagnostic breast care services for those in need, and providing nurturing support services.
Pink Phurree is Texas 1st year round BCS dragon boat team. Their purpose is to demonstrate that there can be full life after breast cancer diagnosis and treatment.
SHARE’s mission is to create and sustain a supportive network and community of women affected by breast or ovarian cancer. It brings affected women and their families and friends together with survivors to provide participants with the opportunity to receive and exchange information, support, strength and hope.
Sharsheret is the only national not-for-profit organization dedicated to addressing the concerns and issues that are unique to young Jewish women facing breast cancer. By pairing those who share similar life experiences as well as diagnoses, Sharsheret provides support and resources for young Jewish women fighting breast cancer. Through the Sharsheret Education and Outreach Program, the organization also educates health care professionals and community leaders about the culturally specific needs of Jewish women
Sisters Network, Inc.
Founded in 1994, Sisters Network Inc. (SNI) is the first national African American breast cancer survivorship organization. Since, the organization has solidified its position as the national voice and a leader in the African American woman’s fight against breast cancer.
Susan G. Komen for the Cure®
For more than 28 years, the Susan G. Komen for the Cure® has been a global leader in the fight against breast cancer through its support of innovative research and community-based outreach programs. The Susan G. Komen for the Cure® Foundation is fighting to eradicate breast cancer as a life-threatening disease by funding research grants and supporting education, screening and treatment projects in communities around the world.
The Mary Kay Foundation
The mission of the Mary Kay Foundation is to eliminate cancers affecting women by supporting top medical scientists who are searching for a cure for breast, uterine, cervical and ovarian cancers.
The mission of The Rose is to reduce deaths from breast cancer by providing screening, diagnostics and access to treatment for all women regardless of their ability to pay.
Young Survival Coalition
Young Survival Coalition (YSC) is dedicated to the critical issues unique to young women and breast cancer. YSC works with survivors, caregivers, and the medical, research, advocacy and legislative communities to increase the quality and quantity of life for women diagnosed with breast cancer ages 40 and under.
Internet and Smart Phone Breast Cancer Survivor Tools
My MBC & Me
My MBC & Me is a mobile iOS app that empowers people living with metastatic breast cancer (MBC) to better manage their treatment and communication with their care team. It provides disease and treatment information and tracks appointments, medication, treatment history, side effects, and symptoms. A questionnaire helps users outline their priorities and goals to refine treatment choices and their information processing and communication style. My MBC & Me allows users to upload and pin their research, notes, voice memos, and questions directly to calendar appointments, promoting more productive doctor appointments and enhanced patient self-advocacy.
MBC Connect is a free, web and mobile-friendly tool for the estimated 155,000 men and women living with MBC in the U.S. It helps you store important information about your MBC disease history, experiences, as well as your quality of life. MBC Connect also provides researchers and clinicians with a powerful database that can drive research, discoveries, and advances hoped for by so many in the MBC community.