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The following web sites offer more information about breast cancer.

The American Cancer Society’s Breast Cancer Network

(800) ACS-2345
The American Cancer Society is dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy and service. The site contains breast cancer basics, information about clinical research trials and free programs such as the Reach to Recovery program, which provides one-on-one support to newly diagnosed patients.

Breastcancer.org is a nonprofit organization for breast cancer education. The site contains medical information, research news, a celebrity talking dictionary, pictures of breast cancer, discussion boards, open chat rooms and more. The mission of breastcancer.org is to help women and their loved ones make sense of the complex medical and personal information about breast cancer, so they can make the best decisions for their lives.

Fertile Hope
(888) 994-HOPE
Fertile Hope is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to providing reproductive information, support and hope to cancer patients whose medical treatments present the risk of infertility.

KidsCope's mission is to help children and families understand the effects of cancer or chemotherapy on a loved one, to provide suggestions for coping and to develop innovative programs and materials that communicate a message of hope to diverse families coping with this crisis.

Kids Konnected
(800) 899-2866
Kids Konnected provides peer support and age-appropriate books for children whose parents have been diagnosed with cancer.

Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC)
Survivors' Help Line (888-753-LBBC)
The mission of Living Beyond Breast Cancer is to empower all women affected by breast cancer to live as long as possible with the best quality of life. LBBC offers educational information to women affected by breast cancer. Programs include conferences, teleconferences, newsletters, survivors' help line, young survivors' network and other outreach programs.

Men Against Breast Cancer
Men Against Breast Cancer is designed to provide targeted support services to educate and empower men to be effective caregivers when breast cancer strikes a female loved one. It also targets and mobilizes men to be active participants in the fight to eradicate breast cancer as a life-threatening disease.

Mothers Supporting Daughters with Breast Cancer (MSDBC)
This is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to providing support to mothers whose daughters have been diagnosed with breast cancer. The organization also matches mothers with mother volunteers across the country based on the daughter’s (patient’s) clinical age at time of diagnosis and anticipated treatment plan.

National Breast Cancer Coalition
The National Breast Cancer Coalition is a grassroots advocacy effort in the fight against breast cancer. The coalition was formed with one mission—to eradicate breast cancer through action and advocacy.
National Cancer Institute

The National Cancer Institute (NCI)
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is the federal government's principal agency for cancer research and training. The web site has up-to-date information on current clinical trials available for cancer patients.

National Patient Advocate Foundation
The National Patient Advocate Foundation is an organization whose mission is to create avenues of access to insurance funding for evolving therapies, therapeutic agents and devices for patients through legislative and policy reform.

Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF)
(800) 532-5274
Patient Advocate Foundation is a national nonprofit organization that seeks to empower patients to take control of their health care. Case managers work with patients to discover local, state and federal programs that provide assistance for their individual needs.

Pregnant with Cancer
(800) 743-4471
This national network was created by three women who all lived through cancer during pregnancy. The mission of the Pregnant with Cancer Support Group is to let women who have been diagnosed while pregnant know that they are not alone.

(866) 474-2774
Sharsheret is a national not-for-profit organization of cancer survivors dedicated to addressing the unique challenges facing young Jewish women living with breast cancer.

The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
(800) I’M-AWARE
The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation has been a global leader in the fight against breast cancer through its support of innovative research and community-based outreach programs. Working through a network of U.S. and international affiliates and events like the Komen Race for the Cure®, the Komen 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.

Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization
(800) 221-2141 (24 hour national hotline)
The mission of Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization is to ensure, through information, empowerment and peer support, that no one faces breast cancer alone. Services include a 24-hour Y-ME national hotline, wig and prosthesis bank, advocacy in action and culturally sensitive breast cancer services and resources.

Young Survival Coalition
The Young Survival Coalition (YSC) is the only international, nonprofit network of breast cancer survivors and supporters dedicated to the concerns and issues that are unique to young women and breast cancer. Through action, advocacy and awareness, the YSC seeks to educate the medical, research, breast cancer and legislative communities and to persuade them to address breast cancer in women 40 and under. The YSC also serves as a point of contact for young women living with breast cancer.

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