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Organizations
American Cancer Society
Nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem through research, education, advocacy and service. Breastcancer.org

Breast Cancer Answers
Public Health Institute site that offers a unique collection of artwork and personal stories from over 50 breast cancer survivors, their families, and friends. Project's aim is to raise awareness about the disease, and to support and empower the public.

Breast Cancer Network of Strength
Provides support and information to anyone who has been touched by breast cancer.

The Breast Cancer Research Foundation
Since 1996, The Breast Cancer Research Foundation has raised over $1 million for research at the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center in Birmingham, Alabama. Majority of these funds are raised through an annual golf event featuring LPGA professionals. For more information, please call (205) 871-GOLF.

Cancer Care
CancerCare is a national non-profit organization whose mission is to provide free professional help to people with all cancers through counseling, education, information and referral and direct financial assistance.

Imaginis
A resource on breast health information for patients and health care professionals.

Living Beyond Breast Cancer
Non-profit educational organization committed to empowering all women affected by breast cancer to live as long as possible with the best quality of life. Programs include educational conferences, a quarterly newsletter, outreach to medically under-served women, consumer focused booklets, the Paula A. Seidman Library and Resource Center, Young Survivors group, and a Survivors' Helpline.

The National Breast Cancer Coalition
The NBCC is a grassroots effort in the fight against breast cancer. In 1991, the Coalition was formed with one mission, to eradicate breast cancer through action and advocacy.

The National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS)
The only patient-led advocacy group representing this nation's 8.2 million cancer survivors. Our mission is to assure quality cancer care for all Americans.

National Lymphedema Network
Provides information on the prevention and management of lymphedema and supports research into the causes and possible alternative treatments for this condition.

Stand Up To Cancer
This is where the end of cancer begins.

Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Non-profit organization with a network of volunteers working through local affiliates and Race for the Cure events to advance research, education, screening, and treatment.

University of Pennsylvania Health System Comprehensive Cancer Care
Abramson Cancer Center
Dedicated to only one purpose –the eradication of cancer as a cause of human disease and suffering.

Joan Karnell Cancer Center
Provides comprehensive services for the full spectrum of cancer and blood related disorders.

OncoLink
Maintained by the University of Pennsylvania as an up-to-date resource for cancer information. Find important information on financial resources for patients.

Radiation Oncology
Overall philosophy is that patients come first - whether that is with patient care, research or education.

Women's Health
Modern women's health programs take a multidisciplinary approach and address all facets of wellness throughout a woman's life. Such programs include not only extensive ob/gyn services but also heart health, cancer services, breast health, primary care, nutrition and wellness programs and much more.

Young Survival Coalition
A national non-profit that focuses on the unique issues and challenges faced by women 40 and younger diagnosed with breast cancer. These issues and challenges include higher mortality rates, early menopause, pregnancy after diagnosis, a more aggressive disease and a lack of clinical trials for young women. Through action, advocacy and awareness, the YSC reaches at-risk women, young breast cancer survivors and the medical community letting them know that young women CAN and DO get breast cancer.

Government Sources
Centers for Disease Control
Includes studies currently investigating the possible link between breast cancer and the environment.

Food and Drug Administration
Includes the latest on recently approved drugs for treating breast cancer.

HyperDoc at the US Library of Medicine
Includes comprehensive databases of medical information such as MEDLARS and MEDLINE.

International Cancer Center of the NCI
News and abstracts from the Journal of the National Cancer Institute (JNCI) and other NCI publications. Connect with CANCERLIT, a comprehensive archival file of more than 1,000,000 bibliographic record describing cancer results published for the past 30 years in biomedical journals, proceedings of scientific meetings, books, technical reports, and other documents.

The National Cancer Institute
Includes ongoing research being conducted by the NCI and cancer trials information.

Breast Cancer Support and Advocacy
Circus of Cancer
A how-to site to help you step right up when your friend has breast cancer.

FORCE: Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered
A site offering support for the at-risk population.

Mothers Supporting Daughters with Breast Cancer (MSDBC)
Unique resource for mothers looking for support and guidance in helping their daughters deal with breast cancer. The site provides a way to connect with other mothers who have been there.

SpeakEasy Breast Cancer Support Groups
Abramson Cancer Center peer to peer.

Breast Cancer News/Information
BreastCancer.Net
Up-to-date breast cancer-related news, and links to organizations and sites of interest to breast cancer survivors

 

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