Support Groups: Breast Cancer
HER Move is the first ever lifestyle-focused online resource for women in all stages of HER2-positive breast cancer that offers unique, interesting and useful content to help women continue to live an active, on-the-move lifestyle while living with or recovering from HER2-positive breast cancer.
It's also an online community where women with breast cancer can connect with each other and share their stories among new friends and learn from the experiences of others.
HER Move provides travel tips and getaway ideas, love life information, delicious recipes, techniques to keep a mind and body balance, a caregivers corner and much more!
617-928-3300, toll free: 866-667-3300
Hurricane Voices is a not-for-profit organization advancing the rebellion against breast cancer. Services: The Family Reading List, a valuable tool that enables parents as patients to find supportive family reading materials. When a Parent Has Cancer: Strengthening the School’s Response, a free conference, developed by The Wellness Community and Hurricane Voices, helps school systems support families coping with parental cancer.
Inflammatory Breast Cancer Help and Support
Inflammatory breast cancer patient Menya Wolfe and her husband Pete Bevin created this educational Web site in 1997 as a resource for women with IBC. It includes links to support email lists, patient stories and medical resources.
Inflammatory Breast Cancer Research Foundation
The IBC Research Foundation is the only cancer research organization dedicated specifically to finding the cause of IBC. The nonprofit's Web site offers research updates, survivor stories and information for the newly diagnosed.
Living Beyond Breast Cancer
610-645-4567; Survivors' Helpline: 888-753-5222
LBBC's mission is to empower all women affected by breast cancer to live as long as possible with the best quality of life. Founded in 1991 in response to a woman's need for information, connection and support after completing treatment, today LBBC's programs have expanded to assist women at all stages of diagnosis, treatment and recovery; women at high risk for developing breast cancer; caregivers and healthcare providers; and specific medically underserved populations. The new website offers easy access to a wealth of cutting-edge medical and quality-of-life information, including the latest treatments, genetic testing, breast reconstruction, managing side effects, nutrition and fitness, and discovering your "new normal" after breast cancer.
National Breast Cancer Coalition
202.296.7477 (toll free) 800.622.2838
The nation’s largest breast cancer advocacy group, with more than 600 member organizations and 70,000 individual members and supporters. It lobbies the Congress for more funding for improved public policy to eradicate breast cancer, inform, educate and train breast cancer advocates.
National Lymphedema Network
510.208.3200 (toll free) 800.541.3259
Provides education and guidance to lymphedema patients, health professionals and the general public by disseminating information on the prevention and management of primary and secondary lymphedema.
National Lymphedema Network
Offers education and guidance to lymphedema patients by focusing on prevention and management of primary and secondary lymphedema.
SHARE: Self-Help for Women with Breast or Ovarian Cancer
212.719.0364; toll-free 866-891-2392
Hotlines: Breast (English) 212.382.2111 Ovarian: (English) 212.719.1204, (Spanish) 212.719.4454 A non-profit organization that offers survivor-led support to women with breast or ovarian cancer, their families and friends. Offers hotlines, survivor-led support groups, wellness programs, educational forums, and advocacy activities. All programs are free of charge.
The first national voice and a leader in the African American woman's fight against breast cancer, their goal is to increase local and national attention to the devastating impact that breast cancer has in the African American Community.
Susan G. Komen Foundation
toll-free: 800-IM-AWARE; 912-855-1600
A global leader in the fight against breast cancer through its support of innovative research and community-based outreach programs. Organize events like the Komen Race for the Cure®, and fund research grants and support education, screening and treatment projects in communities around the world.
Y-ME: National Breast Cancer Organization
312.986.8338; hotline, available 24 hours a day, (English) 800.221.2141, (Spanish) 800.986.9505
Ensure, through information, empowerment and peer support, that no one faces breast cancer alone. Offers a 24-hour hotline, a quarterly newsletter called lifeline, monthly teleconference with a medical specialist and a Men's Match Program.
Young Survival Coalition
The Young Survival Coalition (YSC) is the only international, non-profit 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. firstname.lastname@example.org