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Breast Cancer Patient Support

You’re Not Alone

We know that as a breast cancer patient or breast cancer survivor, you, as well as your family, have special needs — both during and after cancer treatment. At The Breast Center at Carondelet St. Mary’s Hospital, we want you to know that you’re not alone.

Breast Cancer Support Group

Each month, we offer an opportunity for you and your family members to gather and support one another and to learn something new to help with the healing process. Light refreshments are provided.

When: The first Wednesday of every month, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Where: Holy Family Center, 1802 West. St. Mary’s Road
Learn more: For more information, please contact Jennifer Qualls, RN, MSN, at (520) 872-4310.

Grupo de Apoyo — Cancer del Seno

Sabemos que los pacientes con cáncer del seno, los sobrevivientes de cáncer del seno y sus familiares tienen necesidades especiales- durante y despues del tratamiento del cáncer. Cada mes ofrecemos una oportunidad para que nuestros pacientes y sus familiares se junten, ofrezcan apoyo mutuo, y aprendan algo nuevo para ayudarse en el proceso de sanación. Se proveerá una merienda.

Nuestros Grupos de Apoyo de Cáncer del Seno son gratis y se ofrecen:

  • El primer miércoles de cada mes, 5:30–7 p.m.
  • Holy Family Center, 1802 W. St. Mary’s Road
  • Para más información, por favor llame a Jennifer Qualls, RN, MSN, al (520) 872-4310.

BREAST CANCER RESOURCES

American Cancer Society

Provides a variety of services and programs for patients and families including educational programs, cancer information, support resources, and referrals for financial assistance. Some offices may provide transportation assistance, mentoring services, lodging programs, wigs and prosthesis fittings.
1-800-ACS-2345  www.cancer.org

Cancer Care

Support services include counseling provided by oncology social workers, education, financial and practical assistance. Some co-payment assistance for pharmaceutical products and limited financial grants are available (must meet eligibility requirements).
1-800-813-HOPE  www.cancercare.org

Cancer.Net

Cancer information from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). Offers education and information on a variety of cancer control topics including treatment, coping, and survivorship.
 

Fertile Hope

Reproductive information, support and hope to cancer patients and survivors whose medical treatments present the risk of infertility.

FORCE: Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered

Provides information for individuals affected by hereditary breast and ovarian cancers, whose family history or genetic status puts them at an increased risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer.
1-866-288-7475  www.facingourrisk.org

Inflammatory Breast Cancer Research Foundation

Provides information about the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of IBC (an advanced and accelerated form of breast cancer) as well as personal stories from IBC survivors.
1-877-786-7422  www.ibcresearch.org

Living Beyond Breast Cancer

Aims to empower women affected by breast cancer to live as long as possible with the best quality of life. Provides specialized programs and services for the newly diagnosed, young women, women with advanced breast cancer, women at high risk for developing the disease, African American and Latina women.
1-888-753-LBBC  www.lbbc.org

Metastatic Breast Cancer Network

Patient advocacy group dedicated to the unique concerns of the women and men living with metastatic breast cancer. Assist those living with stage IV breast cancer be their own best advocate through providing education and information on treatments and coping with the disease.
1-800-500-0370   www.mbcn.org
 

National Cancer Institute

The NCI’s Cancer Information Services provides information and free publications to the general public about all aspects of cancer control including prevention, treatment, clinical trials, cancer survivorship, and tobacco cessation. 
1-800-4-CANCER  www.cancer.gov

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship

Resources include the Cancer Survival Toolbox®, Journey Forward (program that promotes clear steps for care and monitoring after active cancer treatment), Information about Your Employment Rights and a Resource Guide.
1-888-650-9127  www.canceradvocacy.org

National Lymphedema Network

Provides information and guidance to lymphedema patients and the general public on the prevention and management of lymphedema.
1-800-541-3259 www.lymphnet.org

NCCN Guidelines for Patients

Breast cancer treatment information from one of the most comprehensive and frequently used clinical practice guidelines.

Susan G. Komen for the Cure

Offers support, breast cancer information and education, including a helpline which provides free professional support services to anyone with breast health and breast cancer concerns.
1-877-GO-KOMEN  www.komen.org

Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation

Offers free support services to patients and families coping with a diagnosis of triple negative breast cancer.
1-877-880-TNBC  www.tnbcfoundation.org

Young Survival Coalition

Provides support and information for young women diagnosed with breast cancer.
1-877-YSC-1011  www.youngsurvival.org

OTHER RESOURCES…

Financial, Insurance, and Co-Payment Services and Information

Cancer Care Co-Payment Assistance Foundation  www.cancercarecopay.org    1-866-55-COPAY
Chronic Disease Fund  www.cdfund.org    1-877- 968-7233
Cancer Financial Assistance Coalition  www.cancerfac.org
Healthwell Foundation  www.healthwellfoundation.org  1-800-675-8416
Needy Meds  www.needymeds.org
Partnership for Prescription Assistance  www.pparx.org  1-888-4PPA-NOW
Patient Access Network Foundation  https://panfoundation.org  1-866-316-7263
Patient Advocate Foundation   www.copays.org  1-866-512-3861

Patient and Caregiver Support Services

My Cancer Circle   www.mycancercircle.net 
My Lifeline  www.mylifeline.org

Survivorship

Livestrong Care Plan  www.livestrongcareplan.org
Journey Forward  www.journeyforward.org

Other

Cancer and Careers  www.cancerandcareers.org
 
This list provides some reliable breast cancer resources. There is much information on the internet but not all is accurate or reliable.  False claims about cancer cures, cancer prevention, treatment scams, and cancer misinformation unfortunately can be found online.  For more information please go to the National Cancer Institute’s page on Evaluating Online Sources of Cancer Information at www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/cancerlibrary/health-info-online

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