In our efforts to be a resource and support system for women who have had mastectomies as a result of breast cancer, we have compiled a list of websites that offer assistance and information. The following are links to these organizations by topic or areas of interest.
Agencies and Advocacy
National Health Agencies & Societies
Search these agencies or societies if you are seeking professional care providers and/or clinical research on various cancers being conducted in your city, region or state.
National Nonprofits with Local Chapters
These nonprofit organizations have both a national presence as well as regional chapters in selected areas. Also available are virtual support and discussion groups around various cancer, treatment and survivorship topics.
These nonprofit organizations have local or regional resources specific to geographic location.
Most large agencies have an advocacy group that provides public support for policies and legal efforts. These resources focus on current breast cancer legislation.
Search by Topic
BRCA is an abbreviation for “BReast CAncer gene” which has been found to impact a person’s chances of developing breast cancer. These agencies provide information on genetics and breast cancer.
Breast Cancer Types
These sites educate women about breast density and composition and how they affect cancer detection and treatment.
Mental Health/Counseling/Social Services
Listed are an array of nonsectarian health and social services agencies that support cancer patients, survivors, caregivers and families.
A cancer diagnosis can be devastating both physically and financially. Resources are available for those-in-need who qualify for support. Below are a few resources, or you may search sections below for assistance with: child and elder care; housing; lodging; medication and transportation.
Child and Elder Care
Beauty/Self-Esteem/Hair Loss & Mastectomy Products
Help with non-medical items that support cancer patients throughout their treatment journey may be found at these sites, such as wigs, specialized garments and more.
Other Breast Cancer Services
Side effects such as lymphedema and sexual challenges are often byproducts of cancer treatment. Help and support may be found at these sites.
Finding a physician in your area and insurance network can be challenging. Check these agencies for assistance on your search.