The Who, What, Where, When and Sometimes, Why.

Online Resources

Risk Factors and Risk Reduction – General information

BreastCancerTrials.org 
Search for clinical trials of risk reduction for people at average or higher risk of breast cancer. 
www.breastcancertrials.org/

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Find information on risk factors for breast cancer.
www.cdc.gov

Calculate your body mass index (BMI)
www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/assessing/bmi/index.html 

Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Find information on product safety (in terms of breast cancer risk) and information on drugs used to lower the risk of breast cancer. 
www.fda.gov/

International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)
Find information on risk factors for breast cancer.
http://monographs.iarc.fr/ENG/Monographs/PDFs/index.php

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Find the report “Breast Cancer and the Environment, a Life Course Approach” sponsored by Komen.
www.national-academies.org/  

National Cancer Institute – Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Tool
Find information on breast cancer risk and the Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Tool.
www.cancer.gov/bcrisktool/

National Library of Medicine – Pubmed
Search for scientific journal articles.
www.pubmed.com/  

National Toxicology Program
Find information on risk factors for breast cancer.
www.ntp.niehs.nih.gov/ 

Genetic Counseling and Genetic Testing

Ambry Genetics Self-Pay Program 
Provides financial assistance for genetic testing for people who qualify.
www.ambrygen.com/clinician/billing-and-insurance/for-patients

Bright Pink
Offers online social support for young women considering genetic testing for BRCA1, BRCA2 and other inherited gene mutations related to breast cancer.
www.brightpink.org

Department of Health and Human Services – Affordable Care Act
Find information on health coverage for genetic testing and counseling under the Affordable Care Act.
www.hhs.gov/healthcare/facts/bystate/statebystate.html

Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE)
Provides online and telephone social support for people considering genetic testing for BRCA1, BRCA2 and other inherited gene mutations related to breast cancer.
www.facingourrisk.org/  

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
Find information on direct-to-consumer genetic tests.
www.consumer.ftc.gov

Invitae Self-Pay and Financial Assistance
Provides financial assistance for genetic testing for people who qualify.
www.invitae.com/en/individuals/billing/

Myriad Financial Assistance Program
Provides financial assistance for BRCA1 and BRCA2 genetic testing for people who qualify. 
www.myriad.com/myriad-cares-2/financial-assistance-program/

National Cancer Institute – BRCA Mutations: Cancer Risk and Genetic Testing
Find information on BRCA1 and BRCA2 genetic testing.
http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Risk/BRCA  

National Cancer Institute – Genetics of Breast and Gynecologic Cancer
Find information on genetic risk factors for breast cancer.
www.cancer.gov/types/breast/hp/breast-ovarian-genetics-pdq  

National Cancer Institute – Genetic Testing for Hereditary Cancer Syndromes
Find information on genetic testing for inherited gene mutations related to breast cancer.
www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Risk/genetic-testing  

National Society of Genetic Counselors
Find a genetic counselor or information on genetic counseling.
www.nsgc.org/  

Quest Diagnostic’s Patient Assistance Program
Provides financial assistance for genetic testing for people who qualify.
http://questdiagnostics.com/home/about/corporate-citizenship/community-giving/assistance.html

Resources for People at Higher Risk of Breast Cancer

American Cancer Society
Find guidelines for breast cancer screening for people at higher risk of breast cancer due to family history or inherited gene mutations.
www.cancer.org

American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
Find information on risk-lowering options for people at higher risk of breast cancer.
www.cancer.net  

BreastCancerTrials.org
Search for clinical trials for people with BRCA1, BRCA2 or other inherited gene mutations related to breast cancer.
www.breastcancertrials.org

Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE)
Find information and online social support for people at higher risk of breast, ovarian or other cancers related to family history or inherited gene mutations.
www.facingourrisk.org/  

National Cancer Institute – Genetics of Breast and Gynecologic Cancer
Find information on genetic risk factors for breast cancer.
www.cancer.gov/types/breast/hp/breast-ovarian-genetics-pdq

National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)
Find information on risk-lowering options and breast cancer screening guidelines for people at higher risk of breast cancer.
www.nccn.org/

National Institutes of Health
Search for clinical trials for people with BRCA1, BRCA2 or other inherited gene mutations related to breast cancer.
www.clinicaltrials.gov

Sharsheret
Find information and online social support for Jewish women affected by hereditary breast and/or ovarian cancer.
http://www.sharsheret.org/ 

Screening and Early Detection – General information

American Cancer Society
Find guidelines for breast cancer screening and early detection.
www.cancer.org  

BreastCancerTrials.org – Screening and Early Detection
Search for clinical trials on breast cancer screening and early detection.
www.breastcancertrials.org

Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Find a list of FDA-approved mammography centers.
www.fda.gov/  

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) – Mammography Facility Adverse Event Report
Check for reports of poor quality for mammography centers and any corrective actions.
www.fda.gov/

National Cancer Institute
Find information on breast cancer screening and the Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Tool.
www.cancer.gov  

National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)
Find guidelines for breast cancer screening and early detection.
www.nccn.org/  

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
Find recommendations for breast cancer screening and early detection.
www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/

Screening and Early Detection – Breast cancer screening services

American Association on Health and Disability
Works to improve access to mammography screening for women with disabilities.
www.aahd.us/

National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program
Find information on free and low-cost mammograms.
www.cdc.gov/cancer/nbccedp/

Planned Parenthood
Provides clinical breast exams and referrals for mammography.
www.plannedparenthood.org      

Diagnosis 

American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
Find clinical guidelines and information on breast cancer diagnosis.
www.cancer.net/  

College of American Pathologists
Find information on the contents of a pathology report.
www.yourpathologist.org

Inflammatory Breast Cancer Research Foundation
Find information on inflammatory breast cancer diagnosis and treatment.
www.ibcresearch.org/  

National Cancer Institute 
Find information on different types of breast cancers as well as other types of cancer that can occur in the breast.
www.cancer.gov  

National Cancer Institute – Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) Program
Find statistics on breast cancer in the U.S. 
www.seer.cancer.gov/statistics/

National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)
Find physician guidelines on breast cancer diagnosis. (Treatment guidelines for patients are also available.)
www.nccn.org/

Society of Nuclear Medicine
Find information on positron emission tomography (PET) scans and other types of molecular breast imaging (nuclear medicine imaging of the breast).  
www.discovermi.org

Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation
Find information on triple negative breast cancer.
www.tnbcfoundation.org/   

Diagnosis – Insurance and financial issues

See Financial Issues (includes information on financial assistance for diagnostic testing if results of a breast cancer screening test are abnormal).

Treatment – Clinical trial information

BreastCancerTrials.org – Breast Cancer Treatment

Search for clinical trials on specific areas of breast cancer care.

CenterWatch
Find information on joining a clinical trial or search for a clinical trial.
www.centerwatch.com/

National Institutes of Health – Clinical Center and Clinical Trials Information
Find information on current clinical trial research and joining a clinical trial.
www.cc.nih.gov/
www.clinicaltrials.gov/

Reagan-Udall Foundation and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) – Expanded Access Navigator
Find information, resources and an online tool to learn about expanded access (compassionate use) options.
http://navigator.reaganudall.org/

Treatment – Information on treatment options

American College of Radiology
Find information on radiation therapy options.
www.acr.org/  

American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)
Find information on radiation therapy.
www.rtanswers.org/breastcancer/

American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
Find breast cancer treatment guidelines and information on treatment options.
www.cancer.net/  

American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
Find information on breast reconstruction.
www.plasticsurgery.org/  

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Find information on the seasonal flu shot for breast cancer patients, survivors and caregivers.
www.cdc.gov/cancer/flu/

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Consumer Information on Breast Implants
Find information on breast implants.
www.fda.gov/

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) – Drug Safety
Find information on the safety of drugs used to treat breast cancer.
www.fda.gov/

Get Palliative Care
Find a palliative care provider.
www.getpalliativecare.org

International Consensus Conference for Advanced Breast Cancer
Works to improve outcomes for patients around the world with metastatic breast cancer. The International Consensus Conference for Advanced Breast Cancer is part of the Union for International Cancer Control.
www.abc-lisbon.org/

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Find the report “Delivering High-Quality Cancer Care: Charting a New Course for a System in Crisis” which recommends ways to improve cancer care.
www.national-academies.org/

National Cancer Institute
Find breast cancer treatment guidelines and information on treatment options.
www.cancer.gov/types/breast

National Cancer Institute – Eating Hints Before, During and After Cancer Treatment
Find ways to improve diet and loss of appetite during breast cancer treatment. 
http://www.cancer.gov/publications/patient-education/eating-hints

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS)
Find the “Cancer Survival Toolbox,” a program that helps people with cancer navigate diagnosis, treatment and other care.
www.canceradvocacy.org/toolbox/

National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)
Find breast cancer treatment guidelines.
www.nccn.com/

National Institutes of Health – Medline Plus
Find information on chemotherapy, hormone therapy, HER2-targeted therapy and other drugs used to treat breast cancer.
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/

Treatment – Insurance and financial issues

See Financial Issues (includes information on health care assistance as well as transportation, lodging, child care and elder care assistance).

Treatment – Air travel information 

Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
Find information on airline security screening for breast cancer survivors.
www.tsa.gov/travel/special-procedures  

Complementary and Integrative Therapies – General information

National Cancer Institute  Office of Cancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine (OCCAM)
Find detailed information on complementary and integrative therapies for people living with cancer.
https://cam.cancer.gov/

National Institutes of Health National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)
Find detailed information on complementary and integrative therapies.
www.nccam.nih.gov/   

Natural Medicines
Find information on complementary and integrative therapies.
www.naturalmedicines.therapeuticresearch.com

Complementary and Integrative Therapies – Safety information

Federal Trade Commission (FTC) – Cancer Treatment Scams
Find information on false cancer treatment claims.
www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0104-cancer-treatment-scams  

Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Check for safety alerts on complementary and integrative therapies.
www.fda.gov/

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) – Illegally Sold Cancer Treatments
Find information on scam cancer treatments.
www.fda.gov/

National Institutes of Health – Office of Dietary Supplements
Find information and safety alerts on dietary supplements.
www.ods.od.nih.gov  

U.S. Pharmacopeia (USP)
Check if a dietary supplement has been tested and USP-verified for integrity, purity and safe manufacturing.
 http://www.usp.org/dietary-supplements-herbal-medicines

Complementary and Integrative Therapies – Check the licensing status of a complementary therapy provider

American Association of Naturopathic Physicians
www.naturopathic.org/

American Massage Therapy Association
www.amtamassage.org/

Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards
www.fclb.org/  

National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork
www.ncbtmb.org/

National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)
www.nccaom.org/ 

Complementary and Integrative Therapies – Clinical trials

BreastCancerTrials.org
Search for clinical trials on complementary and integrative therapies.
www.breastcancertrials.org

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health
Find information and a list of clinical trials on complementary and integrative therapies.
https://nccih.nih.gov/research/clinicaltrials  

See also Treatment-Clinical trials.     

Getting High-Quality Care

Administrators in Medicine – Association of State Medical Board Executive Directors
Search for a licensed physician.
www.administratorsinmedicine.org

American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS)
Verify a physician is board certified.
www.abms.org/

American Cancer Society – The Doctor-Patient Relationship
Find tips on talking with your health care provider.
www.cancer.org

American Medical Association – DoctorFinder
Search for a licensed physician.
https://apps.ama-assn.org/doctorfinder/home.jsp

American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)
Search for a radiation oncologist.
www.rtanswers.org/home/

American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
Search for an oncologist.
www.cancer.net/

Cancer Legal Resource Center
Offers information and resources for patients about their legal rights. (They do not offer legal advice or provide financial assistance.)
www.thedrlc.org/cancer/

Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Search for an FDA-approved mammography center.
www.fda.gov/

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) – Mammography Facility Adverse Event Report
Check for reports of poor quality for mammography centers and any corrective actions.
www.fda.gov/   

Joint Commission 
Find a health care organization that meets the Joint Commission’s safety and quality standards.
www.qualitycheck.org

Intercultural Cancer Council
Promotes programs and policies to remove racial and ethnic barriers to breast cancer care.
www.interculturalcancercouncil.org/  

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Find the report “Delivering High-Quality Cancer Care: Charting a New Course for a System in Crisis” which recommends ways to improve cancer care.
www.national-academies.org/

National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC)
Works to improve quality of care in medical centers that offer multidisciplinary breast cancer care.
www.facs.org/quality-programs/napbc

National Center for Quality Assurance (NCQA)
Find the accreditation rating (based on quality standards) for a health management organization (HMO).
http://reportcard.ncqa.org/  

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS)
Find the publication “Teamwork: The Cancer Patient’s Guide to Talking with Your Doctor.”
www.canceradvocacy.org

Getting High-Quality Care – Resources for family and other loved ones

American Cancer Society
Find a guide for families and caregivers on giving good cancer care at home.
www.cancer.org  

Find information for caregivers.
www.cancer.org/treatment/caregivers

National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Find information on care for people living with cancer.
www.cancer.gov/types/breast  

Survivorship Topics – General health and other information

American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists
Find a specialist trained in sexual health problems for people with cancer.
www.aasect.org/ 

American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
Find guidelines and information on medical care after treatment for breast cancer.
www.cancer.net/  

Cancer and Careers
Find tips on working during breast cancer treatment (or returning to work after treatment).
www.cancerandcareers.org

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Find information on the seasonal flu shot and other topics for breast cancer survivors.
www.cdc.gov/cancer/flu/  

Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Find information on hormone therapies to treat menopausal symptoms.
www.fda.gov/  

International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health
Find a specialist trained in sexual health problems for people with cancer.
www.isswsh.org/  

My Journey Forward
Find a tool to help make a plan for care after breast cancer treatment.
www.journeyforward.org/planning-tools/my-care-plan

National Cancer Institute – Office of Cancer Survivorship
Find resources and information on medical care and other issues after treatment for breast cancer.
www.cancercontrol.cancer.gov/ocs/

National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)
Find guidelines on medical care after treatment for breast cancer.
www.nccn.com/

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Find information on weight control and exercise.
www.nhlbi.nih.gov/

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS)
Find the “Cancer Survival Toolbox,” a program that helps people with cancer navigate diagnosis, treatment and other care.
www.canceradvocacy.org

Survivorship Topics – Fertility and other issues for younger survivors

LIVESTRONG Fertility
Provides financial assistance for fertility treatment for women diagnosed with breast cancer.
www.livestrong.org/we-can-help/livestrong-fertility  

The Oncofertility Consortium
Find information on fertility options and fertility resources for women diagnosed with breast cancer.
www.oncofertility.northwestern.edu/for-patients

The Samfund
Provides fertility resources, financial assistance (for medical expenses, fertility treatment, tuition and many personal expenses such as rent), legal assistance, social support and information for young people diagnosed with breast cancer.
www.thesamfund.org/

Young Survival Coalition
Find information and support for young women diagnosed with breast cancer.
www.youngsurvival.org/

Survivorship Topics – Lymphedema 

Komen Treatment Assistance Program 
Provides financial assistance for lymphedema supplies. 
www.cancercare.org/financial/information

Living Beyond Breast Cancer
Find information on lymphedema. 
www.lbbc.org/

Lymphatic Education and Research Network 
Find clinical trials and other information on lymphedema.  
www.lymphaticnetwork.org/

Lymphology Association of North America (LANA)
Find a list of physical therapists who specialize in lymphedema treatment.
www.clt-lana.org/about.html  

National Cancer Institute — Lymphedema
Find information on lymphedema.
www.cancer.gov  

National Lymphedema Network
Find a lymphedema support group, physical therapist, financial assistance for garments and other information on lymphedema.
www.lymphnet.org  

Sisters Network Inc.
Provides financial assistance for compression arm sleeves.
www.sistersnetworkinc.org/programs.html  

Survivorship Topics – Genetic counseling and genetic testing

See Genetic Counseling and Genetic Testing.

Survivorship Topics – Clinical trials for breast cancer survivors

See Treatment – Clinical trials.

Survivorship Topics – Getting involved

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – National Comprehensive Cancer Control Program
Learn about ways people diagnosed with breast cancer can support the breast cancer cause at the state or local level.
www.cdc.gov/cancer/ncccp/  

National Cancer Institute – Facing Forward: Making a Difference in Cancer
Learn about ways people diagnosed with breast cancer can support the breast cancer cause at the national level.
www.cancer.gov/publications/patient-education/make-a-difference 

Survivorship Topics – Wigs, head coverings and make-up

American Cancer Society – Look Good Feel Better
Provides online and in-person lessons on skin and nail care, wigs and other head coverings, cosmetics and other beauty techniques for women going through chemotherapy, radiation therapy or other cancer treatments.
www.lookgoodfeelbetter.org/

Survivorship Topics – Air travel information

See Treatment – Air travel information

Survivorship Topics – Social support

See Social Support.

Social Support 

4th Angel – Patient and Caregiver Mentoring Program
Offers telephone support programs for women living with breast cancer and their caregivers.
www.4thangel.org/

Advanced Breast Cancer Community
Offers online support groups for women with metastatic (stage IV, advanced) breast cancer as well as information on metastatic breast cancer.
www.advancedbreastcancercommunity.org/

American Cancer Society – Online Communities and Support
Online communities, including the Cancer Survivors Network, for women and men diagnosed with breast cancer and their loved ones.
www.cancer.org/

American Cancer Society – Reach to Recovery
Offers support programs (in-person and telephone) for women and men diagnosed with breast cancer.
www.cancer.org/

Camp Kesem
Offers summer camps for children with parents who have or have had cancer.
www.campkesem.org

Cancer and Careers
Find information for working women with cancer.
www.cancerandcareers.org/

Cancer Support Community (formerly Gilda’s Club Worldwide)
Offers support programs (in-person, online and telephone) for women and men diagnosed with breast cancer and their loved ones.  
www.cancersupportcommunity.org/  

CancerCare
Find an online support group. 
www.cancercare.org/

CancerConnect
Find online support groups for women and men diagnosed with breast cancer and their loved ones. 
www.cancerconnect.com

CaringBridge
Offers personal websites with multiple privacy settings where people can stay connected during any type of health event. An online planner can help family and friends coordinate care and helpful tasks.
www.caringbridge.org

Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE)
Offers online support for people at higher risk of breast, ovarian or other cancers related to family history or inherited gene mutations.
www.facingourrisk.org/

Here for the Girls
Offers online and in-person support for young women diagnosed with breast cancer.
www.hereforthegirls.org/support  

Imerman Angels
Offers online support programs for women and men diagnosed with breast cancer and their loved ones.
https://www.imermanangels.org/  

Living Beyond Breast Cancer
Find information on breast cancer support and care.
www.lbbc.org/  

Men Against Breast Cancer 
Offers online support programs for men who are caregivers of women with breast cancer.  
www.menagainstbreastcancer.org/  

My Cancer Circle
Offers an online tool for loved ones to coordinate support activities (such as preparing meals and giving rides to treatment).
 https://mycancercircle.net 

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS)
Find the publication “Teamwork: The Cancer Patient’s Guide to Talking with Your Doctor.”
www.canceradvocacy.org

Sharsheret
Find information and online social support for Jewish women affected by hereditary breast and/or ovarian cancer.
www.sharsheret.org/  

Well Spouse Foundation
Provides support programs (in-person, online and telephone) to spouses and partners.
www.wellspouse.org/

Young Survival Coalition
Provides support programs (online and telephone) for young women diagnosed with breast cancer and a resource kit for young women newly diagnosed with breast cancer.
www.youngsurvival.org/  

Find a resource kit for young women living with metastatic breast cancer.
www.youngsurvival.org/metastatic-navigator

Support – Wigs, head coverings and make-up

See Survivorship Topics – Wigs, head coverings and make-up.

Support – Care packages

Fighting Pretty
Send a care package (including cosmetics, a scarf and other items) to a friend or loved one being treated for breast cancer.
www.fightingpretty.org/send-a-pretty-package

Support – Hospice and End-of-Life Care

American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) – Advanced Cancer Care Planning
Find a guide for patients and their families to help make decisions on end-of-life care.
www.cancer.net/

Get Palliative Care
Find a palliative care provider.
www.getpalliativecare.org

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
Find local hospice care.
www.nhpco.org/

National Institutes of Health
Find information on end-of-life planning and care, including questions to ask your health care provider.
www.nia.nih.gov/health/end-of-life

Financial Issues – General information

A.M. Best Company
Find insurance company ratings.
www.ambest.com/

Affordable Care Act (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)
Find information on choosing a health insurance plan and the Affordable Care Act.
www.healthcare.gov/choose-a-plan/  

American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)
Find detailed information on Medicare and other health insurance programs for people over 50. 
www.aarp.org/health/

American Cancer Society – Understanding Financial and Legal Matters
Find financial and legal information for people diagnosed with cancer.
www.cancer.org/

Medicare
Find information on Medicare health insurance programs for people 65 and older.
www.medicare.gov

Medicaid
Find information on Medicaid health insurance programs for people with low income and your state’s Medicaid program.
www.medicaid.gov/medicaid/index.html

National Association of Insurance Commissioners
Find your state’s insurance commissioner.
www.naic.org/

National Cancer Legal Services Network (NCLSN)
Find a directory of organizations that offer free legal help for people diagnosed with cancer and their families.
www.nclsn.org

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship – Employment Rights for Cancer Survivors
Find information on employment rights in the booklet “Working It Out: Your Employment Rights as a Cancer Survivor.”
www.canceradvocacy.org/resources/employment-rights/

Patient Advocate Foundation
Offers financial assistance information and legal and advocacy help if an insurance claim is denied.
www.patientadvocate.org

Patient Advocate Foundation – National Financial Resource Directory
Find local, state and national financial assistance and insurance resources for people who do not have health insurance or are under-insured.
www.patientadvocate.org  

Financial issues – Health care assistance (medical care, prescription drugs and other medical items)

The Assistance Fund – Breast Cancer Copay Assistance Program
Offers financial assistance for prescription drug co-payments.
https://tafcares.org/program-listing/  

CancerCare – Co-payment Assistance Foundation
Offers health insurance co-payment assistance to breast cancer patients undergoing some types of chemotherapy and HER2-targeted therapy.
www.cancercarecopay.org  

Komen Treatment Assistance Program 
Provides limited financial assistance for some medications, medical equipment and lymphedema supplies.  
www.cancercare.org/financial/information  

Lazarex Cancer Foundation
Provides financial assistance for some medical expenses not covered by insurance for people enrolled in clinical trials at some medical centers.
https://lazarex.org/helping-you/looking-for-help/

MedicalAssistanceTool.org
Offers low-cost and free prescription drug programs for those with limited income.
www.medicineassistancetool.org/   

Medicare 
Find information on Medicare prescription drug plans.
www.medicare.gov  

Myriad Financial Assistance Program
Provides financial assistance for BRCA1 and BRCA2 genetic testing for people who qualify.
www.myriad.com/myriad-cares-2/financial-assistance-program/

National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program
Provides access to clinical breast exams and mammograms (plus diagnostic testing if results are abnormal, and referrals to treatment if breast cancer is diagnosed) to women ages 40-64 who do not have health insurance or are under-insured.
www.cdc.gov/cancer/nbccedp/

NeedyMeds.com
Offers information on drug company financial assistance programs.
www.needymeds.com  

Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation
Provides financial assistance for prescription drug co-payments to people with metastatic breast cancer who qualify.
www.panfoundation.org/  

Patient Advocate Foundation
Find an online directory of drug company financial assistance programs.
www.patientadvocate.org/  

Patient Advocate Foundation – Co-Pay Relief Program 
Provides financial assistance for prescription drug co-payments.  
www.copays.org  

The Pink Fund
Offers financial assistance for health insurance premiums.
www.pinkfund.org/get-help/

Quest Diagnostic’s Patient Assistance Program
Provides financial assistance for genetic testing for people who qualify.
http://questdiagnostics.com/home/about/corporate-citizenship/community-giving/assistance.html

Rx Hope
Find an online directory of prescription drug assistance programs.
www.rxhope.com/  

Sisters Network Inc.
Provides financial assistance for copays and breast prosthesis, medical bras and compression arm sleeves.
www.sistersnetworkinc.org/programs.html  

Social Security Administration
Find your local social security office.
www.ssa.gov/

Women’s Health and Cancer Rights Act 
Find information on federal laws requiring insurance coverage of breast reconstruction after mastectomy.
www.cms.gov/   

Financial Issues – Transportation assistance 

Local transportation

American Cancer Society – Road to Recovery
Provides local transportation to and from cancer treatments.
www.cancer.org  

CancerCare – Financial Assistance Program 
Provides limited financial assistance for transportation to and from cancer treatments.  
www.cancercare.org/financial  

Komen Treatment Assistance Program
Provides limited financial assistance for transportation to and from cancer treatments.
www.cancercare.org/financial/information

Lazarex Cancer Foundation
Provides financial assistance for transportation to and from cancer treatments for people enrolled in clinical trials at some medical centers.
https://lazarex.org/helping-you/looking-for-help/

Long-distance transportation

Air Charity Network
Offers air travel to treatment centers for cancer patients and their caregivers.
www.aircharitynetwork.org/

Corporate Angel Network
Uses empty seats on corporate aircraft to help cancer patients reach treatment centers.
www.corpangelnetwork.org/  

Lazarex Cancer Foundation
Provides financial assistance for transportation to and from cancer treatments for people enrolled in clinical trials at some medical centers.
https://lazarex.org/helping-you/looking-for-help/

Lifeline Pilots
Offers air travel to treatment centers for cancer patients and their caregivers.
www.lifelinepilots.org/  

Mercy Medical Angels
Offers air travel to treatment centers for cancer patients and their caregivers.
www.mercymedical.org/  

Raquel’s Wings for Life
Offers air travel to treatment centers for cancer patients and their caregivers.
www.raquelswingsforlife.com/

Financial Issues – Lodging assistance

American Cancer Society – Hope Lodge
Provides lodging for families during cancer treatments.
www.cancer.org/

Joe’s House
Find an online directory of free and discounted lodging for cancer patients and their families.
www.joeshouse.org/Lodging.aspx

Lazarex Cancer Foundation
Provides financial assistance for lodging during treatment for people enrolled in clinical trials at some medical centers.
https://lazarex.org/helping-you/looking-for-help/

Sisters Network Inc.
Provides lodging for patients during breast cancer treatments.
www.sistersnetworkinc.org/programs.html  

Financial Issues – Child care and elder care assistance

CancerCare – Financial Assistance Program
Provides limited financial assistance for child care during treatment.
www.cancercare.org/financial  

Komen Treatment Assistance Program 
Provides limited financial assistance for child care during treatment.
www.cancercare.org/financial/information  

Financial Issues – Personal expenses

Patient Advocate Foundation – Metastatic Breast Cancer Financial Aid Fund
Offers financial assistance for personal expenses including rent, utilities, food, transportation and some end-of-life costs for people with metastatic breast cancer.
www.patientadvocate.org

The Pink Fund
Offers financial assistance for personal expenses including mortgage or rent, utilities and car payments.
www.pinkfund.org/get-help/

The Samfund
Provides financial assistance for medical expenses, fertility treatment, tuition and many personal expenses such as rent, utilities and car payments for young people diagnosed with breast cancer.
www.thesamfund.org/ 

International Resources

World Health Organization (WHO)
Find a list of cancer organizations outside the United States.
www.who.int/cancer/media/linksgeneral/en/

Updated 07/24/20

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