Additional information regarding breast cancer may be found at:

NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

American Cancer Society (ACS)
Toll Free: 1.800.227.2345
www.cancer.org
ACS is a nation-wide organization that provides a free, 24-hour cancer information line, website, and an on-line support community.  Local chapters offer support groups and other services for cancer patients and their families.

American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR)
Toll Free: 1.800.843.8114
www.airc.org
AICR’s website, phone line, and brochures provide information about cancer prevention and diet during and after treatment.  Registered dieticians answer questions online and by phone.

Association of Cancer Online Resources (ACOR)
1.212.226.5525
www.acor.org
ACOR offers access to over 150 on-line sources that provide support, information, and community to everyone affected by cancer.

Cancer411.org
Toll Free: 1.877.226.2741
www.cancer411.org
Cancer411 is dedicated to helping cancer patients and their families find information that they need.  It offers listings of cancer clinical trials world-wide, information regarding treatment options, listings of support groups for patients and families, chat and message boards.

CancerCare
Toll Free: 1.800.813.4673
www.cancercare.org
CancerCare provides free, professional support services for anyone affected by cancer.  They offer individual and group counseling, online and telephone support groups, financial assistance, and teleconferences.

Gilda’s Club Worldwide
Toll Free: 888.445.3248
1.914.644.8844 (Gilda’s Club – Westchester)
www.gildasclub.org
Gilda's Club provides meeting places throughout the United States where men, women and children living with cancer and their families and friends join with others to build emotional and social support as a supplement to medical care. Free of charge and nonprofit, Gilda's Club offers support and networking groups, lectures, workshops and social events in a nonresidential, homelike setting.

I’m Too Young For This! Cancer Foundation
1.877.735.4673
www.Imtooyoungforthis.org
The I'm Too Young For This! Cancer Foundation For Young Adults is a global support community for young adults affected by cancer who get busy living and rock on. Their mission is to improve quality of life by providing 'one-stop' access to hard to find resources, peer support and social networks. They use music and the arts to make it hip to be a survivor and talk about stupid cancer by advocating on behalf of over 200 young adult support resources and one million plus survivors aged 15-39 who are currently living with and beyond cancer worldwide.

National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers
http://accreditedbreastcenters.org/
The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) is a consortium of national, professional organizations dedicated to the improvement of the quality of care and the monitoring of outcomes for patients with diseases of the breast.

National Consortium of Breast Centers
http://www.breastcare.org
A nonprofit membership organization dedicated to excellence in breast health care for the general public

National Cancer Institute (NCI) Cancer Information Service
Toll Free: 1.800.422.6237
www.cancer.gov
The NCI is the government agency that coordinates cancer research.  Through its website and telephone and on-line resources, the NCI offers cancer information, clinical trials listings, and brochures.

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS)
Toll Free: 1.877.622.7937
www.canceradvocacynow.org
NCCS provides education and support to cancer survivors and their caregivers. They offer a free audio program, the Cancer Survival Toolbox® that is designed to provide cancer survivors and caregivers the skills to be effective self-advocates to deal with the diagnosis, treatment and challenges of cancer.

National Library of Medicine
www.nlm.nih.gov/
The National Library of Medicine is an online research tool to help reader find the most recent health-related information.

Wellness Community
Toll Free: 1.888.793.9355
www.thewellnesscommunity.org
The Wellness community offers emotional support, educational materials, online support groups, and other resources to people with cancer.

BREAST CANCER SPECIFIC

Breastcancer.org
www.breastcancer.org
Website provides information about all aspects of breast cancer, including prevention, treatment, recovery, and research.

Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE)
Toll Free: 1.866.824.7475
www.facingourrisk.org
FORCE offers women with a family history of breast cancer and those with a BRCA mutation a toll-free helpline, message boards, and genetic testing and cancer risk reduction information.

Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC)
Toll Free: 1.888.753.5222
www.lbbc.org
LBBC provides resources and support for people affected by breast cancer.  They offer teleconferences as well as quarterly educational seminars, and a survivors’ helpline, where callers speak to trained volunteers who have also been affected by breast cancer.

Mothers Supporting Daughters with Breast Cancer (MSDBC)
1.410.778.1982
www.mothersdaughters.org
MSDBC provides free support services designed to help mothers who have daughters fighting breast cancer. Support is provided in a variety of ways including one on one support by mother volunteers who have experienced first hand the trauma and challenges of having a daughter diagnosed with breast cancer; through distribution of a mother's handbook and daughter's companion brochure to provide guidance as to how a mother can be constructively helpful to her daughter during her breast cancer treatment.

Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Toll Free: 1.877.465.6636
www.komen.org
Susan G. Komen for the Cure is the largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists.  They offer information on the diagnosis, treatment, risk factors and screening for breast cancer.

Breast Cancer Network of Strength
Toll Free: 1.800.221.2141
www.networkofstrength.org
Y-ME provides information and support to anyone touched by breast cancer. Programs include a 24 hour national hotline staffed by trained peer counselors who are breast cancer survivors; a survivor match program pairing the caller with a peer counselor who had the same diagnosis, is the same age or has experienced similar challenges as the caller; a partner match program that provides support and education for people while they are supporting a wife, partner or other loved one through the disease; teleconferences and publications.

Young Survival Coalition (YSC)
Toll Free: 1.877.972.1011
www.youngsurvival.org
YSC is dedicated to the concerns and issues unique to young women with breast cancer.  They provide information and advocacy and sponsor a yearly conference.


   For further information about The Breast Center at Nyack Hospital, please call 845.348.8551.