Breast Cancer Support Organizations & Web Resources
The American Cancer Society www.cancer.org offers a variety of support groups and services. Services include general
breast cancer information, treatment options, a catalog for wig and apparel,
and tips for those undergoing radiation therapy or chemotherapy. The Reach
to Recovery program links newly diagnosed breast cancer patients with
a “buddy” who is a breast cancer survivor. (800) ACS-2345
(Toll Free) or the local office (949) 261-9446.
The Cancer Information Service of the National Cancer Institute
www.cancer.gov offers booklets, tips, and general health information for those diagnosed
with cancer or seeking information on preventing cancer. Specialists are
available to answer questions and provide resources in your local community.
www.kidskonnected.org is a support group for children who have a parent diagnosed with cancer.
Located in Laguna Hills, Kids Konnected provides kids with support group
meetings and social activities. A 24-hour hotline is available for kids
to talk with other kids who understand what they are experiencing. An
internet address provides a site for e-mails, access to great information,
and ability to sign up for activities. Located at 27071 Cabot Road, Suite
102, Laguna Hills. (949) 582-5443.
The Susan G. Komen for the Cure
www.komen.org (877) 465-6636 has an interactive video presentation on breast cancer,
treatment, side effects, and recovery. The website offers a message board
where breast cancer patients and survivors can blog about what they are
going through and receive help and inspiration from others. The Orange
County office can be reached at (714) -957-9157 or
www.komenoc.org. Komen Wig Salon offers hats, wigs, scarves and turbans, free of charge,
to women who cannot afford them. By appointment only: 714-951-9157.
Y-Me National Breast Cancer Organization™
www.y-me.org provides YourShoes® a 24-hour a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year
hotline to call and speak to a breast cancer survivor. The hotline, staffed
by counselors who are breast cancer survivors, is a confidential resource
for anyone touched by breast cancer. Translators are available in over
150 languages. A wig and prostheses bank for those women with limited
resources is available. A quarterly newsletter and support groups through
teleconferences are additionally offered. (800) 221-2141.
American Institute of Cancer Research.:
Beyond the Shock:
Cancer and Careers:
Caring 4 Cancer:
Living Beyond Breast Cancer:
Men Against Breast Cancer:
National Breast Cancer Foundation:
Patient Advocate Foundation:
Telling Kids About Cancer:
Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation:
Young Survival Coalition: