Breast Cancer Advocacy Links

The Annie Appleseed Project – Information on complementary and alternative medicines.

Army of Women – changing the future of breast cancer research

Breast Cancer Action – BCA carries the voices of people affected by breast cancer to inspire and compel the changes necessary to end the breast cancer epidemic.

Breast Cancer Action Nova Scotia – This site has an active discussion forum for breast cancer survivors.

NEW!  Canadian Cancer Survivor Network Empower collaborative action by cancer patients, families and communities to identify and work to remove barriers to optimal patient care. Ensure that cancer survivors have access to education and action opportunities to have their voices heard in planning and implementing an optimal health care system.
Educate the public and policy makers about the financial, emotional and health costs of cancer and offer considered, positive ideas and recommendations to alleviate their effects.
Research and encourage research on ways to alleviate barriers to optimal patient care and follow-up.

CancerConsultants.com- Provides oncology professionals and cancer patients and their families with access to the most current information about the prevention, screening, treatment and overall management of cancer.

Cure Breast Cancer Stamp – Information about the Breast Cancer stamp offered by the US Post Office.

The European Breast Cancer Coalition – Europa Donna represents the concerns and interests of European women with breast cancer to their authorities and governments.

Everyday Health – Everyday Health has a new TV series that profiles ordinary people who overcome extraordinary obstacles and who are helping others lead healthier, happier lives.

FORCE:Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered – a nonprofit organization
for women at risk of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer and for families in which this risk is present.

Komen For the Cure – The largest breast cancer advocacy group offers the latest on breast cancer news and research.

Living Beyond Breast Cancer – Offers specialized programs and services for the newly diagnosed, young women, women with advanced breast cancer, women at high risk for developing the disease, and African-American and Latina women.

Metavivor - From support groups to funding vital research, our programs sustain the power of hope. Passionately commited patients ourselves, we rally public attention to the urgent needs of the metastatc breast cancer (MBC) community, help patients find strength through support and purpose, and make EVERY dollar count as we work with researchers to regain longevity with quality of life..

National Breast Cancer Coalition – Focuses on the activities of the coalition including advocacy training, education and outreach, and legislative priorities and news.

Native American Breast Cancer Survivor Network - Addresses support issues for Native Americans who are dealing with breast cancer in their family.

Network of Strength – (Formerly called Y-Me) This site is in both English and Spanish. Network of Strength supplies an educational newsletter, and has information on chapters throughout the United States. Breast cancer survivors share personal experience on everything from treatment information to emotional recovery.

NEW!  The Pan Foundation – was founded in October 2004 as a solution to help the underinsured access the health care they so desperately need to continue living a relatively normal and productive lifestyle.

Research Advocacy Network – The Research Advocacy Network is a non-profit organization working to bring together all participants in the medical research process with the focus on education, support and connecting patient advocates with the research community to improve patient care.

The Rose – Houston-area non-profit breast health care center providing cancer screening, diagnosis and support to all women regardless of their ability to pay.

San Antonio branch of Komen For the Cure – Information on the local Race for the Cure.

Sharsheret Peer Support Network- A Peer Support Network connecting Jewish women newly diagnosed or at high risk of developing breast cancer.

State Cancer Legislative Database Program- The National Cancer Institute’s State Cancer Legislative Database (SCLD) Program maintains a database of state cancer-related legislation.

WINGS – This organization was formed to help pay for comprehensive breast cancer treatment for uninsured and underinsured women in central and south Texas.

Young Survival Coalition – A Breast Cancer Advocacy group for women diagnosed under the age of 40.