GENERAL RESOURCES, CLINICAL TRIAL RESOURCES, GOVERNMENT RESOURCES, AND MEDICAL ASSOCIATION RESOURCES
General Resources: “A” (Advocacy), “F” (Financial Assistance), “FA” (Financial Advocacy), “G” (Grants), “I” (Information), “R” (Research), and “S” (Support):
American Cancer Society (I) http://www.cancer.org/cancer/breastcancer/index
Learn about breast cancer and find support & treatment resources
American Cancer Society Cancer Survivors Network (I, S) http://csn.cancer.org/about
The purpose of the Cancer Survivors Network is peer support. Site content is contributed by its members. Their contributions reflect their own personal views, feelings, and experiences. Content is not endorsed by the American Cancer Society nor should it be accepted as credible medical information.
The Angels of Hope Cancer Information Resource Foundation (FA, I) http://www.angelsofhope.net/
To educate the general public at large, and cancer patients and their caregivers in particular, through the dissemination of comprehensive, quality and timely information on the wide variety of treatment options available and breakthroughs in cancer research, thus enabling patients to make informed decisions regarding the treatment options open to them. The areas covered include clinical trials, conventional and approved therapies, holistic treatments and nutrition.
The Foundation will also provide assistance to patients who may choose to participate in a clinical trial but may require travel and accommodation support in order for them to receive treatment.
Association of Cancer Online Resources (S) http://www.acor.org/
ACOR is a unique collection of online cancer communities designed to provide timely and accurate information in a supportive environment. It is a free lifeline for everyone affected by cancer & related disorders.
Avon Foundation for Women, The Avon Breast Cancer Crusade (G) http://www.avonfoundation.org/causes/breast-cancer-crusade/
The “Safety Net” program supports public, community, and safety net hospitals and health care systems that provide breast care to low-income, at-risk, uninsured, and underinsured individuals, with the goal of supporting programs that improve access to quality and timely breast diagnostics and access to treatment for the medically underserved.
Be Bright Pink (I) http://www.brightpink.org/
Bright Pink is the only national non-profit organization focusing on the prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer in young women, while providing support for high-risk individuals.
BrainMetsBC.org (I) http://www.brainmetsbc.org/
This website offers women with metastatic breast cancer and their families a place to learn about brain metastases from a patient perspective. We are a source for the latest information about this form of the disease, as well as for personal stories from women who’ve been there about what it’s like to be diagnosed and treated for “brain mets.”
Breastcancer.org (I) http://www.breastcancer.org/
Breastcancer.org is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing information and community to those touched by this disease.
Breast Cancer Financial Assistance Fund (FA) http://www.bcfaf.org/
Our mission is one of helping those affected by breast cancer. Individuals seeking assistance will receive financial aid and fresh dated products for them and their family.
Breast Cancer Fund (I) http://www.breastcancerfund.org/about/
The Breast Cancer Fund works to prevent breast cancer by eliminating our exposure to toxic chemicals and radiation linked to the disease.
The Breast Cancer Relief Foundation (FA) http://breastcancerrelief.org/
The mission is to serve the unmet needs of women with breast cancer – in the United States and around the world – through the support and promotion of education and awareness, prevention and early detection, medical assistance and relief, and innovative breast cancer research. We are committed to meeting the immediate needs of individuals who might otherwise go without treatment and working toward a world free of this terrible disease.
Cancer.net (I) http://www.cancer.net/
Oncologist-approved cancer information from the American Society of Clinical Oncology
CancerCare (FA, I, S) http://www.cancercare.org/about
CancerCare provides free, professional support services to individuals, families, caregivers and the bereaved to help them cope with and manage the emotional and practical challenges of cancer. Our services include counseling, support groups, educational publications, workshops and financial assistance. All of our services are provided by professional oncology social workers and are offered completely free of charge.
CancerConnect.com (I) http://news.cancerconnect.com/types-of-cancer/breast-cancer/
The Cancer Connect Breast Cancer Information Center has current, evidence-based information for you. Get the facts about breast cancer prevention, early detection, treatment, reconstruction, and survivorship, and stay up to date with ongoing breast cancer research that could impact your treatment decisions through our daily cancer news.
Cancer Research Foundation of America (I, R) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1503308/
The mission of the Foundation is the prevention and early detection of cancer through scientific research and education… to reach individuals with information based on current research in cancer prevention and early detection.
Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation (I, R) http://www.dslrf.org/endingbc/
The Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation works to eradicate breast cancer and improve the quality of women's health through innovative research, education, and advocacy.
EduCare (I) http://www.educareinc.com/patients.php
EduCare exists to continually strive to develop products and training for professional healthcare providers to improve the care and education that the patient will receive.
Florida Breast & Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (I, FA) http://www.doh.state.fl.us/family/cancer/bcc/requirements.html
The Florida Breast and Cervical Cancer Program makes it easy to get the breast and cervical cancer screenings doctors recommend. The screenings are free or low cost if you meet program eligibility requirements.
Florida Health Finder (I) http://www.floridahealthfinder.gov/index.html
A comprehensive collection of help and information for consumers. Learn about medical conditions, symptoms, procedures, tests and more. Find and learn about Florida health care facilities and providers in your area.
FORCE: Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (A, I, R, S) http://www.facingourrisk.org/
FORCE is the only national nonprofit organization devoted to hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. Our mission includes support, education, advocacy, awareness, and research specific to hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. Our programs serve anyone with a BRCA mutation or a family history of cancer.
Healthsearches.org (I) http://www.healthsearches.org/
Healthsearches website is designed to be a tool for empowering you to ask
the right questions, understand the answers, and gain knowledge of your options
for improving and maintaining your health.
Inflammatory Breast Cancer Foundation (I) http://www.eraseibc.com/
Our Foundation's mission is to educate the public and the medical community when needed, that this form of breast cancer is different and is rarely picked up by mammograms.
Imaginis – The Women’s Health & Wellness Resource Network (I) http://www.imaginis.com/breast-cancer-resource-center
The Imaginis Breast Cancer Resource Center provides you with a wealth of information including in-depth information about breast cancer symptoms and breast cancer treatment. Our breast cancer resources give you the knowledge to make informed decisions
Informed Patient Institute (I) http://www.informedpatientinstitute.org/
The Informed Patient Institute (IPI) is an independent nonprofit organization that provides credible online information about health care quality and patient safety for consumers.
IPI rates the usefulness of online doctor, hospital, and nursing home report cards. We don't rate individual health facilities or practitioners — but we'll tell you who does.
Intercultural Cancer Council (A, I) http://iccnetwork.org/who/index.html
The Intercultural Cancer Council (ICC) promotes policies, programs, partnerships, and research to eliminate the unequal burden of cancer among racial and ethnic minorities and medically underserved populations in the United States and its associated territories.
Kristy Lasch Miracle Foundation (FA) http://www.kristylasch.org/subpages/mission.html
The Kristy Lasch Miracle Foundation provides monetary assistance to women under the age of 30 who are living with breast cancer. The organization assists with medical needs such as insurance co-pays or prescriptions, but also with ancillary medical costs for items such as wigs and scarves. Applications may be downloaded from the Web site at www.kristylasch.org.
Linking A.R.M.S.(FA) www.cancercare.org/financial
CancerCare®, in partnership with Susan G Komen for the Cure®, is pleased to offer financial assistance through the Linking A.R.M.S.™ program to help underserved, uninsured and underinsured women with breast cancer.
Livestrong (I, G, S) http://www.livestrong.org/What-We-Do/Our-Actions
We fight to improve the lives of people affected by cancer
Look Good Feel Better (S) http://lookgoodfeelbetter.org/about-lgfb/our-mission
Look Good Feel Better is dedicated to improving the self-esteem and quality of life of people undergoing treatment for cancer. It is our aim to improve their self-image and appearance through complimentary group, individual, and self-help beauty sessions that create a sense of support, confidence, courage, and community.
Men Against Breast Cancer (S) http://www.menagainstbreastcancer.org/
Men Against Breast Cancer is designed to provide targeted support services to education and empower men to be effective caregivers when breast cancer strikes a female loved one; as well as target and mobilize men to be active participants in the fight to eradicate breast cancer as a life threatening disease.
National Breast Cancer Coalition (NBCC) (A, I) http://www.breastcancerdeadline2020.org/about-nbcc/
NBCC's mission is to eradicate breast cancer by focusing the administration, U.S. Congress, research institutions and consumer advocates on breast cancer. NBCC encourages all those concerned about this disease to become advocates for action and change. The Coalition informs, trains and directs patients and others in effective advocacy efforts.
National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (A, I) http://www.canceradvocacy.org/about-us/
NCCS advocates for quality cancer care for all people touched by cancer and provides tools that empower people to advocate for themselves. Believing that access to credible and accurate patient information is fundamental to understanding and receiving quality cancer care, NCCS offers free publications and resources that empower individuals to become strong advocates for their own care or the care of others.
National Lymphedema Network (I) http://www.lymphnet.org/aboutNLN/whoIsNLN.htm
The mission of the NLN is to create awareness of lymphedema through education and to promote and support the availability of quality medical treatment for all individuals at risk for or affected by lymphedema. This is done by promoting research into the causes, prevention and treatment of lymphedema; securing adequate insurance coverage for medically necessary, safe and effective treatment; and expanding the number and geographical distribution of lymphedema treatment facilities and certified therapists.
No Surrender Breast Cancer Foundation (I) http://nosurrenderbreastcancerhelp.org/Introduction/Foundation%20Mission/Foundation.html
The No Surrender Breast Cancer Foundation is dedicated to promoting self-advocacy, education, emotional support and empowerment for women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. We educate women about every aspect of their disease and help them navigate through the maze of the medical world. By demystifying cancer, each woman can discover the courage and strength she carries within to fight and survive this disease. By providing up to the minute research and the latest in medical modalities, combined with an evidenced based, peer-driven support community of fellow survivors, women learn to make informed decisions for their particular type of breast cancer.
OncoLink – Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania (I) http://www.oncolink.org/types/article.cfm?c=3&s=5&ss=33&id=8320&CFID=56076990&CFTOKEN=39526515
Information about breast cancer from an overview to clinical trials matching.
Partners For A Cure Foundation (Kimmie Cares) (FA) http://www.pfacf.org/
Partners for a Cure distributes the proceeds from the sale of the Kimmie Cares doll to individuals with cancer who need financial assistance. The Foundation provides help in whatever form it may be needed, from day care services to physician and hospital fees.
Patient Advocate Foundation (FA) http://www.patientadvocate.org/
Patient Advocate Foundation's Patient Services provides patients with arbitration, mediation and negotiation to settle issues with access to care, medical debt, and job retention related to their illness.
The Pink Fund (FA) http://www.thepinkfund.org/
The mission of The Pink Fund is to provide short-term financial aid to breast cancer patients in active treatment.
Redes En Accion: The National Latino Cancer Research Network (A, R) http://www.redesenaccion.org/
Redes En Acción: The National Latino Cancer Research Network is a National Cancer Institute-funded initiative to combat cancer among Latinos. Redes En Acción has built a national network of community-based organizations, research institutions, government health agencies and the public. Core activities include promoting training and research opportunities for Latino students and researchers, generating research projects on key Latino cancer issues, and supporting cancer awareness activities in Latino communities.
SEER: Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results (I) http://seer.cancer.gov/
A premier source for cancer statistics in the United States. We collect information on incidence, prevalence and survival from specific geographic areas representing 28 percent of the US population and compile reports on all of these plus cancer mortality for the entire country.
Susan G. Komen for the Cure (I, G) http://ww5.komen.org/
Foundation dedicated to education and research about causes, treatment, and the search for a cure.
WomensHealth.gov (I) http://www.womenshealth.gov/about-us/mission-history-goals/index.html
The Office on Women's Health's (OWH) mission is to provide leadership to promote health equity for women and girls through sex/gender-specific approaches. OWH achieves its mission and vision by developing innovative programs, educating health professionals, and motivating behavior change in consumers through the dissemination of health information.
Breast Cancer Trials https://www.breastcancertrials.org/bct_nation/home.seam
Centerwatch Clinical Trials Listing Service http://www.centerwatch.com/
Florida Cancer Clinical Trials http://floridacancertrials.com/en/
Government Resources and Medical Associations:
American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) http://www.aafp.org/online/en/home.html
American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) http://www.aacr.org/
American College of Radiology (ACR) http://www.acr.org/
American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) http://www.acog.org/
American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA) http://www.amwa-doc.org/
American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) http://www.asco.org/
American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons (ASPS) http://www.plasticsurgery.org/
Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) http://accc-cancer.org/
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) http://www.cdc.gov/
FDA Breast Implant Information Line (FDA) http://www.fda.gov/
Health Communication and Informatics Research (NCI-HCIRB) http://cancercontrol.cancer.gov/hcirb/
National Cancer Institute (NCI) http://www.cancer.gov/
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) http://nccam.nih.gov/
National Institutes of Health NIH) http://www.nih.gov/
Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) http://www.ons.org/
World Health Organization (WHO) http://www.who.int/en/
Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) Member Hospitals and Cancer Programs:
Winter Haven Hospital, Inc., Cassidy Cancer Center — Winter Haven (Polk County)
Safety Net Hospital Alliance
REGIONAL PERINATAL INTENSIVE CARE CENTER