Health care providers (including patient navigators and social workers), hospitals, religious organizations, universities and neighborhood groups can all help you find support resources close to home (or online).
Our breast care helpline 1-877 GO KOMEN (1-877-465-6636) can help put you in touch with local services. Many national organizations can also be helpful, including:
American Cancer Society’s Cancer Survivors Network Online community where survivors and caregivers share their experiences and recommend helpful resources. http://csn.cancer.org/ American Cancer Society’s “I Can Cope” Support programs (in-person, online and telephone) for survivors and their loved ones. 1-800-227-2345 www.cancer.org/ American Cancer Society’s “Reach to Recovery” Program that connects people newly diagnosed with breast cancer and their families with trained volunteers (who are breast cancer survivors) in their area. 1-800-227-2345 www.cancer.org/ Cancer Support Community (formerly Gilda’s Club Worldwide and The Wellness Community) Offers support programs (in-person, online and telephone) for survivors and their loved ones. 1-888-793-9355 www.cancersupportcommunity.org Mautner Project of Whitman-Walker Health Offers support programs (online and telephone) for lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals living with cancer and their partners. www.whitman-walker.org/mautnerproject
Komen Support Resources
Facts for Life: Getting the Support You Need
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