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Risk Factors and Risk Reduction – General information

BreastCancerTrials.org 
Search for clinical trials on risk reduction for healthy women and women at high risk of breast cancer. 
www.breastcancertrials.org/ 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Find information on risk factors for breast cancer.
www.cdc.gov  

Calculate your body mass index (BMI).
www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/assessing/bmi/index.html    

Department of Agriculture – ChooseMyPlate.gov
Offers free, online tools to help plan and track weight and exercise goals for healthy living, including Supertracker.
www.choosemyplate.gov  

Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Find information on product safety (in terms of breast cancer risk) and information on drugs used to lower the risk of breast cancer. 
www.fda.gov/ 

Institute of Medicine – Breast Cancer and the Environment, a Life Course Approach
Find a report sponsored by Komen on the role of the environment in breast cancer.
www.iom.edu  

International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)
Find information on risk factors for breast cancer.
http://monographs.iarc.fr/ENG/Monographs/PDFs/index.php  

National Cancer Institute - Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Tool
Find information on breast cancer risk and the Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Tool.
www.cancer.gov/bcrisktool/ 

National Library of Medicine - Pubmed
Search for summaries of scientific journal articles.
www.pubmed.com/  

National Toxicology Program
Find information on risk factors for breast cancer.
www.ntp.niehs.nih.gov/ 

Office of the Surgeon General – My Family Health Portrait  
Create a chart of your family's health history for discussions with your health care provider.
https://familyhistory.hhs.gov/fhh-web/home.action  

Resources for People at Higher Risk of Breast Cancer

American Cancer Society
Find guidelines for breast cancer screening for people at higher risk of breast cancer due to family history or inherited gene mutations.
www.cancer.org 

American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
Find information on risk-lowering options for people at higher risk of breast cancer.
www.asco.org  

BreastCancerTrials.org
Search for clinical trials recruiting people with BRCA1/2 or other gene mutations.
www.breastcancertrials.org 

Bright Pink
Offers online social support for people considering BRCA1/2 genetic testing.
www.brightpink.org 

Cancer Resource Foundation
Provides financial assistance for BRCA1/2 genetic testing for people who qualify.
www.cancer1source.org/genetic-testing-programs 

Department of Health and Human Services – Affordable Care Act
Find information on health coverage for genetic testing and counseling under the Affordable Care Act.
www.hhs.gov/healthcare/facts/bystate/statebystate.html 

Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE)
Find information and online social support for people at higher risk of breast cancer due to family history or inherited gene mutations.
www.facingourrisk.org/  

Myraid Financial Assistance Program
Provides financial assistance for BRCA1/2 genetic testing for people who qualify.
https://ms360.myriad.com/genetic-testing/insurance-2/  

National Cancer Institute - Genetics of Breast and Ovarian Cancer
Find information on genetic testing and genetic risk factors for breast cancer.
www.cancer.gov/cancerinfo/pdq/genetics/breast-and-ovarian 

National Cancer Institute - Genetic Testing
Find information on genetic testing.
www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Risk/BRCA 

National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)
Find information on risk-lowering options and breast cancer screening guidelines for people at higher risk of breast cancer.
www.nccn.org/ 

National Institutes of Health
Search for clinical trials recruiting people with BRCA1, BRCA2 or other gene mutations.
www.clinicaltrials.gov 

National Society of Genetic Counselors
Find a genetic counselor or information on genetic counseling.
www.nsgc.org/  

Office of the Surgeon General – My Family Health Portrait
Create a chart of your family's health history for discussions with your health care provider.
https://familyhistory.hhs.gov/fhh-web/home.action 

Sharsheret
Find information and online social support for people at higher risk of breast cancer due to family history or inherited gene mutations.
http://www.sharsheret.org/   

Early Detection and Screening – General information

American Cancer Society
Find guidelines for breast cancer early detection and screening.
www.cancer.org  

BreastCancerTrials.org – Early Detection and Screening
Search for clinical trials on breast cancer early detection and screening.
www.breastcancertrials.org 

Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Find a list of FDA-approved mammography centers.
www.fda.gov/  

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) - Mammography Facility Adverse Event Report
Check for reports of poor quality for mammography centers and any corrective actions.
www.fda.gov/Radiation-EmittingProducts/MammographyQualityStandardsActandProgram 

National Cancer Institute
Find information on breast cancer screening and the Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Tool.
www.cancer.gov  

National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)
Find guidelines for breast cancer early detection and screening.
www.nccn.org/  

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
Find recommendations for breast cancer early detection and screening.
www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/ 

Early Detection and Screening – Breast cancer screening services

American Association on Health and Disability
Works to improve access to mammography screening for women with disabilities.
www.aahd.us/ 

National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program
Find information on free and low-cost mammograms.
www.cdc.gov/cancer/nbccedp/ 

Planned Parenthood
Provides clinical breast exams and referrals for mammography.
www.plannedparenthood.org 

YWCA
Some local chapters provide breast cancer education and screening to women without access to health services.
www.ywca.org/    

Diagnosis 

American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
Find clinical guidelines and information on diagnosis.
www.cancer.net/  

College of American Pathologists
Find information on the contents of a pathology report.
www.mybiopsy.org 

Inflammatory Breast Cancer Research Foundation
Find information on inflammatory breast cancer diagnosis and care.
www.ibcresearch.org/  

National Cancer Institute 
Find information on different types of breast cancers as well as other types of cancer that can occur in the breast.
www.cancer.gov  

National Cancer Institute - Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) Program
Find statistics on breast cancer in the U.S. 
www.seer.cancer.gov/statistics/ 

National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)
Find physician guidelines on breast cancer diagnosis. (Treatment guidelines for patients are also available.)
www.nccn.org/  

Society of Nuclear Medicine
Find information on positron emission tomography (PET) scans and other types of nuclear medicine imaging of the breast (molecular breast imaging).  
www.discovermi.org 

Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation
Find information on triple negative breast cancer.
www.tnbcfoundation.org/    

Treatment – Clinical trial information

American Cancer Society - Clinical Trials: State Laws Regarding Insurance Coverage
Find a list of state laws on insurance coverage of clinical trial costs.
www.cancer.org/  

BreastCancerTrials.org – Breast Cancer Treatment  

Search for clinical trials on specific areas of breast cancer care.

CenterWatch
Find information on joining a clinical trial or search for a clinical trial.
www.centerwatch.com/ 

Coalition of Cancer Cooperative Groups 
Provides information on finding and joining a clinical trial.
www.cancertrialshelp.org/ 

ECancerTrials.com
Provides free, confidential clinical trial matching and referral services.
www.ecancertrials.com/ 

National Cancer Institute - Clinical Trials
Find information on joining a clinical trial.
www.cancer.gov/clinicaltrials/ 

National Cancer Institute - States That Require Health Plans to Cover Patient Care Costs in Clinical Trials
Find a list of state laws on insurance coverage of clinical trial costs.
www.cancer.gov/clinicaltrials/  

National Institutes of Health - Clinical Center and Clinical Trials Information
Find information on current clinical trial research and joining a clinical trial.
www.cc.nih.gov/
www.clinicaltrials.gov/
 

Treatment – Information on treatment options

American College of Radiology
Find information on current radiation therapy options.
www.acr.org/  

American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
Find breast cancer treatment guidelines and information on treatment options.
www.cancer.net/  

American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
Find information on breast reconstruction.
www.plasticsurgery.org/  

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Find information on the seasonal flu shot for breast cancer patients, survivors and caregivers.
www.cdc.gov/cancer/flu/ 

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Consumer Information on Breast Implants
Find information on breast implants.
www.fda.gov/ 

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) – Drug Safety
Find information on the safety of drugs used to treat breast cancer.
www.fda.gov/  

Institute of Medicine
Find the report “Delivering High-Quality Cancer Care: Charting a New Course for a System in Crisis” which recommends improvements to fix shortcomings in cancer care.
www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=18359  

International Consensus Conference for Advanced Breast Cancer
Works to improve outcomes for patients around the world with metastatic breast cancer. The International Consensus Conference for Advanced Breast Cancer is part of the Union for International Cancer Control.
www.abc-lisbon.org/

National Cancer Institute
Find breast cancer treatment guidelines and information on treatment options.
www.cancer.gov/  

National Cancer Institute – Eating Hints Before, During and After Cancer Treatment
Find tips on ways to improve diet and loss of appetite during breast cancer treatment. 
www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/coping/eatinghints/page4 

National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)
Find breast cancer treatment guidelines.
www.nccn.com/ 

National Institutes of Health – Medline Plus
Find information on chemotherapy, hormone therapy and targeted therapy drugs used to treat breast cancer.
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ 

Treatment – Insurance and financial issues

See Financial Issues (includes information on health care assistance as well as transportation, lodging and child care and elder care assistance).  

Treatment – Air travel information 

Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
Find information on airline security screening for breast cancer survivors.
www.tsa.gov/traveler-information/what-expect-if-you-are-breast-cancer-survivor   

Integrative and Complementary Therapies – General information and search tools for scientific studies

National Cancer Institute  Office of Cancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine (OCCAM)
Find detailed information on integrative and complementary therapies for people living with cancer.
www.cancer.gov/cam 

National Institutes of Health National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)
Find detailed information on integrative and complementary therapies.
www.nccam.nih.gov/ 

National Library of Medicine – Pubmed
Search for scientific articles on integrative and complementary therapies.
www.pubmed.com 

Natural Standard
Find detailed information on integrative and complementary therapies.
www.naturalstandard.com/  

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Medicine Database
Find information on integrative and complementary therapies.
www.naturaldatabase.com 

Integrative and Complementary Therapies – Safety information

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
Check for safety alerts on integrative and complementary therapies.
www.ftc.gov/bcp/menus/consumer/health.shtm 

Federal Trade Commission (FTC) – Cancer Treatment Scams
Find information on false cancer treatment claims.
www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0104-cancer-treatment-scams  

Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Check for safety alerts on integrative and complementary therapies.
www.fda.gov/opacom/7alerts.html 

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) – Beware of Online Cancer Fraud
Find information on scam cancer treatments.
www.fda.gov/forconsumers/consumerupdates/ucm048383.htm 

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Medwatch
Find drug and medical product information or file a report on a drug or medical product safety concern.
www.fda.gov/medwatch 

National Cancer Institute – Office of Cancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine (OCCAM)
Find detailed information on integrative and complementary therapies for people living with cancer.
www.cancer.gov/cam 

National Institutes of Health National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)
Find detailed information on integrative and complementary therapies.
www.nccam.nih.gov/ 

National Institutes of Health – Office of Dietary Supplements
Find information and safety alerts on dietary supplements.
www.ods.od.nih.gov 

National Library of Medicine – Pubmed
Search for scientific articles on integrative and complementary therapies.
www.pubmed.com 

U.S. Pharmacopeia (USP)
Check if a dietary supplement has been tested and USP verified for integrity, purity and safe manufacturing.
www.usp.org/USPVerified/dietarySupplements/ 

Integrative and Complementary Therapies – Check the licensing status of a complementary therapy provider

American Association of Naturopathic Physicians
www.naturopathic.org/ 

American Massage Therapy Association
www.amtamassage.org/ 

Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards
www.fclb.org/  

National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork
www.ncbtmb.com/ 

National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)
www.nccaom.org/ 

Integrative and Complementary Therapies – Clinical trials

BreastCancerTrials.org
Search for clinical trials on integrative and complementary therapies.
www.breastcancertrials.org 

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)
Find information and a list of clinical trials on integrative and complementary therapies.
www.nccam.nih.gov/research/clinicaltrials/  

See also Treatment-Clinical trials.     

Getting Good Care

Administrators in Medicine – Association of State Medical Board Executive Directors
Search for a licensed physician.
www.docboard.org/ 

American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS)
Verify a physician is board certified.
www.abms.org/ 

American Cancer Society – Talking with Your Doctor
Find tips on talking with your health care provider.
www.cancer.org  

American Medical Association – DoctorFinder
Search for a licensed physician.
https://apps.ama-assn.org/doctorfinder/home.jsp  

American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
Search for an oncologist.
www.cancer.net/ 

Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Search for an FDA-approved mammography center.
www.fda.gov/ 

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) - Mammography Facility Adverse Event Report
Check for reports of poor quality for mammography centers and any corrective actions.
www.fda.gov/Radiation-EmittingProducts/MammographyQualityStandardsActandProgram 

Institute of Medicine
Find the report “Delivering High-Quality Cancer Care: Charting a New Course for a System in Crisis” which recommends improvements to fix shortcomings in cancer care.
www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=18359  

Joint Commission 
Find a health care organization that meets the Joint Commission's safety and quality standards.
www.qualitycheck.org/consumer/searchQCR.aspx  

Intercultural Cancer Council
Promotes programs and policies to remove racial and ethnic barriers to breast cancer care.
www.iccnetwork.org/  

National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC)
Works to improve quality of care in medical centers that offer multidisciplinary breast cancer care.
www.napbc-breast.org/  

National Center for Quality Assurance (NCQA)
Find the accreditation rating (based on quality standards) for a health management organization (HMO).
http://reportcard.ncqa.org/  

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS)
Find the publication "Teamwork: The Cancer Patient's Guide to Talking with Your Doctor."
www.canceradvocacy.org 

Office of the Surgeon General – My Family Health Portrait
Create a chart of your family's health history for discussions with your health care provider.
https://familyhistory.hhs.gov/fhh-web/home.action 

Getting Good Care – Resources for co-survivors

American Cancer Society
Find a guide for families and caregivers on giving good cancer care at home.
www.cancer.org  

Find information for caregivers.
www.cancer.org/docroot/HOME/cgv/cgv_0.asp 

National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Find information on care for people living with cancer.
www.cancer.gov/     

Survivorship Topics – General health and other information

American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists
Find a specialist trained in sexual health problems for people with cancer.
www.aasect.org/  

American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
Find guidelines and information on medical care after treatment for breast cancer.
www.cancer.net/  

Cancer and Careers
Find tips on going back to work after breast cancer treatment.
www.cancerandcareers.org  

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Find information on the seasonal flu shot and other topics for breast cancer survivors.
www.cdc.gov/cancer/flu/  

Department of Agriculture – ChooseMyPlate.gov
Offers free, online tools to help plan and track weight and exercise goals for healthy living, including Supertracker.
www.choosemyplate.gov  

Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Find information on hormone therapies to treat menopausal symptoms.
www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ByAudience/ForWomen/ucm118624.htm  

International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health
Find a specialist trained in sexual health problems for people with cancer.
www.isswsh.org/  

National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)
Find guidelines on medical care after treatment for breast cancer.
www.nccn.com/ 

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Find information on weight control and physical activity.
www.nhlbi.nih.gov/ 

Survivorship Topics – Fertility and other issues for younger survivors

Fertile Hope
Provides financial aid to women with breast cancer whose insurance will not cover fertility treatment.
www.fertilehope.org/  

Young Survival Coalition
Find information and networking services for young breast cancer survivors.
www.youngsurvival.org/ 

Survivorship Topics – Lymphedema 

CancerCare’s Linking A.R.M.S.TM
Provides financial assistance for lymphedema supplies. 
www.cancercare.org/ 

Living Beyond Breast Cancer
Find information on lymphedema. 
www.lbbc.org/ 

Lymphatic Education and Research Network 
Find a clinical trial and other information on lymphedema.  
www.lymphaticnetwork.org/  

Lymphology Association of North America (LANA)
Find a list of physical therapists who specialize in lymphedema treatment.
www.clt-lana.org/about.html  

National Cancer Institute — Lymphedema
Find information on lymphedema.
www.cancer.gov  

National Lymphedema Network
Find a lymphedema support group, physical therapist and financial assistance for garments as well as information on lymphedema.
www.lymphnet.org  

Patient Advocate Foundation – Financial Aid Fund
Provides financial assistance for lymphedema care and supplies. 
www.patientadvocate.org/resources 

Survivorship Topics – Genetic testing

National Cancer Institute - Genetic Testing for Hereditary Cancer Syndromes
Find information on genetic testing for inherited gene mutations related to breast cancer.
www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Risk/genetic-testing  

Survivorship Topics – Clinical trials for breast cancer survivors

See Treatment – Clinical trials.  

Survivorship Topics – Getting involved

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Learn about ways survivors can participate in activities to support the breast cancer cause at the state or local level.
www.cdc.gov/cancer/ncccp/  

National Cancer Institute
Learn about ways survivors can participate in activities to support the breast cancer cause at the national level.
www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/coping/make-a-difference/page1 

Survivorship Topics – Air travel information

See Treatment – Air travel information

Survivorship Topics – Social support

See Social Support.     

Social Support

4th Angel - Patient and Caregiver Mentoring Program
Offers telephone support programs for women living with breast cancer and their caregivers.
www.4thangel.org/  

Advanced Breast Cancer Community
Offers online support groups for women with metastatic (stage IV, advanced) breast cancer as well as information on metastatic breast cancer.
www.advancedbreastcancercommunity.org/ 

American Cancer Society - Cancer Survivors Network
Online community for women and men living with breast cancer and their co-survivors.
http://csn.cancer.org/ 

American Cancer Society - Reach to Recovery
Offers support programs (in-person and telephone) for women and men living with cancer.
www.cancer.org/ 

American Cancer Society - I Can Cope
Offers support programs (in-person, online and telephone) for women and men living with cancer and their co-survivors.
www.cancer.org/ 

Association of Cancer Online Resources
Find an online support group.
www.acor.org/ 

BreastCancerTrials.org – Clinical Trials on Quality of Life Issues
Search for clinical trials on quality of life issues related to breast cancer.
www.breastcancertrials.org   

Camp Kesem
Offers summer camps for children with parents who have or have had cancer.
www.campkesem.org 

Cancer and Careers
Find information for working women with cancer.
www.cancerandcareers.org/  

Cancer Support Community (formerly Gilda’s Club Worldwide and The Wellness Community)
Offers support programs (in-person, online and telephone) for women and men living with cancer and their co-survivors.  
www.thewellnesscommunity.org/  

CancerCare
Find an online support group. 
www.cancercare.org/ 

CancerConnect
Find an online support group (for patients, survivors, caregivers and co-survivors). 
www.cancerconnect.com 

CaringBridge
Offers personal, protected sites with multiple privacy settings where people can stay connected during any type of health event. An online planner can help family and friends coordinate care and helpful tasks.
www.caringbridge.org 

Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE)
Offers online support for women at higher risk of breast cancer due to family history or inherited gene mutations.
www.facingourrisk.org/ 

Imerman Angels
Offers online support programs for women and men living with cancer and their caregivers.
www.imermanangels.org/  

Living Beyond Breast Cancer
Find information on breast cancer support and care.
www.lbbc.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  

Men Against Breast Cancer 
Offers online support programs for men who are caregivers of women with breast cancer.  
www.menagainstbreastcancer.org/  

My Cancer Circle
Offers an online tool for co-survivors to coordinate support activities (such as preparing meals and giving rides to treatment).
www.mycancercircle.net 

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS)
Find the publication "Teamwork: The Cancer Patient's Guide to Talking with Your Doctor."
www.canceradvocacy.org 

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
Find local hospice care.
www.nhpco.org/ 

Pink-Link
Offers online support groups.
www.pink-link.org 

Sharsheret
Offers online support for women and men at higher risk of breast cancer due to family history or inherited gene mutations.
www.sharsheret.org/  

Well Spouse Foundation
Provides support programs (in-person, online and telephone) to spouses and partners.
www.wellspouse.org/ 

Young Survival Coalition
Provides support programs (online and telephone) for young breast cancer survivors and a resource kit for young women newly diagnosed with breast cancer.
www.youngsurvival.org/    

Financial Issues – General information

A.M. Best Company
Find insurance company ratings.
www.ambest.com/ 

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)
Provides information on choosing a health plan.
www.ahcpr.gov/consumer/ 

America's Health Insurance Plans
National directory of health insurance plans and information on types of coverage.
www.ahip.org/ 

American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)
Find detailed information on Medicare and other health insurance programs for people over 50. 
www.aarp.org/health/

American Cancer Society - Taking Charge of Money Matters workshop
Offers a series of booklets on financial topics for people living with cancer.  
www.cancer.org/ 

Department of Health and Human Services
Learn about the Affordable Care Act (health care reform).
www.healthcare.gov/ 

Medicare (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)
Find information on the Medicare health insurance program, including prescription drug plans.
www.medicare.gov 

Medicaid
Find your state's Medicaid toll-free hotline.
www.medicaid.gov 

National Association of Insurance Commissioners
Find your state's insurance commissioner.
www.naic.org/ 

National Cancer Legal Services Network (NCLSN)
Find a directory of organizations that provide free legal help for people and families affected by cancer.
www.nclsn.org 

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
Publishes the booklets "Working It Out: Your Employment Rights as a Cancer Survivor" and "What Cancer Survivors Need to Know About Health Insurance." 
www.canceradvocacy.org 

Patient Advocate Foundation
Offers legal and advocacy help when disputing insurance claim denials and provides financial assistance information.
www.patientadvocate.org 

Patient Advocate Foundation – National Underinsured Resource Directory
Offers an online tool and a smartphone app to help find local, state and national resources for people who are underinsured and looking for insurance coverage options or other types of financial assistance.
www.patientadvocate.org/help4u.php   

Financial issues – Health care assistance (medical care, prescription drugs and other medical items)

Cancer Resource Foundation
Provides financial assistance for BRCA1/2 genetic testing for people who qualify.
www.cancer1source.org/genetic-testing-programs  

CancerCare – Co-payment Assistance Foundation
Offers health insurance co-payment assistance to breast cancer patients undergoing some types of chemotherapy and targeted therapy.
www.cancercarecopay.org  

CancerCare – Linking A.R.M.S.™ 
Provides limited financial assistance for some medications, medical equipment and lymphedema supplies.  
www.cancercare.org  

Myraid Financial Assistance Program
Provides financial assistance for BRCA1/2 genetic testing for people who qualify.
https://ms360.myriad.com/genetic-testing/insurance-2/  

NeedyMeds.com
Provides information on how to find pharmaceutical manufacturer assistance programs.
www.needymeds.com  

Patient Advocate Foundation – Co-Pay Relief Program 
Provides financial assistance for prescription drug co-payments to people who qualify.  
www.copays.org  

Patient Advocate Foundation – Financial Aid Fund
Provides limited financial help for medical equipment, lymphedema care, transportation to and from treatment, child care and elder care during treatment, breast prosthesis and wigs. The Financial Aid Fund is a partnership between Susan G. Komen® and the Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF).
www.patientadvocate.org 

Partnership for Prescription Assistance (PPA)
Offers low-cost and free prescription drug programs for those with limited income.
www.pparx.org/  

Social Security Administration
Find your local social security office.
www.ssa.gov/  

Women’s Health and Cancer Rights Act (U.S. Department of Labor)
Find information on federal laws requiring insurance coverage of breast reconstruction after mastectomy.
www.dol.gov/ebsa/publications/whcra.html    

Financial Issues – Transportation assistance 

Local transportation

American Cancer Society – Road to Recovery
Provides local transportation to and from cancer treatments.
www.cancer.org  

CancerCare – AVONCares Program 
Provides limited financial assistance for transportation to and from cancer treatments.  
www.cancercare.org  

CancerCare – Linking A.R.M.S.™
Provides limited financial assistance for transportation to and from cancer treatments.
www.cancercare.org 

Patient Advocate Foundation – Financial Aid Fund
Provides financial assistance for transportation to and from treatment. 
www.patientadvocate.org  

Long-distance transportation

Air Charity Network
Offers air travel to treatment centers for cancer patients and their caregivers.
www.aircharitynetwork.org/ 

Corporate Angel Network
Uses empty seats on corporate aircraft to help cancer patients reach treatment centers.
www.corpangelnetwork.org/  

Lifeline Pilots
Offers air travel to treatment centers for cancer patients and their caregivers.
www.lifelinepilots.org/  

Mercy Medical Airlift
Offers air travel to treatment centers for cancer patients and their caregivers.
www.mercymedical.org/  

National Patient Travel Center
Offers air travel to treatment centers for cancer patients and their caregivers.
www.patienttravel.org/  

Raquel’s Wings for Life
Offers air travel to treatment centers for cancer patients and their caregivers.
www.raquelswingsforlife.com/ 

Financial Issues – Lodging assistance

American Cancer Society - Hope Lodge
Provides lodging for families during cancer treatments.
www.cancer.org/  

Financial Issues – Child care and elder care assistance

CancerCare – AVONCares Program
Provides limited financial assistance for child care during treatment.
www.cancercare.org   

CancerCare – Linking A.R.M.S.™
Provides limited financial assistance for child care during treatment.
www.cancercare.org  

Patient Advocate Foundation – Financial Aid Fund
Provides financial assistance for child care and elder care during treatment. 
www.patientadvocate.org  

Financial Issues – Clinical trial costs

American Cancer Society - Clinical Trials: State Laws Regarding Insurance Coverage
Find a list of state laws on insurance coverage of clinical trial costs.
www.cancer.org/  

National Cancer Institute - States that Require Health Plans to Cover Patient Care Costs in Clinical Trials
Find a list of state laws on insurance coverage of clinical trial costs.
www.cancer.gov/clinicaltrials/    

International Resources 

World Health Organization (WHO)
Find a list of cancer organizations outside the United States.
www.who.int/cancer/media/linksgeneral/en/index.html 

Updated 03/10/14

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