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Cancer Care

Cancer Care, based in New York City, provides educational, financial, and psychosocial resources for persons facing breast cancer.

Psychosocial counselling is offered through this website, as well as educational programs in a variety of media formats.  Cancer Care mainstains resources for Survivorship.

Breakaway from Cancer

Breakaway from Cancer was founded by Amgen Pharmaceuticals in 2005.  The organization partners with: the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship,  the Cancer Support Community, the Patient Advocate Foundation, and the Prevent Cancer Foundation to provide a cancer survivor with educational, supportive,and financial tools.  Their website is:  www.breakawayfromcancer.com.

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network Breast Cancer Survivor Guidebook

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network is a consortium of more than twenty of the nation's leading cancer centers working together to provide standard guidelines for cancer providers.  This organization has also developed patient focused guidelines for breast cancer survivorship.

'Young and Strong' Program Addresses Multiple Needs of Women in 40s and Younger Women Diagnosed with Breast Cancer

The ASCO Post, August 15, 2012, p. 17.  Author: Bath, Charlotte.   This article describes a program developed at Boston's Dana-Farber Cancer Institute for young women, recognizing the many challenges facing this unique group of breast cancer survivors.  This program can be exported to other sites of care.  Read this brief article in a recent magazine for Oncologists to learn more.  

The Life Beyond Breast Cancer Foundation: Our Programs and Services

Access this resource guide to understand how the Life Beyond Breast Cancer Foundation can help someone with breast cancer with a variety of learning tools and programs.  Access this guide here.

Cancer.Net patientACCESS Program

This program from Cancer.Net allows someone with cancer to access professional cancer literature from two of the leading cancer journals: The Journal of Clinical Oncology and the Journal of Oncology Practice.  From this site, you can search for articles pertinent to your cancer treatment, download and print the article for discussion with your physician.  Start this search from this link here:

ASCO's Cancer Survivorship Compendium Offers Oncologists Help with Survivorship Care

Read of resources available to Oncologists from The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)