My Life Savers

It’s all about staying alive!

This list is all about people, places and things that helped me through my “pink bubble” experience in no particular order. (I’ll be adding to this list so stay tuned.)

I couldn’t have gotten through my breast cancer experience without my true lifesavers, or my resources. Here is a list that literally made me happier, stronger and helped boost my immune system.

I hope you find it to be just as resourceful!

American Cancer Society
Website: www.cancer.org
Phone: 1-800-ACS-2345 (or 1-866-228-4327 for TTY)

This site runs a Cancer Survivors Network for support.

Boarding for Breast Cancer
Website: www.b4bc.org
Phone: 323-467-2663

This is a youth focused site whose mission is to increase awareness about breast cancer and the importance of early detection. This site provides educational resources as well as a host forum for survivors to tell their stories.

BreastCancer.org
Website: www.breastcancer.org
Phone: 610-642-6559

This website answers questions around the clock with the most up-to-date information about breast cancer. Founded by Dr. Marisa Weiss, a brilliant and the best radiation oncologist, it includes information about research, prevention, symptoms, and treatment. It helps women understand their medical choices and make the best decisions about their treatment. It also runs chat rooms for breast cancer patients.

Cancer Really Sucks
Website: www.cancerreallysucks.org

A website designed by teens and for teens to help them cope with a parent’s cancer.

Fertile Hope
Website: www.fertilehope.org

This site offers fertility preservation financial assistance and provides support to help young adults cope with the emotional and physical issues associated with infertility, family planning, pregnancy, adoption, fertility preservation and assisted reproduction.

Kids Konnected
Website: www.Kidskonnected.org

This web site provides assistance to children whose parents have been diagnosed with cancer.

Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC)
Website: www.lbbc.org
Phone: 888-753-5222

This site includes a section for “Young Women” under the age of 50 who are affected by breast cancer. It offers age appropriate information as well as updates on clinical trials

Men Against Breast Cancer
Website: www.menagainstbreastcancer.orgPhone: 866-547-6222

This is an organization dedicated to empowering and educating men to be effective caregivers

Mothers Supporting Daughters with Breast Cancer
Website: www.mothersdaughters.org
Phone:  410-778-1982

This site offers guidance to mothers whose daughters have been diagnosed with breast cancer.

MyLifeLine.org
Website: www.mylifeline.org
Email: info@mylifeline.org

Offers free, personalized Web sites to empower people with cancer, survivors, and caregivers to easily communicate with friends and family during the treatment process.

Network of Strength
Website: www.networkofstrength.org
Phone: 800-221-2141

Formally known as Y-Me, this site is a twenty-four hour hotline that is available for those diagnosed with breast cancer. This site also has interpreters in 150 languages.

Pregnant with Cancer Network
Website: www.pregnantwithcancer.org
Email: info@pregnantwithcancer.org
Phone: 800-743-4471

Connects women diagnosed with cancer during pregnancy with trained volunteers who have also experienced the same type of cancer while pregnant.

Prepare to Live
Website: www.preparetolive.org
Email: infor@preparetolive.org

Utilizes the power of documentary style filmmaking and the World Wide Web to create a global community of young adult cancer survivors and caregivers.  Offers hope, information, and opportunities for people to connect with other survivors and to share their stories.

Share the Care
Website: www.sharethecare.org

This website provides guidance on how to turn a group of friends, relatives and colleagues into a “caregiver family” to support someone with a serious illness.

Sharsheret
Website: www.sharsheret.org

A national organization of survivors dedicated to addressing the unique concerns of young Jewish women facing breast cancer.

Survivor Alert
Website: www.survivoralert.org
Phone: 937-767-1924

Offers information, links to resources, and recommendations for action for young adult cancer survivors and the health professionals who treat them.

Susan G. Komen Foundation
Website: www.komen.org
Phone: 800-462-9273

Since 1982, $1 billion has been invested in research by the Susan G. Komen for the Cure organization. A Breast Cancer helpline is available at the following number: 1-800-462-9273

The Avon Walk for Breast Cancer
Website: www.avonfoundation.org
Phone: 888-540-WALK

From 2003-2007, The Avon Walk for Breast Cancer event raised more than $200 million.

The Breast Cancer Research Foundation
Website: www.bcrfcure.org
Phone: 866-346-3228

The Breast Cancer Research Foundation has collected more than $219 million since its inception in 1993.

Young Cancer Spouses
Website: www.youngcnacerspouses.org
Email: info@youngcancerspouses.org

Brings together young spouses of adults with cancer to share information, support, and experiences.

Young Survival Coalition
Website: www.youngsurvival.org
Email: info@youngsurvival.org
Phone: 877-972-1011

The Young Survival Coalition was started in 1998 by three young breast cancer survivors who were all under the age of 35. This site helps young women with issues such as fertility, dating, and treatment options that are unique to young women. Email:

 

2 Responses to Life Savers

  1. Louise Goldstein says:

    I have invasive lobular breast cancer, detected early. The tumor was removed. I have to have a bi-lateral macsetomy. Can you recommend a surgeon?

    Thank You

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