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
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
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.
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
A website designed by teens and for teens to help them cope with a parent’s cancer.
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.
This web site provides assistance to children whose parents have been diagnosed with cancer.
Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC)
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
This site offers guidance to mothers whose daughters have been diagnosed with breast cancer.
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
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
Connects women diagnosed with cancer during pregnancy with trained volunteers who have also experienced the same type of cancer while pregnant.
Prepare to Live
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
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.
A national organization of survivors dedicated to addressing the unique concerns of young Jewish women facing breast cancer.
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
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
From 2003-2007, The Avon Walk for Breast Cancer event raised more than $200 million.
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation has collected more than $219 million since its inception in 1993.
Young Cancer Spouses
Brings together young spouses of adults with cancer to share information, support, and experiences.
Young Survival Coalition
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: