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Breast Cancer Resources
American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society conducts educational programs and offers many services to people with cancer and their families. Staff at the toll-free number have information about services and activities in local areas and can provide referrals to local ACS divisions.
National Alliance of Breast Cancer Organizations (NABCO)
Founded in 1986, the National Alliance of Breast Cancer Organizations (NABCO) is the leading nonprofit information and education resource on breast cancer. It is a network of nearly 400 member organizations and agencies in the United States that provides education to the public, as well as information, resources, and referrals to medical professionals and their organizations. All NABCO services are offered free of charge. NABCO also works on the community, state, and federal levels for regulatory change and legislation to benefit those with cancer, survivors, and those at risk.
National Breast Cancer Coalition (NBCC)
1101 17th Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20036
The National Breast Cancer Coalition (NBCC) is a grassroots advocacy organization dedicated to fighting breast cancer.
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
NCI Publications Office
6116 Executive Boulevard, MSC8322
Bethesda, MD 20892-8322
The National Cancer Institute is a government agency that provides up-to-date information about cancer and its prevention, detection, treatment, and supportive care to people with cancer and their families. NCI information is also available to doctors, nurses, and other health professionals. NCI provides the latest information about clinical trials. The Cancer Information Service, a service of NCI, has trained staff members available to answer questions and send free publications. Spanish-speaking staff are also available.
Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization, Inc.
212 West Van Buren Street
Chicago, IL 60607-3903
1-800-221-2141 (English)1-800-986-9505 (Spanish)
Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization has a commitment to provide support to anyone who has been touched by breast cancer. Y-ME was founded by two breast cancer patients in 1978, when they realized that their needs for information and support could best be met by women who had experienced breast cancer. Since the beginning, Y-ME has served women with breast cancer and their families and friends through their national hotline, open-door groups, early detection workshops, and local chapters. The hotline provides interpreters in many languages.