If you were recently diagnosed with breast cancer, you are not alone. Please click on the names of the support groups listed below to be directed to their websites. Printed below the organization name is the mission statement or a short description of the website. Please note: the TBCRC neither endorses nor takes responsibility for the sites listed below. Further, as there are numerous oncology-related support groups, we only listed those organizations that focus on breast cancer.
Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF)
"Our mission is to achieve prevention and a cure for breast cancer in our lifetime by providing critical funding for innovative clinical and translational research at leading medical centers worldwide, and increasing public awareness about good breast health."
Susan G. Komen
Susan G. Komen has "evolved into the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists fighting to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures".
Avon Foundation for Women
The Avon Foundation for Women supports breast cancer "awareness and education, screening and diagnosis, access to care, support services, and scientific research".
ABCD- After Breast Cancer Diagnosis
"ABCD provides free, personalized information and one-to-one support to people affected by breast cancer – patients, families and friends.”
This website is designed "for patients, caregivers, mothers, daughters, sons, and husbands of breast cancer survivors who are HER2 positive. On this site newly diagnosed patients and long term survivors are willing to share their experiences and knowledge". The organization "promises to assist members by supporting their concerns and providing links to news and current research."
Inflammatory Breast Cancer Research Foundation
The mission of the Inflammatory Breast Cancer Research Foundation is "to assist scientists and researchers in their quest to determine the definitive causes of inflammatory breast cancer. The Inflammatory Breast Cancer Research Foundation seeks to assist them in their work so effective and meaningful detection and diagnosis, prevention and treatment can be pursued and achieved."
Living Beyond Breast Cancer
Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC) is a national education and support organization. Their medical advisory board lists many respected members from a broad spectrum of medical services. “LBBC empowers all women affected by breast cancer to live as long as possible with the best quality of life”.
Metastatic Breast Cancer Alliance (MBC Alliance)
"The Metastatic Breast Cancer Alliance unifies the efforts of its members to improve the lives of and outcomes for those living with metastatic breast cancer and their families through increasing awareness and education about the disease and advancing policy and strategic coordination of research funding specifically focused on metastasis that has the potential to extend life, enhance quality of life, and ultimately to cure".
Metastatic Breast Cancer Network (MBCN)
"The MBCN is a national, independent, non-profit, all volunteer, patient-led advocacy organization dedicated to the unique concerns of the women and men living with metastatic breast cancer, also know as Stage IV or advanced breast cancer."
National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF)
"The National Breast Cancer Foundatin's (NBCF) mission is to save lives through early detection and to provide mammograms for those in need. The mission of the NBCF includes increasing awareness through education, providing diagnostic breast cancer services for those in need, and providing nurturing support services."
SHARE- for Women Facing Breast and Ovarian Cancers
"SHARE Cancer Support is the leading ovarian and breast cancer organization, offering support for women with breast cancer, metastatic breast cancer and ovarian cancer."
Sisters Network Inc.
"Sisters Network Inc. is committed to increasing local and national attention to the devastating impact that breast cancer has in the African American community."
Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation
The mission of the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation is "to raise awareness of triple negative breast cancer and to support scientists and researchers in their effort to determine the definitive causes of triple negative breast cancer, so that effective detection, diagnosis, prevention and treatment can be pursued and achieved."
The Young Survival Coalition (YSC)
The Young Survival Coalition (YSC) is a breast cancer advocacy organization. The YSC organization works with survivors, caregivers, and the medical, research, advocacy, and legislative communities to increase the quality and quantity of life for women diagnosed with breast cancer ages 40 and under. YSC seeks to increase the number of studies of young women and breast cancer.