American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society provides information; facts about breast cancer, staying healthy through cancer, finding support and treatment, the latest research and ways for you to get involved in the fight against cancer.

The local ACS office is the HopeClub of the Capital Region in Latham, NY.

The HopeClub is a support community for anyone whose life has been touched by cancer.All services and programs are free and no one is turned away.

1 Penny Lane Latham, NY 12110 Phone: (518) 220-6901 Hours 8:30-4:30
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

ASPS provides information about your options for breast reconstruction following mastectomy. ASPS is an organization of board-certified plastic surgeons where you can request consultations with surgeons in your area.

Breast Reconstruction Surgeons in the Capital Region:
ASCO Care and Treatment Recommendations (Cancer.Net)

ASCO Care and Treatment Recommendations for Patients are easy-to-read summaries based on ASCO Clinical Practice Guidelines that offer a patient-oriented view of the guidelines: providing background information, discussing the recommendations, explaining what those recommendations mean for patients, and providing a list of questions patients can ask their doctors for more information.
Breast is a nonprofit organization based in Philadelphia. They are dedicated to providing reliable, complete and up-to-date information about breast cancer.

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Cancer Care, Inc.

Cancer Care provides free, professional support services and information for people managing the emotional, practical and financial challenges of cancer.Services include: counseling support groups over the phone, online or in-person, educational workshops, publications and financial assistance.

Cancer Care can provide over the phone counseling to breast cancer patients and survivors at 800-813-HOPE (4673).Cancer Care has also partnered with Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation for more specific assistance and support for women with triple-negative breast cancer and can be reached at 877-880-TNBC (8622).
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

CDC works to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. Whether diseases start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, curable or preventable, human error or deliberate attack, CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same.
Ferre Institute

Ferre Institute promotes the health of individuals and families by providing information and education about genetics, infertility, environmental exposures, and family history; and integrating advances in these areas into personal health management.

Ferre Institute, Inc.

124 Front Street

Binghamton, NY 13905

Phone: (607) 724-4308

Ferre Institute provides professional education to medical providers, counselors, and other human services personnel. Individual counseling and education are also provided to patients of all ages in the Genetic Counseling, Family Building, and Prenatal Risk Programs.
Living Beyond Breast Cancer Helpline

Trained Helpline volunteers offer emotional support and practical information in a confidential setting Reach out to the Breast Cancer Helpline by phone or private online chat and speak with a volunteer who has been diagnosed with breast cancer.

Call toll free: (888) 753-LBBC (5222)

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Mautner Project of Whitman-Walker Health

The Mautner Project services include providing direct client services to LGBT people with cancer, providing health education and workshops to the community, and educating health care professionals about the unique health needs of the LGBT community.

Call (202) 797-3570 or email to initiate services for cancer navigation
Metastatic Breast Cancer Network (MBCN)

MBCN is a national, independent, nonprofit, all volunteer patient advocacy group dedicated to the unique concerns of the women and men living with metastatic breast cancer.
National Breast Cancer Coalition

The National Breast Cancer Coalition’s one mission is to end breast cancer.They have devised a strategic action plan reach their goal by January 1, 2020by focusing their efforts on primary prevention, stopping women from getting breast cancer, and understanding and preventing metastasis (the spread of cancer), which is responsible for 90% of breast cancer deaths. For more information and to learn about how you can get involved visit:
National Cancer Institute

The National Cancer Institute is the federal government’s principal agency for cancer research and training.NCI coordinates with the National Cancer Program to conduct and support research, training, health information dissemination and other programs with respect to the cause diagnosis, prevention and treatment of cancer, rehab from cancer and continuing care of cancer patients and families of cancer patients.

Breast Cancer specific information from the National Cancer Institute such as treatment, research, causes & prevention, screening, statistics and general resources on coping can be found at the link below:

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National Comprehensive Care Network (NCCN)

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®), a not-for-profit alliance of 26 of the world's leading cancer centers devoted to patient care, research, and education, is dedicated to improving the quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of cancer care so that patients can live better lives.

NCCN New York Membership Institutions:

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Roswell Park Cancer Institute
National Institute of Health (NIH)

The NIH is a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and is the largest biomedical agency in the world.The NIH site can provide you with comprehensive and up-to-date knowledge on enhancing health, lengthening life and reducing illness and disability.

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National Lymphedema Network

NLN is an international non-profit organization providing education and guidance to lymphedema patients, healthcare professionals, and the general public by disseminating information about risk reduction and the management of primary and secondary lymphedema.

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National Women’s Health Network

Advocates for women’s health by affecting health policy.

For information on current women’s health issues, health info and how to get involved go to:
NYS Genetic Counselors

This site is designed for the public to learn more about genetic counseling, genetic counselors, and the families they serve. To learn more about what a genetic counselor can do for you go to:

Oncolink provides comprehensive information about getting treatment, finding education and support, links for newly diagnosed patients, life after cancer and about your cancer risk.
SHARE: Self-Help for Women with Breast or Ovarian Cancer

SHARE brings women together who have been affected by breast or ovarian cancer to share experiences, exchange information, support, strength and hope. All telephone support, support groups, educational programs, and advocacy activities are free of charge.

A national African American Breast Cancer Survivorship Organization committed to increasing local and national attention to the devastating impact that breast cancer has in the African American Community.
Susan G. Komen

Susan G. Komen is a national organization that educates, supports research, and offers grants that provide financial and emotional assistance and advocates for better breast cancer policy.

To Life! works closely with the Northeastern New York affiliate of Susan G. Komen. To Life! is a recipient of financial support thorough their grant program to offer services in the Komen NENY coverage area

Komen Northeastern New York Events:

Komen Help Line: 1-800-462-9273
World Health Organization (WHO)

The WHO primary role is to direct and coordinate international health within the United Nations’ system. WHO’s main areas of work are health systems, promoting health through the life-course, non-communicable diseases, communicable diseases, corporate services, preparedness, surveillance and response.

For more information on WHO and the latest news and top health stories visit
Young Survivor Coalition (YSC)

YSC is dedicated to the critical issues unique to young women who are diagnosed with breast cancer.YSC offers resources, connections and outreach so women feel supported, empowered and hopeful.

To Life! partners with the Young Survival Coalition (YSC) to support younger women dealing with Breast Cancer. Learn more about support group collaboration with To Life!

YSC develops networks designed for Breast Cancer survivors diagnosed in their 40’s or younger

Grace Foxton, Northeast Regional Field