Breast cancer awareness groups in my community

Breast cancer awareness groups in my community are on track in most of their organizations on how to help the patient cope with their disease. We can mention among them the most outstanding ones and a brief explanation on which their work is based:Find SupportAt Gilda’s Club Rochester, we understand that through this very difficult time, it is still important to celebrate life. The clubhouse offers a place that you can go with no expectations. Maybe it would be nice to relax, enjoy a cup of coffee, chat with a fellow member, read a book or work on a puzzle? Perhaps you would like to explore your creative side or learn to cook healthier meals? Become a member and meet, celebrate, learn and laugh with other people who understand how it feels, because no one should face cancer alone.Call us today at 585.423.9700, stop by the clubhouse at 255 Alexander Street in Rochester, or contact us today—We’d love to meet you! 1Breast Cancer 101A program for the newly diagnosed.This program provides information and support to those who are coping with a breast cancer diagnosis. Most are making decisions about surgery and treatment, however quite a few have recently begun chemotherapy and are taking the course because, as one states, “I finally feel like I have a chance to catch my breath.”The content of the one-on-one session covers breast cancer diagnosis, treatment, and recovery. The goals of the program are to assist participants in managing the complex tasks and emotions of a breast cancer diagnosis and to empower women to be their own self-advocates as they proceed through treatment, recovery and survivorship.Our professional facilitators are eager to provide a safe, comfortable atmospherewhere information can be absorbed and assimilated, while formulating a strategy for coping with each individual’s breast cancer experience.2Please call 585-473-8177 for a time that is convenient for you.The 15th Annual Cindy L. Dertinger Advanced Breast Cancer Seminar:Tools for the JourneyWHEN: April 2018 – Date to be announced.WHERE: The Memorial Art Gallery500 University Avenue Rochester, NY 14607TIME: 1-5pm. A reception immediately followingTuesday Night Breast Cancer Support GroupEvery 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month from 5:30 to 7:00pmThis discussion-based support group is led by Joan Mitchell. Join others coping with a diagnosis of breast or gynecologic cancer, share your experiences and lend your support.Though no registration is required, please call the Coalition at 585-473-8177 if you have questions. 2Other resources provided by our state to our community are the following:orgInvaluable resource to answer your questions about breast cancerNational Cancer Institute CancerNetContains the latest cancer research, treatment options, prevention, genetics, clinical trials and cancer information for different ethnic groups.Young Survival CoalitionThe Young Survival Coalition (YSC) is the premier international, nonprofit network of breast cancer survivors and supporters dedicated to the concerns and issues that are unique to young women and breast cancer.SharsheretSharsheret is a national not-for-profit organization of cancer survivors dedicated to addressing the unique challenges facing young Jewish women living with breast cancer.New York State Breast Cancer Support and Education NetworkSilent Spring InstituteThe Breast Cancer FundBreast Cancer and Environmental FactorsFact sheets, video, biomonitoring, environmental monitoring, household exposures.New York State Cancer MappingCancer Care in the United States: Common Practices and ExpectationsNewcomers to the United States are understandably puzzled by the practices and expectations – the cultural norms – of cancer care in this country because they often differ from what is practiced elsewhere.The Cancer Resource Center of the Finger Lakes and the Translator Interpreter Program of Cornell University are working together to make this information available and accessible.Cancer Care, Inc.A good starting point for accessing a wide range of cancer information, from current news to coping with cancer. It has a special section on breast cancer.National Breast Cancer CoalitionNBCC is a grassroots advocacy group. Find out how to become involved in the fight against breast cancer, review legislative updates and learn how to take part in advocacy training programs.National Lymphedema NetworkNLN provides education and guidance to people with lymphedema. Information on the prevention and management of lymphedema plus resources for support groups and article reprints.American Cancer SocietyProvides information on cancer treatment, early detection and prevention as well as support services to people with cancer and their families. Toll free 800-ACS-2345.Association of Cancer Online ResourcesTheir website serves as a resource for people with cancer who wishes to find others with same diagnosis. Offer e-mail messages on news and treatment protocols.Disability Benefits HelpProvides information on Breast Cancer and Social Security Disability Benefits.The Celebrating Life FoundationPromotes breast cancer awareness for African American women and women of color.Inflammatory Breast Cancer: IBC Research FoundationBreast Cancer FreebiesHelp for the body, soul and pocketbook — when you need it most! The Mautner Project of Whitman-Walker HelthThe Mautner Project of Whitman-Walker Health is committed to improving the health of women who partner with women including lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals, through primary medical care, support services, education and advocacy.National Center for Complementary and Alternative MedicineThis center is part of NIH and conducts and supports research and disseminates information on complementary and alternative medicine.National Coalition for Cancer SurvivorshipInformation on survivorship program, public health policy issues and other issues of interest to cancer survivors.Mid-Hudson Breast Cancer Optionsnet LatinaSpanish language site provides information on womens health issues, including breast cancer.OncoLinkOne stop shopping for all you cancer research needs. Sponsored by the University of PA Cancer Center. offers comprehensive developments in cancer research and treatment, as well as information on clinical trials. A search index at the bottom of the first page makes searching easier. 3