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2-1-1 provides free, confidential information and referrals to support services, including food banks, counseling, health care, financial assistance programs and more

AbleData

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800-227-0216l; abledata@macrointernational.com

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AbleData provides information on assistive technology and rehabilitation products for those with physical limitations. Each product is described in detail and contact information for the product’s manufacturer and/or distributors is provided. Fact sheets on different type of assistive devices and informed consumer guides are also accessible through the website.

Acadia Plastic Surgery Clinic

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Houma

985-868-2320; drengeron@bellsouth.net; Submit email through website

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Acadia Plastic Surgery Clinic provides plastic surgery services to people of southwest Louisiana and the Greater New Orleans area. The board certified staff provides a range of services including breast reconstruction and scar revisions.

Aesthetic & Reconstructive Breast Center

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New-Orleans

504-210-3831; Submit email through website

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Located in Uptown New Orleans, the Aesthetic & Reconstructive Breast Center is staffed with board certified plastic surgeons who specialize in a number of procedures including bilateral mastectomies and breast reconstruction. Dr. Sadeghi treats the local population of women affected with breast cancer, but also accommodates patients from all over the country who travel to have procedures done in New Orleans. The surgeons at the Breast Center have performed over 4000 breast reconstruction procedures and over 400 breast cancer reconstructive procedures annually.

African American Breast Cancer Alliance, Inc

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612-825-3675; info@aabacinc.org; submit email through website

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The African American Breast Cancer Alliance, Inc. (AABCA) is a non-profit organization that is committed to building and promoting awareness, connections, education, resources and support for African American women, men, families, and communities affected by breast cancer. AABCA offers emotional and social support for breast cancer survivors in addition to culturally specific information.

American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy

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703-838-9808

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The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) provides a searchable directory for locating licensed marriage and family therapists.

American Cancer Society

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Baton-Rouge New-Orleans National

800-227-2345; Submit email through website

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The American Cancer Society (ACS) provides a variety of support services and support groups, referrals, and educational information for patients and their families. ACS offers support through online communities, transportation assistance, temporary lodging assistance, a patient navigator program and more. Information specialists are available to answer questions 24 hours a day, and through the Reach to Recovery program volunteers who have adjusted to their breast cancer treatment provide support in-person of by phone to patients and family members.

American Psychological Association

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800-964-2000; helping@apa.org

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The American Psychological Association (APA) has an online help center that provides resources and information on a number of topics. Consumers can order a copy of any brochure addressing emotional concerns, such as chronic illness, stress, and mind-body health, free of charge. The website also features a psychologist locator service, and information on depression, emotional health, workplace issues and more is available.

American Society of Clinical Oncology

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American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) is a professional organization representing physicians of all oncology subspecialties who care for people with cancer. ASCO focuses on advancing the education of physicians through educational conferences, professional workshops, scientific meetings, and journal articles. Physicians can become a member of ASCO and gain access to all the resources available, including the updated clinical practice guideline for fertility preservation. ASCO hosts the ASCO University site, which provides online education for oncology professionals. The Focus Under Forty series is comprised of courses exploring the unique issues and challenges of cancer patients under the age of 40. CME credits are available for many of the online courses.

Angel Flight

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918-749-8992; angel@angelflight.com

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Angel Flight is a nonprofit organization created by a group of pilots who volunteer to arrange free air transportation for any legitimate, charitable, medically related need. They arrange transportation for people who are financially distressed or in a time-critical, non-emergency situation due to their medical condition. Angel Flight servces patients needing transportation around the Heartland region but is able to arrange transportation in other areas of the country in coordination with healthcare organizations. Visit the website for more information regarding patient eligibilty requirements and to locate air transportation assistance programs in your state.

Angel Flight

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918-749-8992; angel@angelflight.com

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Angel Flight is a nonprofit organization created by a group of pilots who volunteer to arrange free air transportation for any legitimate, charitable, medically related need. They work with healthcare professionals to arrange transportation for patients who are financially distressed or in a time-critical, non-emergency situation due to their medical condition. Angel Flight serves patients needing transportation around the Heartland region but is able to arrange transportation in other areas of the country in coordination with healthcare organizations. Visit the website for more information regarding patient eligibilty requirements and to locate air transportation assistance programs in your state.

Answers

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Answers is an online media company that offers answers to questions based on the knowledge of the crowds, the preferences of friends and advice of experts. The wiki-based Q&A platform allows users to generate new content around topics currently of interest, and the website features news, articles, videos and over 60 million user generated questions across 8,000 categories. The Women’s Health section features categories such as breast health, cancer, screenings, infertility, menopause, mental health and much more. The Breast Health category includes articles important that may be of importance to young breast cancer survivors, including “The Effect of Age on Breast Cancer Risk” and “Interesting Breast Cancer Facts.”

Arizona Young Breast Cancer Survivor Support Initiative

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azbreastcancer@JCL.com; Submit email through website

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The Arizona Breast Cancer (ABC) Resource Guide’s mission is to provide quality and comprehensive resources to empower, encourage, and educate patients and co-survivors through the journey of breast cancer by giving choices where and when it matters most. The Initiative aims to change how Arizona supports young breast cancer survivors, their families, and caregivers. The website features worksheets designed to provide guidance when speaking with doctors about breast cancer issues, a list of upcoming events, and resources for financial assistance, general living, multimedia materials, support, medical treatment and more. Survivors can also request to be connected with other young survivors.

Association of Cancer Online Resources

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Feedback@acor.org

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Association of Cancer Online Resources (ACOR) provides information and support to those affected by cancer through its cancer-related online email lists and web-based resources. Many of the online cancer communities are cancer specific, and there is a community for long term cancer survivors that addresses social issues such as insurance and employment. Communities specific for quality of life issues, including sexuality, fertility, and depression, are also available

Association of Oncology Social Work

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215-599-6093; info@aosw.org

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The Association of Oncology Social Work (AOSW) is a nonprofit organization that works in advocacy to promote awareness of the social, emotional, educational, and spiritual needs of cancer patients. The AOSW website provides cancer support information, links to various resources, and a searchable directory of local oncology social workers.

Assurance Wireless

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888-898-4888

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Assurance Wireless is a Lifeline Assistance Program that provides eligible customers with a free phone, 250 nationwide minutes, and 250 text messages each month.

AYA Healthy Survivorship

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info@healthysurvivorship.org

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AYA Healthy Survivorship is an interactive cellphone app for adolscent and young adult cancer survivors. Survivors can create a personal survivorship plan which can help you organize and keep track of your treatment. The app also features a screening tool which encourages survivors to continue having follow-up screenings and and assessment tool to assess your health habits and general well-being in order to avoid further cancer risk factors and lower your risk of other diseases.

Basics Underneath Fine Lingerie

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New-Orleans

504-894-1000

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Basics Underneath Fine Lingerie is a lingerie boutique located Uptown on Magazine Street that sepcializes in bra-fitting. The boutique offers a variety of undergarmets, including post-mastectomey bras for breast cancer survivors. The boutique is opened from Monday through Friday, 10 am-6pm, and Saturdays from 10am-5:30pm.

Baton Rouge Christian Counseling

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Baton-Rouge

225-387-2287

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Baton Rouge Christian Counseling Center offers general counseling for individuals, couples, and families of all ages on a variety of topics. Limited opportunities are available for counseling at a reduced price using a sliding scale based on household income, and some insurance companies may cover sessions with counselors.

Baton Rouge Crisis Intervention Center

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Baton-Rouge

225-924-3900; 800-437-0303

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The Baton Rouge Crisis Intervention Center provides free and confidential crisis counseling through a 24-hour crisis hotline, The PHONE. The website features online crisis counseling through Crisis Chat and provides a searchable database of community resources and support services.

Baton Rouge General Pennington Cancer Center

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Baton-Rouge

225-237-1600; cancer@brgeneral.org

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Baton Rouge General Pennington Cancer Center is an accredited comprehensive cancer program that offers many resources and services to those affected by cancer, including support groups, spiritual guidance, counseling, genetic testing, navigation services, rehabilitative therapy and more.

Baton Rouge-Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program

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Baton-Rouge

225-358-4561

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The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) offers assistance to eligible residents of East Baton Rouge Parish by providing utility payments to energy companies.

BeauBeau

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susan@beausang.com; Submit email through website; 941-362-0250

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The BeauBeau are fashionable head scarves designed for women suffering from hair loss due to chemotherapy or other medical conditions. The BeauBeaus are comfortable chemo caps that are versatile and pre-designed with no tying necessary. 4Women.com offers a variety of beautiful fabrics to accommodate with each woman's unique style, including swim and sleep caps.

Black Women's Health Imperative

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202-548-4000

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The Black Women's Health Imperative seeks to advance the health and wellness of African American women across their lifespan – physically, mentally, and spiritually. The Imperative provides health resources and information, community health and education, and leadership development. An Ask the Expert service, physician locator services, education campaigns, interactive assessment tools, healthy living resources, and more are offered by the organization. Podcasts and Imperative Radio can be accessed through the website. Moving Beyond Pink to End Breast Cancer Disparities is the Initiative’s national campaign to mobilize people and resources to address breast cancer disparities experienced by Black women.

BodyTalk

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BodyTalk is a free website and smartphone application that can be used to assist healthcare providers and their patients in assessing a family history of breast cancer and identifying high-risk patients that may benefit from BRCA genetic testing. Once the online assessment is completed, BodyTalk securely sends results to a patient's chosen health care provider along with information on how to explain the results and make appropriate referrals to genetic counseling and testing. The website also features a genetic counseling facility directory that can be searched by ZIP code.

Bra la Vie!

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Northshore

985-662-5065; Submit email through website

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Bra la Vie! is a bra fitting salon and lingerie boutique for women of all body types. The boutique provides bra wear for women undergoing surgery or reconstruction, offering a variety of choices including post-op camis, prostheses, silicone nipples, shapers, and swimsuits. Bra la Vie! recommends scheduling an appointment prior to surgery, and accepts Medicare and private insurance.

Breast Cancer Fund

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866-760-8223; info@breastcancerfund.org

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The Breast Cancer Fund provides information on the link between breast cancer and environmental exposures with the goal of preventing breast cancer. Tips for prevention, educational materials, and information on big picture solutions are available.

Breast Cancer Reconstruction Choices

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805-409-4498; Submit email through website

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Breast Cancer Reconstruction Choices (BCRC) is an online resource which focuses on providing information for young breast cancer survivors about breast reconstruction options. BCRC aims to educate, empower, and advocate breast cancer patients by providing a range of information on the various surgery choices, as well as information on insurance, assisting women to seek the most suitable choice for them. It also features an online blog where women can share their stories and can feel comfortable to ask one another for advice and suggestions during their journey.

Breast Cancer Resource Directory of North Carolina

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800-514-4860; bcresources@med.unc.edu

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The Breast Cancer Resource Directory of North Carolina provides information, support, and resources to those affected by breast cancer. The chapters of the resource directory address genetic testing and counseling; insurance, legal, and employment issues; challenges for unique groups; survivorship and more. The resource directory can be downloaded online or print copies can be requested free of charge.

Breast Investigators

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Breast Investigators is a social networking website that lists support resources, breast cancer information, and news. The website also features information, events, and blogs for special interest groups, including advocates and those affected by hereditary breast cancer. Members can create their own profiles, upload videos, blog, discuss topics in monitored forums and more.

Breastcancer.org

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Breastcancer.org is a nonprofit organization that provides information on all aspects of breast health. The website also features discussion boards, blogs, chat rooms, transcript archives of online conferences and more.

BreastCancerTrial.org

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(415) 476-5777; help-desk@bctrials.org; Submit email through website

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BreastCancerTrials.org is a free, nonprofit clinical trial service that helps breast cancer patients, survivors, or those at risk find clinical trials that might be right for them. It features easy-to-read trial summaries and a Trial Alert Service that notifies users of newly added trials that match their health history. Users can also browse trials by categories including Young Survivors, Fertility Preservation, Supportive Care and Screening.

BreastFree.org

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BreastFree.org is an online resource providing information and support to breast cancer patients who choose an alternative to breast reconstruction. The website provides a range of information regarding alternatives to reconstruction, including breast forms, bras, swimwear, among many other fashion tips. BreastFree.org features an online blog encouraging women to share their stories and advice during their cancer journey.

Brenda Mehling Cancer Fund

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661-313-5570; Submit email through website

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The Brenda Mehling Cancer Fund (BMCF) supports patients between the ages of 18 and 40 as they undergo cancer treatment by providing one-time grants to meet daily needs that are not covered by insurance. Grants are up to $500 and can cover costs such as medical co-payments, rent and mortgage, transportation, care insurance, repairs, and groceries. The BMCF distributes applications to a network of community organizations and hospitals, encouraging them to identify patients in need.

Bright Pink

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BrightPink@bebrightpink.org; submit email through website

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Bright Pink is a national nonprofit organization that offers education and support to young women who are at high risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer. Young women can receive one-on-one peer support through the PinkPal program and connect with others through the online peer forum. Questions can be submitted to genetic counselors through the website, and the organization offers expert-led teleconferences and archives from past teleconferences. Information on breast and ovarian cancer in young women is available.

Camp Bluebird

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Houma

(985)850-6308; julia.light@tgmc.com

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Camp Bluebird, located in Houma, is a retreat camp designed for adult cancer patients. Held annually in October, it is a 4-day, 3-night retreat that offers cancer patients a unique experience, providing them with education, support, and encouragement in living life after a cancer diagnosis. Camp Bluebird is a time for listening and learning, designed to help reduce isolation that is felt by cancer patients. It provides patients an opportunity to assess non-medical needs and discover ways to meet those needs, as well as a variety of activities such as yoga, dancing, swimming, and arts and crafts. Camp Bluebird is staffed with registered nurses, social workers, chaplains, nutritionists, and volunteers, many of whome are cancer survivors.

Cancer and Careers

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cancerandcareers@cew.org

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Cancer and Careers provides information, tools, and support for employees with cancer and their coworkers and healthcare professionals. The website offers free publications, a series of educational seminars, career coaching, interactive tools for survivors currently employed and those looking for work, and a comprehensive database of resources, including support services, employment, financial, legal, insurance, transportation, and young adult resources.

Cancer Association of Greater New Orleans (CAGNO)

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New-Orleans

504-733-5539 or 800-624-2039

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Cancer Association of Greater New Orleans (CAGNO) is a non-profit United Way community impact partner that aims to fight cancer through research, education, and patient services. CAGNO provides assistance for prescription pain and treatment medication and supplies to those who cannot afford these necessities and/or do not qualify for government assistance. CAGNO’S latest collaboration, Breastoration, seeks to provide additional financial aid to eligible women seeking breast reconstruction. Cancer educational and informational seminars and materials are also offered by CAGNO.

Cancer Financial Assistance Coalition

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contact@cancerfac.org

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The Cancer Financial Assistance Coalition (CFAC) is a coalition of organizations that work to limit the financial challenges faced by cancer patients through enhancing communication, educating patients and providers, and advocating on the behalf of cancer patients. The CFAC website features a resource directory of national and regional organizations that provide various financial support services. The directory can be searched by specific cancer diagnoses or by a specific type of assistance.

Cancer Hope Network

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877-HOPE-NET (877-467-3638)

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Cancer Hope Network offers free and confidential one-on-one support to those affected by cancer. Cancer patients or family members are matched to trained volunteers that share a similar cancer experience. Questions can also be submitted through online chat.

Cancer Insurance Checklist

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The Cancer Insurance Checklist is an oline tool designed to assist you when shopping for insurance in your state's Health Insurance Marketplace if you have cancer, a history of cancer, or are at risk. The Checklist is a helpful guide which compares insurance plans, the costs, and helps you choose the plan that's best for you. The website provides resources and a comprehensive glossary regarding insurance and health care reform terminology.

Cancer Legal Resource Center

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866-THE-CLRC (866-843-2572); CLRC@lls.edu

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The Cancer Legal Resource Center (CLRC) offers information and education on cancer-related legal issues to cancer survivors, caregivers, service providers, employers, and others coping with cancer. Callers can receive free and confidential legal information and resources for their particular situation through the toll-free Telephone Assistance Line. CLRC staff members provide seminars and attend educational outreach events across the nation, and teleconferences and webinars are free and open to those affected by cancer.

Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge

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Baton-Rouge

225-927-1329; staff@cancerservices.org

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Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge is a local, independent, nonprofit United Way Member Agency that helps clients in a 10 parish area with advocacy, referrals and healthcare navigation free of charge. Services include support groups, counseling, exercise programs, a library resource center, direct assistance programs for qualified clients and more.

Cancer Support Community

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888-793-9355; Submit email through website

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Cancer Support Community (CSC) is an international organization that provides support and education to those affected by cancer. CSC offers online support groups, discussion boards, and a toll-free cancer support helpline. Members can also create their own personal webpages. The website features information and news addressing a number of topics, and free publications can be ordered online. Internet radio show recordings can be accessed through the website, and in-depth workshops are available to the public.

Cancer Survivorship E-Learning Series for Primary Care Providers

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202-994-5502; casnp@gwu.edu

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The Cancer Survivorship E-Learning Series for Primary Care Providers (PCP) is a free continuing education program of the National Cancer Survivorship Resource Center and aims to increase PCP awareness of the ongoing needs of cancer survivors, increase PCP knowledge of how to care for cancer survivors, and increase PCP ability to provide follow-up care for cancer survivors. The series consists of three online educational modules and new content will be added throughout the year. The continuing education credits (CEs) are available at no cost to physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and nurses, and each module corresponds to 1 credit hour.

Cancer Survivorship Training for Healthcare Professionals

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CancerCare

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The Kansas Area Health Education Center facilitates the Cancer Survivorship Training (CST), an accredited continuing medical education curriculum. CST provides education and training tools to help healthcare professionals meet their professional needs and improve the lives of cancer patients. CST's online and mobile courses can help all healthcare professionals learn about the assessment, education, intervention, and coordination of care for issues related to cancer. Also, the CST online community is currently being created and will help healthcare professionals share experiences, collaborate and provide support to each other. Visit the website to receive information about the CST community, access survivorship resources and more.

Cancer.Net

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888-651-3038; contactus@cancer.net

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The American Society of Clinical Oncology’s patient information website, Cancer.Net, provides educational resources and oncologist-approved information on more than 125 types of cancer. Information on genetics, clinical trials, coping, sexual and reproductive health, survivorship, advocacy, cancer in young adults and more is available. The website features a number of publications and resources, and podcasts, videos, virtual lectures, and medical illustrations are available.

CancerCare

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800-813-HOPE (4673); info@cancercare.org

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CancerCare is a national nonprofit organization that provides free, professional support services, including counseling, support groups, educational workshops, webcasts, educational materials, and limited financial assistance for cancer-related costs to eligible patients. Publications can be ordered or accessed online and questions can be submitted through the website. Support services and resources specific for young adults are also available online.

CancerCompass

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CancerCompass provides cancer news, information, and resources including podcasts and a guide to cancer care. The guide offers information on financial health, health insurance, paying for treatment and more. Members can create personalized profile pages, network with others, receive weekly newsletters, and participate in interactive discussion boards. Some existing messages boards discuss emotional support, spiritual support, cancer treatment side effects, genetics, insurance questions and more.

CancerConnect

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info@cancerconsultants.com

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CancerConnect provides members with opportunities to participate in discussions, share information, and provide support to others affected by cancer. The website offers information on a number of topics, including managing treatment side effects, spiritual and emotional well-being, and reproductive and sexual health. Informational videos, daily cancer news, online cancer resources, and a state-by-state directory of financial resources can also be accessed through the website.

CancerSymptoms.org

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Cancersymptoms.org provides information on various cancer symptoms and treatment side effects, including sexual dysfunction and cognitive issues. The website provides opportunities to participate in cancer discussions and suggest discussion topics.

Capital Area Agency on Aging

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Baton-Rouge

225-287-7414; 800-280-0908

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Capital Area Agency on Aging’s SeniorRX program connects qualified, low-income individuals that are 60 and older or over the age of 21 and have an adult onset disability with discount prescription drugs.

Capital Area Transit System

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Baton-Rouge

225-929-7740

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Capital Area Transit System (CATS) on Demand offers ground transportation services to qualified individuals with a disability that cannot utilize the city bus system. The CATS on Demand fare is $1.75 per person each way.

CaringBridge

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National

651-789-2300

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CaringBridge is a nonprofit social network that enhances communication between families and loved ones during a health event by offering free, easy-to-create websites where people can post heath updates and leave messages. The website also provides access to a calendar, the SupportPlanner, which can be used to coordinate care and organize tasks

Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans (CCANO)

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New-Orleans

504-523-3755

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Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans (CCANO) operates 39 different programs throughout the New Orleans area delivering health and human services to the most vulnerable populations. Services include case management and referrals to many rebuilding and social services programs, education, employment, food and nutrition, housing, counseling, healthcare, patient navigation, after school programs and more. Appointments are required.

Catholic Community Services

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Baton-Rouge

225-336-8700

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Catholic Community Services provides limited financial assistance to eligible individuals for electric and water bills. Counseling, employment services, financial literacy classes, and English classes are also offered.

Celebration Hope Center

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New-Orleans

504-833-HOPE (4673)

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The Celebration Hope Center is a non-profit outpatient counseling facility that offers individual, family and group counseling to those who may be struggling with addictions, mental health, or life issues. Additional services include educational groups that focus on stress reduction, emotional expression, intimacy and relationship skills and more. Limited opportunities are available for counseling at a reduced price using a sliding scale based on household income, and some insurance companies may cover sessions with counselors.

Celgene Patient Support

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National

800-931-8691

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Celgene Patient Support provides information about co-pay assistance and Celgene products to help patients and healthcare professionals navigate the challenges of reimbursement. The website features insurance coverage and reimbursement information, tools and resources, and financial resources, including the Celgene free medication program. Celgene Patient Support Specialists can connect patients with organizations that may provide financial assistance for co-pay assistance.

Cenla Medication Access Program

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Baton-Rouge New-Orleans

888-443-7494

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The Cenla Medication Access Program (CMAP) provides Louisiana residents aged 18-64 years that meet income guidelines and do not have Medicaid, Medicare or prescription coverage with financial assistance for chronic care prescription medications.

Center for Restorative Breast Surgery

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New-Orleans

888-899-2288 or info@breastcenter.com

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Center for Reconstructive Breast Surgery serves as a resource for women seeking advanced methods of breast reconstruction utilizing the body’s own tissue. The Center performs a number of different procedures, including BRCA reconstruction for women that are genetically predisposed to breast cancer, and the Center's board certified physicians specialize in state-of-the-art breast reconstructive techniques. The Center has dedicated nurses and patient care representatives that provide support and compassion to patients, as well as insurance specialists that assist in arranging financial coverage for services. The Center also offers lymphedema treatment and holds quarterly support group meetings. Check the website for information regarding upcoming EnCourage support group meetings and to download a free app that will guide users through the breast reconstruction process.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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National

800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636)

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) website provides reliable health information on a number of health topics, including cancer prevention and control. Survivorship stories, breast cancer publications, cancer resources, and family health history information are available online.

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid

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National

877-267-2323

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ website features extensive information on both Medicare and Medicaid. Medicaid information by state, population, and topic is provided, and information on eligibility requirements and Medicaid cost and coverage is available. The State Resource Center (SRC) offers centralized access to information about Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and Medicaid eligibility and enrollment informational webinars and presentations can be accessed through the website.

Chaneyville Community Center

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Baton-Rouge

225-654-3309

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The Chaneyville Community Center offers utility, rent, food, and medication assistance to residents of Chaneyville and surrounding areas. Food is available through the food bank, and utility, rent, and medical assistance is offered when funds are available. Eligible individuals must live in one of the following zip codes: 70739, 70791, 70770, 70777.

Chemo Beanies

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National

1-866-526-2001; contact@chemobeanies.com; Submit email through website

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Chemo Beanies is a family-owned business started by two sisters who were diagnosised with breast cancer. As a way to cope with hair loss, the sisters created slip-on head covers as an alternative to caps and scarves. The easy-to-wear beanies are stylish, made in a variety of prints and colors, and are one size fits all. Visit the website's store locator to find a local place to purchase the beanies.

Chemo Fashion Scarf

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National

(800) 552-0589; Submit email through website

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Chemo Fashion Scarf specializes in providing head coverings for women undergoing hair loss. All items are either pre-formed or pre-tied for easy wear. They are available via phone to assist you in your selection of fabrics & styles to suit your individual needs. They also offer a huge selection of scarves, hats, multi-use caps, warm/cold weather styles and more. CSF offer a 30 day return policy for ease of mind as well as a complimentary catalog.

Chemo Perfect

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New-Orleans

504-201-1020info@chemoperfect.com

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Chemoperfect is a locally owned buisness that sells specialty head scarves as well as provides in person consultations to clients. Consultations include showing clients how to tie the signature ChemoPerfect scarves, how to apply false eyelashes, how to stencil on eyebrows and how to select the perfect earrings to make your look complete!

Chemocare.com

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chemocare@ccf.org

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Chemocare.com provides information on chemotherapy, chemotherapy drugs, managing side effects and more. Survivor stories, resources, and information on menopause, sexuality, and cognitive issues are available online.

Children's Treehouse Foundation

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National

303-322-1202; achildstreehouse@aol.com

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The Children's Treehouse Foundation provides cancer hospitals and centers with professional training to to provide a support group program for the young children of parents with cancer. The Foundation uses two books in their training which can be found on Amazon: a children's activity book, Talking To my Treehouse Friends About Cancer and an adult book, Helping Your Children Cope With Your Cancer, A Guide For Parents and Familie. Both books are helpful guides for parents and children coping with a parent's cancer diagnosis.

Christians Overcoming Cancer

Financial-Services

National

614-985-3750

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Christians Overcoming Cancer (COC) is a faith-based, nonprofit organization that provides financial assistance to those in active treatment for cancer. Assistance is also offered to families who have a child in active cancer treatment. Applications can be printed from the website.

Chritus St. Partrick Regional Cancer

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Lake-Charles

337-491-7569 Todd Herbert

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The ACS Bossom Buddies support group is an American Cancer Society breast cancer support group that is hosted at Chritus St. Partrick regional Cancer center in Lake Charles, La. Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month.

Chronic Disease Fund

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National

887-968-7233; info@cdfund.org

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The Chronic Disease Fund (CDF) provides financial assistance for specialty therapeutics to qualified patients with chronic disease, cancer, or other life-altering conditions. The organization also offers travel assistance to facilitate patient access to care, including air transportation and car service.

Circle Surrogacy

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National

617-439-9900; Submit email throught website.

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Circle Surrogacy is a full service surrogacy and egg donation agency that aims to assist and support cancer survivors whose cancer has affected their fertility and child bearing. Circle offers a variety of services, including an unlimited IVF Plan, Gestational Surroracy, Frozen Egg Bank Program, as well as Circle Egg Donation. It aims to help both gay and heterosexual intended parents through their personal journey in starting a family. Visit the website to learn how to schedule a free consultation or to view a list of free downloadable guides for more information.

Cleaning for a Reason

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National

info@cleaningforareason.org

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Cleaning for a Reason is a nonprofit organization that partners with maid services to offer free house cleaning services to women undergoing cancer treatment.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Center of New Orleans

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New-Orleans

504-383-3815; info@cbtnola.com

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The Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Center of New Orleans provides psychotherapy services for adults and couples. Founded by Dr. Sean Ransom, CBTNola offers a variety of therapy services including couples therapy and cancer counseling for both patients and caregivers. Dr. Ransom has applied behavioral and cognitive-behavioral approaches to diverse sets of problem including cancer, relationship difficulties, mood problems, and stress and anxiety. Visit the website to view the various psychotherapy services offered at CBTNola.

Common Ground Health Clinic

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New-Orleans

504-361-9800; 404-931-8881

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The Common Ground Health Clinic is a nonprofit organization that strives to meet the primary care needs of the uninsured and underinsured members of the New Orleans community. The Clinic offers health education and wellness events, including exercise groups, healthy cooking classes, and programs that focus on nutrition. The group meets every Tuesday at 6 PM for an hour and the last Tuesday of each month for an hour and a half, which includes a cooking class. The theme of Health and Wellness Program varies from month-to-month.

Community Christian Concern

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Northshore

985-646-0357

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Community Christian Concern (CCC) provides emergency assistance to individuals in the Slidell area. CCC is staffed with trained counselors who provide emergency aid in the form of food, clothing, shelter, prescription assistance, emergency travel, and personal items. Services also include referrals and advocacy, financial counseling, and spiritual and guidance counseling.

Conference for Young Women C4YW

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National

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Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC) and Young Survival Coalition host the annual Conference for Young Women, C4YW, an international event for young women under the age of 45 with breast cancer and healthcare professionals. The annual event offers educational programs for survivors, families, caregivers, and healthcare providers addressing the various stages of a young woman's breast cancer journey, as well as workshops discussing topics on sex and intimacy, dating, genetics, breast reconstruction, and survivorship. Participants can also attend social activities, such as yoga and zumba, and interact with women going through similar journeys. Visit the website to register for the event and learn more about the travel grant and fee waivers offered.

Critical Mass: The Young Adult Cancer Alliance

Special-Populations

National

512-553-3556; info@criticalmass.org; Submit email through website

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Critical Mass: The Young Adult Cancer Alliance is a coalition of scientists, doctors, advocates, and patients dedicated to serving adolescents and young adults (AYAs) diagnosed with cancer. The organization’s mission is to increase the survival rate and improve the quality of life for AYAs with cancer, and the website features resources specific for AYAs. The organization also hosts an annual conference where professionals working in advocacy organizations and medical groups discuss issues relevant to young adults with cancer.

CureDiva

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National

1-855-345-2873; Submit email through website

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CureDiva is an online resource designed to navigate breast cancer patients through the different phases of treatments, helping you find what you need, when you need it, depending on what stage of cancer treatment you are in. CureDiva features online shopping where patients can find a range of items from bras and wigs to lingerie and cosmetics. There is also a blog in which cancer patients are encouraged to share their stories and support each other through their journey. Visit the website to view their offers and become a member of CureDiva.

Custom DME: Nipple Prosthetics

Personal-Services

National

(801) 997-0545

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Custom DMA: Nipple Prosthetics aims to provide custom nipple prostheses for breast cancer survivors who are treated for breast cancer with a mastectomy. Prostheses can be worn weeks after a mastectomy, breast mound reconstruction, or even nipple reconstruction. As an inexpensive and convenient alternative to surgery, patients may choose to wear nipple prostheses anytime during treatment. Visit the website to learn more about the custom made prostheses.

DallyStrength

Emotional

National

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DailyStrength is a free and anonymous online support community. The website features issue specific online support groups, health blogs, a section for asking questions, treatment information and more.

Delmont Service Center

Financial-Services

Baton-Rouge

225-357-5013; delmont@brgov.com

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The Delmont Service Center offers utility and rent assistance to eligible individuals, and assistance is dependent on available funding. The Center’s service areas include the following zip codes: 70805 (some), 70811, 70812, 70818 (some) and 70739 (some).

DEMCO Foundation

Financial-Services

Baton-Rouge

225-665-0317

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The DEMCO Foundation offers financial assistance for various needs, such as medical bills, shelter, pharmacy and medical supplies, utility assistance and more. DEMCO members that are truly in need are eligible to apply for assistance.

Disability.gov

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National

800-FED-INFO (800-333-4636)

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Disability.gov is a federal government website that provides information on disability programs and services offered in communities nationwide. Information on civil rights, benefits, education, employment, health, housing, transportation, and more is available, and links to resources from federal, state, and local government agencies are provided.

Donna's Lingerie and Swimwear

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Lake-Charles

337-477-1804

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Donna's lingerie and Swimwear is a locally owned undergarment business in the Lake Charles area. They take the guess work out of insurance coverage as well as, assist with pre and post sugury supplies such as prothesis, bras and other undergarments

Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation

Education

National

866-569-0388; Submit email through website

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The Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation provides information on breast cancer prevention, detection, high-risk women, treatment, long-term survivorship, special populations, including African American women and young women, and more. The website also provides links to resources and features a section devoted to women going through or entering menopause.

East Jefferson General Hospital

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New-Orleans

504-454-5594; 504-849-6868; Submit email through website

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East Jefferson General Hospital (EJGH) features a Cancer Care Center which offers a variety of services as well as support groups and comprehensive survivor programs. The Cancer Care Navigator Program provides one-on-one resources to patients and their families, guiding patients during their cancer journey. EJGH offers support groups, including Bosom Buddies, Look Good, Feel Good, and Cancer Survivors Group. Also, EJGH Wellness Center features Living Well With Cancer Program, a 3-phase exercise program to relieve stress and elevate mood for cancer patients.

EBeauty Community Inc.

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National

800-617-8967; Submit email through website

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EBeauty Community Inc. is a non-profit organization that supports women undergoing treatment for cancer through the EBeauty Community, Wig Exchange Program, and other initiatives. The Wig Exchange Program permits someone to make a charitable gift of a wig and allows women undergoing treatment for cancer to obtain a wig which may be unaffordable or unobtainable otherwise. The EBeauty Resource center provides local and national listing of services, providers, information, support groups, and websites.

Ethel Precht Hope Breast Cancer Foundation

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Lake-Charles

(337) 905-0327 info@ethelbreastcancerwalk.org

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The Ethel Precht Hope Breast Cancer Foundation is a foundation based in Lake Charles, LA. Their resources include a support group for breast cancer survivors and a financial assistance program exclusively for patients in Cameron and Calcasieu parishes. Depending on a patient's eligibility, the foundation covers the following expenses: medical, travel, hotel fees, bras, prothesis, wigs, scarves, and lymphadema sleeves. The foundation also has a Breast Cancer Support group that meets on the third thursday of every month at 6 pm.

Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE)

Support-Groups Personal-Services Genetic Special-Populations

National

866-288-RISK (7475); info@facingourrisk.org

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Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE) advocates for families facing hereditary breast and ovarian cancer and provides educational information, resources, and support. FORCE offers support through online message boards, a toll-free helpline, chat rooms and more. The website also features FORCE’s community blog, free publications, webcasts, and a section for special populations, including breast cancer survivors and those genetically predisposed to cancer.

Family Service of Greater Baton Rouge

Emotional

Baton-Rouge

225-924-0123; Submit email through website

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Family Service of Greater Baton Rouge is a family service agency that provides counseling to children and families at an affordable cost. Therapeutic services are offered for adults dealing with anxiety, depression, family conflicts, marital/couple issues, job related stress, grief and loss, and mid-life crisis issues. Fees per session are assessed on sliding scale based on income.

Fertile Hope

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National

855-220-7777; fertilehope@fertilehope.org

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Fertile Hope is a national LIVESTRONG initiative that provides information and support to cancer patients and survivors that may be at risk for treatment-induced infertility. The organization works with survivors and patients through programs of education, financial assistance, support, and research. Fertile Hope provides risk calculators based on a compilation of clinical experiences and published research regarding cancer treatments that may influence reproductive function. The website also provides access to a fertility resource guide and cancer and fertility news.

Foundation for Women's Cancer

Personal-Services Genetic

National

800-444-4441; info@foundationforwomenscancer.org

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The Foundation for Women’s Cancer funds research and training to provide education and increase public awareness of cancer prevention and early detection. Breast cancer information is available online and topics such as fertility, sexuality, and genetics are discussed. The information hotline provides doctor referrals and educational information and resources.

Gay Lesbian Medical Association

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National

415-255-4547; info@glma.org

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The Gay and Lesbian Medical Association’s (GLMA) mission is to ensure equality in health care for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals and health care providers. The website features a searchable provider directory, and information and resources for the LGBT community can be accessed online. While much of GLMA’S work is with healthcare providers, some referral services are offered to LGBT patients.

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Health Access Project

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National

ADMIN@GLBTHEALTH.ORG

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The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender (GLBT) Health Access Project is a community-based program that works with GLBT populations and service providers. The project provides training, technical assistance, and educational materials to agencies across Massachusetts and the nation to help service providers understand the health care needs of GLBT populations. The website features educational materials and resources, including resource materials developed by the GLBT Advisory Board of the American Cancer Society.

Genetics Home Reference

Genetic

National

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Genetics Home Reference provides information on genetic conditions, the genes responsible for the genetic conditions, chromosomes and more. A handbook for understanding genetics is also available online, and the website features links to genetics resources on the web, including news, directories, policy and ethics and more.

Global Resource for Advancing Cancer Education (GRACE)

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National

info@cancerGRACE.org

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Global Resource for Advancing Cancer Education (GRACE) provides expert information on current cancer treatments and symptom management. The website features general cancer information, webinars on cancer treatment and symptom management, video and audio versions of breast cancer podcasts, coping information, and an opportunity to participate in moderated discussion forums.

HealthInsurance.org

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National

866-573-8466

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Healthinsurance.org offers consumer information on health and medical coverage and provides health insurance quotes from their partners. The website features health insurance articles, state insurance guides, a health insurance glossary and more.

Help Now Fund

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National

info@TheBreastCancerCharities.org

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The Help Now Fund is a Breast Cancer Charities of America program for patients battling with breast cancer. The Help Now Fund provides a one-time emergency financial assistance for rent and utility bills to cancer patients, providing up to $500 for assistance. Applicants must be in active breast cancer treatment. Applications are accepted only from the 1st through the 7th of each month and must be submitted by a social worker, doctor, or nurse for verification purposes.

Hope for Two…The Pregnant with Cancer Network

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National

800-743-4471; Submit email through website

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Hope for Two...The Pregnant with Cancer Network offers support for women diagnosed with cancer during pregnancy. Women are connected with other women who have experienced the same type of cancer while pregnant. These women can provide support, offer hope, and share their experiences over the phone and through e-mail. The website features news, survivor stories, newsletters, articles, and related links.

I'm Too Young For This! Cancer Foundation

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National

877-735-4673

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The I’m Too Young For This! Cancer Foundation is a nonprofit organization that builds online and offline support communities for young adults affected by cancer. The foundation provides age-appropriate resources and support services nationwide through local events, social media, educational workshops, conferences, and a weekly live talk radio webcast, The Stupid Cancer Show. The website lists young adult organizations, and the forums discuss topics such as education and careers, health and wellness, and relationships.

Imerman Angels

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National

877-274-5529

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Imerman Angels is a nonprofit organization that provides one-on-one cancer support by connecting someone affected by cancer with a survivor of the same type of cancer. Caregivers can also be connected with other caregivers and survivors to receive support.

Job Accommodation Network

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National

800-526-7234

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The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) provides free, confidential guidance on disability employment issues and workplace accommodations. JAN’s consultants offer one-on-one consulting services about job accommodations and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) over the phone and online to employers, service providers, people with disabilities and others. The website features educational information, publications, resources, a searchable online accommodation resource system, including accommodation options for people with cancer in work settings, and more.

Journey Forward

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National

707-636-5900 info@JourneyForward.org

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Journey Forward is a program developed by a collaboration of organizations for healthcare professionals and their patients who have recently completed active treatment for cancer. The program promotes the use of Survivorship Care Plans, which typically include information regarding late- and long-term effects of cancer treatment, a list of support resources and more. The Survivorship Care Plan Builder is a free, easy-to-use software program that can assist oncology professionals in quickly creating customized care plans and can be accessed through Journey Forward’s website. Resources for patients, professionals, and advocacy groups are also listed on the website.

Kids Konnected

Support-Services Support-Groups Emotional Special-Populations

National

800-899-2866; info@kidskonnected.org

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The mission of Kids Konnected is to provide friendship, understanding, education and support for kids and teens who have a parent with cancer or have lost a parent with cancer. Support services include bereavement counseling, local support groups, an emergency hotline and more. The website features helpful resources for children, teens, and parents.

Know: BRCA

Genetic Providers

National

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Know:BRCA is a web-based resource for young women and medical providers concerned about hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. The site includes an online Assessment which measures a young woman’s risk of having a BRCA gene mutation based on her family cancer history, and is fully HIPAA compliant and can be integrated into Electronic Medical Records. There is also a list of resources and support for young women and providers allowing them to work together to decide next steps, possibly including genetic counseling and testing, screening, and risk reduction.

Kristin Brooks Hope Center

Emotional

National

800-422-HOPE (4673)

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The Kristin Brooks Hope Center offers help and hope through crisis hotlines, online crisis chat, community outreach and more. The website also features videos, educational information, and resources.

Lady of the Sea Hospital

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Houma

985-632-8316

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At Lady of the Sea Hospital, Angels of Encouragement is a cancer support group open to all patients, family members, and friends. It is held on the third Tuesday of each month at 5:00 p.m.

Lake Charles Health System

Support-Groups Emotional Special-Populations Personal-Services

Lake-Charles

(337) 494-3000 email on website

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Lake Charles Health System is a hospital located in Lake Charles,LA that has many resources availble to breast cancer survivors and patients. These resources include Camp Blue Bird, Coping with Cancer support group, Look good Feel better, and Sisters Surviving Cancer support group. Camp Blue Bird is an annual three-day camping trip for adult cancer patients who are 18 and older. Coping with cancer is a co-ed cancer support group that meets every first Wednesday at 5:30 pm. Look Good Feel Better is a free program that helps women look their best during cancer treatment that meets bi monthly at 12pm. Sisters Surviving Cancer is a support group for African American women cancer survivors or patients (but open to all women regardless of race). Meetings are held monthly on every 3rd Tuesday at 6pm.

Lambert's Orthotics Prosthetics Patient Aids

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New-Orleans

(504) 897-6248 submit email through website

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Lambert's Orthotics Prosthetics Patient Aids is a family-owned and operated business serving the Greater New Orleans area. Located on Magazine Street, Lambert's offers a wide range of protheses, including breast prosthesis and mastectomy bras that are custom fabricated to each patient's specific needs. Lambert's is open from Monday through Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.

Latinas Contra Cancer

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National

888-LCC-8110 (888-522-8110)

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Latinas Contra Cancer (LCC) aims to meet the health care needs of Latinos affected by cancer by providing cancer health education, patient navigation, and psychosocial family support group services targeted at underserved and low income, Spanish speaking populations. Case management, including phone counseling, and resource referrals is offered by LCC, and the website features an extensive list of nationwide and international resources and educational websites.

Le Bijou Salon & Day Spa

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Houma

985-872-9935

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Le Bijou Salon and Day Spa is a local salon staffed with a team of professionals committed to serving its clients. The salon offers a variety of hair services, including free head shavings or cutting and styling wigs for cancer patients who are experiencing hair loss.

Linking A.R.M.S Program

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National

800-813-HOPE (4673); info@cancercare.org

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Susan G. Komen for the Cure and CancerCare's Linking A.R.M.S program offers limited financial assistance for cancer-related costs to eligible patients, and CancerCare’s oncology social workers are available to provide assistance in locating resources. Cancer-related costs may include transportation, home care, child care, medication, lymphedema supplies and more.

Little Pink Houses of Hope

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National

336-213-4733; info@littlepink.org

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Little Pink Houses of Hope provides breast cancer survivors and their families a free week of relaxation, beach fun, and hope at a beach house given by generous donors. LPH aims to provide survivors and their families a place to relax, recover, and reconnect with one another and celebrate life. LPH conducts retreats in 14 different locations and 8 states across the United States. Visit the website to view retreat schedule and apply online.

Live Your Life Well

Emotional

National

800-969-6642

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Live Your Life Well is a program of Mental Health Association (MHA), and the website features information on stress and offers tools that support mental health. Self-assessment tools can also be accessed through the website and include the following: stress test, anxiety screener, and depression screener.

LIVESTRONG

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National

855-220-7777

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LIVESTRONG is an organization that provides support services, programs, and education to empower those affected by cancer. The organization offers navigation services, which provides free, confidential support through education, referrals, and counseling to anyone affected by cancer. The program assists with fertility information; financial, insurance, and work concerns; counseling and local resources; and treatment concerns.

LIVESTRONG Care Plan

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National

855-220-7777

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The LIVESTRONG Care Plan is free online tool that allows survivors to create individualized plans for post-treatment care.

Living and Eating Well

Support-Services

National

nwaldeck@tasteandsavor.com; shaynakomar.nutrition@gmail.com

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Living and Eating Well was started by Shayna Komar, a registered dietitian, and Chef and breast cancer survivor, Nancy Waldeck. Chef Nancy and Shayna provide nutritional information and tools to build a stronger, healthier mind, body and spirit for patients diagnosed with cancer. The women of Living and Eating Well provide nutrition counseling for patients affected by cancer, as well as speak at events and conferences. Visit the website to learn more and view numerous healthy recipes.

Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC)

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National

888-753-LBBC (5222); mail@lbbc.org

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Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC) strives to empower women affected by breast cancer through support, education, and advocacy. LBBC provides support through the Survivors’ Helpline, an ask-the-expert series, conferences and more. The website features breast cancer educational information, videos, stories, news, recommended links and readings and more. Website communities for African American, Latina, and young women diagnosed with cancer are available.

Look Good..Feel Better

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Baton-Rouge New-Orleans

800-395-5665

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Look Good . . . Feel Better is a public service program that teaches cancer survivors about skin care, hair care and wigs, makeup application techniques, and nail care to help them combat some of the treatment-related side-effects. The website features step-by-step instructions for each topic and group programs can be searched for locally. The Look Good . . . Feel Better toll-free hotline is available 24 hours a day.

Louisiana Medicaid

Financial-Services

Baton-Rouge New-Orleans

225-342-7628; 225-219-1722

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Louisiana’s Medicaid Program provides health coverage for low-income residents that meet eligibility requirements. The website features information about Medicaid, including coverage, Federal Poverty Level income guidelines, and the application process. Programs that provide health care coverage services for women are listed, and Medicaid counseling is offered to determine qualification for available services. If someone does not qualify, a Medicaid specialist will research other types of assistance available.

Louisiana Workforce Commission

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Baton-Rouge New-Orleans

225-342-3111

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The Louisiana Workforce Commission's website offers online career services, jobseeker services, unemployment benefits information, a local offices and services locator and more.

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program

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National

866-674-6327

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The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) provides assistance to low income households for their home energy needs.

Lydia Cancer Association

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Lafayette

337-367-1192

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Lydia Cancer Association is an organization that hosts breast cancer awareness as well as provides finanicial assistance for supplements, prescriptions, medical expenses and transportation to and from treatment. Services are provided for patients in Iberia, St. Martin, St. Mary, and Vermilion parishes. Cancer patients must provide physician referral in order to apply for services via online application.

Lymphedivas

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National

866-411-DIVA (3482); 413-344-4517; info@lymphedivas.com

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Started by two breast cancer survivors, Lymphedivas is dedicated to creating medically correct compression sleeves for breast cancer survivors suffering from lymphedema. Apparel is not only designed with the newest trends in patterns and colors, but also more comfortable and improves the management of lymphedema. Visit the website to shop online and locate a store near you.

Make Me Up!!

Personal-Services

New-Orleans

(504) 891-9688 info@makemeupnola.com

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Make Me Up!! is a full-service makeup boutique located on Magazine Street. The boutique offers a variety of makeup and skin care products and aims at making women feel beautiful in their own skin. Make Me Up!! offers makeup applications and lessons by appointments, such as how to draw on eyebrows and apply on eyelashes.

Mary Bird Perkins at Terrebonne General Medical Center

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Houma

(985) 876-9045

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Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at Terrebonne General Medical Center (TGMC) provides a variety of cancer care services, from prevention and early detection to diagnosis, treatment, recovery, and survivorship. The Center's services include patient navigation, genetic counseling, free cancer screenings, as well as access to current information regarding cancer prevention, treatment, rehabilitation, and coping resources. There are a number of support groups offered at TGMC, including Bosom Buddies, a support group specifically for breast cancer survivors, Nosotros, a 10-Step Recovery support group, and Look Good, Feel Good and Beautiful You which offer support for patients struggling from cosmetic effects. These two groups offer cosmetic makeovers, wigs, scarves, and hats, all free of charge.

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center

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Baton-Rouge

225-215-1343

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Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center offers patient services such as patient navigation, genetic counseling and testing, and a comprehensive exercise and wellness program. Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center (MBP) also provides screening and detection programs, education, patient support services, and a survivorship program.

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center At St. Tammany Parish Hospital

Support-Services

Northshore

985-276-6832; jfreudenberger@marybird.com

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Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at St. Tammany Parish Hospital provides a variety of cancer care services, from prevention and early detection to diagnosis, treatment, recovery, and survivorship. The Center's services include patient navigation, support groups, genetic counseling, free cancer screenings, education, coping resources and more. The Center's Wig Resource Room provides wig and hats and offers fittings by appointment.

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center At St. Tammany Parish Hospital

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Northshore

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Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at St. Tammany Parish Hospital provides a variety of cancer care services, from prevention and early detection to diagnosis, treatment, recovery, and survivorship. The Center's services include patient navigation, genetic counseling, free cancer screenings, educational information, coping resources current information regarding cancer prevention, treatment, rehabilitation, and coping resources. The Center features different support groups such as Cancer Connection Support Group which meets on the second Wednesday of every month and Breast Cancer Survivor Support Group which meets on the first Tuesday of every month.

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center At St. Tammany Parish Hospital

Personal-Services Genetic Emotional

Northshore

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Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at St. Tammany Parish Hospital provides a variety of cancer care services, from prevention and early detection to diagnosis, treatment, recovery, and survivorship. The Center's services include patient navigation, support groups, genetic counseling, free cancer screenings, education, coping resources and more. The Center’s Wig Resource Room provides wig and hats and offers fittings by appointment.

Mautner Project

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National

866-MAUTNER (866-628-8637); info@mautnerproject.org

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Mautner Project, The National Lesbian Health Organization, is dedicated to improving the health of women who partner with women and their families through direct and support services, education, and advocacy. The website features educational health information for lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (LBT) women and includes a section on breast cancer. The Project offers national support through online groups and phone support, and Mautner Project can provide LBT-friendly doctor referrals.

MealTrain.com

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National

Contact@mealtrain.com; Submit email through website

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MealTrain.com aims to increase the impact of providing meals to patients living with breast cancer and their families during treatment. Nutrition is essential during cancer treatment, and MealTrain.com provides an easy-to-use, shared online calendar for scheduling and organizing the delivery of home-cooked meals for friends, from friends. The online calender is free of charge, allowing multiple friends to contribute to meal giving. Visit the website to begin a meal plan calendar for a loved one.

MedlinePlus

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National

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MedlinePlus is produced by the National Library of Medicine and provides information for the public on a variety of health topics. The website features health information for specific population groups, including African-American Health, Native-American Health, Asian-American Health, Hispanic-American Health, and Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Health. Interactive health tutorials, including a breast cancer tutorial, anatomy videos and more are also available.

Men Against Breast Cancer

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National

866-547-MABC (6222) info@menagainstbreastcancer.org *caregiver resources*

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Men Against Breast Cancer (MABC) is the first and only national non-profit organization designed to provide targeted support services that educate and empower men to be effective caregivers for the women they love when cancer strikes. MABC offers a national mammography program, educational workshops, national conferences for caregivers, and resources. The National Mammography Program is targeted to low-income, underinsured and underserved women, and the Partners in Survival educational workshop focuses on helping men understand the physical and emotional needs of their female partners, thereby improving the quality of patient survivorship. The website features a brief presentation on the Partners in Survival program, a list of resources and upcoming events and more. For the Women We love: A Breast Cancer Action Plan and Caregiver’s Guide for Men is available for purchase at a discounted price or instant download on the website.

Men Against Breast Cancer

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National

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Men Against Breast Cancer

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National

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Mental Health Association

Emotional

National

800-273-TALK (8255)

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Mental Health America (MHA) participates in advocacy, offers public education programs, and provides communities and consumers with access to a variety of services. The MHA website features educational information and resources regarding mental health and mental illness, and information can be searched by audience, issue, or disorder and treatment.

Metastatic Breast Cancer Network

Education

National

888-500-0370; mbcn@mbcn.org

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Metastatic Breast Cancer Network is a national, non-profit patient advocacy group dedicated to the unique concerns of the women and men living with metastatic breast cancer, also known as Stage IV or advanced breast cancer. MBCN hosts programs about MBC including an annual conference, as well as provides online resources and support to educate patients and promote the search for a cure.

Metastatic Breast Cancer Network

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Miles Perret Cancer Services

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Lafayette

337-984-1920; btrahan@milesperret.org

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Miles Perret Cancer Services is a comprehensive resource center for families facing a cancer diagnosis, offering a wide range of services and programs provided at no charge. MPCS provides financial assistance to breast cancer patients to cover the cost of transportation to get to and from treatment. They also offers a breast cancer support group which meets the first Tuesday of each month, as well as yoga, pilates, and other group exercise classes at the wellness center. In addition, MPCS offers mastectomy items, wigs, hats, scarves, and nutritional supplements, as well as a resource library to educate patients on every cancer. Visit the website to view MPCS's monthly calender of programs and events.

Mo Hair Salon

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Baton-Rouge

(225) 769-2292

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Mo Hair Salon provides a wide range of beauty services, including hair extensions and eyelashes, and offers wig fittings and wigs free of charge to cancer patients in active treatment when referred by the American Cancer Society.

Mommy Has Breast Cancer

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National

877-386-7322; info@MommyhasBreastCancer.org

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Mommy Has Breast Cancer recognizes the challenges of raising a family with the difficulties of cancer diagnosis. It aims to serve women and families affected by breast cancer by providing support services such as child-friendly educational books, childcare, transportation assistance, housekeeping, and healthy prepared meal delivery to help patients undergoing treatment. Visit website to register for support services which last up to 3 months upon request.

Mothers Supporting Daughters with Breast Cancer (MSDBC)

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National

410-778-1982 msdbc@verizon.net

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Mothers Supporting Daughters with Breast Cancer (MSDBC) is a nonprofit organization that provides support to mothers of daughters with breast cancer to help them support their daughters and cope with the effects of breast cancer. MSDBC offers support by providing local, regional, and nationwide communication networks, basic medical information about breast cancer, and individual support. Based on a daughter’s profile, the organization matches the mother with mother volunteers that can provide helpful and supportive advice in a variety of ways – telephone, email, fax, or by letter.

My Cancer Circle

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National

support@lotsahelpinghands.com

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My Cancer Circle is a free, private support community for families and caregivers of people facing cancer. It is a simple online tool that coordinates the efforts of family, friends, and volunteers to more efficiently support patients and caregivers. My Cancer Circle communities have access to all of the Lotsa Helping Hands technology features, including Message Boards, a Photo Gallery, a Vital information section and a Well Wishes wall to offer encouragement and support. Details regarding upcoming webinars and an archive of past webinars for caregivers can be accessed through the website.

My Hope Chest

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National

727-642-4243; info@myhopechest.org

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My Hope Chest is a national breast reconstruction organization that provides funding for breast cancer survivors that desire reconstruction but are uninsured or lack the financial means. The website features breast reconstruction information, survivor stories, and resources.

MyBCTeam

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National

410-778-1982; Submit email through website

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MyBCTeam is a free online social network for women facing breast cancer. MyBCTeam provides a safe environment for women to get to know one another make real, lasting connections. The website provides a searchable business directory of providers based on zip code. Also, once an online member, women can share their diagonsis stories and form their own team of connections, exchanging insight and resources with one another. MyBCTeam makes it easy to find those best suited to meet your personal needs in the fight against breast cancer, while providing you a social network of support from other women like you.

MyLifeLine.org

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National

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MyLifeLine.org provides cancer survivors and caregivers with the opportunity to create free, customized websites to enhance support and communication. The website also provides a list of cancer resources.

MyOncofertility.org

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National

866-708-FERT (3378); Submit email through website

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MyOncofertility.org is a patient education resource provided by the Oncofertility Consortium that offers information and tools to educate young adults about fertility preservation options. Animations, videos, resources, and links to support services are available on the website.

Myriad Genetics, Inc.

Genetic

National

800-469-7423

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Myriad Genetics, Inc. is a molecular diagnostic company focused on developing and marketing tests to asses a person’s risk of developing a disease, guide treatment decisions, and assess the risk of disease recurrence and progression. Myriad’s marketed predictive products include the BRACAnalysis test for hereditary and ovarian cancer. Educational materials can be ordered online, and the website features a BRCA Risk Calculator, information on payment options and health insurance reimbursement and more. The Myriad Financial Assistance Program offers testing free of charge to uninsured individuals that meet eligibility criteria.

National Association of Health Underwriters

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National

202-552-5060; info@nahu.org

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The National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU) provides employers and people seeking individual health insurance coverage with information on different insurance companies and how to obtain the coverage that will met their unique needs. The website also offers consumer information guides and access to a health coverage database.

National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc

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National

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The National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) provides breast cancer information, educational videos, diagnostic breast cancer services, and support services. Members of the online support community, MyNBCF, can participate in discussion forums, blog and chat.

National Cancer Institute (NCI)

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National

800-422-6237; (800-4-CANCER)

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The National Cancer Institute (NCI) offers educational cancer information, resources, and support. Information specialists are available to answer cancer-related questions, and online chat support is available through the website. NCI publications can be downloaded or ordered free of charge, and the website features breast cancer information that addresses a number of topics. Resources and information specific for adolescents and young adults with cancer are also available online.

National Cancer Legal Services Network

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National

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The National Cancer Legal Services Network (NCLSN), a coalition of attorneys, cancer support organizations, legal services programs, and healthcare providers, promotes access to healthcare and seeks to increase the availability of legal services for low-income individuals affected by cancer. The website features a directory of organizations that offer free legal services and educational resources, including published articles on advocacy and legal rights in the workplace.

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship

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National

877-622-7937; info@canceradvocacy.org

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The National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS) was created by and for cancer survivors and advocates for quality cancer care. NCCS provides cancer information, free publications, informative telephone workshops, advocacy tools and training, resources, and a free audio program, the Cancer Survival Toolbox. Survivor stories discussing intimacy and sexuality, emotional aspects of cancer and more are featured in the toolbox, and information on sexuality and fertility is available on the website.

National Coalition for LGBT Health

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National

202-558-6828; coalition@lgbthealth.net

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The National Coalition for LGBT Health provides public education and participates in coalition building and advocacy to improve the health and well-being of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community. The website features resources and information regarding LGBT health.

National Energy Assistance Referral

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National

866-674-6327; energyassistance.ncat.org

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The National Energy Assistance Referral (NEAR) project offers referral services to people who want information on applying for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and other energy assistance programs.

National LGBT Cancer Network

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National

info@cancer-network.org

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The National LGBT Cancer Network educates the LGBT community about cancer risk factors, trains healthcare providers, and advocates for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) survivors. The website features a list of LGBT-friendly cancer screening facilities throughout the United States, cancer information specific to the LGBT community and more.

National Lymphedema Network

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National

800-541-3259

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The National Lymphedema Network (NLN) provides educational information and guidance to lymphedema patients, service providers, and the general public. The NLN offers a toll-free support hotline, and the NLC Marilyn Westbrook Garment Fund provides eligible patients with assistance in obtaining necessary lymphedema garments.

National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology

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National

202-783-7663

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FindaPsychologist.org is sponsored by the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology and provides a searchable directory of 11,000 licensed psychologists. The website also features resources such as psychology-related videos, articles, and information on psychology topics such as anxiety and marital and family problems.

Nearly Me

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National

254-662-1752 info@nearlymetech.com

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Nearly Me technologies LLC is anational company that was created by a breast cancer survivor and specializes in customizable bras, as well as, high quality silicon and foam post mastectomy prosthesis. They also offer several other post-surgical accessories such as fashion, transgender and skin protection products. Nearly Me's product catalog can be veiwed on thier website. To find a retailer near you call 800-887-3370.

Needy Meds

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National

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NeedyMeds is an online information resource that lists patient assistance programs for those who are unable to afford their medications and healthcare related costs. Needymeds offers bi-monthly webinars on the different resources available on the website and provides information appropriate for health care professionals, advocates, and patients.

New Orleans East, LA Community Health Center

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New-Orleans

504-309-8390

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The New Orleans East, LA Community Health Center (NOELA CHC) is a non-profit organization that provides high-quality, cost effective primary and preventive care services, health education, case management, as well as behavioral health services to residents of the New Orleans East community and surrounding neighborhoods who have limited access to health care. The staff provides linguistically and culturally appropriate services for Vietnamese and Hispanic populations.

New Orleans Faith Health Alliance

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New-Orleans

504-486-8585

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New Orleans Faith Health Alliance (NOFHA) is a free-standing, private non-profit organization that focuses on providing primary care services to uninsured workers and their families in the Greater New Orleans area. NOFHA's health care team works to develop an individualized health and wellness management plan for each patient and educates patients on the relationships between physical, spiritual, and emotional health and wellness. NOFHA's health care is affordable and referrals for specialty services are offered.

Nueva Vida

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National

866-986-8432; info@nueva-vida.org

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Nueva Vida is a support network for Latinas with cancer and provides education, support, training, and advocacy services in the Mid-Atlantic region. The website features informational links, newsletters, publications, testimonial videos and more.

Ochsner Health System

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New-Orleans

504-842-3910 225-761-5296

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Ochsner Health System is a not-for-profit organization that provides general cancer information and patient support services. The Gayle and Tom Benson Cancer Center features innovative treatment options in cancer care, including urologic, gynecologic, and surgical services, as well as extensive clinical cancer research. Ochsner is staffed with registered nutritionists, as well as certified oncology social workers who provide counseling and community referrals to clinic patients and their families. The Gayle and Tom Benson Cancer Center features Healing Yoga For Cancer Patients every Thursdays from 4:00pm - 5:15pm. Ochsner’s breast cancer support group and general cancer support group are offered monthly to all cancer patients and their support persons.

Ochsner Total Health Solution

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New-Orleans

504-834-8114

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Ochsner Total Health Solutions provides healthcare products for homes and families in need. Located near the Lakeside Mall in Metairie, Total Health Solutions includes a Caring for Women Boutique which stores mastectomy bras and breast forms, wigs, and hats. Whether you are dealing with mastectomy, chemotherapy, vascular conditions or incontinence issues, Caring for Women Boutique is staffed with female healthcare professionals to help answer questions and provide support. Total Health Solutions accepts most insurance plans and all major credit cards.

Office of Minority Health

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National

800-444-6472

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The Office of Minority Health (OMH) is dedicated to reducing health disparities among ethnic minorities through the development of health policies and programs. The website features information on a variety of health topics, and a list of resources to assist those in need of low-cost health care services is available. The OMH offers many publications, including the Breast Cancer Resource Guide for Minority Women.

Oncofertility Cosortium

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National

866-708-FERT (3378)

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The Oncofertility Consortium is a national, interdisciplinary initiative designed to address the complex health care and quality of life issues of young cancer patients who may be at risk for treatment-induced infertility. The website features information on fertility options, resources and support, news, events and more. The Fertility Preservation hotline offers assistance in finding fertility preservation programs and provides patients with access to resources, tools, and support.

Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center

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Lafayette

1-877-342-2035

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Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center strives to provide the best quality of care to meet the needs of patients. The Lourdes Cancer Network offers patients and their families a full range of oncology services in Acadiana. It is staffed with a team of oncologists as a well as a Nurse Navigator who serves as a caretaker, educator, and advocate for cancer patients, coordinating patient care throughout the continuum of cancer services. It also offers an Outpatient Breast Center Cancer Lymphedema Program and Survivorship Program- Camp Bluebird, as well as a support group for cancer patients.

Partnership for Prescription Assistance

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National

888-4PPA-NOW (888-477-2669)

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The Partnership for Prescription Assistance (PPA) connects qualified patients without prescription drug coverage to programs that will allow them to get the medication they need at a reduced cost or for free.

Patient Advocate Foundation

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800-532-5274; help@patientadvocate.org

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The Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) is a nonprofit organization that provides educational information, online webinars, and live chat sessions with case managers to those diagnosed with chronic or life threatening illnesses. The PAF case manager addresses insurance, employment, job retention, and/or debt issues, and a Co-Pay Relief Program is offered. The website features national financial, underinsured, uninsured, and employment resource directories, and PAF publications can be downloaded or ordered online.

Patient Advocate Foundation

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National

800-532-5274; 855-824-7941

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The Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) is a nonprofit organization featuring national financial, underinsured, uninsured and employment resource directories. PAF launched the Komen Treatment Assistance Program Financial Aid Fund with Susan G. Komen to provide breast cancer patients access to monetary support while in treatment. Qualified patients may use the one time grant money to cover expenses for treatment supplies, medical equipment, prothetics, transportation, and more. Also, PAF provides case managers who can help address insurance, employment, job retention, and/or debt issues, and a Co-Pay Relief Program is offered.

Patient Resource LLC

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National

913-725-1600; prp@patientresource.com

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Patient Resource LLC provides comprehensive cancer resource guides free of charge. The website features information by cancer type, survivorship stories, blogs, financial and advocacy resources and more. Information and blogs on fertility, sexuality, lymphedema and more are available.

Paul D. Cordes Outpatient Pavilion

Emotional

Northshore

985-898-4581

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Paul D. Cordes Outpatient Pavilion at St. Tammany Parish Hospital is an outpatient clinic that features free classes for cancer patients: Mindful Meditation: An Ally in Your Cancer Recovery, Tai Chi: Healing in Motion, and Restorative Yoga. Mindful Meditation emphasizes the power of the mind to fight disease and find strengths, introducing various meditation and yoga techniques. Tai Chi emphasizes the power of movement to fight disease and boost your immune system through different yoga techniques. Restorative Yoga incorporates yoga techniques appropriate for appropriate for cancer patients, focused on improving cancer symptoms, as well as mood and sleep. All classes are free and open to individuals with a cancer diagnosis and their caregivers.

Pillars4Life

Emotional

National

985-276-6832; Submit email through website

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Pillars4Life is a 10 week online coping skills course for individuals with a cancer diagnosis or a caregiver. Pillars4Life is a free program that takes place in the comfort of one’s own home to help individuals enhance their quality of life and learn effective coping strategies to manage stressors.

Pilots for Patients

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Baton-Rouge

318-322-5112

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Pilots for Patients in a nonprofit volunteer pilot organization based in Monroe, LA. PFP provides free air transportation to patients needing diagnosis and treatments at medical facilities not available to them locally. PFP provides services to patients in Louisiana and surrounding areas. Visit the website for more information regarding patient eligibilty requirements.

Pink Ribbon Breast Cancer Survivors Network

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info@pinkribbonsurvivorsnetwork.org

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The Pink Ribbon Survivors Network is a nonprofit organization committed to serving the needs of breast cancer survivors and providing education tools for cancer professionals and primary care providers. The Network offers a comprehensive Breast Cancer Resource Directory and a Curriculum for Recovery Library, which is comprised of selected articles, readings, and websites to promote, help and support breast cancer survival. The website features a virtual library devoted to breast cancer survivorship for primary care providers and a collection of breast cancer survivorship literature from all the professional disciplines involved in breast cancer care.

Pink Ribbon Girls

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National

937.545.6199; info@pinkribbongirls.org

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Pink Ribbon Girls is a nonprofit organization that aims to provide educational and social support to young women throughout all phases of the breast cancer journey. PRG offers support and free services, including housekeeping, babysitting, meals and transportation for those in treatment, through the Simply Fit and NO Age NO Stage programs. Survivors can become a member online and receive access to a national database of resources and monthly coffee talks.

Pink-Perfect

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National

646-415-9120; info@pink-perfect.com; Submit email through website

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Pink Perfect produces a variety of custom-made prosthetic nipples for women who have undergone unilateral or bilateral mastectomies. The nipples have a realistic look and feel and are hand-made by artist who herself is a breast cancer survivor. Nipples come ready-made as well as custom-made in 8 different color variations. Pink Perfect also provides free consultation on nipple matching. Visit the website to view prices and receive a SurviveDAT memeber discount.

Planet Cancer

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National

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Planet Cancer is an online support community for young adults affected by cancer. Members have opportunities to blog, post in a forum, chat, and share videos and pictures. Young adults can connect with others in their area or around the world. Articles, resources, videos, and a list of young adult programs addressing financial issues and one-on-one support can also be accessed through the website. The Plant Cancer book can be ordered online and provides practical information and real-life stories from Planet Cancer members.

Psychology Today

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National

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PsychologyToday.com provides information on a number of topics, including depression, relationships, stress and more. The website also features expert blogs on numerous subjects and a searchable directory of therapists, psychiatrists, and treatment facilities.

Quit With US,LA

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Baton-Rouge New-Orleans

800-QUIT-NOW

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Quit With Us, LA is a partnership between the Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco-Free Living (TFL) and the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Tobacco Control Program (TCP). The Quit With Us, LA website is a resource for those who want to quit smoking or help a family member or friend quit smoking and for healthcare providers. The website provides important information on the benefits of quitting, tobacco facts, tips from former smokers, The Louisiana Tobacco Quitline support information, free statewide cessation programs, online resources for tobacco users and healthcare providers and more. Healthcare providers can enroll in the Fax-To-Quit Louisiana program online, which helps providers offer easy and seamless counseling to patients who are ready to quit tobacco.

Quit With US,LA

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Quit With Us, LA is a partnership between the Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco-Free Living (TFL) and the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Tobacco Control Program (TCP). The Quit With Us, LA website is a resource for those who want to quit smoking or help a family member or friend quit smoking and for healthcare providers. The website provides important information on the benefits of quitting, tobacco facts, tips from former smokers, The Louisiana Tobacco Quitline support information, free statewide cessation programs, online resources for tobacco users and healthcare providers and more. Healthcare providers can enroll in the Fax-To-Quit Louisiana program online, which helps providers offer easy and seamless counseling to patients who are ready to quit tobacco. Click here for more information.

Radiant Wrap

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National

1-707-225-1903; Submit email through website

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Radiant Wrap is an alternative designer gown made exclusively for women with breast cancer to wear during radiation therapy. The wrap was created by a breast cancer survivor and designed specifically for easy access to back and chest areas for treatment and exam. It is offered in a variety of seasonal patterns and colors, providing a more confident feeling in survivors while undergoing treatment.

Redes En Accion: The National Latino Cancer Research Network

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National

210-562-6500

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Redes En Acción: The National Latino Cancer Research Network is an initiative focused on combating cancer in Latinos. The initiative promotes awareness of Latino cancer issues and works in the areas of research, training, public education and more. Newsletters and several publications can be accessed through the website.

Rethink

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National

shawna@rethinkbreastcancer.com

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Rethink is a Canadian breast cancer charity that offers support programs, education, and resources for young women with breast cancer. The website features breast cancer resources and information on a number of topics, including body image, sexuality, hereditary breast cancer, and fertility, and podcasts from the Breast Fest Film Festival are available. A guide to alleviating the side effects of chemotherapy can be downloaded through the website.

ReproTech, Ltd.

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National

888-953-9669

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ReproTech, Ltd. is committed to offering safe and effective shipment and long-term storage for fertility preservation, and ReproTech’s staff provides consultation services for long-term storage of reproductive tissues. The website features information and videos on fertility preservation for cancer patients and lists the various services offered by the company.

RxAssist

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National

info@rxassist.org

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RxAssist offers a comprehensive database of medication assistance programs that can be searched by the drug name or pharmaceutical company. The website also features a list of resources for patients, including a patient assistant program directory and a list of programs that offer free or low cost health care. The RxAssist Learning Center offers information and tools for health care advocates and providers on managing the challenges of the changing health care system.

Saint Luke's Episcopal Church

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Baton-Rouge

225-926-5343

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Saint Luke's Episcopal Church holds a general cancer support group for all patients, family members, and friends.

Samaritan Center

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Northshore

985-626-4457

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The Samaritan Center actively networks with other social service organizations in providing emergency assistance to individuals in the Mandeville area. The Center offers both short-term and long-term assistance which includes food, clothing, gas, personal hygeine items, household items, school supplies, prescriptions, and utility assistance. The website also includes a list of referrals including medical and health links as well as job placements.

SHARE: Self-help for Women with Breast or Ovarian Cancer

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National

866-891-2392

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SHARE: Self-help for Women with Breast or Ovarian Cancer aims to create and maintain a supportive network and community of women affected by breast or ovarian cancer. All services are free of charge and include telephone support, support groups, educational programs, and advocacy activities. SHARE offers support for survivors and caregivers and hosts educational programs either in-person of by webinar. The website features breast cancer information, links, blogs, videos, and webinars, including a webinar on dating and relationships after breast cancer. SHARE’s Calendar of Programs is created quarterly and the next calendar will include a webinar on having children after cancer.

Sharsheret: Your Jewish Community Facing Breast Cancer

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National

866-474-2774; 201-833-2341; Submit email through website; info@sharsheret.org

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Sharsheret is a national not-for-profit organization supporting young women and their families, of all Jewish backgrounds, facing breast cancer at every stage. Sharsheret offers support to women diagnosed with breast cancer or at an increased genetic risk by fostering culturally-relevant individualized connections with networks of peers, health professionals, and educational resources. Support, services, and resources are available for young women, caregivers, partners, family members, friends, healthcare professionals, community liaisons and more. Sharsheret’s programs are open to all women and men and include a Peer Support Network, a phone-based support group for women with advanced breast cancer, a survivorship kit, Sharsheret Educational Resource Booklet Series and much more.

Sharsheret: Your Jewish Community Facing Breast Cancer

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Sharsheret is a national not-for-profit organization supporting young women and their families, of all Jewish backgrounds, facing breast cancer at every stage. The organization works with healthcare professionals to provide assistance in developing local cancer programs, and brochures and educational booklets addressing the unique needs of young Jewish women and their families can be ordered online. Information on connecting patients to Sharsheret’s survivorship program can also be requested online, and a private webinar training is offered by Sharsheret’s clinical staff and can be a meaningful addition to a continuing education program.

Shop Well with You

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National

800-799-6790; info@shopwellwithyou.org

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Shop Well with You (SWY) is a body image resource for women with a history of cancer. SWY provides support and promotes survivorship through education, outreach, and individualized services. The website features a clothing and accessory directory, a downloadable body image and cancer booklet, customized clothing tips, articles and more.

Sisters Network Inc.

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National

866-781-1808

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Sisters Network Inc. is a national African American breast cancer survivorship organization that offers financial assistance, provides information and resources, and promotes awareness through community based outreach programs. The website features news and cancer resource links, and members have access to the Breast Cancer Survivor Social Network. The organization hosts the Annual National African American Breast Cancer Conference.

Sisters Supporting Sisters-Baton Rouge

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Baton-Rouge

225-456-6271; batonrouge@sistersnetworkinc.org

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Sisters Supporting Sisters-Baton Rouge (SSS-BTR) is a nonprofit organization for African American breast cancer survivors. SSS-BTR provides a support group to express fears, frustrations, and concerns. SSS-BTR also has several programs that work in areas of advocacy, education outreach, networking and more.

Slidell Memorial Hospital: Cancer Center

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Northshore

985-280-6600 Ext 3; 985-280-6612; michelle.pellegrin@slidellmemorial.org

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Slidell Memorial Hospital Cancer Center offers a variety of resources, bringing together cancer survivors and patients for the emotional encouragement. The Cancer Center features a number of support groups such as Caregiver Connection, Women Warriors, and Living with Cancer groups, providing information and support regarding breast cancer for breast cancer survivors, patients, and caregivers. Yoga and zumba classes are also offered to all cancer patients. All support groups and exercise classes are free and open to all cancer patients. You can visit the website to view the schedule for support groups and exercise classes.

Slidell Memorial Hospital: Cancer Center

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Northshore

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Slidell Memorial Hospital Cancer Center offers a variety of resources, bringing together cancer survivors and patients for the emotional encouragement. The Cancer Center features a number of support groups such as Caregiver Connection, Women Warriors, and Living with Cancer groups, providing information and support regarding breast cancer for breast cancer survivors, patients, and caregivers. Free lymphedema screenings are offered the third Friday of every month. The Center also offers yoga and zumba classes for all cancer patients. All support groups and exercise classes are free and offered to all cancer patients. You can visit the website to view the schedule for support groups and exercise classes.

Southeast Louisiana Legal Services

Financial-Services

Baton-Rouge New-Orleans

877-521-6242

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Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (SLLS) is a non-profit law office that offers free legal aid for civil issues to low-income community residents. SLLS works with community groups and social services to provide up-to-date information about legal issues relevant to low-income Louisiana residents, including employment issues and government benefits.

Southern GYN Speciality Center

Personal-Services

Houma

985-223-3811; Submit email through website

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Southern GYN Speciality Center serves to provide comprehensive gynecologic care to women of South Louisiana. The Center provides well women care, including annual exams, pap smear screening, and breast exam screening, as well as treatments for female sexual dysfunction. The Center also includes a Holistic Health Medical Center which provides massage therapy and acupuncture which can assist fertility issues.

Southern GYN Speciality Center

Emotional

Houma

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Still Me Boutique

Personal-Services

Baton-Rouge

225-273-1900

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Still Me Boutique is a post-mastectomy boutique dedicated to easing the challenges of living with cancer and helping survivors cope with changes to their body. The Boutique provides post mastectomy products, compression garments, hair replacement products and more. Medicare, Medicaid, and most other insurances are accepted by the Boutique.

Stupid Cancer

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National

877-735-4673; Submit email through website

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Stupid Cancer is a nonprofit organization that builds online and offline support communities for young adults affected by cancer. The foundation provides age-appropriate resources and support services nationwide through local events, social media, educational workshops, conferences, and a weekly live talk radio webcast, The Stupid Cancer Show.

Stupid Cancer

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National

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SuperBetter

Support-Services Personal-Services

National

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SuperBetter is a tool created by game designers to help people achieve their health goals or recover from illness or injury. SuperBetter builds personal resilience by strengthening social support systems and increasing stamina, willpower and focus. The app is available for IOS5 (iPhones and iPads) and can be played on any browser by visiting the website.

SurviveDAT's Genetics Workshop Audio Clips

Genetic

Baton-Rouge

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Genetics specialist Dr. Duane W. Superneau, MD discussed hereditary cancer risk, genetics, genetic discrimination and more at SurviveDAT’s Genetics Workshop. Dr. Superneau evaluates and tests individuals and families for possible genetic syndromes and disorders. He provides genetic counseling for his patients and their families to address causes, inheritance patterns, medical management, and recurrence risks for the genetic and non-genetic issues identified during the course of evaluation. Please contact Mary Bird Perkins - Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center Genetic Counseling at (225) 215-1291 for questions and concerns about hereditary predisposition to cancer.

Surviving and Moving Forward: The SAMFund for Young Adult Survivors of Cancer

Financial-Services Special-Populations

National

866-439-9365

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The SAMFund is a non-profit organization that offers financial support to young adult survivors of cancer. The organization provides various grants and scholarships to empower young adult survivors between the ages of 17 and 35 to achieve their educational, professional and personal goals. The SAMFund hosts many events, and educational webinars of past events are available online.

Survivors Through Faith

Support-Groups Financial-Services

Northshore

985-542-9246; survivorsthroughfaith@yahoo.com

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Survivors Through Faith is an organization location in Hammond, Louisiana that supports women battling breast cancer. It provides wigs, prosthetics, bras, and clothing for women undergoing breast cancer treatment. It also assists women seeking insurance and offers referrals. Survivors Through Faith holds a support group meeting the last Thursday of every month at 4:00 pm.

Susan G. Komen For the Cure

Support-Services Support-Groups Personal-Services Financial-Services Emotional Genetic Special-Populations

National

877-GO-KOMEN (877-465-6636)

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Susan G. Komen for the Cure’s national website provides access to comprehensive breast cancer information, interactive educational tools, webinars, message boards, and advocacy news and opportunities. The breast cancer helpline provides free, professional support services to anyone with questions or concerns about breast cancer, including access to resources for financial issues, legal assistance, and emotional support.

Susan G. Komen For the Cure and CancerCare's Linking A.R.M.S.

Personal-Services

National

800-813-HOPE (4673); info@cancercare.org

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Susan G. Komen for the Cure and CancerCare's Linking A.R.M.S program offers limited financial assistance for cancer-related costs to eligible patients, and CancerCare’s oncology social workers are available to provide assistance in locating resources. Cancer-related costs may include transportation, home care, child care, medication, lymphedema supplies and more.

Team Survivor Baton Rouge

Personal-Services Emotional

Baton-Rouge National

225-281-5252

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Team Survivor is a nonprofit corporation that provides fun group exercise opportunities, fitness education, health events, and support programs for female cancer survivors.

Telling Kids About Cancer

Support-Services Personal-Services Special-Populations

National

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Telling Kids About Cancer is a web tool developed to support parents in sharing the news that they have cancer with their children. The support tool includes conversation guidelines and stories from other parents who have told their children about their cancer diagnosis. The website features age-appropriate advice, resources, and a cancer glossary.

Terry's Medical Specialities

Personal-Services

Lafayette

337-981-0744

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Terry's Medical Specialities is a bra boutique that carries the traditional full weight silicone-gel and the whipped light weight silicone breast prosthesis, breast enhancers, brassieres, and clothing. The boutique is also staffed with "Registered Fitters-Mastectomy", providing private and personalized fittings. Custom alterations on bras is also available at the boutique.

The American Psychosocial Oncology Society

Support-Services Emotional

National

866-276-7443

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The American Psychosocial Oncology Society (APOS) offers cancer patients and their caregivers assistance in finding counseling services in their community through a toll-free helpline. If the Helpline staff is unable to locate local support services, the APOS mental health counselor from the Helpline will provide over the phone support until professional help is found in the patient’s or caregiver’s community

The American Society of Breast Surgeons

Providers

410-992-5470

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The American Society of Breast Surgeons is a leadership organization for general surgeons who treat patients with breast disease and focus on improving the practice of breast surgery. The Society offers an annual meeting that dedicates issues affecting surgeons who treat breast disease, certification and facility accreditation programs for breast ultrasound and sterotactic breast procedures, regional courses and workshops, and the Mastery of Breast Surgery Program. The Mastery of Breast Surgery Program is a collection of modules designed to help surgeons document their clinical performance of breast procedures, as well as their care of breast cancer patients and patients at risk for breast cancer. Membership and registration information are available on the website.

The Breast Cancer Society

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National

support@breastcancersociety.org 888-470-7909

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The Breast Cancer Society (TBCS) is a national breast cancer charity in the U.S. that promotes education, awareness and prevention and provides direct assistance to those suffering from breast cancer. TBCS provides financial assistance, supplies, education, referral services, and in-home care to women in the U.S. battling breast cancer. TBCS also operates an international program which provides treatment medications and medical supplies to their program service providers in impoverished or underdeveloped countries. The website features breast cancer information, an online support community, a list of several programs designed to alleviate many of the stresses associated with a breast cancer diagnosis, survivor videos and more.

The Breast Center of Acadiana

Support-Services Support-Groups Personal-Services

Lafayette

337-456-7477; 337-504-5000; Submit email through website

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The Breast Center of Acadiana is a comprehensive breast imaging center dedicated to providing women with the highest level of breast care in the Lafayette area. In addition to offering mammograms and breast MRI, BCA also provides referrals for genetic counseling and newly diagnosed survival kits. BCA has two support groups that meet monthly: Sisters of Hope and Pink Ribbon Diva specifically for young breast cancer patients which meets the last Wednesday of each month.

The Pink Fund

Financial-Services

National

877-234-PINK (7465); Submit email through website

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The Pink Fund was created to help women focus on healing, raising their families, and returning to the workplace. The Pink Fund provides short term financial aid during the brief period of treatment and recovery. It provides direct bill payment on behalf of breast cancer patients in active treatment or within 90 days of active treatment, who have lost all or part of their income as a result of the cancer diagnosis or treatment protocol.

The Total Woman Boutique

Personal-Services

Baton-Rouge

225-924-4531

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The Total Woman Boutique is a specialized boutique that works closely with the Cancer Society of Baton Rouge and other surrounding areas in offering prostheses, wigs, hats, and mastectomy bras for women post-mastectomy or going through cancer treatment. The boutique offers affordable products to help women enhance their beauty while undergoing cancer treatment.

Thibodaux Regional Medical Center

Support-Services Support-Groups Personal-Services

Houma

985-447-5500; 985-493-4008

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Thibodaux Regional Medical Center (TRMC) offers a freestanding Cancer Center which provides a full range of cancer treatments, services, and support. The Center features a Patient Navigation Program that assists patients in receiving faster diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer by directing them to resources and support that could help with payments for medications and other services and information on health care. TRMC's Breast Imagining Center also provides serivces such as early detection screenings, reconstructive surgery, and instructions on breast self-examination. The Women's Center offers breastfeeding support groups and educational programs focused on female health issues.

Thomas E. Chambers Counseling and Training Center

Emotional

New-Orleans

504-398-2168

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Thomas E. Chambers Counseling and Training Center - The Thomas E. Chambers Counseling and Training Center (CTC) is located on the Our Lady of Holy Cross College campus and provides both individual and group counseling sessions administered by graduate students or post-graduate students. Sessions are $15 for 50 minutes. Call to make appointment.

Tigerlily Foundation

Support-Services Support-Groups Personal-Services Financial-Services Emotional Special-Populations

National

888-580-6253; info@tigerlilyfoundation.org

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The Tigerlily Foundation is committed to educating and improving the quality of care and lifestyle of young women affected by breast cancer. The Foundation’s outreach efforts are focused on the survivor and community as a whole, including family, friends, health advocates, physicians, and researchers. The Foundation offers educational programs, resources, a breast cancer toolkit and support services. Support programs are limited to young women (15-40 years old) currently going through breast cancer treatment and include peer support, financial assistance, housecleaning, meal preparation services and more. Through the Foundation’s Fearless Females Program, survivors can share their journey and empower other young women that may be unsure about their future and how to adjust to post-treatment effects.

Tigerlily Foundation

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The Tigerlily Foundation was created to educate young women across the world about breast cancer as well as improve the quality of care and lifestyle of young women affected by breast cancer. The Foundation’s outreach efforts are focused on the survivor and community as a whole, including family, friends, health advocates, physicians, and researchers. Tigerlily’s Physician Education Program is a web-based education tool that assists healthcare providers in incorporating critical information regarding breast health in young women into their practice.

Together Rx Access

Financial-Services

National

800-444-4106

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Together Rx Access offers prescription assistance to individuals and families without prescription drug coverage. Together Rx Access can also connect people with resources for access to coverage options and more. The website provides health-related articles, resources, podcasts and more.

Total Community Action

Support-Services Financial-Services

New-Orleans

504-872-0334, 504-872-0330

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Total Community Action (TCA) is a non-profit community-based agency that addresses the needs of the poor by providing direct assistance in order to help improve the quality of life. TCA provides a variety of services to low-income individuals and families. TCA connects residents of New Orleans and Southeast Louisiana to many programs, including those that provide utility assistance, employment and work development services, household financial counseling, tax assistance, commodity distribution, and more.

Touro Infirmary

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New-Orleans

504-897-8678

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Touro Infirmary is a community based, not-for-profit, faith-based hospital in New Orleans. Touro’s Supportive Cancer Care Program provides mental, emotional, spiritual, and social support to patients and their families. Patient navigation, mental health counseling, family support, nutritional guidance, pastoral care, supportive care during chemotherapy and more are offered to Touro patients at no cost. Other programs are open to anyone in the community and include support groups for women, the Therapeutic Wellness program, Look Good Feel Better, a survivorship program, smoking cessation and information and resources.

Trinity Counseling and Training Center

Emotional

National

504-522-7557

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The Trinity Counseling and Training Center (TCTC) provides affordable personal and family counseling services, as well as counseling services on individual issues such as stress, anxiety, depression, or grief.

Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation

Support-Services Support-Groups Emotional

National

646-942-0242; 877-880-TNBC (8622) (HELPLINE - which one to list?) info@tnbcfoundation.org

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The Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the TNBC community, increasing public awareness of the disease, and supporting TNBC specific research. In partnership with CancerCare, the Foundation offers professional support services to patients, families, and service providers coping with a TNBC diagnosis through the TNBC Helpline. Helpline staff can also assist callers in applying for co-pay assistance, transportation, and other social services. The website features a guide to understanding TNBC, information regarding research efforts, TNBCF’s Clinical Trial Matching Service, webcasts, links to resources, TNBC forums, and a list of past and upcoming events.

Turban Plus Company

Personal-Services Special-Populations

National

(800) 552-0589 Submit email through website

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Turban Plus Company specializes in designing & manufacturing head scarfs and caps for women undergoing hair loss. All items are either pre-formed or pre-tied for easy wear during chemotherapy and beyond. They are available via phone to assist you in your selection of fabrics and styles to suit your individual needs. They offer over 400 head covers including scarfs, hats, day & night caps, newsboys, warm & cold weather specific styles and much more. Turban Plus also offer a 30 day return policy for ease of mind as well as a complimentary catalog.

U.S. Department of Labor

Financial-Services Special-Populations

National

866-4-USA-DOL (866-487-2365)

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The United States Department of Labor’s website provides information and resources regarding disability protections, unemployment insurance, health plans, termination policies and more.

U.S.Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

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National

800-669-3362; info@eeoc.gov

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The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is responsible for enforcing federal laws that prohibit discrimination against a job applicant or an employee because of their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetic information. EEOC’s website provides information on the types of discrimination, how to file a charge, and prohibited practices. Publications can be ordered or downloaded from the website.

Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults

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National

888-393-FUND (3863); info@ulmanfund.org

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Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults provides support services, education, and networking opportunities for adolescents and young adults affected by cancer. The organization offers remote patient navigation services, educational resources and literature, peer mentoring, a clinical trial matching service, outreach programs, and more. The website features a blog, cancer support stories, and videos, and copies of the “No Way. It Can’t Be!” survival guidebook can be downloaded or requested online.

Unique Creations

Personal-Services

Baton-Rouge

225-927-7007; 225-927-7082, uniquecreations1@bellsouth.net

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Unique Creations offers a variety of hair services, including a Trichology clinic for hair loss treatment. Staffed with a certified Trichologist, the Clnic provides cranial prosthesis for cancer patients with partial or total hair loss and works with oncologoists to determine the best treatment plan for each patient.

WebMD

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National

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WebMD offers credible health information, medical news, tools for managing health, and support. The website features information listed by heath condition, online support communities, expert blogs, discussion boards, breast cancer resources and more. Breast cancer survivorship information, including articles on intimacy and breast cancer and breast reconstruction surgery, is also available online.

West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital

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Lake-Charles

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West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital, located in Lake Charles, LA, has services available to breast cancer survivors and patients. This includes the Pink Crusade Support Group and The Breast Health Navagation program. The Pink Crusade Support group is a free support group that meets monthly every 2nd Thursday at 6pm. Women are provided with answers to common questions surrounding breast cancer and will receive support through every aspect of their disease.

West Jefferson Medical Center

Support-Services Support-Groups Personal-Services Emotional

New-Orleans

504-349-6300 504-349-6360

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West Jefferson Medical Center is a community, not-for-profit health system that provides a range of programs and services, including patient support services, support groups, community resources and events. The Cancer Center is staffed with dedicated physicians, nurses, nutritionists, counselors, and a social worker and offers patient navigation to address the changing needs of patients. The comprehensive program includes Palliative Care, a Survivorship Clinic, Clinic Trials, and support groups such as the Bosom Buddies Breast Cancer Support Group, Cancer Survivorship Program, Look Good...Feel Better, Lymphedema Support Group and more.

WhatNext

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National

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WhatNext was developed in part with the American Cancer Society (ACS) in order connect people to highly relevant peers, firsthand experiences, and ACS resources. WhatNext allows users share their journey and access thousands of experiences others have shared. Experiences can be filtered by condition, role, cancer stage, age, and location, allowing individuals to connect with others on a similar path and ask questions. Users can also post photos and videos to the pinboard, and the website features a blog that can be searched by various cancer topics, such as financial support, caregivers, fitness, and more.

Woman's Hospital

Support-Services

Baton-Rouge

225-924-8925

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Woman’s Hospital offers cancer care and support services, including genetic counseling and testing, Cancer Health and Fitness Program, patient education, and breast cancer patient navigation. The breast cancer navigator is available to answer general questions regarding getting screened and treated as well as provide information on other community services. Woman’s Mobile Mammography Coach provides screenings to women regardless of their health insurance coverage.

Woman's Hospital

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Baton-Rouge

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Woman’s Hospital offers cancer care and support services, including genetic counseling and testing, the Cancer Health and Fitness Program, patient education, and breast cancer patient navigation. The breast cancer navigator is available to answer general questions regarding screening and treatment as well as provide information on other community services. Woman's presents Women Living with Cancer: Surviving and Thriving, an online blog inviting women to share their stories, providing courage and inspiration to all women battling cancer.

YMCA of Greater Baton Rouge

Education

Baton-Rouge

225-383-0681

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YMCA of Greater Baton Rouge provides medically underserved women with breast and cervical cancer education, screening referral services, and support services through the community outreach program, ENCOREplus.

Young Breast Cancer Survivors Network

Personal-Services Special-Populations

New-Orleans

866-662-0630; YBCSN@uab.edu

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The Young Breast Cancer Survivors Network is an initiative of the UAB School of Nursing and offers personal support and education for pre-menopausal women diagnosed with breast cancer and their families around the greater Birmingham area. The website features resources for survivors, co-survivors, and children. Survivor resources and educational tip sheets focus on emotions, exercise, fertility, lymphedema, body image issues, sexuality, and more.

Young Sisters Initiative: A Guide to a Better You

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National

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The Young Sisters Initiative: A Guide to a Better You (YSI)! is an online program developed by Sisters Network Inc. YSI provides African American young breast cancer survivors with easy-to-read, culturally appropriate information and resources regarding breast cancer, treatment, genetic testing, emotional wellness, and sexual and reproductive health.

Young Survival Coalition

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National

877-YSC-1011 (877-972-1011); info@youngsurvival.org

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The Young Survival Coalition (YSC) provides education, peer-support, and networking opportunities for young women diagnosed with breast cancer. Educational materials, including books, DVDs, brochures, and navigation tools, can be ordered online. The navigation tools include resource kits that provide organizational, informational, and support tools for newly diagnosed women and young women living with metastatic breast cancer. The website features online support communities, discussion boards, survivor stories and more.

YWCA of Greater Baton Rouge

Baton-Rouge

225-383-0681

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The YWCA of Greater Baton Rouge provides medically underserved women with breast and cervical education, screening referral services, and support services through the community outreach program, ENCOREplus.