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Find articles on living with metastatic breast cancer as well as treatment information and resources curated by breast cancer advocate and author Musa Mayer.


AIM at Melanoma

AIM at Melanoma is globally engaged and locally invested in advancing the battle against melanoma through innovative research, legislative reform, education, and patient and caregiver support.

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American Cancer Society

The ACS is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, the ACS has 12 chartered Divisions, more than 900 local offices nationwide, and a presence in more than 5,100 communities.

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American Childhood Cancer Organization

ACCO's mission is to provide information and support for children and adolescents with cancer and their families, to provide grassroots leadership through advocacy and awareness and to support research leading to a cure for all children diagnosed with this life-threatening disease.

Visit the American Childhood Cancer Organization.

American Lung Association

The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease, through research, education and advocacy. Our work is focused on five strategic imperatives: to defeat lung cancer; to improve the air we breathe; to reduce the burden of lung disease on individuals and their families; to eliminate tobacco use and tobacco-related diseases; and to monitor and enhance organizational effectiveness.

Visit the American Lung Association.

Association of Community Cancer Centers

The Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) promotes the entire continuum of quality cancer care for our patients and our communities. Since 1974, ACCC has been helping oncology professionals adapt to the complex changes of delivering quality cancer care.

Visit the Association of Community Cancer Centers.

Bright Pink

Bright Pink is a nationwide non-profit organization that provides education and support to young women who are at high risk for breast and ovarian cancer. We arm young women with knowledge, options and a great attitude and offer companionship and empathy during their journey. We empower them to take control of their breast and ovarian health and in turn, grant them the freedom and peace of mind to live a beautiful and fulfilling life.

Visit Bright Pink.


C-Change shares information; helps identify barriers, gaps, and opportunities related to its mission; seeks agreement on critical national priorities and supportive actions; and facilitates independent and collaborative efforts to achieve common goals.

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Children's Cause for Cancer Advocacy

The CCCA is the leading national advocacy organization working to achieve access to less toxic and more effective pediatric cancer therapies; to expand resources for research and specialized care; and to address the unique need and challenges of childhood cancer survivors and their families. CCCA leads the effort to ensure that these needs and perspectives of children with cancer are integrated into the highest deliberations on health care and cancer policy at the Federal level.

Visit Children's Cause for Cancer Advocacy.

Colon Cancer Alliance

The Colon Cancer Alliance (CCA) is a community that provides hope and support to patients and their families, while saving lives through screening, access, awareness, advocacy and research.

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Family Caregiver Alliance

Founded in 1977, Family Caregiver Alliance was the first community-based nonprofit organization in the country to address the needs of families and friends providing long-term care at home. Long recognized as a pioneer in health services, FCA now offers programs at national, state and local levels to support and sustain caregivers.

Visit the Family Caregiver Alliance.

Fight Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cancer killer in the United States, and Fight Colorectal Cancer demands a cure. We offer support for patients, family members, and caregivers, and we serve as a resource for colorectal cancer advocates, policymakers, medical professionals, and healthcare providers. Additionally, we do everything we can to increase and improve research—at all stages of development and for all stages of cancer.

Visit Fight Colorectal Cancer.

FORCE: Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered

Founded in 1999, FORCE is a national nonprofit dedicated to people and families affected by hereditary breast and ovarian cancer (HBOC). With over 50 outreach groups in the U.S., FORCE is the voice of the HBOC community, providing support, education and awareness to help those facing or at high risk for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer know their healthcare options and make informed decisions. The organization is the leader in guiding critical research and policy issues that impact the HBOC community.

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Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

The mission of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.

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Since 1997, LIVESTRONG has been working to improve the lives of people affected by cancer. They started as a small group trying to raise money to fight the disease. As cancer has quietly become the world's leading cause of death, their work has expanded and now reaches every corner of the globe.


Living Beyond Breast Cancer

Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC) is dedicated to assisting you, whether you are newly diagnosed, in treatment, recently completed treatment, are years beyond or are living with metastatic breast cancer. We are also here for your family members, caregivers, friends and healthcare providers to provide breast cancer information and support.

Visit Living Beyond Breast Cancer.

Lung Cancer Alliance

Lung Cancer Alliance is the only national non-profit organization dedicated solely to providing support and advocacy for people living with or at risk for the disease. Our mission is to lead the movement to reverse decades of stigma and neglect by empowering patients, elevating awareness and changing health policy.

Visit Lung Cancer Alliance.

Lung Cancer Research Foundation

The Lung Cancer Research Foundation’s (LCRF) mission is to improve lung cancer outcomes by funding research for the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure of lung cancer. In addition to research, LCRF focuses on lung cancer awareness and educational programs. The Foundation also hosts community events nationwide through the Free to Breathe Events Program.

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LUNGevity Foundation

LUNGevity Foundation is firmly committed to making an immediate impact on increasing quality of life and survivorship of people with lung cancer by accelerating research into early detection and more effective treatments, as well as providing community, support, and education for all those affected by the disease.

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Lymphoma Research Foundation

The Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF) is the nation's largest non-profit organization devoted exclusively to funding innovative lymphoma research and providing people with lymphoma and healthcare professionals with up-to-date information about this type of cancer. LRF's mission is to eradicate lymphoma and serve those touched by this disease.

Visit the Lymphoma Research Foundation.

The MAX Foundation

The MAX Foundation is a global health non-profit organization that believes that all people living with cancer have the right to access the best treatment and support. Through personalized access services, quality training and education, and global advocacy efforts, we aim to help people face cancer with dignity and hope.

Visit the MAX Foundation.

Melanoma International Foundation

The Melanoma International Foundation (MIF) is a nonprofit organization created to provide the scientifically sound guidance and support our founder could not find when she was diagnosed with melanoma.

Visit the Melanoma International Foundation.

Melanoma Research Alliance

The mission of the Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA) is to end suffering and death due to melanoma by collaborating with all stakeholders to accelerate powerful research, advance cures for all patients, and prevent more melanomas.

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Melanoma Research Foundation

To support medical research for finding effective treatments and eventually a cure for melanoma. To educate patients and physicians about the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of melanoma. To act as an advocate for the melanoma community to raise awareness of this disease and the need for a cure.

Visit the Melanoma Research Foundation.

Metastatic Breast Cancer Network

MBCN is a national, independent, nonprofit, patient advocacy group dedicated to the unique concerns of the women and men living with metastatic breast cancer. We strive to help those living with stage IV breast cancer be their own best advocate through providing education and information on treatments and coping with the disease.

Visit Metastatic Breast Cancer Network.

METAvivor Research and Support, Inc.

METAvivor exists to sustain hope for those living with metastatic breast cancer (MBC). Passionately committed patients ourselves, we rally public attention to the urgent needs of the MBC community, help patients find strength through support and purpose, and make every dollar count as we work with researchers to regain longevity with quality of life.

Visit METAvivor.

Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation

The mission of the MMRF is to relentlessly pursue innovative means that accelerate the development of next-generation multiple myeloma treatments to extend the lives of patients and lead to a cure. As the world’s number-one private funder of multiple myeloma research, the MMRF has raised $300 million since its inception and directs nearly 90% of total budget to research and related programming.

Visit the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation. is a nonprofit organization that encourages cancer patients and caregivers to create free, customized websites. Our mission is to empower patients to build an online support community of family and friends to foster connection, inspiration, and healing.


National Alliance for Caregiving

The National Alliance for Caregiving is a nonprofit coalition of national organizations focusing on advancing family caregiving through research, innovation, and advocacy. The Alliance conducts research, does policy analysis, develops national best-practice programs, and works to increase public awareness of family caregiving issues.

Visit the National Alliance for Caregiving.

National Breast Cancer Coalition

NBCC's mission is to eradicate breast cancer by focusing the administration, U.S. Congress, research institutions and consumer advocates on breast cancer. NBCC encourages all those concerned about this disease to become advocates for action and change. The Coalition informs, trains and directs patients and others in effective advocacy efforts. Nationwide, women and men are increasing the awareness of breast cancer public policy by participating in legislative, scientific and regulatory decisions, promoting positive media coverage and actively working to raise public awareness.

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National Cervical Cancer Coalition

First founded in 1996, The National Cervical Cancer Coalition (NCCC) is a growing coalition of people battling cervical cancer and HPV related issues.

Visit the National Cervical Cancer Coalition.

National Ovarian Cancer Coalition

The mission of the NOCC is to raise awareness and promote education about ovarian cancer. The Coalition is committed to improving the survival rate and quality of life for women with ovarian cancer.

Visit the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition.

Nueva Vida

Founded in 1996 by a group of breast cancer survivors and Latino health professionals, Nueva Vida offers a continuum of culturally appropriate services to support Latina women diagnosed with cancer in the metropolitan areas of Washington DC, Baltimore and Richmond.

Visit Nueva Vida.

Ovarian Cancer National Alliance

The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance is the foremost advocate for women with ovarian cancer in the United States. To advance the interests of women with ovarian cancer, the Alliance advocates at a national level for increases in research funding for the development of an early detection test, improved health care practices, and life-saving treatment protocols. The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance educates health care professionals and raises public awareness of the risks, signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer.

Visit the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance.

Patient Advocate Foundation

Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) is a national 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization which provides professional case management services to Americans with chronic, life threatening and debilitating illnesses. PAF case managers serve as active liaisons between the patient and their insurer, employer and/or creditors to resolve insurance, job retention and/or debt crisis matters as they relate to their diagnosis also assisted by doctors and healthcare attorneys. Patient Advocate Foundation seeks to safeguard patients through effective mediation assuring access to care, maintenance of employment and preservation of their financial stability.

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Patient Empowerment Network

Patient Empowerment Network (PEN) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. PEN’s mission is to fortify cancer patients and care partners with the knowledge and tools to boost their confidence, put them in control of their healthcare journey, and assist them in receiving the best, most personalized care available.

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Rosalynn Carter Institute of Caregiving

The Rosalynn Carter Institute establishes local, state and national partnerships committed to building quality long-term, home and community-based services.

Visit the Rosalynn Carter Institute of Caregiving.

Sisters Network

Sisters Network Inc. is committed to increasing local and national attention to the devastating impact that breast cancer has in the African-American community.

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Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation

Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the global leader of the breast cancer movement, having invested more than $1.9 billion since inception in 1982. As the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists, working together to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. Thanks to events like the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® and the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure®, and generous contributions from partners, sponsors and fellow supporters, we have become the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world.

Visit Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

Young Survival Coalition

Young Survival Coalition (YSC) is the premier global organization dedicated to the critical issues unique to young women who are diagnosed with breast cancer. YSC offers resources, connections and outreach so women feel supported, empowered and hopeful.

Visit Young Survival Coalition.