Each year, 1 in 8 U.S. women are diagnosed with breast cancer, and about 1 in 1000 U.S. men are diagnosed. During National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we want to ensure that everyone touched by cancer knows about all of the programs and services we offer, all free of charge. Additionally, in recognition of this awareness month, the Cancer Support Community is offering both new and ongoing programs and services for those affected specifically by breast cancer.
Cancer Experience Registry
Make your voice heard through CSC’s Cancer Experience Registry. This community enables researchers to learn about breast cancer survivors’ emotional and social needs at all stages of their journey. Join the Cancer Experience Registry: Breast Cancer or the Cancer Experience Registry: Metastatic Breast Cancer here (link to http://www.cancerexperienceregistry.org).
Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Metastatic Breast Cancer
As a part of our Frankly Speaking About Cancer series, this program focuses on the unique needs of women diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer and covers topics ranging from treatment and side effect information to quality of life issues. To order the free book or find a workshop near you, please click here (link to http://www.cancerexperienceregistry.org)..
Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Breast Reconstruction
Also a component of our Frankly Speaking series, this patient empowered book and and supplemental workshop simplifies complex information regarding breast reconstruction, and provides useful tools to help women speak openly with their physicians. Visit www.cancersupportcommunity.org.
The Cancer Support Hotline
Whether you are newly diagnosed, a long-time cancer survivor or caring for someone with cancer, we stand ready at 1-888-793-9355 to assist you in finding the support you need for yourself or your loved one. Our Cancer Support Hotline is staffed Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. ET.
Online Cancer Support
Connect with others affected by breast cancer in The Living Room, your online Cancer Support Community. The Living Room offers a full host of online services ranging from discussion boards available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to real-time, 90 minute chats facilitated by trained professionals. Visit www.cancersupportcommunity.org.