Other Resources For Patients
Breast Cancer Resource Center of Texas
BCRC provides information, education, and support through a range of free services, including face-to-face support groups, seminars, online forums, and guidance from Certified Patient Navigators – all survivors themselves.
Living Beyond Breast Cancer
LBBC’s services are available in print, online, by phone and in person. This national organization provides educational webinars and guides in print, as well as real help over the phone through its helpline. Dr. Fisher’s patient care coordinator is a trained Young Advocate with LBBC.
Hope Scarves helps survivors share scarves and inspiration with those going through treatment. When you request a scarf, you will also receive the stories of the women who wore it before you.
The Livestrong Foundation offers free navigation services and other resources to those newly diagnosed, those in treatment, and survivors.
The Pink Fund
The Pink Fund provides short-term financial relief for patients struggling during treatment and recovery.
Young Survival Coalition
This group is dedicated to young women diagnosed with breast cancer. They provide informational guides, online forums, and one-on-one peer support.
This company, founded by breast cancer survivors, makes lightweight, comfortable head coverings for those going through chemotherapy.
CancerCare offers counseling and support groups both online and over the telephone. They also provide financial assistance for co-pays, transportation, home and childcare.
Breast Cancer Freebies
Breast Cancer Freebies collects information on free resources for cancer patients, including wigs, hats, services, and more.
American Cancer Society Austin
The American Cancer Society offers navigation services, rides to treatment, and ideas for coping with the side effects of treatment. Their Reach for Recovery program also connects patients to survivor volunteers for information and support.
National Comprehensive Cancer Network
This group provides informational guides for patients to help in talking to your doctors about treatment options.
Patient Advocate Foundation
This nonprofit provides mediation and arbitration services to patients, in addition to financial assistance for co-pays and information on other resources for the un- and under-insured.
Now What? A Patient’s Guide to Recovery After Mastectomy
This book draws on the authors’ own mastectomy experiences and a survey of other survivors to provide an abundance of information on what to expect after surgery and practical advice for recovery after mastectomy and breast reconstruction.