Resources

Resources

Our goal is to provide support for all those diagnosed with breast cancer, but especially the young. We are here to assist you on your journey with breast cancer and to be a place you can feel you belong. We, as survivors, want to be an inspiration for you just as someone was for us when we needed it. This battle doesn’t have to be fought alone. We want to give you the resources available to help you travel through your diagnosis or to help you assist someone else on their journey.

Please feel free to check out the wonderful websites that have assisted us personally, programs available to you, and recommended books that we have compiled. If you would like to add anything that has been useful to you or someone you know, email us and let us know so that we may add it to the resources to help others.  

 

Websites and Programs

If you have been diagnosed with breast cancer and need FREE TREATMENT call the Pennsylvania Department of Health's HealthyWoman program at 1-800-215-7494.

To be eligible, you must:

~ be uninsured or underinsured
~ be a woman residing in PA who is a US citizen or an eligible alien
~ be under age 65

www.pabreastcancer.org

Mammogram Voucher Program 

This program provides mammograms and follow-up diagnostic services to uninsured
and underinsured women.  Early detection gives a women her best chance of surviving
breast cancer.  Yearly mammograms are key to finding cancer in its earliest stages. This
program provides mammograms and follow-up diagnostic services for women and men in
Central and Western Pennsylvania who qualify for:

♦   Screening Mammograms
♦   Diagnostic Mammograms
♦   Breast Sonograms
♦   Clinical Examination of the Breast
♦   Needle Aspirations and Biopsies
♦   Surgical Consultation

For more information call 1-888-687-0505
http://www.komenpittsburgh.org/understanding-breast-cancer/mammogram-voucher-program.html

 

The Regional Cancer Center
www.trcc.org
814-838-9000

StringsforaCURE
www.StringsforaCURE.com
814-456-2220

Susan G. Komen for the Cure
www.komen.org
1-877 Go KOMEN

American Cancer Society
www.cancer.org
1-800-ACS-2345

Young Survival Coalition
www.youngsurvival.org
1-646-257-3000

Breast Cancer Network of Strength
(Formerly known as Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization)
www.networkofstrength.org
1-800-221-2141

PA Breast Cancer Coalition
www.pabreastcancer.org
1-800-377-8828

Breastcancer.org
www.breastcancer.org

Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation
www.dslrf.org

The Love/Avon Army of Women

Planet Cancer
www.planetcancer.org

My Crazy Sexy Life

Cancer 101
www.cancer101.org

Glimmer of Hope
www.symbolofthecure.com/bc_research
 

Navigating the Journey
www.navigatingthejourney.com

 

Financial Resources

CanerCare Co-Payment Assistance Foundation
cancercarecopay.org

Patient Advocate Foundation
Co-Pay Relief Program
copays.org

 

Recommended Books

Why I Wore Lipstick to My Mastectomy by Geralyn Lucas

Nordie's at Noon: The Personal Stories of Four Women "Too Young" for Breast Cancer

Thanks for the Mammogram! by Laura Jensen Walker

Humor After the Tumor by Patty Gelman

Don't bet against me! by Deanna Favre with Angela Hunt

B.O.O.B.S. A Bunch of Outrageous Breast-Cancer Survivors compiled by Ann Kempner Fisher

Crazy, Sexy Cancer Tips by Kris Carr

Love, Medicine and Miracles by Bernie Siegel M.D.

Dr. Susan Love's Breast Book by Dr. Susan Love

Nowhere Hair by Sue Glader (Explains cancer and chemotherapy to kids) 

 

Hats and Prostheses

Pennsylvania Artificial Limb and Brace
5530 Peach St, Erie, PA 16509
Office - (814) 868-5231

PA Limb and Brace carries silicone breast forms, mastectomy and lumpectomy forms and post-mastectomy bras and apparel, along with lymphedema supplies.

TLC Catalog
www.tlcdirect.org
Wigs, hairpieces, head coverings and other useful products. Mastectomy products including breast forms, pocketed post-surgery bras, swim suits and camisoles.

The BeauBeau
www.4women.com
Head scarves designed specifically for hair loss due to chemotherapy, alopecia or other medical conditions.

Hats, Scarves and More
www.hatsscarvesandmore.com
Head coverings for women, men, teens and children with hair loss due to cancer, chemotherapy, alopecia, trichotillomania, lupus and other medical conditions.

Headcovers Unlimited
www.headcovers.com
Hats, turbans and other headwear for hair loss and cancer patients.

CJ Hats
http://www.cjhats.com
Hats, caps, scarves designed for REAL women experiencing REAL chemo.

Heavenly Hats
www.heavenlyhats.com
Collects and distributes brand new hats of all kinds to those heroes of all ages who lose their hair due to the treatment of cancer or the many other medical conditions which may cause hair loss.