We also have a Triple Negative Breast Cancer page.
We’ve partnered with Susan G. Komen to offer a specialized breast care helpline. Call 877-GO KOMEN (1-877-465-6636).
CancerCare has also partnered with the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation to assist and support women with triple-negative breast cancer. Call 877-880-TNBC (877-880-8622).
Find resources and support to manage your financial concerns. Limited assistance from CancerCare® is available to eligible families for cancer-related costs.
Connect with others in our free support groups led by oncology social workers.
- Breast Cancer Patient Support Group
- Metastatic Breast Cancer Patient Support Group
- Susan G. Komen Metastatic Breast Cancer Patient Support Group
- Susan G. Komen Young Adults With Breast Cancer Support Group
- Triple Negative Breast Cancer Patient Support Group
- Breast Cancer Support Group (New Jersey)
If you live in New York, New Jersey, or Connecticut, learn about and view the full calendar of our free community programs.
Connect Education Workshops
Listen in by telephone or online as leading experts in oncology provide up-to-date information about cancer-related issues in one-hour workshops. Podcasts are also available.
- Updates on Metastatic Breast Cancer from the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS)
- Updates in the Treatment of Estrogen Receptor (ER) Positive, Progesterone Receptor (PR) Positive & HER2 Positive Breast Cancer from the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS)
- The Latest Developments Reported at the 39th Annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS)
- Living with Metastatic Breast Cancer
- Coping with the Stresses of Caregiving When Your Loved One Has Triple Negative Breast Cancer
- Update on Triple Negative Breast Cancer
- Triple Negative Breast Cancer and African American Women
- Highlights from the 2016 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting
- Precision Medicine in Breast Cancer
- Update on Triple Negative Breast Cancer
- Updates in the Treatment of Estrogen Receptor (ER) Positive, Progesterone Receptor (PR) Positive & HER2 Positive Breast Cancer
- The Latest Developments Reported at the 38th Annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium
- Living with Metastatic Breast Cancer
- Highlights from the 2015 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting
- Treatment of Estrogen Receptor (ER) Positive & Progesterone Receptor (PR) Positive Breast Cancer & Triple Negative Breast Cancer
- Updates in the Treatment of HER2 Positive Breast Cancer
- Update on Early Stage Breast Cancer
- Caring for Your Bones When You Have Breast Cancer
- Update on Ductal Carcinoma in Situ (DCIS)
- Managing the Side Effects of Immunotherapy
- Living with Cancer Throughout The Cancer Journey
- Understanding the Role of Immunotherapy in Treating Cancer
Read or order our free Connect booklets and fact sheets offering easy-to-read information about the latest cancer treatments, managing side effects and coping with cancer.
- Diagnostic Tests for Early-Stage Breast CancerNew!
- Mastectomy and Lumpectomy: Understanding Your Treatment OptionsNew!
- Prostheses ResourcesNew!
- Treatment Update: Breast Cancer With Highlights from the 2015 San Antonio Breast Cancer SymposiumNew!
- After a Breast Cancer Diagnosis: Questions to Ask Your Doctor
- Breast Cancer: Coping With Your Changing Feelings
- Caregiving for Your Loved One With Triple Negative Breast Cancer
- Caregiving Tips: Supporting Your Spouse or Partner With Breast Cancer
- Coping With Challenging Side Effects of Breast Cancer Treatment
- Coping With Triple Negative Breast Cancer
- Early Detection and Breast Cancer
- Managing Practical Concerns Raised by Metastatic Breast Cancer
- Newly Diagnosed African American Women: What You Need to Know
- Treatment Update: Breast Cancer, with Highlights from the 2014 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium
- Your Guide to the Latest Cancer Research and Treatments: Highlights From the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
- Your Guide to the Latest Cancer Research and Treatments: Highlights From the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
- Caregiving for Your Loved One With CancerNew!
- Coping With Cancer: Tools to Help You Live
- Communicating With Your Health Care Team
- Helping Children When a Family Member Has Cancer
- Understanding and Managing Chemotherapy Side Effects
- If You've Just Been Diagnosed
- Caring Advice for Caregivers: How Can You Help Yourself?
- Finding Resources in Your Community
- Sources of Financial Assistance
- “What Can I Say to a Newly Diagnosed Loved One?”
Every month, featured experts answer your questions about coping with cancer. View all questions and answers.
- How long after completing breast cancer treatments can you still feel fatigued? Should I have any special follow-up?
- I'm 43 years old, married and going to have a mastectomy. I'm insecure about how my body is going to look and being intimate with my husband. How can I maintain my femininity and a positive body image?
- My mom is about to undergo chemotherapy for breast cancer and there are so many chemotherapies to choose from. Can you tell me if a test is available to determine the best treatment prior to her starting treatment? What else might you recommend for her to do once she begins her treatment?
- I've just started treatment for breast cancer and I need to talk about my fears and concerns with the people who are closest to me. But my family just says, "Oh, you'll be fine" and to stay positive. How I can I get them to listen?
- My mother was recently diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer and about 2 years ago, began to show signs of dementia. Can you refer me to resources regarding providing care to patients with dementia and cancer? My elderly father is the primary caregiver and I am an out of town caregiver.
- I am a lesbian and my family is not accepting of this. I recently have been diagnosed with breast cancer, and I'm really feeling the loss of having family for support. I'm not sure if it would make a difference to speak with them - should I tell my family about my diagnosis?
- Since being diagnosed with breast cancer, I can't seem to keep on top of things like I used to and it seems like I'm in a fog. I've mentioned this to my doctor but I think his focus is more on my treatment and less on my concerns. Anything I can say to make him listen?
- I was diagnosed with DCIS last year and my family's reaction has been "it's not really cancer". It hurts me that during my biopsies, lumpectomies and radiation, no one asked how I was doing. How do I get over the disappointment with my family and manage the stress of my own diagnosis?
- I'm trying to prepare myself mentally about having a mastectomy. I don't think I would ever want to look at my body again, much less expect my significant other to ever find me attractive. Not sure what to do...
- I have been treated for breast cancer and I just don't feel like being intimate. Is this due to my treatments or did I just change as a person? My partner is concerned and wants to know if we will ever be intimate again?
- My mother has stage 4 breast cancer and I'd like to know if she would be eligible for any clinical trials.
- I've just been diagnosed with breast cancer. Even with insurance, I have many out-of-pocket expenses. What organizations can help me?
- I need information or possibly first hand knowledge of how Tamoxifen affects men. I am a male with breast cancer undergoing this treatment and I'm not sure how I'm supposed to feel but it doesn't feel normal. Can you help?
- I've recently started treatment for breast cancer. What can I do to reduce my risk of bone fractures?
- I was diagnosed with breast cancer in late 2010. I received 6 rounds of chemotherapy, and I still experience severe knee pain. Is this pain related to the chemotherapy and when will it end?
- I fear I have breast cancer...I have no insurance and lost my job. My symptoms have become too huge to ignore. What can I do?
- My mom was recently diagnosed with breast cancer and she has to pay almost $500 in co-pays for her medicine. How can we get help?
- I'm 32, and am in treatment for early stage breast cancer. I feel like I'm burdening my friends and husband with my anxiety, but I also need to talk. I'm looking for a therapist, but maybe there are other things I can do to help myself? My husband is supportive, but not very emotional.
- My wife is receiving chemotherapy for breast cancer and I know the holidays will be hard. Do you have any suggestions as to what I can do to help her?
- I'm looking for help. I do not have insurance and do not think I qualify for any charitable help. I need surgery for breast cancer and chemotherapy. Is there anywhere I can get help?
- I had a lumpectomy and lymph nodes removed for breast cancer in January 2013 and was out of work until July due to complications. I have insurance, but am left with a stack of bills that I owe for my care during this year. My insurance has a $600 deductible, and I have to pay 20% of what my insurance does not cover. I am unable to find any help other than for the medication related to the cancer and am extremely stressed over this. My husband is disabled and on a fixed income. Is there any help out there for co-pays and deductibles not related to medication? Thank you for any help you can give me.
- I have metastatic breast cancer. I drive from Spartanberg, SC to Charleston, SC once a month and stay over for about two nights for treatment. Is there any help you give for transportation and/or lodging costs?
- Is there a way to find triple-negative breast cancer specialists? And are there specific support groups or programs to speak with women with triple-negative breast cancer?
- Where can I find treatment guidelines and recommendations for triple-negative breast cancer?
- I am 40 years old and had my first mammogram. It showed an area that they believe is probably benign (not cancer). They said that I have dense tissue and that it can be harder to evaluate the results. What can I do? How can I help myself?
- My sister has stage four breast cancer, which is now gone to her bones and other places. My question is, I would like to see her remaining months happy and would like to see her smile, though with her bad teeth from the chemo her teeth are all broken or dead, she can't afford to get them fixed. Do you know where we could get help for her?
- How do I tell my 5-year-old child that my mother-in-law has breast cancer?
- My sister has breast cancer, and now she has lymphedema as a result of her breast removal. Her therapist wants her to get a sleeve and glove. She went to be fitted and found the cost would be about $340. Medicare nor insurance will pay anything on this. Is there any funding available for this expense?
Magnolia Meals at Home
A meal delivery program that helps patients by providing nourishing meals to households affected by breast cancer, thyroid cancer, kidney cancer or soft tissue sarcoma. Is currently available in and around Woodcliff Lake, NJ, Andover, MA and Raleigh-Durham, NC (as well as areas in New York, New Hampshire and Boston, MA). For more information please visit magnoliamealsathome.com or contact Kathy Nugent, LCSW at 800-813-4673, ext. 6809.
Stories of Help and Hope
Read inspiring personal accounts from people affected by cancer and the ways they've found to cope.
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- Susan T., Diagnosed with breast cancer
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