The Advanced Breast Cancer Community

October 9, 2008 by  
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I’m excited to share about A NEW ONLINE COMMUNITY whose mission is to empower women living with metastatic breast cancer and help them make the best personal decisions about treatment, support services, and clinical trials.

Advanced Breast Cancer Community represents the collective thinking of a partnership among 13 of the leading breast cancer patient advocacy organizations in the United States

The Advocacy Group Partners include: – A resource of treatment and support information for people living with advanced breast cancer.

Breast Cancer Network of Strength (formerly Y-ME) – To ensure, through information, empowerment, and peer support, that no one faces breast cancer alone – Your lifeline to information about breast cancer.

Breast Cancer Research Foundation – Whose goal is to achieve prevention and a cure for breast cancer in our lifetime.

CancerCare – A national nonprofit organization that provides free, professional support services for anyone affected by cancer.

The Linda Creed Foundation – Committed to promoting breast health, fostering the healing process, and establishing a public agenda for prevention and cure.

Living Beyond Breast Cancer – Committed to promoting breast health, fostering the healing process, and establishing a public agenda for prevention and cure

Metastatic Breast Cancer Network – A proactive voice in the breast cancer community, dedicated to easing fear of metastatic disease, ending isolation, exposing misconceptions, and developing strategies for living with the disease and coping with treatment

SHARE – Self-help for Women with Breast or Ovarian Cancer – A community of women and men affected by breast or ovarian cancer, providing toll-free, peer hotlines seven days and evenings a week, survivor-led support groups, education programs, and advocacy opportunities, all in English & Spanish.

Sisters’ Network – Committed to increasing local and national attention to the devastating impact that breast cancer has in the African-American community.

Susan G. Komen for the Cure – Dedicated to saving lives and ending breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all, and energizing science to find the cures

The Wellness Community – An international nonprofit organization dedicated to providing free support, education, and hope to people with cancer and their loved ones.

Young Survival Coalition – Premier international, nonprofit network of breast cancer survivors and supporters dedicated to the concerns and issues that are unique to young women and breast cancer.

What This Community Provides:

  • Basic Resources for Better Understanding Recurrent and Metastatic Breast Cancer
  • Treatment Options, Guidelines and Decision Making Tools
  • The Latest News
  • Tools and Support
  • Community

More on Community:

The Advanced Breast Cancer Support Community is a safe, privacy-protected online space where patients, family members, friends, and caregivers meet and support one another

Once you join the community you have options to start a discussion, post a journal entry, meet others who are in the same place you are in your journey or simply update your profile.

Take a moment to visit The Advanced Breast Cancer Community and explore all it has to offer. Let me know what you think!

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