Resources / Links

Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition

The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC) is a 501(c)(3) organization offering statewide programs and services. The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc. empowers our community by raising awareness of breast health issues through survivorship support services, outreach, and education, in order to facilitate the early detection and treatment of breast cancer.

Healthy Delaware Consortium

The Delaware Cancer Consortium was originally formed as the Delaware Advisory Council on Cancer Incidence and Mortality in March 2001 to advise the governor and legislature on the causes of cancer incidence and mortality and potential methods for reducing both. Visit the Delaware Cancer Consortium’s website to connect with committee members, reports and find the latest cancer information affecting Delaware.

Public Health

PublicHealth.org addresses the question, ‘What is public health?’ by giving you the tools to research careers and degree programs so you can make a difference in this growing sector of the healthcare industry.

Screening for Life

Screening for Life provides payment for cancer screening tests to qualified Delaware adults. The program is a cooperative effort of the Delaware Division of Public Health and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Asbestos and Breast Cancer

Asbestos.com is a website and advocacy group that helps the victims of asbestos exposure and their loved ones. Asbestos is a carcinogen that has been linked conclusively to other health conditions like mesothelioma cancer, but its exact correlation to breast cancer is uncertain.

National Breast Cancer Coalition

An advocate driven site that reviews the current news, research and controversies in breast cancer. “We hear a lot of messages about prevention, screening, and treatment of breast cancer.  But how do we know what is true?  Here at KnowBreastCancer.org we give you the facts and evidence behind the major issues in breast cancer so you can decide for yourself.  Read what women and men who have had breast cancer have to say.  Then become an advocate for yourself and others.  Be empowered by becoming informed.  Join in the work of the National Breast Cancer Coalition to eradicate breast cancer.

National Breast Cancer Coalition

Founded in 1991, the National Breast Cancer Coalition (NBCC) is a collaboration of activists, survivors, researchers, policy-makers, grassroots groups and national organizations that have come together as disruptive innovators for social change.

We link hundreds of organizations and tens of thousands of individuals from across the country into a dynamic, diverse coalition that gives breast cancer a meaningful voice in Washington, D.C., and state capitals; in laboratories and health care institutions; and in local communities everywhere.

The Lymphedema Treatment Act (LTA)

The Lymphedema Treatment Act (LTA) is a federal bill that aims to improve insurance coverage for the medically necessary, doctor-prescribed compression supplies that are the cornerstone of lymphedema treatment.

Breastcancer.org

Our mission is to help people make sense of the complex medical and personal information about breast health and breast cancer, so they can make the best decisions for their lives.

Sharsheret

Sharsheret, a national non-profit organization, improves the lives of Jewish women and families living with or at increased genetic risk for breast or ovarian cancer through personalized support and saves lives through educational outreach. While our expertise is in young women and Jewish families as related to breast cancer and ovarian cancer,* Sharsheret programs serve all women and men.

Susan G. Komen for the Cure Breast Cancer Foundation

Komen for the Cure is the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists fighting to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. Thanks to events like the Komen Race for the Cure, we have invested more than $1.2 billion to fulfill our promise, becoming the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world. Financial aid is available up to $500.

Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Foundation

The Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Foundation*s mission is to raise awareness of triple-negative breast cancer and to support scientists and researchers in their efforts to determine the definitive causes so they can develop effective detection, diagnosis, prevention and treatment. It also works to increase awareness and support for this sub-type of cancer.

FORCE: Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered

To improve the lives of individuals and families affected by hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. FORCE accomplishes this mission by providing expert-reviewed information to help people make informed medical decisions. Our supportive community of peers and professionals ensures no one faces hereditary cancer alone. FORCE is a champion, advocating for access to care, and better treatment and prevention options.

Genentech

Genentech is a biotechnology company dedicated to pursuing groundbreaking science to discover and develop medicines for people with serious and life-threatening diseases. Our transformational discoveries include the first targeted antibody for cancer and the first medicine for primary progressive multiple sclerosis.

Myriad

Myriad Genetics is a leading genetic testing and precision medicine company dedicated to advancing health and wellbeing for all. Myriad discovers and commercializes genetic tests that determine the risk of developing disease, assess the risk of disease progression, and guide treatment decisions across medical specialties where critical genetic insights can significantly improve patient care and lower healthcare costs.

National LGBT Cancer Network

The National LGBT Cancer Network works to improve the lives of LGBT cancer survivors and those at risk by: educating the LGBT community about our increased cancer risks and the importance of screening and early detection; training health care providers to offer more culturally-competent, safe and welcoming care; and advocating for LGBT survivors in mainstream cancer organizations, the media and research.

Whitman-Walker Health

Our mission is to offer affirming community-based health and wellness services to all with a special expertise in LGBTQ and HIV care. We empower all persons to live healthy, love openly, and achieve equality and inclusion. Through multiple locations throughout DC, we provide stigma-free care to anyone who walks through our doors. We are proud and honored to be a place where the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer communities, as well to those living with or affected by HIV feel supported, welcomed and respected. We strive to be a place where we see the person first; a healthcare home where you will be treated with the dignity, respect and love.

Start by reviewing the Breast Care Assistance Fund application that is relevant to the county in which you reside. Please print and complete the application and mail it to:

Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition

Attn: Lois Wilkinson

165 Commerce Way Ste 2

Dover, Delaware 19904

For additional questions or concerns, please contact Lois Wilkinson at 302-672-6435.

Financial Assistance (New Castle County)

If you are a New Castle County Delaware resident in active treatment for breast cancer and experiencing extreme financial hardship, please print and complete the application linked above and mail it to Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition Attn: Lois Wilkinson 165 Commerce Way, Suite 2 Dover, Delaware 19904. Made possible through a grant from Incyte. For additional questions or concerns, please contact:  Lois Wilkinson at 302-672-6435.

Financial Assistance (Kent County)

If you are a Kent County Delaware resident in active treatment for breast cancer and experiencing extreme financial hardship, please print and complete the application linked above and mail it to Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition Attn: Lois Wilkinson 165 Commerce Way, Suite 2 Dover, Delaware 19904. Made possible through a grant from the Potter Trust of the CenDel Foundation. For additional questions or concerns, please contact:  Lois Wilkinson at 302-672-6435.

Financial Assistance (Sussex County)

If you are a Sussex County Delaware resident in active treatment for breast cancer and experiencing extreme financial hardship, please print and complete the application linked above and mail it to Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition Attn: Lois Wilkinson 165 Commerce Way, Suite 2 Dover, Delaware 19904. Made possible through a grant from Incyte. For additional questions or concerns, please contact:  Lois Wilkinson at 302-672-6435.

Cancer Support Community

We are dedicated to ensuring that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community.

Money Geek: Managing Finances and Covering the Mortgage During Cancer Treatment

Susan G. Komen

Susan G. Komen is the ONLY organization that addresses breast cancer on multiple fronts such as research, community health, global outreach and public policy initiatives in order to make the biggest impact against this disease.

Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania

The latest news on cancer treatment, cancer research, oncology advances, and cancer clinical trials.

Bayhealth Oncology Services

Bayhealth’s Oncology Services is a team of medical professionals – including medical and radiation oncologists, nurses, therapists, social workers and others – who provide the most comprehensive cancer services using the most advanced medical technologies and state-of-the-art equipment. Sophisticated technologies are combined with a personal touch and coordinated care to assure the best outcomes possible.

Beebe Healthcare

Beebe’s Breast Health program offers individualized treatment with the support of Medical, Radiation and Surgical Oncologists, clinical coordinators, care providers, and Breast Health Nurse Navigators who are with you during your entire journey. Beebe’s breast-care experts provide comprehensive breast care for both women and men, and treat a wide range of breast conditions, including breast cancer and benign breast conditions. Beebe’s team also follows women who are at an increased risk for developing breast cancer.

Christiana Care, Union Hospital

ChristianaCare, Union Hospital is an award-winning, full-service community hospital located in Elkton, Maryland. Nationally recognized for clinical excellence in the treatment and prevention of disease, our not-for-profit hospital is dedicated to providing superior, personalized, quality health care to our neighbors, families, and friends.

Fox Chase Cancer Center

Fox Chase Cancer Center, part of the Temple University Health System, is committed to clinical excellence, research expertise, and community health. These initiatives earned us a National Cancer Institute (NCI) designation as one of the first comprehensive cancer centers in the country and one of only 51 in the nation to earn this full designation by the federal government’s principal agency for cancer research and training.


Helen F. Graham Cancer Center and Research Institute

Christiana Care’s Helen F. Graham Cancer Center centralizes a vast array of outpatient services under one roof, making care more convenient, efficient, and effective. The Center features unique multidisciplinary medical services that include teams of specialists that patients can see all in one visit.

Johns Hopkins Breast Center

Comprehensive, multidisciplinary breast care program, offering a full spectrum of clinical and support services, from screening and diagnosis to treatment and counseling.

MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper

When it comes to fighting cancer, you want the best team by your side. Today, at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper, you have access to the most advanced cancer care. Through our partnership with the world-renowned MD Anderson Cancer Center, MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper has taken cancer care in our region to a whole new level.

Penn Medicine Abramson Cancer Center

Penn Medicine’s Abramson Cancer Center is a world leader in cancer research, patient care and education. Our preeminent position is reflected in our continuous designation as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) since 1973, one of 51 such centers in the United States.

PHMC Public Health Campus on Cedar (formerly Mercy Hospital)

The PHMC Public Health Campus on Cedar is founded on the guiding principle of providing high-quality, community-informed, patient-centered health care and social services supporting the needs of the facility’s West and Southwest Philadelphia neighbors. The Coalition’s goals for the new public health campus focus on health equity and aim to provide the community with access to primary and behavioral health care, emergency services, acute care services, substance use treatment, and other social support services.

Saint Francis Health Care

A member of Trinity Health, Saint Francis offers emergency care, cardiology, cancer care, family medicine and women’s health among other services. In addition to providing health care in an acute setting, Saint Francis also offers LIFE (Living Independently for Elders), a program of all-inclusive care for seniors, a Home Care program and a variety of affiliated physician practices.

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Jefferson University Hospitals and Thomas Jefferson University are partners in providing excellent clinical and compassionate care for our patients in the Philadelphia region, educating the health professionals of tomorrow in a variety of disciplines and discovering new knowledge that will define the future of clinical care.

Tidal Health Allen Cancer Center

TidalHealth is here for you throughout life’s highs and lows. If you need care, support or want to learn ways to stay healthier, or you are a caregiver here to help a family member or loved one, we have resources to help you.

Coping With Cancer

Coping with Cancer is written by and for the cancer community with help from our editors. Professionals share their knowledge and experience in easy-to-read, relevant articles, and patients, caregivers, and survivors share their strategies for coping.

CURE: Cancer Updates, Research & Education

CURE: Cancer Updates‚ Research & Education is a quarterly magazine that combines the science and humanity of cancer for those who have to deal with it on a daily basis. CURE provides scientific information in easy-to-understand language with equally understandable illustrations. Free subscriptions are available through its website to cancer patients, survivors and caregivers.

Breast Cancer In Young Women from the CDC 

Most breast cancers are found in women who are 50 years old or older, but breast cancer also affects younger women. While breast cancer diagnosis and treatment are difficult for women of any age, young survivors may find it overwhelming. CDC is working to increase awareness of breast cancer and improve the health and quality of life of young breast cancer survivors and young women who are at higher risk of getting breast cancer. 

fertileHOPE

Fertile Hope is a national LIVESTRONG initiative dedicated to providing reproductive information, support and hope to cancer patients and survivors whose medical treatments present the risk of infertility.

Young Survival Coalition

The Young Survival Coalition is the only international, non-profit network of breast cancer survivors and supporters dedicated to the concerns and issues unique to young women with breast cancer.

Male Breast Cancer Coalition 

The Male Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC), a not-for-profit patient advocacy organization, brings everyone together to educate the world about male breast cancer.

Sisters on a Mission

Sisters on a Mission, Inc. is a 501©3, African-American Breast Cancer Support Group in Wilmington, DE.  It is our desire to increase education and awareness about breast cancer and other cancers, which increases the chance of survival as individuals become proactive in their approach to health issues that affect their lives and communities.

Sisters Network, Inc.

Sisters Network, Inc. is committed to increasing local and national attention to the devastating impact that breast cancer has in the African American community. They offer financial support for medical-related expenses, a faith-based educational outreach program, and breast health awareness programs.

Choose Health Delaware

Visit Choose Health Delaware’s website to learn about Delaware’s health insurance reform and insurance marketplace. The marketplace offers health insurance for all. Locally trained and certified guides are also available to walk you through the enrollment process.

Disability Benefits Help

An article on qualifying for Social Security disability benefits with breast cancer. The resource covers qualifying with different forms and stages of breast cancer.

Screenings for Life

If you don’t have insurance or if your insurance doesn’t pay for cancer screenings, Screening for Life can provide you with the screenings you need, when you need them. Call Screening for Life at (302)744-1040 to find out if you are eligible.

Mental Health 

Behavioral health – which includes mental health, substance use, and more – is a key part of your overall well-being. Brief screenings are the quickest way to determine if you or someone you care about should connect with a behavioral health professional. Think of these as a checkup from your neck up. This program is completely anonymous and confidential, and immediately following the brief questionnaire you will see your results, recommendations, and key resources.

National Breast Cancer Foundation

The National Breast Cancer Foundation’s mission is to save lives by increasing awareness of breast cancer through education and by providing mammograms for those in need. Has excellent videos and interactive presentations about breast cancer.


National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Coordinates the National Cancer Program, which conducts and supports research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer, rehabilitation from cancer, and the continuing care of cancer patients and the families of cancer patients.

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship

The National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship is the oldest survivor-led cancer advocacy organization in the country and a highly respected authentic voice at the federal level, advocating for quality cancer care for all Americans and empowering cancer survivors.

National Lymphedema Network

Internationally recognized non-profit organization to provide education and guidance to lymphedema patients, health care professionals and the general public by disseminating information on the prevention and management of primary and secondary lymphedema.
The Lymphedema Treatment Act (LTA):https://lymphedematreatmentact.org/
The Lymphedema Treatment Act (LTA) is a federal bill that aims to improve insurance coverage for the medically necessary, doctor-prescribed compression supplies that are the cornerstone of lymphedema treatment.

211-Delaware Cancer Helpline 

Delaware’s free human service referrals and community resources.

American Cancer Society

Nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.

Angel Flight East

The mission of Angel Flight East is to provide free air transportation to qualified patients and their families by arranging flights to distant medical facilities, delivering supplies to disaster areas, and reuniting families during desperate times.

Breastcancer.org

A non-profit organization dedicated to providing the most reliable, complete, and up-to-date information about breast cancer with the mission of helping women and their loved ones make sense of the complex medical and personal information about breast cancer in order to make the best decisions for their lives.

CancerCare

Founded in 1944, CancerCare is the leading national organization providing free, professional support services and information to help people manage the emotional, practical and financial challenges of cancer.

Cancer Care Connection

Cancer Care Connection is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization formed in 2000. We help people make well-informed decisions through professional coaching, personalized information, and resource connections. And help people affected by cancer to navigate the full range of issues they face, make informed decisions, and take action on their own behalf.

Cancer Support Community – Delaware (formerly The Wellness Community – Delaware):

Dedicated to helping people with cancer and their loved ones by providing professionally led programs of emotional support, education and hope as an integral part of conventional medical treatment.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/breast/index.htm

Lance Armstrong Foundation

The Lance Armstrong Foundation (LAF) is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for those living with, through and beyond cancer. LAF focuses its activities on survivorship education and resources, community programs, national advocacy initiatives and research.

Living Beyond Breast Cancer

A non-profit educational organization committed to empowering all women affected by breast cancer to live as long as possible with the best quality of life.

Memory Care in Delaware

Based on conversations we have had with families across the US, it can be an overwhelming and heartbreaking time; and there are many questions since every situation is unique. We created a detailed guide to help families find the best memory care facility in Delaware.

Nueva Vida

A support network for Latinas with cancer & their families in the Washington, DC, & Baltimore metro area whose mission is to inform, support, and empower Latinas whose lives are affected by cancer and to advocate for and facilitate the timely access to state of the art cancer care. 

Sharsheret

Sharsheret, a national non-profit organization, improves the lives of Jewish women and families living with or at increased genetic risk for breast or ovarian cancer through personalized support and saves lives through educational outreach.B

American Society of Clinical Oncology

Cancer.Net brings the expertise and resources of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the voice of the world’s cancer physicians, to people living with cancer and those who care for and care about them. All the information and content on Cancer.Net was developed and approved by the ASCO cancer doctors.

Army of Women

The Love Research Army an initiative of the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation, thanks to a generous grant from the Avon Foundation for Women offers a revolutionary new opportunity for YOU to partner with research scientists to move breast cancer beyond a cure.

Assisted Living Research Institute

An industry-leading research organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of older adults by compiling comprehensive research, the latest studies, and real-world insight from experts, caregivers, and seniors into easy-to-understand actionable guides and resources. We have a dedicated section that provides extremely well detailed and thorough information for families and senior citizens around emerging assistive technologies for fall prevention.

Inflammatory Breast Cancer Research Foundation

Dedicated to the advancement of research of inflammatory breast cancer, leading to finding its causes and increasing the effectiveness of its treatment.

RT Answers

Answers to your Radiation Therapy questions. A patient education site sponsored by the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology.

SingleCare

For cancer patients, medication is a critical aspect of recovery. A patient’s specific mix of medications will be designed in consultation with a care team. Those medications will work best when given at the proper doses and times. This guide will help cancer patients and caregivers successfully manage the storage, dosage, and special circumstances related to cancer medication

Nueva Vida

A support network for Latinas with cancer & their families in the Washington, DC, & Baltimore metro area

Mission is to inform, support, and empower Latinas whose lives are affected by cancer and to advocate for and facilitate the timely access to state of the art cancer care. 

The Latino Cancer Institute

The Latino Cancer Institute (TLCI) is a nationwide community and research network dedicated to solving the issues and burden of Latino cancer.

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