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Breast Cancer Information

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Find breast cancer information, free information pamphlets and find out how you can help promote breast cancer awareness.

 

National Alliance of Breast Cancer Organizations: Based in New York City, the National Alliance of Breast Cancer Organizations® (NABCO®) is the leading non-profit information and education resource on breast cancer in the U.S.

 

Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization: The mission of Y-Me is to ensure, through information, empowerment and peer support, that no one faces breast cancer alone. They offer a 24 hr telephone support services.

 

The Breast Cancer Site: Founded to help offer free mammograms to underprivileged women nationwide — women for whom early detection would not otherwise be possible. With the simple, daily click of a pink button at The Breast Cancer Site, visitors help provide mammograms to those in need. Visitors pay nothing. Funding is paid by site sponsors and benefits the nonprofit National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.

 

The National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.: A nonprofit organization dedicated to providing information and education to women about breast cancer. They are supported by private contributions.

 

National Breast Cancer Coalition: The National Breast Cancer Coalition is a grassroots advocacy effort in the fight against breast cancer. In 1991, the Coalition was formed with one mission, to eradicate breast cancer through action and advocacy.

 

Breast Cancer Action:  Carries the voices of people affected by breast cancer to inspire and compel the changes necessary to end the breast cancer epidemic.

 

The Breast Cancer Fund (TBCF): Identifies — and advocates for elimination of — the environmental and other preventable causes of the disease. Founded in 1992, TBCF works from the knowledge that breast cancer is not simply a personal tragedy, but a public health priority that demands action from all.

 

Susan G Komen Foundation: Since 1982, Komen for the Cure has played a critical role in every major advance in the fight against breast cancer – transforming how the world talks about and treats this disease and helping to turn millions of breast cancer patients into breast cancer survivors. 

 

Breast Cancer Online (BCO): Aims to facilitate timely access to new trends and topical information in breast cancer for healthcare professionals.

 

Breast Cancer Research: Source for peer-reviewed biological and translational research, reviews and opinions relevant to breast cancer.

 

Free Online Assessment:  Estimate your risk of breast cancer by completing this online questionnaire.

 

Feminine Majority Foundation:  Information related to Breast Cancer, Hotlines, Mammography Information, Streaming Video and Audio..and more!

 

Cancer Answers: The mission of Cancer Answers is to improve access to and awareness of breast cancer clinical trial information, support patients receiving treatment, and improve the quality of life of patients with breast cancer.

 

Inflammatory Breast Cancer Support:  Inflammatory Breast Cancer. Help and Support.

 

Avon Breast Cancer Crusade:  The goal of the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade is to benefit all women through research, clinical care, support services, education and early detection, but there is special emphasis on reaching medically underserved women, including low-income, elderly and minority women, and women without adequate health insurance. Reversing historical disparities in breast cancer care is a priority of the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade.

 

Living Beyond Breast Cancer: To empower all women affected by breast cancer to live as long as possible with the best quality of life.

 

Breast Cancer Research Foundation: The Breast Cancer Research Foundation funds clinical and genetic research into the causes and treatment of breast cancer. The Foundation was incorporated to address a crucial lack of funding for clinical and genetic research, and to bring lifesaving discoveries from the laboratory to the bedside of every woman suffering from this disease.

 

http://www.lbl.gov/Education/ELSI/screening-main.html:  Breast Cancer and Genetic Screening

 

Breast Cancer Lighthouse:  Breast Cancer Lighthouse empowers women who are newly diagnosed with breast cancer by providing them with a variety of resources to help them understand their cancer and seek effective treatment.

 

Women’s Information Network Against Breast Cancer, WIN ABC:  Working to increase public awareness about breast cancer  and ensure that individuals from all socioeconomic backgrounds have rapid access to current and relevant education, support and information about this disease.

 

National Breast Cancer Foundation:  Breast cancer information including early signs and symptoms of breast cancer, myths, early detection, breast cancer research and much more.

 

Postmenopausal Breast Cancer:  Breast cancer is one of the most common types of cancer among women in the United States, with more than 203,500 women of all ages diagnosed with invasive breast cancer each year, even those who have reached menopause. It’s important to familiarize yourself with some key information about cancer, the breast, self-exams, and more.

 

Early Breast Cancer Treatment:  Information about early breast cancer treatment

 

* Please note: The organizations above are not affiliated with LipstickRocks, LLC or Pink Party DC 2011. This is for informational purposes only.

All of information on this Web site does not substitute for a consultation or visit with your healthcare provider.

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Tigerlily Foundation

Tigerlily Foundation: As a 5-year survivor of breast cancer, Maimah Karmo is committed to educating young women around the world about breast cancer; and empowering them to  be their own best advocates.  She is dedicated to changing the young adult breast cancer landscape and seeks to impact the quality of care and lifestyle for young women affected by this disease.

U.S. BC Statistics

About 1 in 8 women in the United States (12%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime.


In 2010, an estimated 207,090 new cases of invasive breast cancer were expected to be diagnosed in women in the U.S., along with 54,010 new cases of non-invasive (in situ) breast cancer.


About 1,970 new cases of invasive breast cancer were expected to be diagnosed in men in 2010. Less than 1% of all new breast cancer cases occur in men.


From 1999 to 2006, breast cancer incidence rates in the U.S. decreased by about 2% per year. One theory is that this decrease was partially due to the reduced use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) by women after the results of a large study called the Women’s Health Initiative were published in 2002. These results suggested a connection between HRT and increased breast cancer risk.


About 39,840 women in the U.S. were expected to die in 2010 from breast cancer, though death rates have been decreasing since 1990. These decreases are thought to be the result of treatment advances, earlier detection through screening, and increased awareness.


For women in the U.S., breast cancer death rates are higher than those for any other cancer, besides lung cancer.


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