you're concerned about breast cancer, call the hotline at 800.877.8077.
in 1980, our program offers emotional support and information
to people with and/or concerned about breast cancer.
trained volunteers (most of whom are breast cancer survivors)
and social work staff have provided these comprehensive
breast cancer services for 30 years.
Our goal is to educate,
support, empower and advocate for breast cancer patients, professionals
and the community.
in 1980 First program in New
York State exclusively addressing the psychosocial issues associated
with breast cancer
New York Statewide Toll-free Breast Cancer Hotline answering
almost 4,000 calls each year and over 350,000 web site visits
specially trained, professionally supervised volunteers, most
of whom are breast cancer survivors
comprehensive, university-based, breast cancer counseling program
in New York State that is staffed by certified social workers
and has diversified support groups, individual counseling, and
for breast cancer resources and organizations throughout New York
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to Underserved Communities
Local, State and National
member of the National Breast Cancer Coalition (NBCC)
New York State Grassroots Coordinator
of the National Breast Cancer Coalition
Any New York State resident concerned about breast
cancer, can call our hotline seven days a week and speak with
specially trained, professionally supervised volunteers for information,
referrals and emotional support. Because most of our volunteers
have had breast cancer, callers can receive emotional support
from someone who has had a similar experience.
Questions can be about:
• Second opinions
• Finding an appropriate physician
• Insurance coverage related
to breast cancer
• Locating convenient support
• Breast reconstruction
• Concerns about recurrences
• Understanding choices about
• Anything concerning you about
• Dealing with side effects
For additional information, written materials are mailed at
no charge from many sources including the National Cancer Institute
and the American Cancer Society, as well as our own material.