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Albany Medical Center

Albany, NY based hospital and medical center.

American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society provides information about all types of cancer; facts about breast cancer, treatment information, staying healthy through cancer, research updates and ways for you to get involved in the fight against cancer.

The local ACS office is the HopeClub of the Capital Region in Latham, NY. The HopeClub is a support community for anyone whose life has been touched by cancer. All services and programs are free-of-charge.

1 Penny Lane Latham, NY 12110 Phone: (518) 220-6901 Hours 8:30-4:30

American Society of Plastic Surgeons

ASPS provides information about your options for breast reconstruction following mastectomy. ASPS is an organization of board-certified plastic surgeons where you can request consultations with surgeons in your area.

Black Nurses Coalition

Albany, NY based organization committed to bringing education and awareness about breast cancer and health disparities in the local African American community.

Breast Reconstruction Surgeons in the Capital Region is a nonprofit organization based in Philadelphia. They are dedicated to providing reliable, complete and up-to-date information about breast cancer.

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Cancer Care, Inc.
275 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, 1-800-813-HOPE (1-800-813-4673) or (212) 712-8080. Telephone counseling line: 1-800-813-4673, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST. An organization which provides a variety of counseling and emotional support services for cancer patients in person, over the phone, and via e-mail. Also runs educational programs and provides financial assistance for patients in need. All services are free of charge.

Centro Civico

Latino not-for-profit organization of the Capital Region offering support services, housing initiatives, and community economic development to the Latino Community.

Clinical Trials

Clinical trials play an important role in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer. The National Cancer Institute provides general information on this topic, has links to find clinical trials that are currently searching for participants, browsing recent trial results, learning how clinical trials are conducted, and more.

Columbia Memorial Health

Hudson, NY based hospital.

Ellis Medicine

A community hospital in Schenectady, NY providing specialized cancer care.

Ferre Institute

Ferre Institute promotes the health of individuals and families by providing information and education about genetics, infertility, environmental exposures, and family history; and integrating advances in these areas into personal health management. Individual counseling and education are also provided to patients of all ages in the Genetic Counseling, Family Building, and Prenatal Risk Programs. Ferre Institute is a not-for-profit organization,  

Glens Falls Hospital

Glens Falls, NY based hospital.

Greene County Women's League

This non-profit organization provides financial aid to qualified applicants of Greene County, NY who have been diagnosed with cancer.

Intercultural Cancer Council
Information and resources related to the unequal burden of cancer among racial and ethnic minorities and medically undeserved populations in the United States and its associated territories.

Maurer Foundation

Offers breast health education, based on Long Island, NY.

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

New York City based Cancer Care Center.

Mentor Corporation 

Information about silicone gel implants. 

The Metastatic Breast Cancer Network

MBCN produces and offers a wide variety of up-to-date information and resources for people dealing with Metastatic Breast Cancer.

MD Anderson Cancer Center

Texas based Cancer Care Center 

National Breast Cancer Coalition
A national advocacy group that lobbies for increased research funding, access to medical services, and education.

National Breast Cancer Foundation

A foundation that provides help and hope to those affected by breast cancer through education, information on early detection, and the provision of support services.

National Cancer Institute
The National Cancer Institute Web site includes information on NCI programs and research opportunities, research resources and tools, research grants and contracts, training grants, fellowships and career opportunities, clinical trials and information for patients, public and media.

National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Information Hotline
1-800-4-CANCER. Offers free state-of-the-art information in English or Spanish on treatment, clinical trials, eating hints, advanced cancer, and services in your area.

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicines Clearinghouse
Provide publications, literature and referrals to other government resources.

National Comprehensive Cancer Network

Resources for dealing with a cancer diagnosis. 

National Institute of Health (NIH)

The NIH is a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and is the largest biomedical agency in the world.The NIH site can provide you with comprehensive and up-to-date knowledge on enhancing health, lengthening life and reducing illness and disability.

Breast Cancer Specific:

National Lymphedema Network
Provides complete information on prevention and treatment of lymphedema.

National Women’s Health Network
Advocate for women's health issues. Provides newsletters and position papers on women's health topics.

National Women’s Health Network

Advocates for women’s health by affecting health policy.

NYS Genetic Counselors

This site has been designed for the public to learn more about genetic counseling, genetic counselors, and the families they serve. 
New York State genetic counselors are a diverse group of trained professionals with advanced degrees in genetics and genetic counseling. Genetic counselors help people understand and adapt to the medical, psychological, and familial implications of genetic contributions to disease.


OncoLink is a cancer resource site affiliated with Penn Medicine. As one of the first web-based cancer information sites, you will find links to resources, tools and educational materials for cancer patients, caregivers and friends. The site has a Spanish language feature.

Roswell Park at Ellis Medicine

Ellis Medicine puts the innovation of a nationally-ranked cancer center in your community, with clinical trials and medical oncology services through Roswell Park.

Saratoga Hospital

Saratoga, NY based hospital with link to cancer services.

St. Mary’s Healthcare

Amsterdam, NY based hospital, with cancer services including healing touch treatment by The Center for Complementary Therapies

St. Peter’s Health Partners

Albany, NY based community hospital and cancer care center.

SHARE: Self-Help for Women with Breast or Ovarian Cancer
1501 Broadway, Suite 1720, New York, NY 10036 , (212) 719-0364. Breast Cancer Hotline: English - (212) 382-2111, Spanish - (212) 719-4454. A self-help organization that offers support groups, educational programs, hotlines, wellness programs and advocacy for women with breast or ovarian cancer. All programs for patients and their families/caregivers are free of charge.


A national African American Breast Cancer Survivorship Organization committed to increasing local and national attention to the devastating impact that breast cancer has in the African American Community.

Susan G. Komen

National organization with links to resources and information about breast cancer.

Susan G. Komen Breast Care Helpline

Access to information about breast health or breast cancer, staffed by specially trained oncology social worker or specialist at 1-877 GO KOMEN (1-877-465-6636) or email at

Susan G. Komen Upstate New York

Link to regional chapter.

World Health Organization (WHO)

The WHO primary role is to direct and coordinate international health within the United Nations’ system. WHO’s main areas of work are health systems, promoting health through the life-course, non-communicable diseases, communicable diseases, corporate services, preparedness, surveillance and response.

Young Survivor Coalition (YSC)

YSC is dedicated to the critical issues unique to young women who are diagnosed with breast cancer. YSC offers resources, connections and outreach so women feel supported, empowered and hopeful.

To Life! partners with the Young Survival Coalition (YSC) to support younger women dealing with Breast Cancer. Learn more about support group collaboration with To Life!

YSC Northeast Region

Young Survivor Coalition (YSC)  - Meet ups