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Albany Medical Center

Albany based hospital / 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.

Breast Reconstruction Surgeons in the Capital Region:

Breast 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.

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 based hospital


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,

Centro Civico

Latino not-for-profit organization based in Montgomery County, offering support services, housing initiatives, and community economic development to the Latino Community.

Glens Falls Hospital

Glens Falls based hospital


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.

Susan G. Komen

National organization link 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.


The Mautner Project of Whitman-Walker Health

The Mautner Project services include providing provides direct client services to LGBT people with cancer. Their services include: providing health education and workshops to the community, and educating health care professionals about the unique health needs of the LGBT community.


Maurer Foundation

Offers breast health education, based on Long Island


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 Lymphedema Network
Latham Square, 1611 Telegraph Avenue, Suite 1111, Oakland, CA, 94612-2138 1-800-541-3259. Provides complete information on prevention and treatment of lymphedema.

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicines Clearinghouse
6120 Executive Blvd., Suite 450, Bethesda, MD 20892, 1-888-644-6226. Provide publications, literature and referrals to other government resources.

National Women’s Health Network
514 10th St. NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20005, (202) 347-1140. Advocate for women's health issues. Provides newsletters and position papers on women's health topics.

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 Breast Cancer Coalition
1707 L Street NW, Suite 1060, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 296-7477. A national advocacy group that lobbies for increased research funding, access to medical services, and education.

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 Breast Cancer Awareness Month

This page provides information on National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM), a collaboration of professional medical associations, national public service organizations, and government agencies that come together to raise breast cancer awareness, share information on the disease, and provide better access to services.

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.

Non-English Breast Cancer Web Sites

Provides links to websites and other informational resources in a range of languages to assist non-English speakers.

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.


Roswell Park Cancer Institute


Buffalo based cancer care




National Comprehensive Cancer Network

Resources for dealing with a cancer diagnosis


Saratoga Hospital

Saratoga based hospital, link to cancer care


St. Mary’s Healthcare

Amsterdam based hospital, with cancer services


St. Peter’s Health Partners

Albany based cancer care

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.

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.

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National Lymphedema Network

NLN is an international non-profit organization providing education and guidance to lymphedema patients, healthcare professionals, and the general public by disseminating information about risk reduction and the management of primary and secondary lymphedema.


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National Women’s Health Network

Advocates for women’s health by affecting health policy.

For information on current women’s health issues, health info and how to get involved go to:


NYS Genetic Counselors

This site is designed for the public to learn more about genetic counseling, genetic counselors, and the families they serve. To learn more about what a genetic counselor can do for you go to:



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.

SHARE: Self-Help for Women with Breast or Ovarian Cancer

SHARE brings women together who have been affected by breast or ovarian cancer to share experiences, exchange information, support, strength and hope. All telephone support, support groups, educational programs, and advocacy activities 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 link 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.

For more information on WHO and cancer

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!

(link to YS page)

YSC Northeast Region

Young Survivor Coalition (YSC)

Meet ups