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You've Been Diagnosed, Now What?

 

Receiving a breast cancer diagnosis is life-changing and can feel overwhelming. Each person manages the news differently. To Life! is committed to providing compassionate support, information and education as you begin this journey. The organization, with over 22 years of experience partnering with breast cancer patients, survivors, clinicians, family, and friends, can assist with helping you connect to resources, information and support services; for today, tomorrow and well into your future. This site contains many helpful links, but sometimes a personal call can help. Please call us at 518-439-5975. During business hours, our staff is available to be of assistance. After hours calls will be returned on the next business day.

 

Support Services

To Life! continues to provide safe and no contact support services during COVID-19.  We offer a safe place to share feelings and information that remains confidential. Group facilitators guide women through thoughful discussion. Surround yourself with women who understand. To Life! offers a variety of support groups that meet monthly. Learn more about this valuable resource by clicking here.

 

Boutique Services

Wigs, Hats, Bras, Prosthetics, Apparel

Your treatment may include surgery, treatments, medications that will affect your physical appearance.  Let the To Life! boutique and fitting services assist you. We provide a private atmosphere for fittings in both our wig and mastectomy boutiques. Boutiques are located in Delmar, NY and Saratoga Springs, NY. Please click here for more information or call 518-439-5975 to schedule an appointment.

We also offer the convenience of online shopping with delivery directly to your home. Click here to visit the To Life! Shop.

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To Life! is certified by BOC (Board of Certification/Accreditation) an independent, not-for-profit organization dedicated to supporting quality patient care by offering highly valued credentials for professionals and businesses.

 

Educational Programs

Throughout the year To Life! offers educational programs free-of-charge to anyone who is interested. See what's coming up by clicking here.

 

Blog Articles For the Newly Diagnosed

Newly diagnosed individuals may find the following blog articles especially helpful:

 

How to Talk to Your Kids About Your Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Why Seek a Second Opinion?

6 Ways to Take Back Control After A New Breast Cancer Diagnosis

The Transformative Power of Community

Tips From the Trenches When Facing Chemotherapy

Don't Pressure Yourself to be Productive Right Now

How to Be A Support For Someone With Cancer

Fertility Preservation Before Breast Cancer Treatment

Do I Need a Mastectomy? Thought from a Breast Surgeon

 

There are additional blog articles that can be found under the "Blog" heading on the To Life! Home Page.

 

Additional Resources

Please know you are not alone and there are many resources available. Here are links to resources To Life! has assembled:

 

General Resource List

Financial Resources

Resources by County

About Breast Cancer, Cancer Treatment Centers of America

Breast Cancer 101, Young Survival Coalition

Breast Cancer: Questions to Ask the Health Care Team - ASCO/Cancer.Net

I am Recently Diagnosed, Living Beyond Breast Cancer

Just Diagnosed With Breast Cancer: Answers from an Expert

5 Things Newly Diagnosed Breast Cancer Patients Should Know

Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Breast Cancer - American Cancer Society

Treatment of Breast Cancer by Stage

The Power of a Health Care Advocate

Where to Begin with a New Breast Cancer Diagnosis, Verywellhealth