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. Since 1998, To Life! has been 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Please know you are not alone and there are many resources available. Here are links to resources To Life! has assembled:
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