If you're looking for support, you'll find some helpful organizations below that specialize in:
Bright Pink is a unique resource providing support to young women who are at high risk for breast and ovarian cancer.
Center for Hereditary Risk
(You are here.) InheritedRisk.com: Breast and Ovarian Cancer is a place for people who want to learn more about HBOC—Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer syndrome—and get their questions answered.
Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE)
FORCE was created for women whose family history and genetic status put them at increased risk for breast and ovarian cancer, as well as entire families dealing with BRCA mutations. Its mission is to improve the lives of individuals and families affected by hereditary breast and ovarian cancer.
Genetic Alliance is a coalition of more than 600 advocacy organizations serving millions of individuals and families living with genetic conditions.
NCI Cancer Genetics Services Directory
The National Cancer Institute Cancer Genetics Services Directory lists professionals who provide services related to cancer genetics, including cancer risk assessment, genetic counseling, and genetic susceptibility testing.
Breast Cancer Network of Strength
The mission of the Breast Cancer Network of Strength, formerly known as Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization, is to ensure, through information, empowerment, and peer support, that no one faces breast cancer alone.
Living Beyond Breast Cancer
The mission of LBBC is to empower all women affected by breast cancer to live as long as possible with the best quality of life. LBBC also has a Young Survivors Group for breast cancer survivors diagnosed at age 45 or younger.
Men Against Breast Cancer
(866) 547-MABC (6222)
Men Against Breast Cancer unites men who have breast cancer in their families. This organization provides support services to educate and empower men to be effective caregivers of female loved ones with breast cancer, and gives men greater involvement in the fight against breast cancer.
National Breast Cancer Coalition
The largest breast cancer advocacy group in the U.S., the National Breast Cancer Coalition has hundreds of member organizations and tens of thousands of individual members.
The National Women's Health Information Center
Access to US government resources and publications on breast cancer.
Sharsheret—Hebrew for "chain"—is dedicated to the unique concerns of young Jewish women who are facing breast cancer.
Sisters Network Inc.
Sisters Network Inc. is committed to shedding light on the devastating impact that breast cancer has in the African American community.
Susan G. Komen for the Cure
The mission of Susan G. Komen for the Cure is to save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all, and energizing science to find the cures.
Young Survival Coalition
YSC is a group of breast cancer survivors and supporters committed to the unique issues and concerns related to breast cancer in young women.
National Ovarian Cancer Coalition
The National Ovarian Cancer Coalition is dedicated to raising awareness about ovarian cancer and providing education to women with ovarian cancer and their families, the general population, and the medical community.
Ovarian Cancer National Alliance
The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance (OCNA) seeks "to conquer ovarian cancer by uniting individuals and organizations in a national movement."
Gilda Radner Familial Ovarian Cancer Registry
In addition to ovarian cancer research, the Gilda Radner Familial Ovarian Cancer Registry provides an international registry of families with two or more relatives with ovarian cancer. The Registry offers an 800-OVARIAN Hotline answered by a trained cancer information specialist, a newsletter, and informative consumer publications.
American Cancer Society
This national community-based volunteer organization provides information about cancer and treatment options, as well as local programs and services, and is dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer through research, education, advocacy, and service.
National Cancer Institute
The National Cancer Institute is the US government's principal agency for cancer research and training. The NCI provides a wealth of cancer information and resources.
National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
The National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship promotes high-quality cancer care for all Americans. To order the Cancer Survival Toolbox® or NCCS publications, call 877.NCCS.YES (877.622.7937).
The National Women's Health Information Center
"The federal government source for women's health information. The most reliable and current information resource on women's health today."
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An estimated 7% of all breast cancers are hereditary.