Patient and Family Resources
Links to Hereditary Cancer Risk Information and General Cancer Resources
The National Breast Cancer Coalition:
The National Breast Cancer Coalition is a grassroots advocacy effort in the fight against breast cancer. In 1991, the Coalition was formed with one mission - to eradicate breast cancer through action and advocacy.
The National Ovarian Cancer Coalition:
The National Ovarian Cancer Coalition’s mission is to raise awareness about ovarian cancer and to promote education about this disease. By dispelling myths and misunderstandings, the Coalition is committed to improving the overall survival rate and quality of life for women with ovarian cancer.
Young Survival Coalition:
The Young Survival Coalition (YSC) is the only international, non-profit network of breast cancer survivors and supporters dedicated to the concerns and issues that are unique to young women and breast cancer. Through action, advocacy and awareness, the YSC seeks to educate the medical, research, breast cancer and legislative communities, and to persuade them to address breast cancer in women 40 and under. The YSC also serves as a point of contact for young women living with breast cancer.
Wellness Community for Orange County:
The Wellness Community-Orange County provides a full range of support services for people with cancer and their loved ones in a comfortable home-like setting, at no cost to participants. They offer drop-in and on-going support groups, networking groups for specific types of cancer, educational workshops, stress management sessions, lectures by experts in the field of oncology, and social gatherings - all with laughter, joy and hope.
FORCE (Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered):
A nonprofit organization for women with increased risk of cancer due to family history and genetic status, and for members of families in which a BRCA gene mutation may be present.
A resource providing support specifically to young women who are at high risk for breast and ovarian cancer.
National Cancer Institute:
General cancer genetics information
The Alliance of Genetic Support Groups:
Genetic Alliance increases the capacity of genetic advocacy groups to achieve their missions and leverages the voices of millions of individuals and families living with genetic conditions. As a coalition of hundreds of genetic advocacy organizations, health professionals, clinics, hospitals and companies, Genetic Alliance is at the crossroads of the genetics community.