Breast Cancer Resources

Healthy Living & Personal Risk Guide

Do you know how to choose healthy habits? What are some characteristics that increase the risk of developing cancer? What are the general guidelines for breast cancer early detection screenings? How often should I get these screenings?

All of these topics are covered in the Healthy Living and Personal Risk Guide. Be informed and protect your health by getting this free resource.

3 Steps to Early Detection

This free resource helps you answer three important questions: What should I look for if I examine my own breast? When should I see my doctor? When and how often should I get a mammogram?

Get answers to these questions and more in this free guide.

Mammogram 101

In this eBook, we walk you through the entire mammogram process—before, during, and after your appointment—with helpful tips and key resources to guide you every step of the way.

Be proactive to help your next screening go as smoothly as possible by downloading this free guide now.

Know the Symptoms

Our new guide, Know the Symptoms, provides a checklist of symptoms that will help you know what to look for in your breasts during a self-exam and take note of the important information to provide your doctor to guide them in their professional evaluation of your health.

Know what to look for when checking your breasts, get your free Know the Symptoms guide now.

Abnormal Mammograms & What to Do Next

In this free guide, we will walk you through the next steps after an abnormal mammogram by detailing the different kinds of tests you may need and most importantly a list of specific questions for you to ask your doctor at your next appointment.

We want you to be prepared to face your results and be empowered with information critical to your health.

What Every Woman Needs to Know

Packed with crucial and potentially life-saving information, this eBook will answer questions like: What do I do if I feel something abnormal in my breast? Where do I get a mammogram? Can I actually detect breast cancer? How do I know if I’m at risk?

Be informed and protect your health by getting this free eBook.

 

Breast Health Guide

The Breast Health Guide answers common questions you may have thought of (and some you haven't) regarding early detection of breast cancer, healthy habits to incorporate in your daily life, how to assess your personal risk, signs and symptoms, types and stages of cancer and much more.

Get answers to all of your questions about breast health and more in this free guide.

Bra Fit Guide

Did you know that 4 out of 5 women are wearing the wrong bra size? For something we wear all day long, the right fit can make all the difference in how our clothes look, how we feel that day, and our ability to live our lives pain-free.

Your free Bra Fit Guide will include answers to the most frequent fit questions and more.

Weekly Healthy Living Tips

Each week, we'll send you a new tip to your email inbox to help you live a more balanced lifestyle. Some of the topics we will send tips on are healthy eating, water intake, sleep patterns, exercise, and more!

Make healthy living a priority in your daily life with these free weekly tips.

What to Say to a Cancer Patient

Knowing the right thing to say when you find out your loved one has cancer can be challenging. You don't want to overwhelm them or make them feel burdened, but you also don't want to make light of the situation.

This free eBook will help guide healthy conversations, give you suggestions on what to say and what not to say during those conversations, and equip you with additional resources to help your loved one through this tough experience.

Get the free eBook, What to Say to a Cancer Patient, today!

NBCF Programs

Beyond The Shock®

Beyond The Shock is a free, comprehensive, online guide to understanding breast cancer. It is a resource for women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer, a place for loved ones to gain a better understanding of the disease, and a tool for doctors to share information.

National Mammography Program

NBCF provides grants to facilities across the United States that provide screening and diagnostic mammograms, breast ultrasounds, clinical breast exams, and patient navigation to underserved individuals who qualify.

Patient Navigator Program

The Patient Navigator Program is a proactive approach to helping patients overcome the barriers of cost, fear, and misinformation surrounding a disease and its prevention.

Other Resources

If you are unable to find an NBCF-funded facility near you, here are a few resources that provide information about where to find low-cost or free mammograms:

National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides access to breast cancer screening services to underserved women in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, 5 U.S. territories, and 12 tribal organizations. Learn more at CDC.gov.

National Cancer Institute

Information about free or low-cost mammogram screening programs is available through NCI’s Cancer Information Service at 1-800-422-6237.  Learn more at Cancer.gov.

The American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society provides lists of resources where you can receive a free or low-cost mammogram based on your location.  When you go to their website, Cancer.org, look for the blue “My ACS” in the top right corner.  When you click on that, you can enter your zip code.  Scroll down to the Local Resources section and click on Health Care and Screenings.  You can search these resources for free or low cost mammogram screenings in your area.  Learn more at Cancer.org.

Local Hospitals

Call your local hospital. Ask to speak to a social worker, patient navigator, or nurse navigator.  This person will be the one who knows about the availability of free or low-cost cancer screenings in your area.