AstraZeneca and Breast Cancer Support
AstraZeneca provides information and support to breast cancer patients and their families through its research, outreach, and advocacy programs.
- AstraZeneca's commitment to breast cancer
- National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
- The American Cancer Society Navigator
- The American Cancer Society Hope Lodge
AstraZeneca and the fight against breast cancer
AstraZeneca has been at the forefront of the fight against breast cancer for over 30 years and is fully committed to cancer research and treatment and improving patients’ lives.
AstraZeneca and its employees have been recognized both locally and nationally for their community involvement through various patient support and educational programs, including AstraZeneca HealthCare Foundation's help in creating and developing National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In addition, we support the American Cancer Society initiatives for breast cancer patients and their families, including Hope Lodge and ACS Navigator.
The list of resources below is provided for your convenience. AstraZeneca takes no responsibility for the content of, or services provided by, these resources and makes no representation as to the accuracy or completeness of any information provided and shall have no liability for any damages or injuries of any kind arising from the information provided.
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM)
The NBCAM organization is comprised of several national public service organizations, professional medical associations, and government agencies working in partnership to build breast cancer awareness, share information, and provide access to screening services. NBCAM and www.nbcam.org are year-round resources for patients, survivors, caregivers, and the general public.
Since its beginning more than 20 years ago, NBCAM has been dedicated to increasing awareness of breast cancer issues, especially the importance of early detection. NBCAM has evolved along with the national dialogue on breast cancer. Many strides have been made in breast cancer awareness and treatment, but even more still needs to be accomplished. NBCAM is focused on encouraging women to take charge of their own breast health, by practicing regular breast self-exams, making sure to schedule an annual mammogram, adhering to prescribed treatment, and knowing the facts about recurrence.
To find out more, visit the National Breast Cancer Awareness Month Web site
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The American Cancer Society Navigator
This program provides women diagnosed with breast cancer with personal guides to help them navigate through the psychological, emotional, and financial challenges of cancer. Support may be provided by a former hospital employee, an oncology social worker, an oncology nurse, a nurse practitioner, or a chaplain. To learn more about this program, visit www.cancer.org or call toll-free 1-800-ACS-2345 and ask for a Navigator in your community.
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The American Cancer Society Hope Lodge
The American Cancer Society offers free, temporary housing facilities to cancer patients who are undergoing treatment through 22 Hope Lodges. They also provide a home-like nurturing environment, so patients can get support from others going through the same experience.
Find more information about the Boston Hope Lodge and the Philadelphia Hope Lodge at their Web sites.
Find a local Hope Lodge
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