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AstraZeneca provides information and support to breast cancer patients and their families through its research, outreach, and advocacy programs. Below, you’ll find a list of resources and extra support for those living with breast cancer.
This physician-founded organization offers information about treatment options and post-treatment care, 24-hour chat rooms, the latest research news, and more. It also offers occasional online conferences with breast cancer experts and images of different forms of breast cancer.
This site has information on how to take action to help put an end to breast cancer. It also includes suggestions for women newly diagnosed with breast cancer as well as details pertaining to membership and support.
This organization provides current news about breast cancer and relevant clinical research studies through its Web site, patient networking conferences, and interactive teleconferences with experts on myriad breast cancer issues. The site also offers empowering stories about women living with breast cancer, as well as message boards.
This foundation is dedicated to eradicating breast cancer as a life-threatening disease through research, education, screening, and treatment. It raises awareness and funds for breast cancer research with its annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure events across the country. Services include a toll-free "helpline" (1-877-GO KOMEN) staffed by trained volunteers. The foundation also funds research and other cancer-related programs.
The AstraZeneca Patient Assistance Program is committed to helping patients get access to their medication. There are currently 3 different programs available for those needing assistance, including AZ&MeTM, Medicare Part D, and a clinic finder for anyone in search of a participating location. Learn more online, or call 1-800-AZandMe (292-6363).
The NBCAM organization is comprised of several 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 provides resources for patients, survivors, caregivers, and the general public.
Find out more at nbcam.org
This program provides women living with breast cancer personal guides to help them navigate 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, visit cancer.org or call 1-800-ACS-2345 and ask for a Navigator in your community.
The American Cancer Society offers free, temporary housing facilities to cancer patients undergoing treatment through 22 Hope Lodges. They also provide a home-like nurturing environment, so patients can get support from others just like them.
Find more information about the Boston Hope Lodge and the Philadelphia Hope Lodge at their Web sites.
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ARIMIDEX is approved for adjuvant treatment (treatment following surgery with or without radiation) of postmenopausal women with hormone receptor-positive early breast cancer.
ARIMIDEX is approved for the initial treatment of postmenopausal women with hormone receptor-positive or hormone receptor-unknown locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer and for the treatment of postmenopausal women with advanced breast cancer that has progressed following treatment with tamoxifen. Patients with hormone receptor-negative disease and patients who did not previously respond to tamoxifen therapy rarely responded to ARIMIDEX.
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