There are several helpful resources for women who have been diagnosed with Breast Cancer, survived breast cancer, or just want to join in the fight against breast cancer:
Everything from understanding a diagnosis, getting facts and statistics, or knowing questions to ask your doctor, the Susan G. Komen Organization, at www.komen.org is one of the most comprehensive, user-friendly, accurate and up-to-date resources available online. If you have a breast cancer diagnosis, this is a great go-to source for education.
Other helpful websites:
Videos on Breast Cancer:
Resources for Family Members:
Every Woman Counts (EWC):
EWC provides free clinical breast exams, mammograms, pelvic exams, and Pap tests to California’s underserved women. The mission of the EWC is to save lives by preventing and reducing the devastating effects of cancer for Californians through education, early detection, diagnosis and treatment, and integrated preventive services, with special emphasis on the underserved. EWC is part of the Department of Health Care Services’ Cancer Detection and Treatment Branch (CDTB).
Do you qualify for free services? You may if you:
- Are 40 years old or older
- Have low income (EWC Income Criteria)
- Have no or limited insurance
- Are not getting these services through Medi-Cal or another government-sponsored program
- Live in California
For more information about EWC, including programs for cervical cancer diagnosis, go to the website below or call EWC’s consumer 1-800-511-2300 which is now available 24/7!
Bridging The Gap:
To provide funding for diagnostic testing, mammography and biopsy for women under age 40, and men of any age residing in Butte and Glenn Counties and have no other means to pay for the above services.
In addition, financial support can be provided to graduating seniors who have lost a parent or sibling to breast cancer or who has a parent or sibling in treatment for breast cancer.
The Bridging the Gap Fund, established in 2003, is supported by the Canyon Oaks Women’s Golf Club with proceeds raised at the annual Pink Ribbon Open Golf Tournament. Recipients age 40 and under must have no insurance or are underinsured with no means to pay for services. The graduating students who receive our scholarship have had to endure life changing events in their lives, and this scholarship is meant to help by furthering his or her education.