Support For You

Breast cancer can be scary and confusing, both for those diagnosed and for their family and friends. It’s important to have a strong support network to help with the physical and emotional demands of this disease. Remember, you are not alone. There are many support services available to assist you on this journey, including

Treatment Overview

Clinical Trials
What is a clinical trial?

Diet and Nutrition During Treatment
Eating well during treatment.

Integrative and Complementary Therapies
Used along with standard medical treatments.

Making Treatment Decisions
Choosing the best treatment for you.

Treatment Choices – An Overview
Learning all you can, getting a second opinion and a medical team.

 

Treatment – Local (removes the cancer from a limited area, such as the breast or chest wall.)

Breast Cancer Surgery
Types of breast cancer surgery.

Radiation Therapy and Side Effects
Why radiation therapy? What to expect.

 

Treatment – Systemic (aims to get rid of cancer cells that may have spread from the breast to other parts of the body and uses drug therapies that get rid of cancer cells wherever they may be in the body.)

Aromatase Inhibitors
Aromatast inhibitors and who can use them.

Chemotherapy and Side Effects
Chemotherapy – how and when it is given.

Hormone Therapy for Breast Cancer Treatment
An overview of hormone therapy.

Research on Breast Cancer Treatment
Ongoing efforts to find a cure for breast cancer.

Tamoxifen
The drug tamoxifen (brand name Nolvadex) a hormone therapy.

Targeted Therapies
Different views of targeted therapy.

 

Support

Co-survivors
Helping those you care about cope with breast cancer.

What’s Happening to Me?
Coping and living with breast cancer.

What’s Happening to Mom?
Talking to your children about breast cancer.

What’s Happening to the One I Love?
Helping couples cope with breast cancer.

What’s Happening to the One We Love?
Helping co-survivors cope with breast cancer.

 

Additional Support

  • If you’re in need of local resources or financial assistance resources visit our local resources page or please do not hesitate to contact Komen Central and South Jersey at 609-896-1201
  • The Co-Survivor section of Komen’s national website, where friends and family members can share tips and advice, and read personal stories from others who have been in similar situation
  • Call 1-877 GO KOMEN, a free breast care helpline, or e-mail helpline@komen.org to receive professional support services for anyone with breast health and breast cancer concerns, including breast cancer patients and their families