Breast Cancer Resources and Educational Materials for Patients
The following cancer information resources should be used for informational and educational purposes only. All specific medical questions about your health needs should be presented to your own health care provider.
Free Breast Cancer Screenings
The Mammogram Voucher Program (MVP) provides mammograms and follow-up diagnostic services to medically underinsured and uninsured women and men in western and central Pennsylvania. Many Pittsburgh-area mammography facilities, including UPMC CancerCenter and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC, participate in the MVP to ensure that all patients have access to quality breast care services. The MVP is funded by the Pittsburgh Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® and administered by Adagio Health.
If you do not have insurance or cannot afford a mammogram, call the MVP toll-free at 1-888-MVP (687)-0505.
Breast Cancer Websites
- American Cancer Society (ACS)
A nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. Headquartered in Atlanta, the ACS has 13 chartered divisions and more than 3,400 local offices.
- Breast Cancer Research Advocacy Network
A collaboration between the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute and the Magee-Womens Research Institute, BCRAN builds partnerships between breast cancer survivors, co-survivors, and scientists to accelerate the progress of cancer research.
- Cancer Hope Network
A nonprofit organization that provides free and confidential one-on-one support to cancer patients and their families. The organization matches cancer patients or family members with trained volunteers who have undergone and recovered from a similar cancer experience.
- MEDLINEPlus: Breast Cancer
Consumer health information resource provided by the National Library of Medicine (NLM). Website includes general information, links to pictures/diagrams, diagnosis, symptoms, prevention, and screening for breast cancer.
- National Cancer Institute: Breast Cancer
The National Cancer Institute's Cancer.gov provides information for patients, the public, and health care professionals about breast cancer treatment, screening, prevention, supportive care, genetics, and clinical trials.
- Susan G. Komen for the Cure
A nonprofit organization that supports breast cancer research.
Breast Cancer Online Publications
- The Gumberg Family Resource Center
Located at Hillman Cancer Center, the Gumberg Family Resource Center offers free information on specific types of cancer, treatments, supportive care services, and more to patients and their families, friends, and caregivers.