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We have selected some related information that may also be helpful to you. Free copies of these materials may be ordered from our toll-free number, 1-800-227-2345, or read online at

Talking With Your Doctor (also in Spanish)

Non-cancerous Breast Conditions (also in Spanish)

Mammograms and Other Breast Imaging Procedures

Breast Cancer: Early Detection (also in Spanish)

Breast Cancer Early Detection Guidelines: Frequently Asked Questions

After Diagnosis: A Guide for Patients and Families (also in Spanish)

Breast Cancer (also in Spanish)

National organizations and Web sites*

Along with the American Cancer Society, other sources of information and support include:

National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP)
Toll-free number: 1-800-232-4636
TTY: 1-888-232-6348
Web Site:

    Provides screening services, including clinical breast exams and mammograms, to underserved women; also pays for biopsy and surgical visits to ensure that all women with abnormal results get timely and adequate referrals. Contact them to find out how to get a free or low-cost mammogram or follow-up services if your mammogram is abnormal.

National Women's Health Information Center (NWHIC)
Toll-free number: 1-800-994-9662
TTY: 1-888-220-5446
Web site:

    Offers a wide variety of information on women’s health—including topics like cancers in women, hormone replacement therapy (HRT), nutrition, and more

Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Toll-free number: 1-877-GO KOMEN (1-877-465-6636)
Web site:

    Web site has interactive videos and educational programs; offers information on breast health and breast cancer, as well as referrals to local support groups

*Inclusion on this list does not imply endorsement by the American Cancer Society.

No matter who you are, the American Cancer Society can help. Contact us anytime, day or night, for cancer-related information and support. Call us at 1-800-227-2345, or visit

Last Medical Review: 07/13/2012
Last Revised: 07/13/2012