Call the Komen Breast Care Helpline at 1-877 GO KOMEN (1-877-465-6636). All calls to our breast care helpline are answered by a trained and caring staff Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. EST. Our helpline provides free, professional support services to anyone with breast cancer questions or concerns, including breast cancer survivors and their families. We do not provide medical advice, make referrals to physicians or evaluate physicians, medical facilities or services.
The Susan G. Komen® National Treatment Assistance Fund bridges the gap for underserved individuals who are actively undergoing breast cancer treatment. Our Breast Care Helpline can connect you with these currently Komen funded programs, among others:
- Patient Advocate Foundation: For patients diagnosed with breast cancer, the PAF Co-Pay Relief Program, provides direct financial assistance to insured patients who meet certain qualifications to help them pay for the prescriptions and/or treatments they need. This assistance helps patients afford the out-of-pocket costs for these items that their insurance companies require.
- CancerCare: Founded in 1944, CancerCare® is a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide free, professional support services to anyone affected by cancer. Linking A.R.M.S.™ (Assistance & Resources Made Simple) is dedicated to providing financial assistance, education and support services to low-income, under- or uninsured breast cancer survivors. Susan G. Komen® is the sole funder of the Linking A.R.M.S.™ program.
To learn more about other types of assistance, click on the links below:
- Understanding Health Insurance
- Financial Assistance
- Prescription Drug Assistance
- Accessing Sources of Support
The Internet can provide breast cancer information as well. Make sure the information is reliable and trustworthy. Is the source reputable? Is the source affiliated with a university, health organization or government agency? Before you take any actions based on something you find on the Web, talk with your health care provider. Get at least one other opinion, then decide what is best for you.