Worship in Pink Toolkit 2020
COVID-19 may keep us from gathering together but it doesn’t keep us from our mission. This year’s toolkit includes the current information about the virus and breast cancer. Please share it as much as possible.
About COVID-19 and breast cancer screening
Susan G. Komen recommends that healthy women of average risk delay routine breast cancer screening until later this year. Anyone who is displaying warning signs for breast cancer should contact their health provider to determine their need for diagnostic imaging. This recommendation is to minimize exposure to and potential spreading of COVID-19 and to help support the health care system’s need to focus scarce health care capacity and resources on managing the pandemic and those most in need of support.
For general information on coronavirus, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website. If you have another type of cancer, the American Society of Clinical Oncology website has information on coronavirus for people with cancer.
The Komen Breast Care Helpline 1 877 GO KOMEN (1-877-465-6636) can provide information, psychosocial support and help with coping strategies related to anxiety or concerns during these uncertain times. The service is offered in English and Spanish from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. ET. You can also email the helpline at firstname.lastname@example.org
- CDC: Coronavirus (COVID-19)
- South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SC DHEC)
- Susan G. Komen Coronavirus Information
- NCI: Coronavirus: What People with Cancer Should Know
- ACS: Common Questions About the New Coronavirus Outbreak
- NACDD: Chronic Disease and COVID-19: What You Need to Know
Everyone is welcome to download the Worship in Pink toolkit for free and and print your own materials. Just click on the links below:
SELECTED BREAST CANCER TOPICS
Breast Health Information
The following education materials are available in English AND Spanish!
Breast health Education- Eng. Breast Health Education-Sp.
Benign Breast Conditions
Genetics and Breast Cancer
If Breast Cancer Returns
Making Breast Cancer Treatment Decisions