By Karuna Jaggar, Executive Director
A breast diagnosis comes with a lot of decisions, opinions, and way too much information. And a simple Google search can call up conflicting pieces of information, because each source has their own agenda. It’s understandably hard to digest all this information, let alone know who to trust in order to make an informed decision.
Breast Cancer Action’s Information and Resource service helps by suggesting a starting point to begin sorting through and making sense of all the information swirling around. Whether you need help understanding the tradeoffs of hormone therapies, surgery choices, the role of watchful waiting for DCIS, or managing side effects, we’re here to give you evidence-based information you can trust when you and those you love are affected by breast cancer. But we need your help to raise $25,000 by the end of the month to ensure that we can continue to provide these services.
Nearly 30 years ago, our founders spent countless hours on the phone providing one-on-one information and resources to women dealing with a breast cancer diagnosis and grappling with the side effects of treatment. And to this day, when you call our 1-800 line, you’ll speak to a real person who’s committed to providing balanced information about breast cancer, so you have what you need to make fully informed decisions.
Because we don’t take industry funding, you can trust that Pharma and biotech aren’t behind the scene influencing what we say. But don’t take our word for it. Here’s what just a few people have to say about our Information and Resources Service.
“Breast Cancer Action was my first stop when I got diagnosed because I knew the information would be research based and independent. Thank goodness there’s an organization that truly advocates for women with zero interference from corporate interests.” –Laura Sideman Rissman
“Thank you for being a responsible, trustworthy voice of reason and information in this terror shitstorm of breast cancer and breast cancer information” – Lydia Langford
Breast Cancer Action is the most trusted source for current information on breast cancer health. Their information is easy-to-follow, they are unabashed about their integrity to the public, and they stretch every dollar to the max. No other organization working in this field can match them in impact. —Heidi Gider
Help us provide unbiased, evidence-based information to anyone who wants it.
Your support makes our work possible. Thank you.