Support, information and financial assistance

Being diagnosed with a BRCA mutation or other high risk of breast and ovarian cancer can be confusing and overwhelming. Here are some organizations that can help.

  • Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE)

    FORCE is an invaluable and excellent go-to source of information, support and resources for people facing hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. The site has a wealth of information plus message boards that allow you to post questions, get advice and connect with others who know what you are going through. This page includes resources for financial assistance for genetic testing.

  • BRCA Foundation

    The core mission for BRCA Foundation is to accelerate research and foster collaboration to prevent and cure BRCA cancers. The foundation invests in the most promising work of top scientific investigators while creating a forum for successful partnerships across institutions, all with the goal of getting the fastest possible results.

  • Bright Pink

    Bright Pink's mission is to save women’s lives from breast and ovarian cancer by empowering them to live proactively at a young age. The nonprofit targets women between the ages of 18-45.

  • Komen Treatment Assistance Program

    Susan G. Komen® partners with CancerCare® to offer the Komen Treatment Assistance Program which bridges the gap for underserved individuals who are actively undergoing breast cancer treatment. The site also features other advice on seeking financial assistance from medical providers, drug companies and others sources.

  • National Ovarian Cancer Coalition

    Through national programs and local NOCC chapter initiatives, the NOCC's goal is to educate communities and increase awareness about the symptoms of ovarian cancer. The NOCC also provides information to assist newly-diagnosed patients, hope to Survivors, and support to caregivers. The NOCC is also committed to the advancement of ovarian cancer research.

  • National Society of Genetic Counselors

    Genetic counselors are professionals who have specialized education in genetics and counseling to provide personalized help patients may need as they make decisions about their genetic health. I urge anyone considering genetic testing to do so only through a genetic counselor because they can help you interpret your results and guide you through your next steps and further resources if needed.

  • Patient Advocate Foundation

    Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) is a national 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization which provides case management services and financial aid to Americans with chronic, life threatening and debilitating illnesses.

  • Sharsheret

    Sharsheret, a national non-profit organization, improves the lives of Jewish women and families living with or at increased genetic risk for breast or ovarian cancer through personalized support and saves lives through educational outreach. While our expertise is in young women and Jewish families as related to breast cancer and ovarian cancer, Sharsheret programs serve all women and men.