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Breast cancer awareness
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A selection of resources for breast cancer patients and families:

Nonprofits, charities and support groups

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American Breast Cancer Foundation Towson-based, national, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose goal is to reduce the financial barriers to early detection screenings and diagnostic tests for the uninsured and underserved, regardless of age or gender. 1220 B E. Joppa Road, Suite 332, Towson. 410-825-9388. abcf.org

American Cancer Society Links patients to education, support and assistance programs. Holds the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks every October. cancer.org

American Cancer Society Hope Lodge Baltimore Houses adults receiving outpatient cancer treatment more than 40 miles from home. 636 W. Lexington St., Baltimore. 410-547-2522 cancer.org

Cancer Support Foundation Helps with quality of life and financial issues such as eviction prevention, transportation, emotional support and more. 8268 Academy Road, Ellicott City. info@cancersupportfoundation.org, (410) 964-9563 or cancersupportfoundation.org

Hopewell Cancer Support Helps patients and their families cope with the impact of a diagnosis. Programs include support groups, educational seminars, exercise classes and social activities. 10628 Falls Road, Lutherville. 410-832-2719 or hopewellcancersupport.org

The Jean Steirn Cancer Program Provides free mental health treatment, linkage to support services and transportation to therapy appointments. 410-825-1001 or probonocounseling.org/special_programs/jean_steirn_cancer_program

Metavivor Provides support groups, promotes awareness and raises money for the metastatic breast cancer community. 445 Defense Highway, Annapolis. info@metavivor.org or metavivor.org

Moveable Feast Inc. Provides meals to women in treatment for breast cancer as well as dependent children and caretakers. 410-327-3420 or mfeast.org

Nueva Vida Provides cancer support services for Latinas in the D.C., Baltimore and Richmond, Va., areas. Esperanza Center 430 S. Broadway, Baltimore. info@nueva-vida.org or nueva-vida.org

The Red Devils Funds services to improve quality of life for breast cancer patients treated at participating hospitals in Maryland and their families. 5820 York Road, Suite 205, Baltimore. 877-643-0202 or the-red-devils.org

Susan G. Komen for the Cure Maryland Holds annual walks to raise money for local and national breast cancer programs. Awards grants to state programs that increase access to breast health care. 200 E. Joppa Road, Suite 407, Towson. 410-938-8990 or komenmd.org

Tyanna Foundation Raises awareness and money for research. tyanna.org

Ullman Cancer Fund for Young Adults Offers programs supporting, educating and connecting young adults and their loved ones affected by cancer. 410-964-0202 or ulmanfund.org

Wellness House of Annapolis Free support groups, counseling, and therapeutic classes to those suffering from cancer and their families. 2625 Mas Que Farm Road, Annapolis. 410-990-0941 or annapoliswellnesshouse.org

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Women Supporting Women Provides education and support to breast cancer patients on the Delmarva Peninsula. womensupportingwomen.org

Government programs

Maryland Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program Screenings and follow-up for uninsured, low-income women, and public and professional education programs. phpa.dhmh.maryland.gov or 1-800-477-9774

Anne Arundel Breast and Cervical Cancer Program 410-222-6180 or aahealth.org

Baltimore City Cancer Program Offers free breast and cervical cancer screenings Monday-Friday at UniversityCare at Edmondson Village (410-328-2273) and Heritage Crossing, 312 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., third floor, Baltimore, 410-244-7026 or umgcc.org/bccp

Baltimore County Department of Health Women's Cancer Protection Program 410-887-3432 or baltimorecountymd.gov/cancerprogram

Carroll County Women's Wellness Breast and Cervical Cancer Program 410-876-4423 or carrollhealthdepartment.dhmh.md.gov

Harford County Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening 410-612-1780 or harfordcountyhealth.com

Howard County Breast & Cervical Cancer Screening Program 410-313-4255 or howardcountymd.gov

Hospitals

Aiello Breast Center at Baltimore Washington Medical Center 203 Hospital Drive, Glen Burnie. 410-553-8351 or mybwmc.org/breast-care

Alvin & Lois Lapidus Cancer Institute LifeBridge Health 2401 W. Belvedere Ave., Baltimore. Herman & Walter Samuelson Breast Care Center, Northwest Hospital, 5401 Old Court Road, Randallstown. 410-601-9355 or lifebridgehealth.org/CancerInst/

Anne Arundel Medical Center Breast Center 2000 Medical Parkway, Annapolis. 443-481-1000 or aahs.org/breast

Avon Foundation Breast Center of Johns Hopkins 601 N. Caroline St., Baltimore. Green Spring Station, 10753 Falls Road, Pavilion II, Suite 145, Lutherville. 443-997-8282 or hopkinsmedicine.org/avon_foundation_breast_center. Also, Breast Center at Johns Hopkins Bayview, 301 Mason Lord Drive, Suite 1300, Baltimore. 410-550-8282 or hopkinsbayview.org.

Baltimore VA Medical Center 10 N. Greene St., Baltimore. (410) 605-7000 or maryland.va.gov

Breast Center at Howard County General Hospital 410-884-4744 or hcgh.org. The Claudia Mayer / Tina Broccolino Cancer Resource Center is also part of Howard County General Hospital. Columbia. 410-740-5858

The Cancer Institute at University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center 7601 Osler Drive, Towson. 410-337-1000 or stjosephtowson.com

Center for Breast Health at Carroll Hospital Center Charles O. Fisher Medical Building, 193 Stoner Ave., Suite 230, Westminster, and South Carroll Health & Wellness Pavilion, 1380 Progress Way, Suite 102, Eldersburg. 410-871-7080 or carrollhospitalcenter.org/center-for-breast-health. Also William E. Kahlert Regional Cancer Center, 291 Stoner Avenue, Westminster; 410-871-6400 or CarrollHospitalCenter.org/Cancer

Hoffberger Breast Center at Mercy Fifth floor of the Weinberg Center, 227 St. Paul Place, Baltimore. 410-332-9330 or breastcenter.mdmercy.com

Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center of University of Maryland 22 S. Greene St., Baltimore (800) 888-8823 or umgcc.org

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MedStar Health Cancer Network Breast cancer services are available at the following locations in the Baltimore area: MedStar Franklin Square's Breast Center 9101 Franklin Square Drive, Suite 110, Baltimore; MedStar Good Samaritan, 5601 Loch Raven Blvd., Baltimore.;MedStar Harbor Hospital, 3001 S. Hanover St., Baltimore; MedStar Union Memorial Hospital, 201 E. University Parkway, Baltimore. 877-715-HOPE or medstarhealth.org/pages/Services/Cancer-Care/Breast-Cancer.aspx

Saint Agnes Cancer Institute 900 Caton Ave., Baltimore. 410-368-3434 or stagnes.org

Sandra and Malcolm Berman Comprehensive Breast Care Center at Greater Baltimore Medical Center 6701 N. Charles St., Suite 3105, Towson. 443-849-2600 or gbmc.org/breastcare

Upper Chesapeake Health Breast Center 500 Upper Chesapeake Drive, Bel Air. 443-843-PINK or uchbreastcenter.org

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