Young Survival Coalition (YSC) is the premier international organization dedicated to the critical issues unique to young women and breast cancer. YSC works with survivors, caregivers and the medical, research, advocacy and legislative communities to increase the quality and quantity of life for women diagnosed with breast cancer ages 40 and under.
-YSC Mission Statement
This is a local organization that offers many kinds of support for women with cancer including alternative and complementary treatment workshops, support groups, and even free services such as massage and hair cuts.
A retreat for children challenged with different types of cancers and their families. Patients, siblings and parents are all included in activities, meals and support groups. The organization is non profit, and families are not charged for attending. It is volunteer run and many volunteers have been personally affected by the support present at Camp Sunshine. They have a full private resort, with a swimming pool, lake, playground, mini golf course, game rooms and a cafeteria. The accommodations are equal to a moderate hotel, with two bedrooms, a bathroom, microwave, refrigerator, TV and DVD player.
A non-profit organization whose mission is "To Help women, family members and caregivers battle the personal issues related to cervical cancer and HPV and to advocate for cervical health in all women by promoting prevention through education about early vaccination, Pap testing regularly and HPV testing when recommended."
Offers Support Groups, Networking Groups, Mind-Body Workshops and Activities to anyone who has/had cancer or anyone who knows someone that has/had cancer.
"Casting for Recovery® (CFR), founded in 1996, is a national non-profit support and educational program for breast cancer survivors. We enhance the lives of breast cancer survivors by offering no-cost retreats tailored to promote and support mental and physical healing through shared experiences and the learning of new skills. At the end of 2008 we have served 3,500 women through the delivery of 269 retreats, helped by over 1,000 volunteers nationwide."
"Casting for Recovery Home." Casting for Recovery. 17 Jul 2009
I had an opportunity to attend a Casting for Recovery Retreat. It was everything wonderful and nothing bad and I would encourage any women breast cancer survivors to at least check this organization out.
The Wellness Community/West Los Angeles is an excellent home for HOPE, education and support. Free programs are offered e.g. writing, tai chi, meditation, etc. They have participant groups as well as groups for family & care givers which is equally as important
Yoga Bear is a national 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to providing cancer survivors with more opportunities for wellness and healing through the practice of yoga.
If you are a post-cancer survivor, we'd like to invite to experience complimentary yoga @ one of our partner Yoga Bear studios!
From their website,
"This site maintains current information about thyroid cancer and support services available to people at any stage of testing, treatment, or lifelong monitoring for thyroid cancer, as well as their caregivers. It receives ongoing input and review from numerous thyroid cancer specialists. This site also serves as a resource for anyone interested in thyroid cancer survivors' issues."
A support program for young women survivors of breast cancer