Recently Diagnosed | Survivors and Thrivers

Breast cancer can be scary and confusing, both for those diagnosed and for their family and friends. It’s important to have a strong support network to help with the physical and emotional demands of this disease. Remember, you are not alone. There are many support services available to assist you on this journey, including:

  • If you’re in need of local resources or financial assistance resources, visit our Local Help page, or contact Susan G. Komen® New England
  • Call 1-877 GO KOMEN, a free breast care helpline and treatment assistance program, or e-mail to receive professional support services for anyone with breast health and breast cancer concerns, including breast cancer patients and their families
  • If you are interested in participating in or learning more about Breast Cancer Clinical Trails visit or
  • The Young Survival Coalition is dedicated to the critical issues unique to young women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer
  • The Metastatic Breast Cancer Project is a nationwide movement of patients, doctors, and scientists working to speed the development of future therapies; other resources for metastatic patients can be found here
  • The Co-Survivor section of Komen’s national website allows friends and family members to share tips and advice, and read personal stories from others who have been in similar situations
  • You can find additional information about financial assistance resources on