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Breast Cancer Hotlines

Advocacy in Action
Monitors federal breast cancer related legislation and regulations, and works with patient advocacy groups to impact breast cancer policy as it develops.

A Day for You and Friends of Ann & Mimi
Made possible through a gift from the Avon Foundation. A Day for You participants attend all-day seminars and learn about earlier detection methods, are taught breast self-examination (BSE) and receive clinical breast exams. Onsite mammograms also are available, if appropriate. Friends of Ann & Mimi are specially trained volunteers with knowledge of the healthcare system who accompany women to follow-up appointments, when necessary, so they may arrive informed and confident. Since the Friend speaks the same language as the woman she accompanies, cultural and language barriers are minimized. The Friend also addresses transportation and insurance concerns.

Education
Y-ME provides culturally sensitive breast cancer services and resources for who would like to know more about breast cancer. Publications are also available.

Latina News
Bilingual, quarterly newsletter distributed nationwide to address breast cancer issues specific to the Spanish-speaking community.

Lifeline
National, quarterly newsletter providing the latest information on breast cancer.

Men’s/Partner’s Match Program

Through the Y-ME Hotline, this program provides support and education for people who are supporting a wife, mother, daughter or friend through breast cancer.

ShareRing Network
A monthly, one-hour teleconference featuring a breast cancer related presentation by a medical professional followed by a question and answer session. Participants are divided into small discussion groups moderated by volunteers.

Web Site (www.y-me.org)
Offers breast cancer information, resources and support for patients, survivors, families, friends, caregivers and medical professionals. Guests can submit questions concerning breast health and/or breast cancer, which are answered by breast cancer survivors within 48 hours. The site is available in English and Spanish.

Wig & Prosthesis Bank
Provides products free-of-charge to women with limited resources.
Y-ME is always in need of wigs and prostheses–if you’d like to donate a new or gently used product, please get in touch. We ask that your donation is in at least good condition and has been washed.

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