Nearly one in eight U.S. women develops breast cancer

Early Detection is the key to saving your life!

Making sense of the ever-changing world of breast cancer


Our Mission

BCSF is committed to it's mission "helping women survive." We provide funding to clinics, health care and imaging facilities nationwide for mammograms and related breast diagnostic services to uninsured and underinsured women.


Funded Programs


Over the past four years Breast Cancer Survivors Foundation has provided funding to a total of 49 free clinics nationwide. This funding has allowed these clinics to provide more than 11,000 mammograms and breast diagnostic services to the uninsured and the underinsured.

Facts About Breast Cancer

We do not know what causes breast cancer, although we do know that certain risk factors may put you at higher risk of developing it. A person's age, genetic factors, personal health history, and diet all contribute to breast cancer risk.



There are a number of ways to support those affected by breast cancer. Whether helping the community as a whole or donating in honor of or in memory of a loved one, each donation helps sustain our mission to educate the community and fight to end breast cancer.

Welcome to the Breast Cancer Survivors Foundation website!

Breast Cancer Survivors Foundation (BCSF) is committed to "helping women survive." The Foundation offers grants to health care facilities providing free mammograms and breast diagnostic services to uninsured and low income patients. Any free clinic or health care facility providing breast diagnostic services is encouraged to request funding.

The Foundation raises it funds from concerned supporters like you.

The Foundation has an all volunteer Board of Directors. To date - since incorporation in June of 2010 - we have funded 55 clinics and more than 11,000 women have received mammograms or breast diagnostic who otherwise would not be able to afford them.

We believe mammograms are an important part of every woman’s comprehensive health program. We are pleased to provide funding for this diagnostic service.

We encourage you to help us by supporting Breast Cancer Survivors Foundation. With your help we can save lives.

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What are the Stages of Breast Cancer?

It’s often hard to say exactly what causes a given person’s cancer. But some factors are associated with breast cancer. Read about them here..

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Breast Cancer in Teens: What are the odds?

Posted by PJ Hamel / comments

Thanks in part to increased breast cancer awareness over the past couple of decades, more women than ever – including teens and even pre-teens – go through the stress of believing they might have breast cancer. If you're a teenager or younger, you almost certainly don't have breast cancer – despite that lump you feel in your breast. Here's the information you need to put those cancer fears to rest. You’re 12 years old, and your breasts are starting to grow. Putting on your bra one morning, you feel a lump. Lump = breast cancer, right? You panic. You’re scared to tell anyone, but terrified you might be dying. You turn to Google for help. I believe this is the scenario for many of you younger women who end up on this site asking questions about cancer. And by young, I mean under 20 years old: in some cases, even younger than 13.

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An End to Painful Sex After Chemo? New Treatment Shows Promise

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Of all the breast cancer treatment side effects women experience, the potentially most distressing and life-altering is also the one least talked about: painful sex. There's been no good solution for this disheartening situation – until now.

Dyspareunia. It's an abstract-looking medical term for a condition many breast cancer survivors endure that's hardly abstract, if you experience it: -

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Simple Blood Test May Identify Breast Cancer Recurrence

Posted by PJ Hamel

"Will a blood test tell me if my cancer has come back?" Wouldn't that be great, if it were so simple! There's currently no blood test that will categorically confirm a breast cancer recurrence. But thankfully, one may be in the works.

Breast cancer is a tough disease. It can kill you if not treated; and the treatments are difficult. Still, about 7 out of 10 women survive breast cancer, and eventually die of another cause.

Human nature being what it is, though, most of us don't blithely assume we'll be on the positive side of that statistic. Instead, we worry about being one of the unlucky ones whose cancer returns. And, feeling that the earlier we catch a recurrence the more chance we have of surviving, we wonder: isn't there some simple blood test that shows whether or not you have active cancer?

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The only person who can save you is you: that was going to be the thing that informed the rest of my life.

Sheryl Crow on being diagnosed with breast cancer

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