Resources - Breast Cancer

Resources - Breast Cancer

Approximately one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some time during her life, and many women need to deal with this condition during the years when taharat hamishpacha is still relevant. Medical information about breast cancer is available from the following organizations (courtesy of

Breast Cancer Organizations

Living Beyond Breast Cancer 
(610) 645-4567 
(888) 753-5222 (Survivor's Helpline)

National Alliance of Breast Cancer Organizations (NABCO)
(888) 80-NABCO

The National Breast Cancer Coalition 
(800) 622-2838

SHARE (Self-Help for Women with Breast or Ovarian Cancer)
(212) 719-0364

Susan G. Komen Foundation 
(800) I'M-AWARE

Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization 
(800) 221-2141

Jewish Organizations Addressing Breast Cancer

Chai Lifeline 
(212) 465-1300

Hadassah, Women's Health 
(212) 303-8094

Breast Health Awareness
It's In The Genes 
National Center for Jewish Healing 

(212) 399-2320 x209

Reach: A Support Group for Orthodox Women in New York 
(718) 435-5700 x229

UJA - Federation of New York 
(Task Force on Breast and Ovarian Cancer) 
(212) 980-1000

Frum Support

(866) 474-2774

Sharsheret is of particular note, as it provides support and assistance specifically to young (pre-menopausal) Jewish women dealing with breast cancer.

On this site we will attempt to address a number of halachic issues presented by the diagnosis and treatment of this condition.

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