Breast Cancer Links


National Sites


National Organizations
American Cancer Society 1-800-ACS-2345 Provides resources, information, guidance, rehabilitation programs, and support/education programs for women and their families
American Institute for Cancer Research 1-800-843-8114 Provides information on cancer and nutrition and publishes a newsletter, cookbooks, and a series of brochures.
Bone Marrow Transplant Family Support Network 1-800-826-9376 National support network.
Breast Implant Information Line 1-800-532-4440 Answers questions about the safety of breast implants
Breast Implant Information Network 1-800-887-6828 Provides assistance and information to women with or considering breast implants.  Material packets and newsletters are available.
Cancer Information Service (CIS) 1-800-4-CANCER National Cancer Institute - Offers the latest cancer information for patients, their families, the general public, and health professionals.
Hats Off For Health 1-800-ACS-2345 Designed to motivate women to perform BSE and obtain Pap tests and mammograms.
National Alliance of Breast Cancer Organizations (NABCO)
Publishes the Breast Cancer Resource List, a guide to organizations and groups that canprovide information, support, education, and services, as well as help in making treatment choices, gathering publications and videos, and finding local support groups and places that sell wigs and protheses.
National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship 301-650-8868 NCCS is a clearinghouse of information and advocates for cancer survivors.
National Lymphedema Network 1-800-541-3259 Provides patients and professionals with counseling support, and information about prevention and treatment of lymphedema
PACT - Patient Advocates for Clinical Trials 1-800-767-3824 Breast cancer survivors inform other women about treatment protocols.
Women's Cancer Resource Center 1-800-908-8544 Organization of cancer survivors and supporters that offers an information and referral phone line, support groups for women in their 20s and 30s, post-treatment support groups and support groups for lesbian partners.
Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization 1-800-221-2141 Assists men and women in various stages of breast cancer with the psychological aspects of their diagnosis and informs them of their treatment options.


State Organizations
Arkansas Cancer Research Center's
Ottenheimer Cancer Education Center
Tenth Floor, UAMS-ACRC
4301 W. Markham Ave.
Little Rock
Features educational materials, breast models, simulators, illustrations, videotapes, literature searches, and a wide variety of printed materials.   No appointment is necesary.
Arkansas Department of Health
Breast and Cervical Cancer
Control Program
1-800-482-5400 Offers women who qualify free services, including mammograms, breast exams, education, and treatment referral.
Arkansas Health Care Access Foundation Inc. 1-800-950-8233 A statewide volunteer non-emergency health care program for persons with no health insurance and low income.
Baptist Breast Center 9601 Lile Dr., Ste 1155
Little Rock
Provides women with convenient access to the latest diagnostic technology and a complete range of clinical specialties with treatment and resource options available through Baptist HealthLine.
UAMS Buddy Check 1-800-942-UAMS
Distributes packet of information about breast cancer, Breast Self Examination, and risk factors.
(Central Arkansas
Radiation Therapy Institute)
Little Rock 501-664-8573 / 1-800-482-8561
Mountain Home 870-424-2200/ 800-955-2278

Searcy 1-800-242-3362
CARTI: Cancer Answers 501-664-8573
Little Rock, Searcy, and Mountain Home.  Free information on various cancer-related issues.
CARTI: Weekend Retreat 501-660-7614 Breast cancer survivors and their spouses explore issues associated with a diagnosis of breast cancer, including fear, role changes, self-esteem, sexuality and communication.
CARTI: Social Services Department 501-664-8573
Provides patients and families with information and referral on services ranging from housing and transportation to finances and cancer education materials.
EncorePlus Stephens YWCA
Early detection information, transportation for mammography and other medical needs, babysitting.
Hope Lodge Little Rock
Houses cancer patients who must receive cancer treatment, who must travel to central Arkansas from out in the state for care, and who must undergo therapy on a routine basis over a fixed period of time.  Lodge guests must be recommended by a physician.  Daily fee is $5 for lodging, although no qualifying patients are turned away for financial reasons.  Open seven days a week.
Northwest Arkansas Cancer Support Home Fayetteville
Home-like facility for cancer patients and their families that offers education, comfort, and support services for cancer patients and their families.   Offers a resource library, support groups, wig bank, prosthesis fitting room, and educational seminars.  All services are free.
Sponsors "No Excuses" Breast Cancer Outreach Project that directs women to mammography facilities and helps them find free and reduced price mammography programs in Northwest Arkansas.  In addition, the project provides free clinical breast exams at the Cancer Support Home one Saturday every other month.
NARTI Springdale
Staff includes certified BSE instructors who can teach breast slef-exam and breast health education to groups or schools.
Northwest Medical Center
Mobile Health Van features state-of-the-art mammography equipment.  NMC works with area industries, agencies, churches, and businesses to organize screening programs.
Phillips Cancer Support House Fort Smith
A home-like facility for cancer patients and their families that provides ongoing support for patients who are actively fighting cancer.   Services include breast support groups, family support groups, mentoring, nutrition tips, a class for women who have had hair loss due to cancer treatment, cancer education, a wig bank, and a prothesis closet.  All programs are free of charge.
St. Vincent Cancer Center
Cancer Helplink

Oncology nurse answers questions about cancer using a computer database with current, medically sound information.  Referrals to physicians and to services both in the community or nationally which provide cancer care can also be made.
St. Vincent Infirmary Medical Center
New Outlook
The Women's Cancer
Recovery Center

Provides comprehensive services for women who are dealing with the effects of cancer and its treatment.  Services are free and confidential.
SARTI (South Arkansas) El Dorado
Offers BSE education, breast cancer resources and educational materials.  Licensed BSE instructor will teach at schools and women's groups upon request.
Witness Project
Little Rock 501-664-3480
Helena 870-338-9100
African-American breast and cervical cancer survivors visit churches and community centers, primarily in rural areas, to present breast cancer education and information about BSE.
Been There

Bella Vista


Breast Cancer Support Group

First Baptist Church

Breast Cancer Support Group

Bates Medical Center
602 N. Walton

501-273-2481, ext.7396

Bosom Buddies

870-836-5033 or

Breast Cancer Support Group

Cherokee Village

Bosom Buddies

Northwest Arkansas
Cancer Support Home

1101 N. Woolsey Ave.


Phillips Cancer Support Home

Fort Smith
2510 Dodson Ave.
501-782-6302 / 1-800-262-9917

Phillips Cancer Support Center


Dialogue Support Group

Claude Parrish Radiation Therapy Institute

Cancer Support Group

Hot Springs
AMI Hospital Out Patients

Support Group

Hot Springs Village
Christ of the Hills Methodist
501-922-4768 or


Bosom Buddies
American Cancer Society

Little Rock
901 N. University

Dialogue Support Group

Little Rock
Hope Lodge
2122 S. Broadway


Coping With Cancer

North Little Rock
Hospice Building
701 Burnett Drive


Dialogue Support Group

First United Methodist Church

Bosom Buddies

Pine Bluff
Jefferson Regional Medical Center's Cancer Education Center

Caring-Bosom Friends

Pine Bluff

Breast Cancer Support Group

St. Mary's-Rogers Memorial

Bates Hospital

501-273-2481, ext. 398

Bosom Buddies

St. Mary's Cancer Center

Dialogue Support Group

St. Mary's Cancer Center

Bosom Buddies

Baptist Therapy Center
2001 E. Kiehl Ave.


Hoping While Coping

Siloam Springs
Siloam Springs Hospital

Cancer Network of Northwest Arkansas

First Baptist Church
1709 Johnson Road


NW AR Breast Cancer


Dialogue Support Group

St. Michael Health Care Center
Conference Room A