Community Resources

Susan G. Komen Columbus is the local source for funding breast cancer detection, patient navigation support and education in Central and Southeastern Ohio.

Metastatic breast cancer kills 1700 Ohio women each year. This is #unacceptable.

Our Bold Goal is to decrease the current number of breast cancer deaths by 50% in the U.S. by 2026.

We do this through investing in breakthroughs in research and treatments for breast cancers that are the most deadly. More on research here.

We do this through community patient navigation programs to ensure all central and southeastern Ohio patients receive high quality and affordable screening, diagnostics and treatment.

Navigation Programs

The goal of Susan G. Komen’s Columbus Patient Navigation Program is to reduce breast cancer mortality by improving access to and quality of care. Navigation programs meet the need by educating women about breast cancer risk and screenings, linking them to health systems through referral and/or scheduling, assessing and resolving all barriers to care, helping them navigate the health system to receive recommended screenings and follow-up care as necessary.

If you need navigation support to breast screening or follow-up testing, or just have questions about your breast health, please contact one of our navigators. Whether you are insured, uninsured or just have questions, our navigators are here to help.

 

Breast Care Helpline

If you or a loved one needs information about breast health or breast cancer, call our breast care helpline to speak with a trained specialist or oncology social worker at 1-877 GO KOMEN (1-877-465-6636) or email at helpline@komen.org.

The Komen Breast Care Helpline offers:

  • Breast health and breast cancer information,
  • Support and counseling to anyone with questions or concerns,
  • Information about local organizations and resources that may provide financial assistance and other support services,
  • Low-cost mammography resources; and
  • Educational materials.

 

Breast Cancer Clinical Trial Information Helpline

If you or a loved one needs information or resources about clinical trials, call our clinical trial information helpline at 1-877 GO KOMEN (1-877- 465- 6636)or email at clinicaltrialinfo@komen.org.

The Komen Clinical Trial Information Helpline offers breast cancer clinical trial education and psychosocial support, such as:

  • Knowing when to consider a trial
  • How to find a trial
  • How to decide which trial is best
  • What to expect during a trial
  • Information about clinical trial resources

Questions to Ask the Doctor

The Questions to Ask the Doctor About Breast Cancer series includes 14 topic cards on a variety of breast cancer issues. Each card contains pertinent questions to discuss with your doctor regarding a specific breast cancer topic. You can download and print the cards and bring them with you to your next doctor’s appointment.

Treatment Assistance Fund

 

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