- Community Resources
- About Breast Cancer
- Get Involved
NEW Patient Services
Komen is here for you. Over the past few months, Susan G. Komen has significantly restructured its mission programming to provide more universal programs throughout the nation and ensure we are doing everything possible to help patients and make an impact in the breast cancer world. We are excited to share some of our newly structured breast health programming available for those in our community below:
Komen’s Newly Re-Launched Treatment Assistance Program
As Komen Columbus transitions to a national mission service delivery model to make local impacts, we have wound down our Komen Columbus Patient Assistance Program. We are proud to have served nearly 100 Ohio patients in need through this program from April 2020 to September 2020, and this kind of assistance for patients will remain a priority for us. We are now enrolling patients directly into our newly re-launched National Komen Treatment Assistance Program. Financial hardships shouldn’t keep patients from getting the treatments they need, that’s why Komen created the Komen Treatment Assistance Program. We know medical treatments and care can be expensive, but there are additional costs that can prevent an individual from receiving the treatment they need. Eligible applicants may receive a $300 award once per 12-month period to help with treatment related costs. To learn more about this program and how to apply for it, please visit ww5.komen.org/treatment-assistance-program/ or reach out to one of our navigators in the section below.
Komen’s Patient Navigation Program
Komen has rolled out its new Patient Navigation Program in Ohio for those in need of breast health care related assistance. Our patient navigators will work to help resolve any issues patients may be facing during their breast health care journey by helping them schedule breast health appointments, working with local health care systems, connecting patients to relevant local and national resources available, and more. If you or someone you know of is in need of breast health care assistance, you can reach out to one of our two Ohio Patient Navigators:
Alyncia Mason, Komen’s Central Ohio Patient Navigator at Amason@komen.org or (614) 929-7513
Laura Grueser, Komen’s Southeast Ohio Patient Navigation at Lgrueser@komen.org or (740) 423-4076
If you are interested in hosting a breast health education session or program, please contact one of our Komen Patient Navigators above.
Breast Care Helpline
Susan G. Komen offers a breast care helpline for those in need of breast cancer education, psychosocial support, and information on resources. 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 us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Breast Cancer Clinical Trial Information Helpline
Komen also offers a helpline for patients seeking information on and assistance with finding clinical trials. 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 us at email@example.com.
To learn more about both of our helplines, please visit ww5.komen.org/breast-cancer-helpline.html#BreastCareHelpline
In addition to providing breast health programs and services, Komen believes in creating structural change through patient advocacy and breakthrough research.
Become an Advocate
The best way to create long lasting, impactful change in the breast cancer world is through advocacy and policy. Our Komen Advocates act as the voice of over 3 million breast cancer survivors in the U.S. Breast Cancer advocates have the opportunity to fight for the rights of breast cancer patients by making certain that breast cancer remains a priority in the policy decision making process among local and national policymakers. To become a breast cancer advocate, please go to https://ww5.komen.org/GetInvolved/Participate/BecomeanAdvocate/BecomeanAdvocate.html
Research is one of our biggest priorities and best weapons against breast cancer. Guided by patient research advocates and the world’s leaders in breast cancer research, Susan G. Komen is funding innovative studies to develop new ways to treat, detect, prevent, and ultimately cure all forms of breast cancer. Komen has invested over $1 billion in breast cancer research and will continue to direct its focus on research related to metastatic (stage IV) breast cancers, aggressive sub-types such as triple negative breast cancers, early detection, drug resistance, and breast health disparities. Currently, Komen is funding two local research projects at the James Cancer Hospital Solove Research Institute.
Susan G Komen’s newly restructured mission programming works to puts breast cancer patients first. We look forward to continuing to enhance and build upon our programming to provide the best care and resources to patients living with breast cancer.