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You Have Breast Cancer - Now What?


One woman comforting another.You are no doubt overwhelmed and we're here to help. Through personal contacts, the information line, our support groups and social media outreach, your friends at Bosom Buddies of Arizona are here to share their own experiences and knowledge with you. We can guide you toward the appropriate educational material and answer your many questions while offering our heartfelt support throughout. Start by browsing this website for cancer information and news about our members.  Then take a look at the map on the Support page to find a group that meets near you. Call or email the leader or just show up at the next meeting. We look forward to seeing you!


Who We Are and Why We're Different

Women and men listening to each other in a support group.You will not face breast cancer alone. The mission of Bosom Buddies of Arizona is to offer our knowledge, our encouragement and our friendship. While there are many fine cancer organizations out there, Bosom Buddies of Arizona is different:  All of the leaders of our support groups are themselves breast cancer survivors and all of our facilitators are volunteers, not paid staff. Bosom Buddies of Arizona supports men and women of all ages and in all stages of breast cancer, along with the caregivers who love them. Our group meetings are held in several locations throughout the Phoenix metro area to provide education, conversations and the support you need right now.


Breast Cancer Deadline 2020

The National Breast Cancer Coalition has set a deadline of January 1, 2020 to know how to end breast cancer. Hope is a wish. A deadline is a commitment. Are you with us? Click their logo to learn more.

BBA News and Events

10 Things Everyone Battling Breast Cancer Needs to Hear

  • 18 July 2016
  • Author: Tim Ham
  • Number of views: 108

The internet is noisy these days when it comes to the subject of breast cancer. Social media and websites are abuzz with alleged miracle diets and hypothesis.

Sure, some of the articles are spectacular, but others are just plain silly. So we wanted to take a stab at condensing a post into the 10 Things Everyone Battling Breast Cancer Really Needs to Hear, and we hope you like our unique approach.

Dee Courtwright-Smoot death Announcement July 6,2016

  • 7 July 2016
  • Author: Tim Ham
  • Number of views: 95
Dee Courtwright-Smoot death Announcement July 6,2016
Dee Courtwright-Smoot, passed away yesterday morning. In 1982, Dee was one of the founders of Bosom Buddies of Arizona. We are deeply saddened at her loss, but eternally grateful for her passion to support those diagnosed with breast cancer and their friends, family, and caregivers.

Understanding Breast Cancer, Its History and Our Progress

  • 5 July 2016
  • Author: Tim Ham
  • Number of views: 146

Here at Bosom Buddies of Arizona, it's our mission help others walk with those who've walked through breast cancer before. We believe there is wisdom and strength that comes from those who've take similar steps of their own. And the more we can learn from those who have ventured before us, the stronger we can become as we all move forward together.

How One Pro Mountain Biker Pedaled Past Cancer (Twice!)

  • 16 June 2016
  • Author: Tim Ham
  • Number of views: 167

If ever you're looking  for a story of hope and redemption, look no further. Jen Hanks is the epitome of a hero in our books. Her story is amazing, and it's just the kind of pick-me-up we could all use once in a while.

On her first day of chemotherapy she opted to ride her bike to treatment. And then to the next one. And the next one. And beyond. Eventually to her 5 year "Cancerversary" and a race in Chile.

Amelia's Story: Capturing the Moment

  • 2 June 2016
  • Author: Tim Ham
  • Number of views: 265

She was 28, working as a photographer and living in Brooklyn, New York. Things were looking bright. And then she found a lump...


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Bosom Buddies, Inc. is a
501(c)3 non-profit organization.

Bosom Buddies of Arizona
11024 N. 28th Drive Suite #200
Phoenix, Arizona 85029 (map)
Phone:  602.265.2776
Information line:  602.231.6648


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