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We host five support groups within the Phoenix metro area to make it easy for you to join us.

 
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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

Breast Cancer in Men Has Distinctive Biological Features

  • 11 September 2018
  • Author: Erma Shaw
  • Number of views: 208
  • 7 Comments

The expression of genes that control the number of estrogen receptors, the rate of cell division, and the ability of the cancer to invade healthy tissue was higher in breast cancers in men than in breast cancers in women.

Baseline Heart Imaging Decisions Based on Breast Cancer Treatment Choices, Not Women’s Risk of Cardiac Problems

Diagnosis, Chemotherapy, Targeted Therapy, and Side Effects

  • 11 September 2018
  • Author: Erma Shaw
  • Number of views: 138
  • 5 Comments

Doctors’ decisions about whether or not a woman diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer has baseline heart testing before chemotherapy starts is based on the type of chemotherapy she will be receiving and not on her personal risk of heart problems.

A master switch controls aggressive breast cancer

Triple- Negative Breast Cancer

  • 31 August 2018
  • Author: Erma Shaw
  • Number of views: 198
  • 4 Comments

Researchers have identified a master switch that appears to control the dynamic behavior of tumor cells that makes some aggressive cancers so difficult to treat.

Patient with cervical and breast cancers foxes doctors

  • 26 August 2018
  • Author: Erma Shaw
  • Number of views: 185
  • 7 Comments

MUMBAI: Hearing a diagnosis of cancer is tough for most, but Chandrakala Agarwal (63) is among the few patients in whom the task is doubly tough as they have two forms of cancer at a time.

High-Risk Breast Cancer Patients May Not Be Adherent to Heart Failure Monitoring

  • 26 August 2018
  • Author: Erma Shaw
  • Number of views: 172
  • 6 Comments

Cardiac monitoring should be prioritized among patients undergoing treatment with certain therapies for breast cancer 

 

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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
info@bosombuddies-az.org

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