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Chicagoland breast cancer information resources

Free or low-cost screening and treatment:

Visit the website of the MetropolitanChicago Breast Cancer Task Force at

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or call 312-942-3368. In addition, free screening and treatment for the underinsured or uninsured is available through the Illinois Department of Public Health's Illinois Breast and Cervical Cancer Program (

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) or call 888-522-1282.

Clinical trials:

Review and sign up to participate in breast cancer treatment clinical trials conducted locally at Rush University Medical Center (

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); the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University at Northwestern Memorial Hospital (

); University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center (

); Loyola University Health System (

); Cancer Treatment Centers of America inZion, Ill. (

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).

Local chapters:

These national organizations have area chapters that feature year-round education, support groups and health resource lists:

;

;

;

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For non-English speakers:

At

, you can find news and education on diagnosis and treatment in several languages. In addition, there is a comprehensive directory of clinical trials in English. A list of support groups in Illinois can be found at

.

Young Survival Coalition:

Meetings, information, events and newsletters focusing on the needs of younger women with the disease (

).

Recovery on Water:

A rowing team that gives breast cancer survivors the opportunity to become active in their recovery and gain support from survivors (

).

Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation:

Raises money for area breast cancer research, funds medical fellowships and conducts outreach efforts for early detection and treatment (

).

Fundraising:

A state-by-state list of money raising breast cancer walks, runs and relays can be found at

.

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