About Living Beyond Breast Cancer
LBBC strives to improve mental and physical quality of life for women following diagnosis by providing them with education and support to help them make informed decisions for themselves and their families whether they are newly diagnosed, in treatment or recovery, years beyond their diagnosis or managing metastatic breast cancer. Founded in 1991 as a local peer network for women who had completed primary treatment for breast cancer, LBBC has grown into a national organization that provides programs and services for women of all ages. Resources for family members and caregivers are also available.
LBBC’s history is one of hard work and perseverance; of meeting need and remaining true to its mission. Because of this, LBBC is and will always be the place where women can turn for information about the latest advancements in breast cancer treatment and care in accurate, easy-to-understand language. The generosity of donors allows LBBC to continue to empower women with the information they need to make the best decisions for themselves and their loved ones. LBBC's resources are always provided for little or no cost regardless of a woman's age, stage of diagnosis, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation or ability to pay .
Living Beyond Breast Cancer’s website is designed so users can quickly find information provided in a number of formats. The site also features special content areas for specific diagnoses, women of color and women diagnosed under age 45.
LBBC’s Helpline is a toll-free service offering women peer support and information in a confidential setting. The Helpline is staffed by trained volunteers, who are beyond active treatment or living with metastatic breast cancer. Calls are answered live 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday; calls received at any other time or from those preferring to speak in Spanish are returned within 24 hours.
Programs and Publications
C4YW (The Annual Conference for Young Women Affected by Breast Cancer)
Monthly programs accessible by computer or phone provide free access to information from medical professionals and breast cancer experts on a variety of topics.
Free, monthly webinars accessible by computer or phone provide information and answers to commonly asked questions for newly diagnosed women.
Monthly meetings where women can share their experiences with other women and professional care providers.
Living Beyond Breast Cancer’s free quarterly newsletter contains updates on the latest treatment options, profiles women affected by breast cancer and features articles on quality-of-life issues.
Free booklets and brochures, including culturally specific titles, address the needs of women who are:
• Newly diagnosed with early-stage or metastatic breast cancer
• In treatment or recovery
• Managing metastatic disease
• Living long-term with a history of breast cancer