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Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization
135 S LaSalle St
Chicago, IL 60607
The Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization formerly known as Y-ME Breast Cancer Organization is a national non-profit support organization that provides information, hotline counseling, educational programs, and self-help meetings for individuals with breast cancer, their families, and friends. Y-ME was established in 1978 and is the largest and most comprehensive breast cancer support organization in the country. Y-ME has helped thousands of women live with their diagnoses. There is strong evidence that because of this support, women are able to withstand treatment with less disruption to their daily lives. Most of all, Y-ME gives hope to women and men who fear cancer by letting them know that there are others who are leading active, fulfilling lives despite their illnesses. Y-ME activities include hotline services in which trained peer counselors who have experienced breast cancer answer questions and lend support; open door educational meetings for individuals who have had breast cancer or are concerned about it; presurgical counseling and referral services; in service programs for health care professionals; and a wig and prosthesis bank. The Y-ME Breast Cancer Organization produces educational materials including a newsletter, brochures, Spanish language materials, and booklets. In addition, as a founding member of the National Breast Cancer Coalition, Y-ME provides information on public policy and legislative activities related to breast cancer.
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