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Resources

Information is one of the most valuable services we provide and our Breast Cancer Survivor Resources page is a great tool. Use it to learn more about survival, recovery, support and more. Here are some links to resources that might be helpful to you or others in your support circle.

Tip Sheets
Questions
Event Resources
Reports
FAQs

Tip Sheets

Questions to Ask Your Doctor

Breast Reconstruction Breast Surgery Chemotherapy and Side Effects Clinical Trials Anti-Hormone Therapy and Side Effects Lymphedema Metastatic Breast Cancer Radiation Therapy and Side Effects Treatment Choices When Breast Cancer is Diagnosed

Event Resources

Reports

FAQ

What is Forge Breast Cancer Survivor Center?

Forge Breast Cancer Survivor Center is a holistic, patient centered, community based, breast cancer survivorship center that is a partnership between The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham, Brookwood Baptist Health, Grandview Medical Center, St. Vincent’s Health System, and UAB Medicine.

What is Forge Breast Cancer Survivor Center’s Mission?

Forge assists survivors and co-survivors in taking an active role in their fight against breast cancer by offering support, knowledge, strength and direction. Through Forge, all those touched by breast cancer can bond with others to Forge a new future.

What is breast cancer survivorship?

Breast cancer survivorship is a breast cancer survivor’s journey from diagnosis through balance of life.

Who does Forge Breast Cancer Survivor Center serve?

Forge serves breast cancer survivors and co-survivors treated at one of our partnered health systems or living in Blount, Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair, or Walker counties.

What and who is a co-survivor?

A co-survivor is anyone who walks alongside the breast cancer survivor in their survivorship journey. A co-survivor can be a caregiver, a family member, or a friend. Co-survivors can be adults or children.

What services does Forge Breast Cancer Survivor Center provide?

Forge currently offers a range of services to assist breast cancer survivors and co-survivors from diagnosis through balance of life.

  • Individualized Plans
  • Advocate (Lay Navigator) Match
  • Peer Mentor Match
  • After-Hours Telephone Support
  • Legal and Financial Counseling
  • Monthly Lifestyle Classes
  • Forge Share and Support Groups
  • Professional Counseling Services
  • Specialized Support for Metastatic Breast Cancer Survivors
  • Tip Sheets
  • Questions to Ask Your Doctor
  • Local and National Resources
  • Healthcare Professional Days of Renewal and Continued Education
  • Additional Supportive Service

How can I volunteer with Forge Breast Cancer Survivor Center?

Please visit the Forge Volunteers section of our website to find out how you can become a Forge Volunteer.

How can I donate to Forge Breast Cancer Survivor Center?

Please visit the Donate to Forge section of our website to find out how you can make a tax deductible contribution to support the mission of Forge.