Breast Cancer Resource Center
Vision: The purpose of the BCRC is to ensure that no one faces breast cancer alone. Through effective patient navigation, the BCRC provides support, information and resources to all those affected by breast cancer.
Mission: The BCRC is a centralized source of information, education and support that empowers those affected by breast cancer to navigate through diagnosis, treatment, recovery and beyond as active, knowledgeable participants in their healthcare.
Staffed by breast cancer survivors, we are a professional organization providing direct assistance and breaking down barriers to treatment in ways that are as unique as the individuals we serve. Breast Cancer Resource Centers proudly offers the following services:
- Patient Navigation by Certified Patient Navigators who are survivors- Our certified Patient Navigators provide practical guidance, helping our clients replace fear, anxiety and doubt with information, options and hope.
- Breast Cancer 101 Class - This is a bi-monthly class taught by BCRC Certified Patient Navigators to educate newly diagnosed clients and their caregivers on next steps, coping strategies and what to expect, as well as connecting them to local resources.
- Educate and Empower Series- This monthly series features speakers who are experts on a variety of informative topics that aid those who have been diagnosed with breast cancer as they move through the process of treatment and recovery. As Sisters Volunteer Program- This program allows trained, supportive volunteers to help with tasks that clients may not be able to do - housecleaning, yard work, grocery shopping, prescription pick up, errands, laundry, home repair, transportation and more.
- Lotus Link Online Support Forum- BCRC Lotus Link allows women at all stages of breast cancer to connect through an online support forum and discuss the mental, physical and emotional effects of breast cancer.
- Survivor Groups -The Breast Cancer Resource Center models its support groups on those conducted at Stanford University School of Medicine by Dr. David Spiegel. Research studies found that these support groups improved participants' quality of life and in some cases prolonged life. They are open to women at all stages of breast cancer. See bcrc.org for a complete, detailed listing.
- Newly Diagnosed Support Group-The newly diagnosed support group is open to women who have been diagnosed within the last six months. Clients may or may not have had surgery or other treatment. To register contact Samantha Higdon, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- IV League Austin & IV League Williamson County- This group is for women with a diagnosis of metastatic breast cancer.