Fight Against Breast Cancer

WHAT IS BREAST CANCER 
Breast cancer is a type of cancer originating from breast tissue, most commonly from the inner lining of milk ducts or the lobules that supply the ducts with milk.[1] Cancers originating from ducts are known as ductal carcinomas, while those originating from lobules are known as lobular carcinomas. Breast cancer occurs in humans and other mammals. While the overwhelming majority of human cases occur in women, male breast cancer can also occur.

EARLY DETECTION
The goal of screening exams for early breast cancer detection is to find cancers before they start to cause symptoms. Screening refers to tests and exams used to find a disease, such as cancer, in people who do not have any symptoms. Early detection means using an approach that lets breast cancer get diagnosed earlier than otherwise might have occurred. Breast cancers that are found because they are causing symptoms tend to be larger and are more likely to have already spread beyond the breast. In contrast, breast cancers found during screening exams are more likely to be smaller and still confined to the breast. The size of a breast cancer and how far it has spread are some of the most important factors in predicting the prognosis (outlook) of a woman with this disease. Most doctors feel that early detection tests for breast cancer save thousands of lives each year, and that many more lives could be saved if even more women and their health care providers took advantage of these tests. Following the American Cancer Society's guidelines for the early detection of breast cancer improves the chances that breast cancer can be diagnosed at an early stage and treated successfully.

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Volunteer

LWS is looking for volunteers to work on various short-term office projects throughout the year. We are located Los Angeles ca. A great resource for High School Seniors trying to complete their community service hours, college students interested in gaining experience in a non-profit environment or those in transition who'd like to assist with a great cause.  Please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. explaining your availability.

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Tools Keeping You In The Fight

Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
8700 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Phone: 1-800-CEDARS-1 (1-800-233-2771)

Childrens Center for Cancer
and Blood Diseases
4650 Sunset Boulevard, #54
Los Angeles, California 90027
(323) 669-4624

National Childhood Cancer Foundation (NCCF)
440 E. Huntington Drive
P.O. Box 60012
Arcadia, CA 91066-6012
(626) 447-1674

Children’s Oncology Group (COG)
Research Operations Center
440 E. Huntington Drive
P.O. Box 60012
Arcadia, CA 91066-6012
(626) 447-0064

Insurance and Legal Matters
California Women’s Law Center Breast Cancer
Legal Clinic – 213-637-9900

Cancer Legal Resource Center
213-736-1455

Medicare
1-800-MEDCICARE 

Health Insurance Counseling Advocacy Program
213-383-4519

Low and No Cost Screenings
Breast Cancer Early Detection Program
1-800-511-2300 

Harbor -UCLA Medical Center
310-222-2345

Hubert H. Humphrey Comprehensive Health Center
323-846-4312

LAC+USC Medical Center
323-226-5112

King/Drew Medical Center
310-668-4742 

Cancer Detection Center
213-481-2511

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