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FORCE’s eXamining the Relevance of Articles for You (XRAY) program looks behind the headlines of cancer news to help you understand what the research means to you. XRAY is a reliable source of hereditary cancer research-related news and information.

About the XRAY Program & Ratings

FORCE has frequently observed situations where the media misrepresented cancer research. Some news articles feature attention-grabbing, hyped headlines and inaccurate content. Because scientific journals are hard to access and understand, people may turn to the popular press for information about cancer research to inform their medical decisions. We saw a need for a reliable source of breast cancer information in the headlines.

In response, FORCE developed “eXamining the Relevance of Articles for You” (XRAY). With initial funding from the CDC, we developed a program to review breast cancer topics reported in the media.

Additional Resources

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  • Triage Cancer® is a national, nonprofit organization that provides free education on legal and practical issues that may impact individuals diagnosed with cancer and their caregivers, through events, materials, and resources. The Legal & Financial Navigation Program offers one-on-one help with issues such as work, health and disability insurance, finances, and estate planning. CancerFinances.org is an online toolkit to help people manage finances after a cancer diagnosis.
  • Pink Fund – Provides 90-day non-medical cost-of-living expenses to breast cancer patients in active treatment

  • Gift of Hope – Provides financial support to low-income women with breast cancer in Florida
  • Breast Cancer Assistance Fund
  • Cancer Care Financial Assistance Program – Provides assistance with transportation, home and childcare, pet care
  • Living Beyond Breast Cancer Metastatic Breast Cancer GrantProvides one-time grant to help people in active treatment for early-stage breast cancer or living with metastatic breast cancer pay vital expenses such as rent, utility bills, car payments, and car insurance. Grant amounts range from $500 – $1,000 depending on need.

  • Healthwell Foundation – Provides assistance with copayments for prescription drugs, coinsurance, deductibles and other selected out-of-pocket costs
  • Patient Advocate Foundation – Provides direct payment for co-pays, co-insurance, and deductibles for patients who need financial assistance; determined by zip code
  • Medicine Assistance Tool – Patients complete a questionnaire that directs them to personalized resources and assistance
  • Social Security – Compassionate Allowance expedites the SSDI claim process. Certain disabling conditions, including metastatic breast cancer, receive a decision within three weeks. Funds are distributed in the same manner as regular SSDI (6 months from date of determination).
  • Infinite Strength – Provides Rrcurring Monthly Basic Needs Financial Grants to underserved single mothers living with metastatic breast cancer in Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island or Vermont

  • Estate Planning Resources


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