- About Breast Cancer
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You are an important part of the Komen family, and we will get through this together. Thank you for working with us to support those affected by breast cancer, especially the most vulnerable throughout the state. This wouldn’t be possible without you!
Breast cancer doesn’t stop, and neither do we. Whatever comes our way, Komen Oklahoma is with you and is ready to help provide resources and support for you and our communities.
Your help is needed now, more than ever.
Susan G. Komen established the Komen COVID-19 Action Fund to support urgent needs among our breast cancer community today.
Who’s at risk?
Those most vulnerable within the breast cancer community include those living with metastatic breast cancer, breast cancer patients and survivors. Certain breast cancer therapies can cause immune systems to be compromised both during and long after treatment ends.
You can help ensure support continues for those in need, including:
HELPLINE: Komen’s breast care and clinical trial information helpline.
TREATMENT ASSISTANCE: Helping patients stay in treatment through assistance.
PATIENT SUPPORT: Guiding patients through difficult decisions and providing social and emotional support.
ADVOCACY EFFORTS: Advocating for breast cancer patients, research, and needs among policy makers.
RESEARCH: Funding for lifesaving research and clinical trials.
KOMEN OKLAHOMA OFFICES:
1900 NW Expwy, Ste 315
Oklahoma City, OK 73118
10153 E 79th St, Ste 236
Tulsa, OK 74133
COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE RESOURCES AND INFORMATION:
If you have any questions or concerns that need to be answered, please contact the following hotlines:
24-Hour Covid-19 Call Center
1-877-215-8336 or dial 211
Oklahoma State Department of Health
Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday
OKC County Health Department
Tulsa Health Department
OKLAHOMA COVID-19 RESOURCES:
Interactive Covid-19 Map (updated daily):
Covid-19 Fraud Hotline:
Oklahoma State Department of Health Resources:
State of Oklahoma Unemployment Resources:
If you are in need of food assistance, please contact:
Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma:
The Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma:
School District Resources:
STATEWIDE TREATMENT & FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE:
Treatment Assistance Hotline: 1-877-GO-KOMEN (1-877-465-6636)
Joy in the Cause: http://joyinthecause.org/
Hopestone Cancer Support of Bartlesville: http://www.hopestonecancer.org/
If you are a breast cancer patient in need of financial assistance, please contact Komen Oklahoma CEO Abbi Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org
SMALL BUSINESS RESOURCES:
The U.S. Small Business Administration will be offering loan assistance for businesses impacted by COVID-19. For additional information, please contact the SBA disaster assistance customer service center. Call 1-800-659-2955 (TTY: 1-800-877-8339) or e-mail at email@example.com.
Process for Accessing SBA’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) Disaster Relief Lending
- The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering designated states and territories low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Upon a request received from a state’s or territory’s Governor, SBA will issue under its own authority, as provided by the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act that was recently signed by the President, an Economic Injury Disaster Loan declaration.
- These loans may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that can’t be paid because of the disaster’s impact. The interest rate is 3.75% for small businesses without credit available elsewhere; businesses with credit available elsewhere are not eligible. The interest rate for non-profits is 2.75%.
- SBA offers loans with long-term repayments in order to keep payments affordable, up to a maximum of 30 years. Terms are determined on a case-by-case basis, based upon each borrower’s ability to repay.
BREAST CANCER AND COVID-19 RESOURCES:
- There are so many news stories and stories on social media, it’s hard to keep up and know where to go for reliable information. We link to the CDC website from komen.org for immediate access to the latest information as it is posted by the CDC – https://ww5.komen.org/BreastCancer/coronavirus-information/
- You can also monitor our Newsroom as we post press releases – https://ww5.komen.org/Newsroom/
- The Komen Breast Care Helpline 1 877 GO KOMEN (1-877-465-6636) can provide information, psychosocial support and help with coping strategies related to anxiety or concerns during these uncertain times. The service is offered in English and Spanish from 9:00a.m. – 10:00p.m. ET. You can also email the helpline at firstname.lastname@example.org
- CDC: Coronavirus (COVID-19)
- ACS: Common Questions About the New Coronavirus Outbreak
- NCI: Coronavirus: What People with Cancer Should Know
- FDA Guidance on Conduct of Clinical Trials of Medical Products during COVID-19 Pandemic
- Impact of non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) to reduce COVID19 mortality and healthcare demand
- MQSA Inspection Information Related to COVID-19
- CancerCare Financial Assistance for Cancer Patients Affected by COVID-19 https://www.cancercare.org/financial
- CancerCare Connect Education Workshop on March 30th: Learn about COVID-19 guidelines for people coping with cancer. Register here.
- CancerCare Stress and Anxiety Management Resources https://www.cancercare.org/tagged/anxiety
The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
- Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
- Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
- It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.
Patients with confirmed COVID-19 infection have reportedly had mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of:
- Shortness of breath
The best way to prevent infection is to take precautions to avoid exposure to this virus, which are similar to the precautions you take to avoid the flu. CDC always recommends these everyday actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
You are an important part of the Komen family, and we will get through this together. Thank you for working with us to support those affected by breast cancer, especially the most vulnerable in our city. This wouldn’t be possible without you.
Please continue to take care of YOU, your family, your friends, and neighbors!