Get answers to common questions

How do I volunteer with NHBCC?

Please fill out the “Contact Us” form on our website to let us know about your interest.  NHBCC welcomes volunteer help for short term administrative tasks like assembling mailings, creating gift baskets for fundraising events, assisting at fundraisers, etc.

What is the Support Services Fund?

The NHBCC Support Services Fund is a resource for patients who have exhausted all other options for financial assistance. Applications are reviewed and approved by a five-member committee, and funds are available on a case-by-case basis. Virtually any request is considered, but funds are limited.

How do I get to your offices?

NHBCC is a non-profit organization and we do not currently have a physical address. Our members meet monthly at a meeting destination and we coordinate all support and events virtually through our website, email, and online Zoom meetings.

How many women get breast cancer every year?

According to the American Cancer Society, in the US in 2023, invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in an estimated 297,790 women and 2,800 men, with an additional 55,720 cases of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) diagnosed in women.

Why does New Hampshire have one of the highest rates of breast cancer in the US?

New Hampshire’s high breast cancer incidence rate may be because New Hampshire’s mammography screening uptake is good.  The more you screen women, the more breast cancer you will find.  Research into the relationship between cancer and the environment is ongoing, but these relationships are complicated and difficult to study.  It is noteworthy that although New Hampshire’s breast cancer incidence rate is high, the state’s mortality rate ranks 42nd compared to other states.

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    “What a blessing you are for easing some of the financial burden recently placed on me through my breast cancer. . . Thank you and blessings to all of you who volunteer.”
    “Thank you for your assistance. This has been a horrible time for myself and my family and to know there are organizations out there to help people like me is truly wonderful.”
    “I can’t tell you how grateful we are for your assistance towards our medical expenses. . . The financial aspect has been almost as stressful as dealing with the cancer.”