Susan G. Komen® San Diego
Breast Health Services

Komen San Diego is the only organization that studies the County to identify the gaps in breast health care and access. We determine the most critical needs and work to increase access to early detection and quality treatment.


In the last five years, we have…

HELPED 19,200 INDIVIDUALS NAVIGATE THE MEDICAL SYSTEM

Invested Over $2 MILLION in Research

EDUCATED OVER 230,500 PEOPLE

Funded Over $1.3 MILLION for Over 8,000 Screening & Diagnostic Services

PROVIDED OVER $780,600 IN FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR RENT, FOOD, PRESCRIPTIONS AND MORE.


 

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FUND 

Komen San Diego provides financial assistance for breast cancer patients’ most critical needs during treatment. Support includes:

• Copays
• Childcare
• Rent/mortgage
• Utilities
• Transportation
• Food Assistance
• Breast Prosthetics
• Lymphedema sleeves
• Post mastectomy bras
• Any breast cancer related medical device

To access Komen’s financial assistance fund, contact Jewish Family Service at 858-637-3210 or breastcancersupport@JFSSD.org

 

BREAST CANCER SCREENING & DIAGNOSTIC FUND

For women and men who are under-insured, uninsured and do not qualify for the state-funded program, Every Woman Counts, Komen San Diego’s breast cancer screening and diagnostic fund covers the costs of clinical breast exams, screening mammograms and diagnostic services.

Screening Mammograms and Clinical Breast Exams

For help accessing a free or low-cost clinical breast exam or screening mammogram, call 858-573-2760 or email info@sdkomen.org.

Mobile Mammography

Komen San Diego funds mammograms on mobile mammography coaches to provide breast cancer screening where women work, live, pray or shop. Go to KomenSanDiego.org to find an event near you.

Diagnostic Services

When a breast screening test reveals something abnormal, a follow-up test, known as a “diagnostic service,” is needed. Komen San Diego’s Diagnostic Fund covers the cost for:

• Mammograms
• Surgical consultations
• MRIs
• Breast biopsies
• Ultrasounds
• Ancillary services

 

  • To find out if you are eligible for Every Woman Counts, please call 1-800-511-2300.
  • If you have questions about health insurance or finding a provider, dial 2-1-1.

 

KOMEN HELPLINE

877-Go-Komen (877-465-6636) helpline@komen.org

• Support and counseling to anyone with questions or concerns
• Support groups for men and women diagnosed with breast cancer
• Low-cost mammography resources
• Additional financial assistance

Clinical trial information such as:

• Knowing when to consider a clinical trial
• How to find a clinical trial
• How to decide which trial is best
• What to expect during a trial

 


How else does Komen San Diego fight breast cancer?


 

BREAST HEALTH COLLABORATIVE

Komen San Diego leads a quarterly breast health collaborative to ensure the professional breast health community works together to identify best practices, build consensus, and provide a unified voice about the unmet needs of San Diego County and direction of breast cancer policy and care.

PUBLIC POLICY

Komen San Diego’s efforts this year focus on removing arbitrary time limits on treatment and ensuring affordable caps on co-pays for oral chemotherapy.

EDUCATION & OUTREACH

To reduce the incidence of late stage breast cancer among San Diego’s at-risk populations, the Susan G. Komen San Diego team provides breast health education outreach to address the absence of consistent and accurate breast health and cancer information in the African American and Latinx communities.

RESEARCH

Susan G. Komen is the largest nonprofit funder of breast cancer research outside of the U.S. government, with much of that investment having been awarded to scientists in San Diego. Nearly 40 percent of our research investment is focused on metastatic disease.