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Patient Stories

Patient1

"I called BTTF when I found a lump and received a sonogram, mammogram, and biopsy free of charge. Less than 3 weeks after I first called, they told me it wasn't cancer. I am thankful to BTTF and their kind staff."

Patient2

"I was referred to BTTF by a friend. I called them because I lost my health insurance and was worried about medical bills. BTTF is effective, efficient and they get you to the best doctors."

Patient3

"I am a 38 year old woman and was turned away from many places because I was under age. Not only did BTTF see me within a week, but I was treated with care, respect and dignity."

Zara

"Hearing about BTTF was a welcome relief to the sinking feeling that accompanied my realization that the lump in my breast had to get checked out. It's a scary feeling to know there is a health issue and to be living without health insurance. BTTF is not just an organization paying for procedures, they are a group of lovely people who are genuinely concerned, and I could feel it every step of the way, from getting my appointments set up to following up afterwards. It is wonderful to know that in this city with millions of uninsured women, BTTF is with us to give support when we most need it."

Patient 5

"As a daughter who has witnessed her father's fight against cancer, I was frightened by this newfound lump in my breast. I didn't know where to go or what to do because I had no medical insurance. A woman referred me to BTTF. I began speaking to a woman named Leah who began walking me through the process. She met with me at Bellevue Hospital where a series of tests were done. I was relieved by her presence and by the news that my lump was benign. BTTF supported me financially and emotionally through this process. I can't thank them enough." - Lisa

BTTFPatient5

“Without having seen my face or knowing my name, BTTF was there to help me and others like me, who have to worry more about hospital bills rather than their cancer diagnosis.”

JocelynMarrero

"I am a native New Yorker who doesn't have insurance. Luckily my partner's mother found out about BTTF. With the help of their kind staff, specifically Helen, the group made sure I was taken care of. I had really bad pain in my left left breast, which became inflamed. Thanks to BTTF, I was seen at a really nice facility, Union Square Medical Imaging and Mammography. There, the doctors found a fibroid cyst on my right breast--BTTF scheduled another appointment so I could receive a biopsy, following doctor recommendations, and also scheduled a follow-up sonogram for three months. I'm so happy and grateful for BTTF. The best part was having somebody to talk to during the process, whether about my health or just for general support. It is greatly appreciated, I am truly thankful."

Patient5

"I was told that I would need to start receiving mammograms at 29 years-old, ten years before my mother’s first on-set of breast cancer. When she passed away 5 years after that first on-set, I realized that I did not have a choice. I began frantically searching for options a few months before my 29th birthday, to no avail. I couldn’t afford this, I couldn’t afford that, I was too young to be seen here, too healthy to be seen there. I started to panic. All I wanted was to feel as if someone was watching out for me & to see my good bill of breast health. Thankfully, I was referred to the Breast Treatment Task Force two months ago. Because of this amazing organization, I was able to walk into this beautiful clinic and receive both my first mammogram and sonogram, no questions asked beyond “How can I make you more comfortable?” and “We would like to see you again in six months just for an extra neurotic playing-it-super-safe check-up, is that ok with you?” Everyone should have just such an opportunity. The existence of the Breast Treatment Task Force is a literal life-saver."

"I called BTTF when I found a lump and received a sonogram, mammogram, and biopsy free of charge. Less than 3 weeks after I first called, they told me it wasn't cancer. I am thankful to BTTF and their kind staff.""I was referred to BTTF by a friend. I called them because I lost my health insurance and was worried about medical bills. BTTF is effective, efficient and they get you to the best doctors.""I am a 38 year old woman and was turned away from many places because I was under age. Not only did BTTF see me within a week, but I was treated with care, respect and dignity.""Hearing about BTTF was a welcome relief to the sinking feeling that accompanied my realization that the lump in my breast had to get checked out. It's a scary feeling to know there is a health issue and to be living without health insurance. BTTF is not just an organization paying for procedures, they are a group of lovely people who are genuinely concerned, and I could feel it every step of the way, from getting my appointments set up to following up afterwards. It is wonderful to know that in this city with millions of uninsured women, BTTF is with us to give support when we most need it.""As a daughter who has witnessed her father's fight against cancer, I was frightened by this newfound lump in my breast. I didn't know where to go or what to do because I had no medical insurance. A woman referred me to BTTF. I began speaking to a woman named Leah who began walking me through the process. She met with me at Bellevue Hospital where a series of tests were done. I was relieved by her presence and by the news that my lump was benign. BTTF supported me financially and emotionally through this process. I can't thank them enough." - Lisa“Without having seen my face or knowing my name, BTTF was there to help me and others like me, who have to worry more about hospital bills rather than their cancer diagnosis.”"I am a native New Yorker who doesn't have insurance. Luckily my partner's mother found out about BTTF. With the help of their kind staff, specifically Helen, the group made sure I was taken care of. I had really bad pain in my left left breast, which became inflamed. Thanks to BTTF, I was seen at a really nice facility, Union Square Medical Imaging and Mammography. There, the doctors found a fibroid cyst on my right breast--BTTF scheduled another appointment so I could receive a biopsy, following doctor recommendations, and also scheduled a follow-up sonogram for three months.I'm so happy and grateful for BTTF. The best part was having somebody to talk to during the process, whether about my health or just for general support.  It is greatly appreciated, I am truly thankful.""I was told that I would need to start receiving mammograms at 29 years-old, ten years before my mother’s first on-set of breast cancer.  When she passed away 5 years after that first on-set, I realized that I did not have a choice. I began frantically searching for options a few months before my 29th birthday, to no avail.  I couldn’t afford this, I couldn’t afford that, I was too young to be seen here, too healthy to be seen there.  I started to panic. All I wanted was to feel as if someone was watching out for me & to see my good bill of breast health.  Thankfully,  I was referred to the Breast Treatment Task Force two months ago.  Because of this amazing organization, I was able to walk into this beautiful clinic and receive both my first mammogram and sonogram, no questions asked beyond “How can I make you more comfortable?” and “We would like to see you again in six months just for an extra neurotic playing-it-super-safe check-up, is that ok with you?” Everyone should have just such an opportunity. The existence of the Breast Treatment Task Force is a literal life-saver."