HER Place: Breast Cancer Information

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Breast Cancer Links

American Cancer Society (ACS)
This is an organization that offers many programs and services to women facing breast cancer. On their website you can find out everything from cancer basics to hair loss and mastectomy products. Check out ‘Look Good/Feel Better’ and their free workshops. Go to website

BreastCancer.Net
Breastcancer.net (BCN) exists to provide cancer patients, survivors, and health professionals with the latest information on the prevention, detection, and treatment of breast cancer.  Their daily email based newsletter currently reaches subscribers in over 50 countries and subscriptions are available free of charge via their website. Go to website

Breast Cancer.Org
We like this website because it is user friendly and is devoted to breast cancer.  It’s comprehensive and talks about topics that affect your day to day living including popular topics like ‘Breast Cancer & Your Job,’ ‘Sex and Intimacy’ and Lymphedema. Go to website

Cancer.Net 
Cancer.net, the patient information website of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), is designed to help patients and families make informed health-care decisions.  It includes oncologist approved information on more than 120 types of cancer and cancer related syndromes.  Click on the link, then go to ‘cancer type,’ then select type of cancer. Go to website

National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)
Check out their ‘Breast Cancer Guidelines for Patients.’  It’s easy to understand and a great tool to help you make informed decisions about your treatment. Go to website

National Cancer Institute (NCI)
This is a great website to get credible cancer information.  The NCI is the U.S. government’s principal agency for cancer research. You can find out information about clinical trials, drugs approved for breast cancer treatment and the latest news in breast cancer research. Go to website

Susan G, Komen Foundation
The mission of the Susan G Komen foundation is to eradicate breast cancer as a life-threatening disease by advancing research, education, screening and treatment.  The site provides patients and survivors with a wealth of information about the latest research in the field of breast cancer as well as detailed treatment option information. Go to website

 

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Learn about Clinical Trials:

Trial-Matching Websites:

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Financial Services:

  • American Cancer Society
  • Cancercare provides free professional support to anyone affected by cancer
  • Cancer Financial Assistance Coalition (CFAC) is a coalition of organizations that help cancer patients offset financial challenges.
  • Susan G. Komen/PAF Grant fund offers a onetime grant ($300) to assist with costs associated with cancer treatment associated with cancer treatment (transportation, lymphedema care, prosthesis and wigs or childcare and/or eldercare).  Applicants are required to meet financial guideline.

Hair Loss:

Lodging:

Look Good…Feel Better: 

Lymphedema:

Sexuality and Intimacy:

Support and Counseling Services:

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African Americans with Breast Cancer:

BRCA 1 and BRCA 2 Carriers:

Inflammatory Breast Cancer:

Latinas Contra Cancer:

  • Latinas Contra Cancer was founded to meet the health care needs of Latinos around issues of cancer
  • Luna provides a supportive environment in which Latinos affected by cancer can network and gain knowledge as well as support from others facing the same challenges.

LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender)

  • LGBT Cancer Project committed to improving the health of LGBT cancer survivors with peer to peer support, patient navigation, education and advocacy

Men with Breast Cancer:

Metastatic Breast Cancer:

Triple Negative:

Working Women:

  • Cancer and Careers empowers and educates people with cancer to thrive in their workplace by providing expert advice, interactive tools and educational events. Through a comprehensive website, free publications, career coaching, and a series of support groups and educational seminars for employees with cancer and their healthcare providers and coworkers
  • Working Women with Cancer (Free Publications)

Young Women with Breast Cancer:

 
 
 
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