Breast Cancer Links
The following web sites offer trustworthy information:
Information, resources, message boards and discussion lists.
Cancer Resource Center of the Finger Lakes
Formerly known as the Ithaca Breast Cancer Alliance, this webpage has links to information on breast cancer in many different languages.
Comprehensive information about all types of cancer including breast and ovarian cancer, as well as recent research results. The site is sponsored by the American Society of Clinical Oncologists (ASCO).
This website has a comprehensive online guide entitled "Understanding Breast Cancer."
A comprehensive book about breast cancer is:
Dr. Susan Love's Breast Book. The best source of information about breast cancer, the fourth edition of this book is widely available in bookstores and many libraries. Don't try to read the entire book or you will be overwhelmed. Concentrate on the information you need now.
Join Susan Love's Army of Women:
Dr. Susan Love hosted a live webinar called Breast Cancer 101. The webinar is a great opportunity to learn about the latest in breast cancer detection and treatment, as well as some of the most innovative prevention research in the field. More>>
For Information on DCIS:
A Booklet for Women with DCIS Developed by the Cancer Prevention and Treatment Fund.
Fast Facts on DCIS for Medical Professionals Developed by the Cancer Prevention and Treatment Fund.
A SOCIAL NETWORK FOR WOMEN WITH BREAST CANCER:
MyBCTeam, is the social network for women facing breast cancer. MyBCTeam gives you the easiest way to find the best team of providers and peers of women who have fought or are fighting breast cancer. Share with other women like you, and learn from their experience.
You may also find these websites useful for support services and information:
Online support organization for women who are HER2+. Message boards and a good source of information including resources and clinical trials.
Mautner Project for Lesbians with Cancer
National lesbian health organization, has a client navigator program for breast cancer patients providing support groups, counseling, and referrals to lesbian-friendly doctors.
Support and resources for young Jewish women with breast cancer.
National African-American breast cancer survivorship organization. Seeks to educate and empower African-American women about the devastating impact breast cancer has in African-American communities.
Located in Yorktown Heights, New York, their mission is to provide emotional, social, and educational support services to women, their families and friends affected by breast and ovarian cancer. The support provided enables women to help each other and empowers them to become their own health care advocates.
YSC focuses on the unique issues surrounding breast cancer in women 40 and younger, including young women with metastatic breast cancer.
Women At Risk offers support services, educational programs and resources to women with breast cancer in the New York metropolitan area. They also run a High-Risk program for women at increased risk for breast cancer due to BRCA mutations, family history or benign breast disease.
For information about breast cancer advocacy:
National Breast Cancer Coalition
National coalition of breast cancer advocacy groups. SHARE is a founding member. NBCC advocates for quality, evidence-based treatment and peer-reviewed research. They also conduct advanced scientific training, Project LEAD, for breast cancer advocates.
NY State Breast Cancer Support & Education Network
New York State-wide coalition of breast cancer support organizations including SHARE. Monthly calendar of support groups throughout New York State.
Alamo Breast Cancer Foundation
Grassroots advocacy program in Texas that sponsors the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS) Advocate Program, which provides scholarships and mentoring sessions for breast cancer advocates.
Join a Breast Cancer Community Online!
Talkabouthealth.com: Learn, feel confident, and take control with an online support community to help you with your journey.
Read about metastatic breast cancer