Gathering information can seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be a nightmare. During my online travels, I came across helpful websites that I trust and recommend you visit. If you have also found some, please comment and I’ll add to the list. This is a work in progress, so depending when you read this blog, I may not be up to date, but will try!
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FIND A CANCER RESOURCE CENTER http://cancerwellness.org/locations/find-a-center.php (site hosted by Cancer Wellness Center)
www.cancer.org American Cancer Society
www.breastcancer.org - Breast Cancer – Discussion boards, blog, chat rooms, ask-th-expert online conferences, email updates, booklets, recommended readings and links, medical expense tax deduction information
www.breastintentions.org - Breast Intentions – a not-for-profit that assists those in financial crisis while in treatment for breast cancer
www.cdc.gov/cancer/nbccedp/about.htm - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Breast Cancer and Mammography Information
http://www.cleaningforareason.org/- Cleaning for a Reason - Free house cleaning for those with breast cancer
http://www.dcis.info/index.html - DCIS Information
www.facingourrisk.org - FORCE - Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered – for women at risk of developing hereditary breast and/or ovarian cancer, information about finding medical and financial assistance and how to manage and live with hereditary risk factors.
http://www.fvvh.org/ Fox Valley Volunteer Hospice (Geneva, IL)
www.imermanangels.org - Imerman Angels matches people with cancer with survivors their age and gender who had the same kind of cancer. Families and caregivers are also offered support.
www.kidshealth.org/kid/grownup/conditions/breast_cancer.html - KidsHealth for Kids Breast Cancer Information - Breast cancer information described in language that kids can comprehend
Little Company of Mary Comprehensive Breast Cancer Center Tumor Board “Behind the Scenes With Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Care.” October, 2012, youtube video of 3 breast cancer cases – 90 minutes.
http://www.imaginis.com/breast-health/ductal-carcinoma-in-situ-dcis-3http://www.livingwellcrc.org/ Living Well Cancer Resource Center (Geneva, IL) – Breast Cancer group, Mastectomy Support Group, wellness services
www.mayoclinic.com - Mayo Clinic
http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/breast - National Cancer Institute – treatment, prevention, causes, clinical trials, cancer literature, research, screening and testing. Live-Help online chat available.
www.mybcteam.com – My BC Team – A social networking tool for women who’ve had breast cancer
www.komen.org – Susan G. Komen for the Cure – information and links to your local affiliate office, including community-based education and screening and treatment programs
http://breastcancer.about.com/od/lifeaftertreatment/ss/arm_exercises_tutorial.htm – information on movement and PT after breast surgery
PHOTO NOTE: I took the photo on June 3, 2012 at the finish line of the Avon 2-Day Walk in Chicago. I finished the 39.3 miles right behind this wonderful group of motivated ladies.