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Resource Guide for Breast Cancer

June 10, 2008 - 7:30am
 
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American Cancer Society

Phone:
1-800-ACS-2345

Internet Address:
http://www.cancer.org/

Description of services provided:
The American Cancer Society provides educational information about all types of cancer, a breast care helpline, news and research resources, online forums for patients, and an outlet for family and caregivers to exchange thoughts and messages. The site also provides access to clinical trial information and treatment centers.

Breast Cancer Network of Strength

Internet address:
http://www.networkofstrength.org/

Description of services provided:
Network of Strength offers educational articles to help patients make informed decisions about their cancer care. The site also has peer counselors, who are available 24/7.

National Cancer Institute

Phone:
1-800-4-CANCER

Internet Address:
http://www.cancer.gov/

Description of services provided:
This site provides information on all types of cancer, including statistics, information on clinical trials, and research news.

Susan G. Komen for the Cure

Phone:
1-800-465-6636

Internet address:
http://ww5.komen.org/

Description of services provided:
This site offers support for people diagnosed with breast cancer, as well as for their loved ones. Visitors will also find information on research and grants. The foundation sponsors “Race for the Cure” to fund breast cancer research.



Last reviewed February 2009 by Igor Puzanov, MD

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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