PATIENTS WITH breast cancer will be looking for practical advice and psychological support, so let them know about these online resources. You can use these sites to download fact sheets to help them learn more about breast cancer and to guide them to support groups in their communities.
This site provides a wealth of information on breast cancer. It offers detailed articles on symptoms and diagnosis, the latest treatment options, and ways to cope with the day-to-day challenges of the disease. Visitors to the site can join discussion groups, chat rooms, and Ask the Expert online conferences as well as sign up for an e-mail newsletter that provides information on current research and upcoming events.
Breast Cancer Network of Strength
Providing information and support, this site aims to give breast cancer patients the latest news and updates on the disease as well as emotional support. Their peer support program, YourShoes, includes a 24/7 breast cancer support center staffed by trained breast cancer survivors through a toll-free hotline, e-mail, and support groups. They also offer a Partner Match Program that provides support and education for those supporting someone with the disease.
This government-sponsored site offers the latest statistics and research updates on breast cancer. Visitors can download brochures and fact sheets, listen to podcasts, and sign up for e-mail updates.
National Cancer Institute
This site provides statistics and information on causes, treatment options, research advances, and current clinical trials for breast cancer. Visitors can find advice on dealing with the emotional and financial implications of the disease and download the free online booklet, What You Need to Know About Breast Cancer. It also offers information for men with breast cancer.