Breast Cancer

Advanced Breast Cancer Community - This is a comprehensive information source and online community solely dedicated to the needs of advanced (metastatic) breast cancer patients, caregivers, family and friends, and health care providers.

American Cancer Society: Breast Cancer in Men - Breast cancer occurs primarily in women but occasionally occurs in men. To learn about male breast cancer, use the scroll down menu in the "select a cancer type" section and click on the specific cancer type.

American Cancer Society: Learn About Breast Cancer - The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. To learn about breast cancer, use the scroll down menu in the "select a cancer type" section and click on the specific cancer type.

ASCO Patient Guide: Follow-Up Care for Breast Cancer - Read the updated clinical practice guideline about follow-up care for breast cancer from this site.
This document is in PDF format and will require an Adobe Acrobat Reader for viewing.

Breast Cancer Care - Breast Cancer Care is the UK's leading provider of information, practical assistance and emotional support for anyone affected by breast cancer. This site offers information on breast cancer and breast health as well as access to chat rooms and message boards.

Breast Cancer Health Information Project - The Breast Cancer Health Information Project wants to help patients understand breast cancer and treatment options.  Make sure you watch their informative video.

Cancer.Net: Breast Cancer - This is the patient information Web site of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). It is designed to help patients and families make informed health-care decisions.
Additional links to breast cancer information include:

HealthyNJ: Breast Cancer - Here you will find links to breast cancer information as well as links to sites in New Jersey.

HealthyNJ: Male Breast Cancer - Here you will find links to male breast cancer information as well as links to sites in New Jersey.

Living Beyond Breast Cancer - Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC) is dedicated to assisting you, whether you are newly diagnosed, in treatment, recently completed treatment, are years beyond or are living with metastatic breast cancer.

Macmillan Cancer Support: Breast Cancer - This UK based organization helps with all the things that people affected by cancer want and need. Here you’ll find information on the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer.

Macmillan Cancer Support: Breast Cancer in Men - This UK based organization helps with all the things that people affected by cancer want and need. Here you’ll find information on the diagnosis and treatment of male breast cancer.

MedlinePlus: Breast Cancer - Developed by the National Library of Medicine,
this consumer health site directs the user to selected online resources on many common diseases, conditions, and concerns.
Also in Spanish.

MedlinePlus: Male Breast Cancer - Developed by the National Library of Medicine,
this consumer health site directs the user to selected online resources on many common diseases, conditions, and concerns.
Also in Spanish.

National Cancer Institute: Breast Cancer - This government site will provide you with information on treatment, clinical trials and research.

New York Times : Breast Cancer Guide - The New York Times offers a brief, but informative overview of the disease, as well as links to recent and notable articles from the paper about Breast Cancer related topics.

NIH Senior Health: Breast Cancer - This government site makes aging-related health information easily accessible. A talking function reads the text aloud and there are buttons to enlarge or enhance the text.

OncoLink: Breast Cancer - OncoLink was founded in 1994 by Penn cancer specialists with a mission to help cancer patients, families, health care professionals and the general public get accurate cancer-related information at no charge. Find out about risk and prevention, screening, and treatment options at this site.

Sharsheret - Sharsheret, Hebrew for “chain”, is a national not-for-profit organization supporting young women and their families, of all Jewish backgrounds, facing breast cancer.

Sisters Network - This national African American breast cancer survivorship organization is committed to increasing local and national attention to the devastating impact that breast cancer has in the African American Community.

The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation - For more that 20 years, the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation has been a global leader in the fight against breast cancer.
Also in Spanish.

Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation - Information concerning decision making and living with breast cancer can be found here. You can also read personal stories and find answers to frequently asked questions.

That Barry Girl - Fanny Barry is a breast cancer survivor who published three illustrated books that she wrote for cancer survivors.  They are entitled: I Wish I Knew; I Wish I Knew How to Help, and I Wish I Knew Who I Have Become. These books represent Fanny’s personal observations on how her life and the lives of those closest to her changed due to cancer.  All three books can be downloaded from this site.

Val Skinner Foundation - The Val Skinner Foundation and LIFE, LPGA Pros In the Fight to Eradicate Breast Cancer, strive to generate breast cancer awareness among young women.

Young Survival Coalition - The Young Survival Coalition (YSC) is the only international, non-profit network of breast cancer survivors and supporters dedicated to the concerns and issues that are unique to young women and breast cancer. Learn about research, breast cancer advocacy and talk to other breast cancer survivors at this site.

 

Interactive Tutorials / Videos

American Cancer Society - Breast Cancer - The American Cancer Society runs a Youtube channel dedicated to Breast Cancer.

Breast Cancer Progression and Staging - A 3D animation by nucleus medical media gives information about breast cancer.

MedlinePlus Interactive Tutorial: Breast Cancer - This interactive video is from the Patient Education Institute. Using animated graphics, each tutorial explains the subject in easy-to-read language. You can also listen to the tutorial. Note: These tutorials require a special Flash plug-in, version 4 or above. If you do not have Flash, you will be prompted to obtain a free download of the software before you start the tutorial.
You may also be interested in viewing the following tutorials:

Susan G. Komen for the Cure - The offical Youtube channel of the Susan G. Komen foundation has videos showcasing survivor stories and other general breast cancer information.


April 2014