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!


FIND A CANCER RESOURCE CENTER (site hosted by Cancer Wellness Center) American Cancer Society Breast Cancer Helpline – Living Beyond Breast Cancer Living Well Cancer Resource Center (Geneva, IL) – Breast Cancer group, Mastectomy Support Group, wellness services Fox Valley Volunteer Hospice (Geneva, IL) – information on movement and PT after breast surgery – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Breast Cancer and Mammography Information – Cleaning for a Reason – Free house cleaning for those with breast cancer – 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. – National Cancer Institute – treatment, prevention, causes, clinical trials, cancer literature, research, screening and testing. Live-Help online chat available. – A social networking tool for women who’ve had breast cancer – 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. – KidsHealth for Kids Breast Cancer Information – Breast cancer information described in language that kids can comprehend youtube video link to Little Company of Mary Comprehensive Breast Cancer Center Tumor Board “Behind the Scenes with Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Care.”  October, 2012. – Susan G. Komen for the Cure – information and links to your local affiliate office, including community-based education and screening and treatment programs – 8 Ways to Effectively Cut Your Risk of Breast Cancer

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.

One comment on “Links

  1. This is a link to a summary of a publication my surgeon gave me to read when I was diagnosed with DCIS:

    Allison from New Zealand (Aged 49, with DCIS – just had mastectomy & reconstruction) – still ache.

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