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 http://cancerwellness.org/locations/find-a-center.php (site hosted by Cancer Wellness Center)
www.cancer.org American Cancer Society
http://www.lbbc.org/Learning-From-Others/Breast-Cancer-Helpline Breast Cancer Helpline – Living Beyond Breast Cancer
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
http://www.fvvh.org/ Fox Valley Volunteer Hospice (Geneva, IL)
http://breastcancer.about.com/od/lifeaftertreatment/ss/arm_exercises_tutorial.htm – information on movement and PT after breast surgery
www.cdc.gov/cancer/nbccedp/about.htm – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Breast Cancer and Mammography Information
http://cleaningforareason.org/ – Cleaning for a Reason – Free house cleaning for those with breast cancer
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.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 – A social networking tool for women who’ve had breast cancer
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.
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
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1qkPKW3A_U&list=UUdjEUBuyeN56lkh3JiPdLpw&index=1 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.
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://www.kwikmed.org/8-ways-effectively-cut-risk-breast-cancer/ – 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.