Breast Cancer Links
The following list of sites was compiled specifically to address breast cancer, but many of the sites contain information about other forms of cancer and links to general cancer and women's health resources. Note: the information here has been reviewed by a physician, but please talk to your own doctor about treatment information you find on the web.
This site, part of the about.com network, provides a wide range of information on breast cancer, including risk factors and treatments, and includes news, a 24/7 chat room, a newsletter, local resources, events, and hundreds of links to related sites.
The American Cancer Society offers a wide variety of information on different forms of cancer, upcoming programs and events, locations of national chapters, and recent cancer highlights. A volunteer advocacy organization that works to eliminate cancer through prevention, lifesaving treatment, and research, education, and direct service, ACS also operates a 24-hour hotline that provides prerecorded information on a range of topics.
With honest information and diagrams on both cancerous and non-cancerous breast biopsies, this site is a wonderful resource for women facing a biopsy or just coming from a diagnosis. It also offers a space for women to share their stories.
This San Francisco-based activist organization's mission is to carry the voices of people affected by breast cancer to inspire and compel the changes necessary to end the breast cancer epidemic.
Understanding Breast Cancer
This site, provided by the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, offers a range of resources on breast cancer prevention, detection, treatment, etc.
Breast Cancer Options
This information is provided by the National Center for Policy Research for Women & Families in case you or someone you care about is facing a breast cancer diagnosis and want to learn more about your options. Most women who are newly diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer can choose a lumpectomy (which removes just the cancer and a small area around it) rather than a mastectomy (which removes the entire breast). A lumpectomy followed by radiation treatment is just as safe and effective as mastectomy, and usually not as physically and emotionally traumatic. And yet, many women undergo the more radical surgery -- sometimes without knowing their options.
National Cancer Institute
The National Cancer Institute offers news, factsheets, and current clinical cancer information. NCI is part of the National Institutes of Health, the national scientific organization that conducts cutting-edge health research.
Meta Directory: Breast Cancer
The University of Iowa's reliable Hardin Meta Directory is a portal site to information on the web. Visit their section on breast cancer, which also has links to general information on women's health.
The site provides regularly updated cancer news, a list of Editors Oncolink Choice Awareness, journals and newsletters, clinical trials, global resources for cancer information, and frequently asked questions.
American Society of Plastic Surgeons
Many women want information about breast reconstruction surgery following a masectomy or lumpectomy. Get reliable information from plastic surgery experts at this site, including implant options, what you can expect from surgery, recovery time, etc.
Breast Cancer Network of Strength
The Breast Cancer Network of Strength aims to increase breast cancer awareness and ensure that no one faces breast cancer alone by providing information, empowerment and peer support. The site is offered in multiple languages.
The Annie Appleseed Project acts to spread news, views and information about access to alternative cancer therapies and to push the FDA, NCI and other organizations to focus on the area of complementary/alternative therapies.
TBCF's mission "is to eliminate deaths from breast cancer in our lifetime and make sure women living with breast cancer receive the best available care and support." Find information on the disease, a newsletter, advocacy, art & healing, resources and more on this beautifully designed site!
Canadian Breast Cancer
The Canadian Breast Cancer Network is the national network and voice of breast cancer survivors in Canada, joined to provide communication, support and information, to promote education and awareness, and to ensure an independent voice for Canadians affected by breast cancer.
NexCura, Inc. offers a Cancer Profiler (TM) program, an "interactive, evidence-based decision support application" designed to help patients and physicians find the best treatment options for different types of cancer. Visit the site to generate a free report, with information on treatment options, side effects, and possible outcomes.
Center for Disease
The CDC sponsors a National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program that strives to eliminate unnecessary cancer deaths through early detection.
of Radiology of Beth Israel
Affiliated with Harvard Medical School, this teaching and research center's site contains information on a large range of related topics, including breast imaging. This section provides a glossary of terms, a brief history of radiology, a patient questionnaire, and answers to frequently-asked questions.
Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE)
"A support and resource site for women at risk of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer," FORCE offers chat and discussion space, among other resources.
Halls' Risk Assessment Calculator
Dr. Steven B. Halls provides this online breast cancer risk assessment calculator, a quick way for a woman to determine how at-risk she might be. Halls based his test on the National Cancer Institute's more extensive and accurate test. If you determine from this online tool that you might be at risk, please consult your doctor for further, more detailed analysis.
The Isabella Tracey Memorial Breast Health Foundation
This site focuses on the advancement of infrared thermal imaging as a non-invasive diagnostic tool in the detection of breast cancer.
Just in Time,
Order hats designed specifically for women with hair loss. Request free brochures, or place an order online. Designed by a former cancer patient.
From this site, order the "comic book" Kemo Shark to help children deal with a parent's cancer or the video "My mom has breast cancer." Also find related cancer links.
This print and online glossy magazine covers issues related to breast and reproductive cancers, from personal stories to new treatments.
Myriad is the company that developed genetic testing for the BRCA1 & 2 genes that have been found to cause breast cancer in some women. Get more information on BRCA 1& 2 in Ashkenazi Jewish women from FMF.
Cancer Centre (Australia)
This Australian organization's site provides a newsletter, statistics, resources, clinical trial guidelines, upcoming breast cancer news, women's stories, consumer viewpoints, and a strong list of links to breast cancer information.
Breast Cancer Coalition
The National Breast Cancer Coalition is a grassroots effort to "eradicate breast cancer through action and advocacy" made up of more than 500 organizations and 60,000 individuals. The site offers information on the Coalition and membership, as well as valuable resources on legislative actions and political campaigns aimed at breast cancer research, prevention, and treatment.
Patient Centered Guides' Breast Cancer Center
This site, inspired by Musa Mayer's book, Holding Tight, Letting Go: Living with Metastatic Breast Cancer, provides invaluable information to an "underserved population." Find links to organization, books and updated articles. Check out the research resources and read about personal experiences from breast cancer patients.
Park Cancer Institute
The site includes treatment and diagnosis on breast, ovarian, skin, and bone cancers. It also has information on community service location, and three newsletters: Association For Cancer Education, Gilda Radner Familial Ovarian Cancer, and the NBCCS Support Network.
This site, written in accessible language, provides cancer patients with the latest research on non-radical-surgical treatments for cancer.
Network Against Breast Cancer
Web of Care provides information, support and products for people caring for a loved one with cancer at home.