Resources

Books

There are hundreds of books written on breast cancer and many are available from the public library.  These are a few good sources of general information that we suggest for newly diagnosed women:

  • Dr. Susan Love’s Breast Book (latest edition) by Susan Love, M.D. and Karen Lindsey

  • Everyone’s Guide to Cancer Therapy edited by Malin Dollinger, M.D., et al.

  • Choices in Healing by Michael Lerner (complementary and alternative cancer treatments)

  • Breast Cancer: What You Should Know (But May Not Be Told) by Steve Austin, N.D., and Cathy Hitchcock, M.S.W.

 

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Websites & Organizations

Keep in mind that not everything you read on the internet is reliable.  Below are some well-known and credible websites.

  • Breast Cancer Action: www.bcaction.org (877-278-6722 or 415-243-9301) Advocacy, education and reliable, unbiased information on breast cancer
  • Breast Cancer Connections: www.bcconnections.org (650-326-6686) Resource for information, support and services
  • Circulo de Vida: http://circulodevida.org/ (415-648-9423) Information, resources and support for the Spanish-speaking community
  • Dr. Susan Love, MD., Research Foundation: www.dslrf.org (866-569-0388) Education, research and advocacy
  • National Lymphedema Network: www.lymphnet.org (415-908-3681) Information and guidance for lymphedema patients
  • National Women’s Health Network: www.nwhn.org (202-682-2640) Comprehensive information on women’s reproductive and sexual health
  • Native American Cancer Research: http://natamcancer.org/index.html (800-537-8295) Focused on conducting and promoting research and training in the cancer continuum to benefit the Native American community
  • Redes en Acción: http://www.redesenaccion.org Training and research opportunities for Latino students and researchers, and supporting cancer awareness activities in the Latino community
  • Patient Advocate Foundation: www.patientadvocate.org (800-532-5274) Insurance, job retention and/or debt crisis matters relative to diagnosis

 

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Support Groups and Contacts

It is important to remember that support groups can be very helpful and are not just for women “having trouble” with their diagnosis.  You can call BCAction at 1-877-278-6722 or email info@bcaction.org to find a support group in your local area.

Organizations Offering Support Programs:

 

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U.S. Government

  • National Cancer Institute: www.cancer.gov/ (800) 422-6237 Information on breast cancer/clinical trials sponsored by the National Cancer Institute

For resources in your area, please call our Information and Resource Hotline at 1.877.2.STOPBC (877-278-6722), email to info@bcaction.org,  or visit our website at www.bcaction.org.

 

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