BREAST CANCER INFORMATION
Breast cancer continues to be one of the biggest health problems
faced by women today. The American Cancer Society estimates more than
1500 Americans will die of cancer every day this year, and breast cancer
is the leading cause of cancer death among women.
The good news is survival rates for breast cancer continue to
increase, and exciting new research about susceptibility genes for
breast cancer is also in progress. Study is ongoing to learn about the
complex characteristics of these genes and evaluate their contribution
to the incidence of breast cancer.
In the meantime, many very helpful internet sites are accessible to
provide more information to those who want to research this disease.
Here are some web sites we hope you’ll find helpful:
University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center –
A wonderful resource that offers up-to-date information on breast
cancer research and findings, answers to frequently asked questions on
oncology and other issues, panel discussions and stories of survivors.
It lists upcoming conferences and meetings, and even provides menus
oriented toward specific diseases.
National Alliance of Breast Cancer Organizations –
NABCO is a network of breast cancer organizations that provides
information, assistance and referral to anyone with questions about
breast cancer, and acts as a voice for the interests and concerns of
breast cancer survivors and women at risk.
National Breast Cancer Coalition –
The NBCC is a grassroots advocacy effort in the fight against breast
cancer. The web site will help you join the fight against breast cancer.
Breast Cancer Network of Strength –
Formerly Y-Me, the cornerstone of Breast Cancer Network of Strength
has been and continues to be peer support. Its services include a 24/7
hotline with real-time interpretation in more than 150 languages, peer
support via their Web site, and support groups led by trained
American Cancer Society –
The ACS site provides information on all types of cancer, a listing
of programs and events, and updates on research progress.
Avon Breast Cancer Awareness Crusade –
Avon’s crusade strives to provide all women, particularly those who
are medically underserved, access to a full range of breast cancer
education and early detection screening services. Avon’s web site
details what’s to come in its international crusade against breast
Some general health web sites you may want to
American Medical Association –
The AMA site includes links to additional health and medical
resources, a directory of more than 650,000 licensed doctors nationwide,
and reports on recent medical research.
WebMD – www.webmd.com
A comprehensive guide to all things medical, including information on
specific health conditions and a section on living better.
Another huge, electronic database, which also includes a forum where
users can ask doctors specific health questions.
Healthfinder is a consumer health and human services information web
site from the U.S. government. It can lead you to selected online
publications, clearinghouses, databases, web sites, and support and
self-help groups, as well as the government agencies and not-for-profit
organizations that produce reliable information for the public.
you have a favorite medical web site that would be of interest to our
readers, please click here to send us an e-mail. Please include
the complete address of the web site along with your comments. We
are anxious to share your ideas!
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