When you need a helping hand after a breast cancer diagnosis, these resources can give you the support you need.
Breast cancer is among the most common types of cancer. If you have been diagnosed with this disease, keep in mind that there are many resources for breast cancer patients. These resources provide valuable information on breast cancer, including what you can expect from treatment, where to find the support you need, and how to cope with the side effects of treatment.
National Breast Cancer Foundation
The National Breast Cancer Foundation offers a wide range of programs and resources for those who have been diagnosed with breast cancer and for those who are at risk of this disease. These programs and resources include information on mammograms and the importance of early detection, education on breast cancer types and treatment options, and information on breast cancer research. The foundation has online guides, videos, and e-books available for patients to learn all about this disease and how to handle it. Patients can also watch inspiring videos made by breast cancer survivors.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers in-depth information about breast cancer including statistics, the latest research findings, and the Know:BRCA online tool for those who have BRCA genes that increase the risk of breast cancer.
The CDC also provides detailed information on patients’ options after a mastectomy, such as breast reconstruction and breast forms. Breast cancer patients will also find information specifically for younger women with this disease, as well as information on what the CDC is doing in terms of public campaigns and research.
Susan G. Komen
Susan G. Komen is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to providing breast cancer patients and their families with helpful information and resources. The organization’s resources include information on support groups, health insurance, treatment options and financial assistance. Other resources include personal stories from those who have breast cancer, as well as survivorship topics to help survivors ease back into their usual activities after treatment.
Susan G. Komen also offers information on screenings, detection, diagnoses, statistics, and metastatic breast cancer. The organization also has a breast care helpline, interactive learning, and Komen treatment assistance fund available.
CancerCare provides several important resources and tools to help breast cancer patients get the help and support they need. These include counseling with an oncology social worker, support groups, and community programs.
Breast cancer patients can also find information on financial assistance for treatment, stories from breast cancer patients and survivors, and publications on this disease. Patients can also post questions about breast cancer on the website and have them answered by an expert.
If you were diagnosed with breast cancer, you are not alone; there are many resources for breast cancer patients that offer advice, support, and help. If you are interested in learning about your options for post-mastectomy, please contact ContourMed by calling 501-214-6080.