Breast Cancer RESOURCES

With this page, I present some of the research and resources that I unearthed on my healing path. I make no claims about the information presented and do not offer medical advice or suggestions. There can be no substitute for your own inquisitive mind and the trust developed between you and your medical/care giver team.

If you find information that would be particularly helpful to share with other people facing a breast cancer diagnosis, please message me or share links in the comments. Thank you! ❤

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BREAST CANCER -NEWLY DIAGNOSED

https://www.youngsurvival.org/forms/newly-diagnosed-navigator

https://ww5.komen.org/RecentlyDiagnosed.html

http://www.rootsnwings.com/cancer-organizer   **I LOVED this organizer!

 

BREAST CANCER (GENERAL)

http://www.bcrfcure.org/

http://www.thebreastcaresite.com/

http://www.lbbc.org/get-support/additional-resources

https://www.cancer.gov/types/breast/patient/breast-treatment-pdq

 

BREAST CANCER (COMMUNITY)

http://www.nytimes.com/projects/your-breast-cancer-stories/index.html

YSC Young Survival Coalition –meetups, facebook group, discussion board http://www.youngsurvival.org/

SHARE -Breast Cancer Helpline: 844-275-7427 http://www.sharecancersupport.org/share-new/

http://www.cleaningforareason.org/ (Free House Cleaning for people undergoing cancer treatment)

*Ask your doctor about social workers who can help you navigate or if there is an Oncology Support Program or survivor group meetings in your area.

 

HUDSON VALLEY, NY RESOURCES

Health Alliance Oncology Support Program –support groups, classes, social workers, peer support, events, financial support  http://www.hahv.org/oncology-support-program

Breast Cancer Options –support groups, conferences, events, advocacy, information http://www.breastcanceroptions.org/home_page0.aspx

Hudson Valley Cancer Resource Center –Financial Support  http://hudsonvalleycancer.org/cancer-resource-card.aspx?catId=51&Fc=52&Sc=63

Hudson Valley Cancer Support Groups http://www.hudsonvalleycancer.org/cancer-resource-card.aspx?catId=188&Fc=189

Miles of Hope Cancer Resource List http://milesofhope.org/documents/CFDCancerResourceList.pdf

 

TRIPLE NEGATIVE BREAST CANCER (TNBC)

http://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/triple-negative-breast-cancer

http://www.tnbcfoundation.org/

http://ww5.komen.org/BreastCancer/TripleNegativeBreastCancer.html

http://www.breastcancer.org/symptoms/diagnosis/trip_neg

Susan Komen Triple Negative Breast Cancer Fact Sheet

 

BRCA/GENETIC RESEARCH

FORCE, Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered http://www.facingourrisk.org/info_research/previvors-survivors/breast-cancer-survivors/index.php

http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Risk/BRCA

Genetic Testing

BRCA Assessment Test

Sharsheret -for Jewish women with Hereditary Breast Cancer

 

FOOD/CANCER DIET

http://foodforbreastcancer.com/articles/what-should-triple-negative-breast-cancer-patients-and-survivors-eat%3f

http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/avon_foundation_breast_center/treatments_services/nutrition.html

http://www.breastcancer.org/tips/nutrition/during_treat

http://foodforbreastcancer.com/articles/to-those-who-are-thinking-of-using-a-raw-food-diet-alone-to-treat-breast-cancer

http://www.lbbc.org/learn/living-breast-cancer/diet-nutrition-and-exercise

 

FERTILITY PRESERVATION

http://www.savemyfertility.org/fact-sheets/preserving-fertility

https://www.mskcc.org/cancer-care/patient-education/fertility-preservation-women-starting-treatment

http://fertilitylabinsider.com/2011/03/got-cancer-you-can-probably-get-your-ivf-covered/

http://www.pacificfertilitycenter.com/treatment-care/sperm-egg-and-embryo-freezing#Freezing%20damage

 

MASTECTOMY

http://www.breastcancer.org/treatment/surgery/mastectomy/expectations

http://www.painreliefrevolution.com/article/chronic-pain-nerve-pain-shoulder-pain-surgeries/mastectomy-breast-cancer-surgery-pain

http://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/mastectomy/expert-answers/pain-after-breast-surgery/faq-20058049

http://www.breastreconstruction.org/PreAndPostOpCare/PreparingforSurgery.html

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/05/20/no-easy-choices-on-breast-reconstruction/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=1

http://breastfree.org/index.php

Going Flat After Breast Cancer

For Mastectomy Tattoo Artists in your area: http://p-ink.org/

 

CHEMOTHERAPY

http://guide2chemo.com/

Targeted Therapies in Breast Cancer

Targeted Therapies -Memorial Sloan Kettering

AC + Taxol/Taxotere Chemotherapy

http://jco.ascopubs.org/content/32/8/717.full

https://www.cancer.org/cancer/breast-cancer/treatment/chemotherapy-for-breast-cancer.html

3 Ways to Conquer Chemo Anxiety

 

SEX & INTIMACY AFTER BREAST CANCER

http://www.breastcancer.org/tips/intimacy/ask_expert/2008_02

http://ww5.komen.org/BreastCancer/SexandSexuality.html

https://www.curetoday.com/publications/cure/2010/summer2010/sex-and-intimacy-after-cancer

https://www.bcrf.org/blog/relationships-intimacy-and-sex-young-women-breast-cancer

 

CANCER & CAREER

http://www.cancer.net/survivorship/life-after-cancer/finding-job-after-cancer

https://www.cancer.org/treatment/survivorship-during-and-after-treatment/staying-active/working-during-and-after-treatment/working-during-cancer-treatment.html

https://ww5.komen.org/BreastCancer/Returning-to-Work.html

https://rethinkbreastcancer.com/5-tips-for-heading-back-to-work-after-cancer-treatment/

 

FINANCES & INSURANCE

http://www.patientadvocate.org/NURD/index2.php?application=financial

http://www.lbbc.org/news-opinion/cost-care-paying-treatment-you-can%E2%80%99t-afford

https://www.healthcare.gov/how-does-the-health-care-law-protect-me/#part=10

http://www.bankrate.com/finance/insurance/insuring-costs-cancer-1.aspx

https://www.cancer.org/treatment/finding-and-paying-for-treatment/understanding-financial-and-legal-matters.html

 

MY HEALING LIBRARY

Tea & Chemo: Fighting Cancer, Living Life -Jackie Buxton

Help me live, 20 things people with cancer want you to know -Lori Hope

After Shock, From Cancer Diagnosis to Healing -Puja A.J. Thomson

Crazy Sexy Diet -Kris Carr

Crazy Sexy Cancer Tips -Kris Carr

When Things Fall Apart, Heart Advice for Difficult Times -Pema Chodron

Everybody’s Got Something -Robin Roberts

I’m Still Standing, My Fight Against Hereditary Breast Cancer -Wendy Watson

Marrow: Love, Loss, and What Matters Most -Elizabeth Lesser (Available September 2016)

Broken Open, How Difficult Times Can Help Us Grow -Elizabeth Lesser

 

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5 thoughts on “Breast Cancer RESOURCES

  1. On my journey, my doctor Sheldon Feldman gave me a book recently published by Dr. Susan Love called Breast Cancer. I found it to be very informative. That was in 1995 at Benedictine Hospital for my first consult. Things have changed almost 20 years later, but this book was a pioneer in the study of Breast Cancer. My prayers and well wishes go with you always. ❤

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