Breast Cancer RESOURCES

With this page, I present some of the research and resources that I unearthed in my journey so far. 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 or someone you love has recently been diagnosed with breast cancer, I am sorry. I wish you all the resilience and strength in the world!

This list will grow, so if you find it useful, come back later and check for updates, including a list of suggested book titles.

 

BREAST CANCER -NEWLY DIAGNOSED

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

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

http://www.rootsnwings.com/rootsnwingsnewpaltz-1/2012/11/my-hope-focus-organizer-wins-2012-usa.html

 

BREAST CANCER (GENERAL)

http://www.bcrfcure.org/

http://www.thebreastcaresite.com/

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

 

BREAST CANCER (COMMUNITY)

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/projects/breast-cancer-stories

http://www.youngsurvival.org/

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 and survivor group meetings in your area.

 

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.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/breast/healthprofessional/page8

 

BRCA/GENETIC RESEARCH

http://cancergenetics.uchicago.edu/?page_id=35

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

http://www.facingourrisk.org/info_research/previvors-survivors/breast-cancer-survivors/index.php

 

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/Learning-From-Others/Ask-the-Expert/2012-11-Nutrition-and-Diet

 

FERTILITY PRESERVATION

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

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.breastcancer.org/research-news/20130612-4

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

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

 

CHEMOTHERAPY

http://renegadehealth.com/blog/2013/12/30/5-ways-to-increase-white-blood-cell-count-naturally

http://guide2chemo.com/

http://www.integrativeoncology-essentials.com/

http://www.healthcentral.com/breast-cancer/c/78/10887/ac-act-tac/

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

http://www.georgetownhospitalsystem.org/stw/Page.asp?PageID=STW016627

 

SEX & INTIMACY AFTER BREAST CANCER

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

http://www.breastcancer.org/tips/intimacy

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

 

CANCER & CAREER

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

 

FINANCES & INSURANCE

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

http://www.lbbc.org/Learning-From-Others/Ask-the-Expert/2012-02-Healthcare-Reform

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

 

MY HEALING LIBRARY

Marrow: A Love Story -Elizabeth Lesser (Available September 2016)

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

There’s Gotta Be A Way To Feel Better Than This! Children with Cancer Offer Advice

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 -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

 

 

my first candle

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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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