There are some excellent educational and informative breast cancer sites on the internet. Below are some of those links. In the future, more sites will be added from the suggestions of those who sign YOUR guestbook.
Doctor's Guide to Breast Cancer Information concerns medical news and information for patients or friends/parents of patients diagnosed with breast cancer and related disorders.
Better "Breast Cancer" Health Profiles is a patient's guide to better health and has a good overview on breast cancer and some links.
Georgina Grosvenor Memorial site written by her husband for one of our beloved members.
Fashion for post-mastectomy women. Built in, featherlight alternative to prosthesis, fully adjustable. You might want to visit Ann Jacqueline Design which has a great selection.
BeauBeau (TM) scarves are designed specifically for women and girls with medical hair loss. They're unique, fashionable and versatile!
For concerns about HER2, you might want to visit HER2 Support.
Many survivors need more support for specific needs and the Cyberknife support site offers that support. The Cyberknife is a linear accelerator that can pin point radiation to the exact area of a tumor.
Fibrocytic breast disease and breast pain at 007b, a site to visit for breast information.
We know that alternative medicine is popular with some survivors. However, it is important to understand that it is not an exact science, nor has it been proven to help survivors in controlled scientific studies (to our knowledge). If that were the case, it would become mainstream medicine. Be sure to follow all the directions of your oncologist and understand that negative consequences can result from alternative therapy (as well as with mainstream medicine, as far as that goes). With that said, we think one of the best advocates of the alternative approach can be found at the CancerNexus.org site. We think alternative medicine should never be dismissed, but investigated as one would with any therapy.
Pam C. one of our survivors has written several chapters to help newly diagnosed.
Place for women's to get large amount of health information...at Health-Place.
Genetics - Genetics directory and search engine for Canada.
A four-part series of essays found in Jewry where journalist Neille Ilel grapples with her familys genetic legacy of cancer.
An excellent acne information source, Acneassasin, is operated by a certified dermatologist.
Social Security Disability Claims re: Info on disability claims pertaining to Social Security Disability (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
"The Job Accommodation Network is a service provided by the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP). JAN is one of several ODEP projects. JAN's mission is to facilitate the employment and retention of workers with disabilities by providing employers, employment providers, people with disabilities, their family members and other interested parties with information on job accommodations, entrepreneurship, and related subjects. JAN's efforts are in support of the employment, including self-employment and small business ownership, of people with disabilities."
The American Cancer Society The American Cancer Society's Web site contains an abundant amount of information about treatment, prevention and detection of cancer. Included within the site is information about a range of other services available to patients and their families, including financial assistance, dietary planning, household help and hospice services. Phone 1 (800) 227-2345, outside of U.S. 1 (404) 320-3333
The National Alliance of Breast Cancer Organizations (NABCO) This organization is really a group of about 370 organizations that offer detection services, treatment and other services to breast cancer patients. NABCO provides information concerning clinical trials of new treatments. Phone 1 (800) 719-9154, 9 East 37th St., 10th Fl., New York, N.Y. 10016
RxList is a site developed by a San Francisco pharmacist that is invaluable to anyone who takes prescribed medication. RxList states side effects of numerous drugs and indicates which insurers carry the drug on their formulation list. Do visit this site. The site is about all types of medications, not just anti-cancer drugs.
The Center for Drug Evalution and Research ( FDA) examines a medication's proper use, its safety record, ethics of manufacturer, reprimand letters sent to manufacturers and news releases all without going to the FDA Home page.
Medline (National Library of Medicine) has an extensive database on drugs and medical information.
Merck & Company, publishers of The Merck Index, has put The Merck Index of Diagnosis and Therapy on its corporate home page.
Last, but not least, is the Centerwatch Services site that list clinical trials for pharmaceuticals and medical treatments in progress. As of this writing, there were 93 ongoing clinical trials listed for breast cancer in numerous states.
It seems that WebTV views have a limited amout of memory they can download at any one time per site. One of our survivor members has a page that is geared especially to WebTV viewers. Her site can be found at WebTVCancerTalk.
Mesothelioma - Information on mesothelioma, and asbestos related lung cancers.
Nifty Fifty Quilters are quilters in the United States who have participated in 50 state block exchanges while making Breast Cancer Charity Quilts.
The Mesothelioma Cancer Center is a coomprehensive site with latest up-to-date information on asbestos related illnesses with over 200 pages of valuable information.
Axandra.com is a good resource for webmasters.
Certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Roy Semlacher, specializes in breast augmentation (breast implants) and cosmetic plastic surgery. He sees patients from Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, San Jose and Beverly Hills. Dr. Semlacher is one of California's premiere cosmetic plastic surgeons specializing in breast augmentation.
Beverly Hills plastic surgeon, Dr. David Hopp, specializes in plastic and cosmetic surgery. In Los Angeles, Dr. Hopp offers the following procedures: breast augmentation, liposuction, tummy tuck, breast reduction, facelift, mini-facelift, rhinoplasty, (eyelid surgery), neck lift and Threadlift cosmetic surgery.
Plastic surgeon, Dr. Himansu Shah, specializes in breast enlargement, breast augmentation, breast enhancement, breast lift, breast implant removal, breast reconstruction, breast reduction, male breast reduction surgery and advanced body contouring techniques with individual attention and personalized care.