Breast Cancer Resources
How to find resources for breast cancer
There are many excellent resources for people who are suffering from breast cancer. Your doctor can provide you with an informational pamphlet about breast cancer should you request one, but there's really no need to leave your home -- many of the best resources for breast cancer can be found online.
Breast Cancer Research
Newspapers and magazines cover the major advancements in breast cancer research, but if you're looking for the most recent information there is, you need to look online. An Internet search for a general term like "breast cancer facts" or "breast cancer statistics" will bring up thousands of websites, including highly-reputable sources like www.cancer.gov (home of the National Cancer Institute) and www.cancer.org (home of the American Cancer Society). Sites like these publish articles about (and links to) the work that's being performed by leading scientists in the field. If you want the latest news about breast cancer prevention and treatment, these sites are the best places to start.
Breast Cancer Support Groups
If you're suffering from breast cancer (or you know someone who is) and you're looking to become involved in a community of people in a similar situation, there are a number of great options available to you. Your doctor can put you in touch with your local support group, so don't hesitate to ask if you're feeling like you could use a bit of outside support. You'd be surprised by how good it can feel to sit down with others who understand what you're feeling because they have been in the exact same situation.
If you'd prefer to reach out to others from the comfort of your own home, you still have many options. Websites like www.breastcancer.org and www.nationalbreastcancer.org offer their users the ability to participate in chat rooms and discussion forums. You can chat about breast cancer (or just life in general) with other women who have a similar perspective (and who may be able to offer you valuable support and advice).