A radiation oncologist - Dr. John Gwozdz
Information on the treatment of cancer with radiation therapy, how to choose a radiation oncologist, what to ask during the initial consultation and more.
Between Us: First Aid kits for the hearts and souls of women newly diagnosed with breast cancer
Between Us provides first aid kits for women newly diagnosed with breast cancer which include videos, handbooks, comfort items and information designed to provide hope, inspiration, and empowerment.
Breast Cancer Options
Most women who are newly diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer can choose a lumpectomy (which removes just the cancer and a small area around it) rather than a mastectomy (which removes the entire breast). A lumpectomy followed by radiation treatment is just as safe and effective as mastectomy, and usually not as physically and emotionally traumatic. And yet, many women undergo the more radical surgery -- sometimes without knowing their options. If you or someone you care about is facing a breast cancer diagnosis and want to learn more, click here: http://www.center4policy.org/bc071502.html. If you’re healthy and wondering if you should undergo a mammogram, click here: http://www.center4policy.org/mam0302.html
Breast Cancer Watch
Breast Cancer Watch provides up-to-date evidence-based advances (new and emerging) in breast cancer treatment and prevention, with an extensive collection of links and resources, and original commentaries and evidence reports by Constantine Kaniklidis, medical researcher.
Breast Friends-Breast Cancer Outreach and Support
Breast Friend's mission is "Helping women survive the trauma of breast cancer…one friend at a time." Research shows that one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. Our goal is to teach the other seven how to help her. Breast Friends offers the message of hope and inspiration to women newly diagnosed with breast cancer. We teach their friends and families the importance of support and friendship and offer practical ideas on how to help someone going through this critical time.
We would be honored if you would consider including a link to BreastCancerStories.com on the Feminist Majority Foundation website so people everywhere going through breast cancer, as well as their loved ones, can take advantage of this new, free, valuable resource.
Thank you so much,
Wendy McCoole, Executive Director & Survivor
BreastCancerStories.Com Launches Online Community to Help Patients and Loved Ones Communicate During a Difficult Time
Website Helps Those Touched by Breast Cancer to Write, Read, and Share Their Stories with Family, Friends and One Another
PORTSMOUTH, NH (June 1, 2006)—BreastCancerStories.com today announced the launch of its website intended to help those going through breast cancer to communicate with loved ones and with one another while they are going through treatment. Breast cancer patients are provided with their own unique web address where they can write and upload diary entries and photos whenever they feel the need to write. Friends and family members can visit their loved one’s website whenever they want, follow their story, and leave messages of support. Newly diagnosed breast cancer patients can search through an index of stories based on age, location, type of cancer and type of treatment, find someone similar to them, and follow their story, helping them to not feel quite so alone.
BreastCancerStories.com was developed to further enhance the support systems that are already in place today. Being available 24 hours a day allows breast cancer patients and their loved ones to write and read anytime of the day or night. Newly diagnosed women and men also benefit from the website as they are able to read the stories of others going through a similar diagnosis and understand that they are not alone in their fight.
“BreastCancerStories.com is the mechanism that brings both patient and loved one together enabling them to communicate and stay in touch via the Internet, at their own pace, when it's comfortable for them,” says Wendy McCoole, Executive Director. “It can be difficult knowing what to say or how often and by creating a place for breast cancer patients to write about their experiences and share their thoughts with friends and family members, as well as with newly diagnosed breast cancer patients, is such an incredible support resource.”
“BreastCancerStories.com benefits anyone who is touched by breast cancer - either directly or indirectly,” says Sue Gosselin, MSN, RN, OCN, Director of the Hematology and Oncology Center at Portsmouth Regional Hospital. “Providing patients, family members, friends and even clinicians with the ability to read what others are going through will help to bridge that gap of uncertainty.”
The website was conceived by Ms. McCoole early in 2005. Shortly after she was diagnosed with breast cancer she started on online diary to keep family and friends updated as she progressed through her treatments. The website was passed on and read by many hundreds of people, at which time she decided to create a similar site so others could share their stories as well.
BreastCancerStories.com is a non-profit organization providing a free online community for those diagnosed with breast cancer to write, read, and share their journey with loved ones and with one another. Visit the website at www.breastcancerstories.com.
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Cancer and Careers
Cancer and Careers is a resource specifically designed for women who battle cancer while on the job. With an information-rich website, educational posters and postcards, and a complimentary workbook in English and Spanish, Cancer and Careers provides resources and a shared community for women with cancer, their coworkers, and caregivers. Cancer and Careers's newest program, “Managing Through Cancer”, provides employers, managers, and HR professionals with the information they need to support an employee with cancer while also maintaining a productive workplace.
Cancer Information Guide
Information on cancer includes most types of cancer such as skin cancer, bladder cancer, bone cancer, brain cancer etc., with expert information on their causes, symptoms, risk factors and treatment procedures.
Chemo Care: Information on Chemotherapy Drugs and Side Effects
Scott Hamilton’s chemotherapy site offers the latest chemo information for cancer patients and their families, caregivers and friends. Outlines all you should know about chemotherapy and cancer treatment.
Corinne Feller Memorial for Ovarian Cancer Research & Awareness
My friend Corrine Feller died a few years back of Overian Cancer is was still in High School. There is a memorial Fund set up in her name to raise money for Overian Cancer research.
About the Cause
Corinne Feller was a life-long Montgomery, NY resident and standout student and athlete at Valley Central High School. After a 10-month battle, Corinne died of ovarian cancer at age 18. Her untimely death brought to light the need for heightened awareness about ovarian cancer here in the Hudson Valley.
Since 1999 a race/walk has been held in Corinne’s memory, and over $185,000 has been raised for ovarian cancer research and awareness. C.A.S.T. (Cancer Awareness Survivors Team) is one of the many worthwhile efforts being funded through the Corinne Feller Memorial Fund. A dedicated and trained group of Ovarian Cancer survivors has been speaking to hundreds of women about this terrible disease and what they can do to fight it. The memorial fund has also donated needed dollars to Screening, Detection & Prevention programs through Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. And with the generous donations of concerned individuals, we've produced a free Ovarian Cancer educational video already in use in high schools and hospitals in the region. If you would like the video for educational purposed for your group or organization please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lung Cancer Alliance
Lung cancer kills more women each year than breast and ovarian cancer combined. Research shows that women are approximately 1.5 times more likely to develop lung cancer than men.
The Lung Cancer Alliance is the only national non-profit organization advocating on behalf of lung cancer patients, survivors, families, caregivers, and those at risk. Support programs include the Lung Cancer Hotline, a toll-free information and referral service; the Phone Buddy Program, a peer-to-peer support network; newsletter; and specialized lung cancer information and educational materials.
888 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
MAMM is a Women's Cancer on-line and print magazine that helps women diagnosed with breast and reproductive cancer "understand more about their diagnosis, improve their quality of life and assess current treatments as well as new therapies on the horizon." The publication is available online in pdf format.
National Alliance of Breast Cancer Organizations
The leading non-profit information and education resource on breast cancer and a network of over 400 member organizations nationwide.
National Cervical Cancer Coalition
"NCCC is a grass roots advocacy group who's goal is to educate the public and legislators about the traditional pap smear, new technologies and reimbursement issues facing cervical cancer screening." Find health news, reimbursement issues, patient information links and much more.
Ovarian Cancer National Alliance
The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance works to increase public and professional understanding of ovarian cancer and to advocate for increased research for more effective diagnostics and treatment.
Recycle for Breast Cancer
Recycle for Breast Cancer is a no-cost, national fundraising program to help the fight against breast cancer while benefiting the environment.
You can donate used cell phones, pagers, Palm Pilots, inkjet & toner cartridges and surplus supplies. Our goal is to keep these items out of the landfills by recycling and putting them back to use while raising funds for a great cause!
Shared Experience is a non-profit, searchable collection of first-hand accounts by cancer patients and the people who love and care for them. It has one narrow focus: to share personal experiences of cancer survivors and provide a nexus for the recently diagnosed and others to contact one another.
Smoking and Women
It used to be a male habit, but women have "come a long way, baby" when it comes to smoking. Now, lung cancer kills more women than breast cancer. Smoking also causes early menopause, infertility, blindness, heart disease, infant death, and many other preventable deaths and diseases. This site has information about how women are targeted by tobacco companies and what you can do to quit.
Support Low Income Women with Cancer
The Charlotte Maxwell Complementary Clinic is a state-licensed holistic health clinic that provides free complimentary alternative medicine treatments to low-income women with cancer.
Our services include acupuncture, massage, herbs, social work, organic foods and transportation.
We have been providing these services free of charge for over ten years and have locations in both Oakland and San Francisco.
The Annie Appleseed Project
Complimentary, alternative (CAM), natural therapies for people with cancer, family and friends from the patient perspective.
Make more fully informed treatment decisions.
The Breast Cancer Fund
The mission of The Breast Cancer Fund (TBCF or The Fund) is "to end breast cancer and to make sure the best medical care, support services and information are available to all women."
In response to the public health crisis of breast cancer, The Breast Cancer Fund identifies – and advocates for elimination of – the environmental and other preventable causes of the disease.
THE BREAST CANCER FUND
2107 O’Farrell Street
San Francisco, CA 94115
phone (415) 346-8223 or (866) 760-TBCF
The Center For Restorative Breast Surgery
Our website is dedicated to providing information and support to women needing to know more about their options for breast reconstruction after mastectomy. (You have a BC section on your website). Specifically, we support the state of the art techniques called the DIEP and GAP flaps.
The Health Psychology Research Group
Devoted to improving women's lives through psychological research, particularly dealing with breast cancer.
The Mautner Project
The only national organization dedicated to providing education and advocacy for lesbians with cancer, their partners and caregivers.
U.S. News & World Report Breast Cancer Center
U.S. News & World Report has recently launched a Breast Cancer Center in conjunction with the Mayo Clinic.
Willow Breast Cancer Support and Resource Services
Willow is a national BCa organization that provides information and support free of charge to those diagnosed with BCa, as well as to their families, friends and caregivers. It is the only BCa organization in Canada of its kind and it has helped thousands negotiate their way through a difficult health care system and make difficult decisions about the kind of care that's right for them. Only at Willow will you always speak with survivors of BCa, who have the compassion and empathy to share their experiences and hard-earned lessons. Of particular interest is Willow's publications of "Coping with your Financial Concerns" and "Living with metastatic Disease" - both available on our web site to download.