- American Cancer Society
ACS provides a detailed guide on breast cancer causes, genetics, risks, prevention, screening and diagnosis, treatment, life after treatment, research and clinical trials, and breast prostheses and reconstruction. It also includes information on new breast cancer research, male breast cancer and a breast cancer treatment decision tool.
- Breast Cancer.org
In addition to finding up-to-date information on symptoms, side effects, ways of lowering your risk for breast cancer, radiation therapy, breast reconstruction, and of dealing with day-to-day matters (managing costs, your job, and your medical records), you will have access to discussion boards, blogs, chat rooms, and ask-the-experts online conferences. The site also offers information on the risk of pregnancy to breast cancer patients.
- Breast Cancer Action
Breast Cancer Action is a national education and activist organization that advocates for more effective and less toxic treatments and for a decrease in involuntary environmental exposures that put people at risk for breast cancer. The organization provides information via newsletters, its website, e-alerts, and a toll-free number.
- Breast Cancer Mailing List
The Breast Cancer Mailing List contains e-mail postings available to all who join. Participants are women and men who have breast cancer, their families and friends, medical and other caregivers, researchers, students, and other concerned people. Postings offer treatment and disease information, practical information on insurance, emotional support, and personal experiences that provide perspective and reassurance.
- Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Brigham and Women’s has an excellent webpage containing information on different methods of breast cancer diagnosis.
- FORCE (Facing Our Risk of Cancer) Empowered
This organization, dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by hereditary breast and ovarian cancer, offers support and information—through brochures, newsletters, and webinars--on the risk factors of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer, living with these diseases, and other helpful topics.
- Imaginis Breast Cancer Resource Center
Here you will find helpful information on screening, diagnosis, treatment, and mammography preparation. The site also has breast cancer news and links to additional resources.
- Long Island Breast Cancer Action Coalition
The Long Island Breast Cancer Action Coalition has been committed to fighting the breast cancer epidemic through education, outreach, advocacy, spearheading changes to legislation affecting cancer issues, and continuously raising money to support innovative epidemiological cancer research projects at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories.
- Mayo Clinic: BRCA Gene Test for Breast Cancer
The staff at the Mayo Clinic explain what the BRCA gene test is, why and when it is done, what to expect, and how to reduce your cancer risk after a positive test result.
MedlinePlus, produced by the National Library of Medicine (US National Institutes of Health), is the premiere consumer health website. Type “breast cancer” in the search box and you will find links to information on types of breast cancer, genetics, breast cancer risks, mammograms, treatment, breast reconstruction, and much more. MedlinePlus’s breast cancer tutorial can be found at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/tutorials/breastcancer/htm/lesson.htm
- Minority Women’s Health (womenshealth.gov)
Click on a minority in the menu and then choose Breast Cancer. You will find a number of brochures containing both general breast health information and information tailored to particular minorities: African-Americans, Latinas, Asian-Americans, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders, American Indians, and Alaska natives.
- National Breast Cancer Foundation
In addition to information about signs and symptoms, types of breast cancer, stages of the diseases, types of therapy, this site hosts a video called “Beyond the Shock,” which covers topics from breast anatomy to types and staging of breast cancer to treatments and treatment side effects.
- National Cancer Institute
On the NCI website, you will find a wealth of information regarding both female and male breast cancer, in English and Spanish. There are pages devoted to prevention, risk assessment, genetics, treatment, research, clinical trials, statistics, breast cancer news, and complementary and alternative therapies.
- Survivorship A to Z: Information for living with Breast Cancer
Initially funded by Johns Hopkins University and the City of NY, this site is now maintained by volunteers who offer very helpful advice for coping during different stages of breast cancer.
- Susan G. Komen For the Cure
This is the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists. Understand your test results, decide on a particular treatment, improve your quality of life after treatment, and know what to ask your doctor.
WebMD explains and differentiates among the different kinds of breast biopsies.
- Young Survival Coalition
Young Survival Coalition (YSC) is an international organization dedicated to the issues unique to young women with breast cancer. YSC works with survivors, caregivers and the medical, research, advocacy and legislative communities to increase the quality of life for women aged 40 and under who have been diagnosed with breast cancer.