Resources for Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is a frightening experience; however, there are resources available to help women. The first step to breast cancer prevention is to know where to find early screening programs. One such resource is the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP). This program is administered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Low-income participants are offered screening services and support through the NBCCEDP.

If you have already been diagnosed with some type of breast cancer, the American Cancer Society offers support groups and other resources. You don’t have to endure the disease alone. Reach out to family, friends, or a support group. A positive approach can go a long way to improve your quality of life during treatment.

References

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Fernandez B, Paish E, Green, A, et al. “Lymph-node metastases in invasive lobular carcinoma are different from those in ductal carcinoma of the breast.” J Clinical Pathol 2011; 10(5): 1136

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Suggested Reading

National Cancer Institute: www.cancer.gov

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: www.cdc.gov

American Cancer Society: www.cancer.org

Cancer Support Community: www.thewellnesscommunity.org