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Breast Cancer: Resources

The American Cancer Society has information on breast cancer and most other types of cancer. This link will take you to the organization’s web site.

American Cancer Society

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First-trimester radiation therapy should be avoided. Chemotherapy may be given after the first trimester as discussed in the section on Early Stage Breast Cancer. Because the mother may have a limited life span (most studies show a 5-year survival rate of 10% in pregnant patients with stage III and IV disease), and there is a risk of fetal damage with treatment during the first trimester,[1,2] issues regarding continuation of the pregnancy should be discussed with the patient and her family. Therapeutic...

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The Susan G. Komen Foundation supports research and community-based outreach programs related to breast cancer. This link will take you to the web site.

Susan G. Komen Foundation

 

The National Breast Cancer Foundation works to increase breast cancer awareness and to provide mammograms for those in need. This link will take you to its web site.

National Breast Cancer Foundation

 

The National Cancer Institute is part of the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH). Follow the link below.

National Cancer Institute

 

This international nonprofit group is dedicated to the concerns and issues of young women with breast cancer. This link will take you to its web site.

Young Survival Coalition

 

This U.S. organization works to provide information, empowerment, and peer support for breast cancer patients. This link will take you to its web site. Or call the 24-hour hotline at 800-221-2141 (English and interpreters for 150 languages) or 800-986-9505 (Spanish).

Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization

 

The Intercultural Cancer Council promotes cancer research, policies, programs, and partnerships  in racial and ethnic minorities as well as medically underserved groups in the U.S. Go to their website by clicking the link below.

Intercultural Cancer Council

 

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Reviewed by Arnold Wax, MD on June 26, 2012
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