Helpful Resources

General Web Resources for Women Fighting Breast Cancer

American Cancer Society (ACS)
A great resource providing information and patient support through multiple programs, including Cancer Survivors Network, Road to Recovery (rides to treatment), TLC (hair loss and mastectomy products), Reach to Recovery (one on one breast cancer support), and Look Good….Feel Better (help with appearance related side-effects of treatment), see below.
1-800-227-2345

ACS: Cancer Survivors Network
Online community by and for people with cancer and their families.

ACS: Road to Recovery (rides to treatment)
Provides rides to patients who have no way to get to their cancer treatment.

ACS: TLC (hair loss and mastectomy products)
Offers helpful articles and a line of products made for women with cancer.

ACS: Reach to Recovery (breast cancer support)
Talk to someone who knows what you’re feeling – someone who has “been there.” Through their Reach to Recovery program, they can match you with a volunteer who will talk with you about coping with your breast cancer diagnosis and treatment.

ACS: Look Good…..Feel Better (help with appearance-related side-effects of treatment) In a Look Good…Feel Better session, trained volunteer cosmetologists teach women how to cope with skin changes and hair loss using cosmetics and skin care products donated by the cosmetic industry

BreastCancer.org
A good resource for information on symptoms and diagnosis, treatment and side-effects. I found their discussion boards really helpful and supportive.

Cancer Hope Network
Provides free and confidential one-on-one support to cancer patients and their families.

Cancer.net
Oncologist approved cancer information from the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Excellent and reliable information on many different type of cancer, includes sections on diagnosis, treatment and a really helpful list of questions to ask.
1-888-651-3038

Caring Bridge
Provides free, personal web sites that connect people experiencing a significant health challenge with family and friends.

National Cancer Institute
Great, reliable resource for information of different types of cancer and available clinical trials. Live Help online assistance available from 8am to 11pm EST, Monday to Friday.
1- 800-4-Cancer

The Wellness Community
Non-profit organization dedicated to providing free emotional support, education and hope for people with cancer and their loved ones.

Web Resources for Dealing With Sex and Intimacy Issues after Breast Cancer

http://www.breastcancer.org/tips/intimacy/
(this link takes you to a one paragraph “sex and Intimacy” section, but click on the links to the left, they provide some really good advice).

http://www.webmd.com/breast-cancer/features/breast-cancer-sex-and-intimacy
(good article)