Knowledge is the power that will beat breast cancer. Whether you're searching for information or inspiration, the following links are critical resources.
American Cancer Society
FORCE-Facing Our Risk of Cancer
American College of Surgeons
General surgical patient education material. Includes information about patient choice along with helpful brochures on frequently performed procedures.
An Informed Decision
The treatment options available to you will depend on a number of factors, including the type of tumor, the extent of the disease at the time of diagnosis, your age, and your medical history. However, your personal feelings about the treatment, your self-image and your lifestyle will also be important considerations in your doctor’s assessment and recommendations.
Reading Material Dr. Susan Loves' Breast Book considered the bible of breast-care books since it appeared in 1990. Updated to include new biopsy and screening methods, implants, the pros and cons of hormone therapy, new discoveries in breast-cancer treatment, and many other topics.