I would like to share some of my favorite resources for breast information and treatment.
Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment
For help with finding multidisciplinary teams of breast surgeons, oncologists and radiation specialists: www.breastcare.org
There are several websites that cover the basics and overview of breast cancer treatment options. Here are my favorites:
A Breast Center should have a library of information, pamphlets, brochures, videos and check lists: www.educareinc.com/patient
Information on understanding choices between a lumpectomy and mastectomy: www.healthandage.com
Most breast centers today have equipment to biopsy mammographic findings with a needle and thus spare a woman a trip to the operating room. This is called a stereotactic biopsy or a mammotone-core biopsy
Breast Cancer Prevention
Audio tape about doing self-exams, talking women through an exam with music in the background — www.womentowomen.com/shop/video.php
The website of Diana Dyer,
a nutritionist who has had breast cancer 3 times: www.dianadyermsrd.com,
or Anne Fonda's website: www.annieappleseedproject.org.
Anne has compiled a wealth of
personal and scientific information on complementary and alternative,
including nutritional treatments. Also I would suggest www.drnorthrup.com and www.drweil.com for
diet, recipes and supplement ideas.
Several years ago I wrote an article about solving the mystery of breast pain. The points of that article are still true today.
For breast pain, also check out http://www.cancerhelp.com/ed/breastpain.htm
For breast massage techniques: breast massage techniques
For changes in life or work, a website to share some tools: www.creativechoices.net
The website of Cheryl Richardson, the premiere lifestyle and
life make-over coach: www.cherylrichardson.com
My favorite still remains one of the first — Dr. Susan Love's Breast Book.
Other books I would recommend include:
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