Breast Resources

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

For websites of breast surgeons: www.breastsurgeons.org or www.womensurgeons.org/CDR/Breast.htm

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

Information about a relatively new procedure called sentinel node biopsy. www.cancernews.com/ and www.healfaster.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.

Some women do well adhering to the Diet for their Blood Type: www.dadamo.com, particularly the women with Blood Type A

For getting involved in the politics of breast cancer, check out the national breast cancer coalition's website: www.natlbcc.org or www.bcaction.org


Breast Pain

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


Miscellaneous

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


Books

My favorite still remains one of the first — Dr. Susan Love's Breast Book.

Other books I would recommend include:

The Breast Cancer Prevention and Recovery Diet by Suzannah Olivier
What to Eat if you Have Cancer by Maureen Keane and Daniella Chace
Beating Cancer with Nutrition by Patrick Quillin


 

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