6 Websites to Explore for Help Coping With Your Breast Cancer Diagnosis
Once youve learned the basics from us about understanding your diagnosis
, you may want to see what other reputable websites have to say. Follow the links below for our favorite online tools and resources.
|Site||Who It's For||Why We Like It|
|Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization||Women who have just been diagnosed with breast cancer||"Understanding Your Breast Cancer Pathology Report" is a detailed guide with explanations, charts, and diagrams to help you make sense of your otherwise confusing pathology report.|
|MyBiopsy.org||Women looking for information about breast cancer||Created by the College of American Pathologists, this site has detailed information on three of the most common types of breast cancerinvasive ductal carcinoma, invasive lobular carcinoma, and ductal carcinoma in situincluding fascinating photos of cancer cells for all three types.|
|LIVESTRONG||Women with breast cancer who want to get organized||Sign up online to receive the free "Survivorship Notebook," which is filled with worksheets that help you stay on top of the paperwork, appointments, medical bills, and more. You can even download and print the pages to get a head start while you wait for your binder to arrive.|
|CaringBridge||Breast cancer patients and their loved ones||This nonprofit invites users to create a free website for themselves or for a loved one thats easy to update with journal entries and photos. Simply share your site name with friends and family to keep everyone up to date with your treatment and progress.|
|BreastCancerStories.com||Women with breast cancer who wish to share their stories||A 2002 study in the Journal of Clinical Oncology suggested that writing may have real therapeutic value for breast cancer patients. Here you can share your experience and read the stories of others.|
|American Cancer Society Reach to Recovery||Breast cancer patients and their loved ones||The Reach to Recovery program puts trained volunteers who are breast cancer survivors in touch with patients either over the phone or in person. This handy site also helps users find online communities, as well as resources in their zip code.|
Last Updated: May 27, 2008
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