Additional Sources Of Information: Breast CancerTuesday, March 20, 2012 - 10:53
Here are some reliable sources that can provide more information on breast cancer.
American Cancer Society (ACS)
Phone: (800) ACS 2345 (toll-free hotline)
The American Cancer Society (ACS) provides a national, toll-free hotline (800 ACS 2345) that has information about breast cancer and referrals for the ACS-sponsored "Reach to Recovery" program for breast cancer.
In addition, the ACS supplies pamphlets that may be obtained by calling the hotline or local ACS chapter:
- Breast Cancer Network Update and
- Breast Cancer Questions and Answers.
National Cancer Institute (NCI), Cancer Information Service
Phone: (800) 422 CANCER
The Cancer Information Service (CIS) has a regional network that provides in-depth information about cancer. The CIS offers informational brochures as well as referrals to medical centers and facilities that offer clinical trials.
Spanish-speaking staff members are available upon request.
National Alliance of Breast Cancer Organizations (NABCO)
Fax: (212) 768-8828
NABCO is a nonprofit resource for information about breast cancer.
Annual membership in NABCO's information network ($40, tax deductible) entitles the participant to receive:
- Nabco News, a quarterly publication
- customized information packets
- Breast Cancer Resource List, and
- special mailings
Y-ME National Organization for Breast Cancer Information & Support (Y-ME)
Phone: (800) 221-2141
Phone: (312) 986-8228(24-hour hotline)
Fax: (312) 986-0020
Y-ME offers support to callers by trained volunteers, most of whom have had breast cancer. A new hotline also is available for the partners of women with breast cancer. Y-ME has chapters in 12 states besides Illinois, and it provides advice about how to start a local support group for women living with breast cancer.
Society for the Study of Breast Disease (SSBD)
Phone: (214) 821-2962
Fax: (214) 827-7032
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation (SGKF)
Dana Farber Cancer Institute Breast Evaluation Center (BEC)
44 Binney Street
Phone: (617) 632-3000
Comprehensive Breast Center at the Lombardi Cancer Center Georgetown University Medical Center
3800 Reservoir Road NW
Phone: (202) 687-2122
Evelyn H. Lauder Breast Center/ Iris B. Cantor Diagnostic Center of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
205 East 64th Street
New York, NY10021
Phone: (212) 639-5200
Strang-Cornell Breast Center of the Strang Cancer Prevention Center
428 East 72nd Street
New York, NY10021
Phone: (212) 794-4900
University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Breast Clinic
1515 Holcombe Boulevard
Phone: (800) 392-1611
The Mayo Clinic's Breast Clinic
200 First Street SW
Phone: (507) 284-9238
Myer L. Prentis Comprehensive Cancer Center of Metropolitan Detroit
110 East Warren Avenue
Phone: (313) 833-0710
Lynn Sage Comprehensive Breast Center at Northwestern Memorial Hospital
333 East Superior
Phone: (312) 908-5522
The Breast Center
14624 Sherman Way, Suite 600
Van Nuys, CA 91405
Revlon/UCLA Breast Center at Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center
200 UCLA Medical Plaza, Suite 510
Los Angeles, CA90095
Phone: (800) 825-2144
Phone: (310) 825-2144
OncoLink University of Pennsylvania Medical Center and Cancer Center
CancerNetNational Cancer Institute
Breast Cancer. The Complete Guide, by Yashar Hirshaut M.D., F.A.C.P. and Peter I. Pressman, M.D., F.A.C.S. (New York: Bantam Books, 1996)
This book is written by a breast cancer surgeon and an oncologist. It covers all topics from breast cancer diagnosis to life after cancer. In addition, it provides resources for advice about breast cancer centers and information services. (4 rating).
The Complete Book of Breast Care, by Niels H. Lauersen, M.D., Ph.D., and Eileen Stukane. (New York: Fawcett Columbine, 1996).
This book, by the authors of Listen to Your Body, offers professional guidance to maintain healthy breasts and to combat breast cancer. It covers breast cancer diagnosis, treatment, and recovery. This book also provides a wealth of valuable resources for concerns such as: where to find help, planning treatment, plastic surgery/reconstruction, emotional support, nutrition, medication, and other topics. (5 rating)