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Additional Sources Of Information: Breast Cancer

Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 10:53

Contributing Author: Guy Slowik FRCS

Here are some reliable sources that can provide more information on breast cancer.

American Cancer Society (ACS) 
Phone: (800) ACS 2345 (toll-free hotline)
www.cancer.org

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

www.nci.nih.gov

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) 
Phone: (212)-719-0154
Fax: (212) 768-8828
www.nabco.org

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) 
Phone: 800-462-9273

U.S. Breast Cancer Centers

Northeast

Dana Farber Cancer Institute Breast Evaluation Center (BEC) 
44 Binney Street
Boston, MA02115
Phone: (617) 632-3000

Comprehensive Breast Center at the Lombardi Cancer Center Georgetown University Medical Center 
3800 Reservoir Road NW
Washington, DC20007
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

South

University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Breast Clinic 
1515 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX77030
Phone:  (800) 392-1611

Midwest

The Mayo Clinic's Breast Clinic 
200 First Street SW
Rochester, MN55905
Phone: (507) 284-9238

Myer L. Prentis Comprehensive Cancer Center of Metropolitan Detroit 
110 East Warren Avenue
Detroit, MI48201
Phone: (313) 833-0710

Lynn Sage Comprehensive Breast Center at Northwestern Memorial Hospital 
333 East Superior
Chicago, IL60611
Phone: (312) 908-5522

West

The Breast Center 
14624 Sherman Way, Suite 600
Van Nuys, CA 91405

Phone: (818) 787-9911

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

Helpful Websites

OncoLink University of Pennsylvania Medical Center and Cancer Center 
http://cancer.med.upenn.edu

CancerNetNational Cancer Institute 
http://www.meb.uni-bonn.de/cancernet/cancernet.html

Books

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)

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