Organizations and outside resources we trust.
Cancer Information: Where to Find Help
Contains reliable, up-to-date listings of organizations that provide authoritative, reliable information on preventing, treating and living with cancer.
Other Breast Cancer Resources
YWCA of the USA
ENCOREplus® (Encouragement, Normalcy, Counseling, Opportunity, Reaching Out, Energies Revived) is a post-surgical discussion and exercise program sponsored by the YWCA for women who have had breast and/or cervical cancer surgery. Contact your local YWCA to locate an ENCORE Plus program near you.
FORCE: Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered
FORCE is a nonprofit organization for women who are at high risk of getting hereditary breast and ovarian cancers, and for members of families in which a BRCA mutation may be present. The website addresses the issues and concerns of those at risk. The toll-free help line guides callers in weighing the pros and cons of getting a genetic test and helps them cope with their reaction to test results. It also provides references to genetic specialists.
Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization, Inc.
Y-Me National Breast Cancer Organization serves women with breast cancer and their families and friends through a national hotline, open door groups, early detection workshops and local chapters.
Additional Internet Sources
American Medical Association
The American Medical Association maintains a consumer-oriented web site that provides information to promote health, prevent disease, and enhance decision-making. Useful features in clued “Doctor Finder.”
Diana Dyer, MS, RD
Cancer and Nutrition Specialist
Diana Dyer is a three-time cancer survivor and registered dietitian. Her site provides nutritional and general information of importance to cancer survivors, including a list of information sources about alternative and complementary treatments.
Healthfinder™ is a federal government consumer health and human services information website. It can lead you to selected online publications, clearinghouses, databases, websites, support and self-help groups, as well as government agencies and nonprofit organizations that produce reliable information to help the public make better choices about health needs.
MEDLINEplus is a consumer-oriented gateway site maintained by the federal government’s National Library of Medicine. It provides access to extensive information about specific diseases and conditions, drug information, dictionaries of medical terms and directories ofhealth organizations, health professional and health lebraries. The site also provides free access to PubMed, the National Library of Medicine’s database of references of more than 11 million articles published in 4,300 biomedical journals.
NOAH (New York Online Access to Health)
New York Online Access to Health (NOAH) is a resource provided by The New York Academy of Medicine, The City University of New York, the Metropolitan New York Library Council and The New York Public Library. NOAH provides health information for consumers that include definitions, care and treatment, and additional information resources. NOAH provides information in both English and Spanish.
Supported by the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, OncoLink seeks to educate cancer patients and their families. It offers information on psychosocial support and personal experiences; cancer causes, screening and prevention; clinical trials and financial issues.
Finding Help Locally
- Your Personal Physician
- Local Hospitals
- American Hospital Association
- Local Chapters of National Organizations
- State and Local Health Departments
- State and Local Mental Health Departments
- Referral Services
- Religious Institutions
- Local Chapters of Charitable and Fraternal Organizations
- Family and Friends