Breast Cancer

Internet Links
African American Women
http://www.cdc.gov/features/vitalsigns/breastcancer/
African American women are 40% more likely to die of breast cancer than white women and have faster growing and more difficult tumors to treat. All African American women need to read this site.
 
Coping with a Cancer Diagnosis
http://ww5.komen.org/uploadedFiles/Content_Binaries/806-383a.pdf
What to do if you feel out of control and how to reach out to others to create a support system.
 
General Information
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/breast-cancer/DS00328
Read about causes, symptoms, risk factors, preparing for your appointment, tests and diagnosis, treatment and drugs, alternative medicine, coping and support and prevention of breast cancer. By clicking on "multimedia" you can see pictures of procedures and the self-examination technique.
 
General Information
http://www.womenshealth.gov/breast-cancer/index.html
This site has so much information that it is a must read for all women. It covers how a health care provider will perform a basic breast exam through topics such as handling the stress breast cancer patients and their caregivers experience.
 
General Overviews to Clinical Trials
http://www.medlineplus.gov
The National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health created Medlineplus for consumers.
 
Mammography
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/mammography.html
How one is performed, what the doctor is looking for, basic explanations on all aspects of mammograms and the site includes recent magazine articles so you can see the latest reported information.