Breast Cancer

Internet Links
 
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.cdc.gov/cancer/breast/index.htm
In addition to the answers to frequently asked questions the Centers for Disease Control includes the latest research being done, statistics as of 2012 for national and state information about breast cancer and information about the cancer at different age groups.
 
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.