The Brobe's Cancer Resources Guide

Posted on 30 March 2017

A cancer diagnosis can feel like all too much for both the person and their family or friends. And doing an internet search for 'cancer resources' doesn't always seem to narrow down the scope of information out there. We have compiled a list of some of the most helpful blogs and websites we've found available. Bookmark, Pin, or send this link to a friend. We hope it offers a little help.

BLOGS

Stupid Dumb Breast Cancer is Ann Marie Giannino-Otis’ fierce and unconventional initiative to promote awareness, early detection, and advocacy, with a special focus on how the disease impacts younger people.

Darn Good Lemonade began writing her blog about breast cancer as a way to keep my friends and family informed since, it has morphed into her place to tell her story – laugh, cry and just live out loud. It now covers her life with metastatic breast cancer (stage IV)-- the good, the bad and the ugly. Her hope is that sharing her story about life with breast cancer will help others understand breast cancer – all stages – and that we still need to fund research.

But Doctor I Hate Pink, blogging her life with breast cancer, from suspicion to diagnosis to treatment. Terminal Cancer can be funny. Just not for very long.

 

BREAST CANCER RESOURCES

Live Better With is here to make everyday living a little bit better for the millions of people living with cancer all over the world. Together with the cancer community, we handpick products that help ease symptoms and side effects, and improve the quality of day-to-day life. Uniquely, they group all the products by how someone might be feeling (e.g., “Feeling sick” or “Can’t sleep”), so it’s very easy to discover all the relevant and helpful things that have worked for others with the same need as you.

The Breast Cancer Resource Center is a place to ask your questions, explore your options, and connect with a diverse community of survivors, lifers, and thrivers who can relate in a way no one else can. For more than 20 years, the women of BCRC have been dedicated to supporting and improving the lives of those touched by breast cancer. Through generous community support, all programs and services are offered free of charge to anyone affected by breast cancer regardless of income, ethnicity, education, sexual orientation, or social support. BCRC strives to embody understanding, preserve dignity, and always see the woman as well as the disease. We believe no one should face breast cancer alone.

Living Beyond Breast Cancer, founded in 1991, is a national nonprofit education and support organization dedicated to empowering all women affected by breast cancer to live as long as possible with the best quality of life. Programs and services include: a comprehensive educational website, lbbc.org; the toll-free Survivors’ Helpline at (888) 753-LBBC (5222); large national conferences; free teleconferences; networking programs; quarterly educational newsletters; publications for medically underserved women; workshops and trainings for healthcare providers; low-cost informational recordings; and the Paula A. Seidman Library and Resource Center.

My Hope Chest Foundation provides funding for reconstruction surgery to women who have survived breast cancer but are lacking insurance or the financial means to gain their desired reconstruction. Our mission addresses the life and whole being of a woman body, mind and spirit after treatment for breast cancer as they continue their journey to a full recovery.

National Breast Early Detection Programs, Prevention and Screening Resources There are a number of prevention and screening resources available for patients before a breast cancer diagnosis. The Centers for Disease Control and the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP) are just a few that offer access to free or reduced screening, and NBCCEDP program screening may also qualify you for medical care through Medicaid.

The Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation’s mission is to raise awareness of triple negative breast cancer and to support scientists and researchers in their efforts to determine the definitive causes of triple negative breast cancer, so that effective detection, diagnosis, prevention and treatment can be pursued and achieved.

The Pink Fund provides financial support to help meet basic needs, decrease stress levels and allow breast cancer patients to focus on healing while improving survivorship outcomes.

The Annie Appleseed Project, is a non-profit corporation which provides information, education, advocacy, and awareness for people with cancer and their family and friends who are interested in complementary or alternative medicine (CAM) and natural therapies from a patient’s perspective.


CANCER CARE

Wisdo is a timeline based search experience, equipping you with wisdom from people who've been there. It’s also a movement and community dedicated to bringing back wisdom to our daily lives, by and for people everywhere. From daily choices to major challenges, Wisdo offers real insights and a view of the road ahead, even when you don’t know what to ask.

The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.

Cancer Care provides free, professional support services to individuals, families, caregivers, and the bereaved to help them better cope with and manage the emotional and practical challenges arising from cancer. Services include counseling and support groups, educational publications and workshops, and financial assistance. All of our services are provided by professional oncology social workers and are offered completely free of charge. Financial assistance programs can offer limited assistance for cancer-related costs, including transportation, child care, pain medications and lymphedema supplies. Professional oncology social workers will help match you a Cancer Care program to help.

I Had Cancer has a mission to empower anyone who has been affected by cancer. We provide our members with the ability to connect and share personal experiences about cancer with others who really understand. Our community is 100% user-generated and engages all who are involved in an individual’s cancer fight: the survivors, fighters, supporters and caregivers

What’s Next For My Life is committed to helping anyone affected by cancer have the best possible experience of living, from the time of diagnosis through life.  Our survivor designed life coaching services, events, self-guided journals, and tools address the unique emotional, social, and practical challenges cancer brings, quickly and effectively.

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