Resource List

Comprehensive Websites on Breast Cancer

Healthline — Healthline.com

A great general resource site, that includes videos on multiple subjects, information on different types of cancer, information on different types of surgeries.

NCCS (National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship) — CancerAdvocacy.org

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship shares stats and coping skills to give hope to newly diagnosed cancer patients. Gives information on how to build a support network, how to manage your appointments and treatments

Breast Friends- Breastfriends.org

A support group and resource site tagged into one! :)

TigerLily Foundation- Tigerlilyfoundation.org

TigerLily, much like Beauty After Breast Cancer, was founded by a breast cancer patient determined to create outreach services for other patients like herself. Some great links to additional resources on an easy-to-navigate site.

The Why? Foundation — TheWhyFoundation.org

"What The F@#- Is Cancer, And Why Does Everybody Have It" — an amazing Documentary on what it's like to undergo a cancer diagnosis, radiation and chemotherapy, and recovery: by award-winning filmmaker Allison Gryphon.

 

articles and resources on specific topics

Living with Cancer: Eight Things You Need to Know: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/living-with-cancer-8-things/

7 Effects of Cancer Treatment and How to Cope with Themhttps://www.livescience.com/35522-side-effects-cancer-treatments-coping-tips-110302.html

PTSD and Life After Cancerhttps://www.everydayhealth.com/cancer/ptsd-and-life-after-cancer-1231.aspx

Financial Resources for Cancer Patients: http://www.cancer.net/navigating-cancer-care/financial-considerations/financial-resources

Assistance Speaking to Your Doctor about Treatment: https://www.nccn.org/patients/

Looking Good with Cancer: Tips for Looking Your Best: https://www.retailmenot.com/blog/tips-for-looking-your-best-while-dealing-with-cancer.html

Online Communities For Cancer Patients: http://www.acor.org/

Legal Resources for Cancer Patients: https://www.justgreatlawyers.com/legal-resources-for-cancer-patients

5 Ways Service Dogs Help People with Cancer: https://www.rover.com/blog/cancer-service-dogs/

The Things I Wish I were Told When I was Diagnosed with Cancer: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jeff-tomczek/cancer-advice_b_1628266.html

Navigating Cancer Care: How Cancer is Treated: http://www.cancer.net/navigating-cancer-care/how-cancer-treated

A to Z List of Cancer Drugs: http://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/treatment/drugs

Addiction Prevention for Cancer Patients: The Guide to Safe Pain Management: http://www.drugrehab.org/addiction-prevention-for-cancer-patients/

What Causes Cancer? 34 Cancer Risk Calculators: http://www.calculators.org/health/cancer.php

6 Cheap, Natural, and Quick Chronic Pain Remedies: http://www.everydayhealth.com/news/cheap-natural-quick-chronic-pain-remedies/

Cancer Screening Tests: http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/dcpc/prevention/screening.htm

Coping: Feelings and Cancer: http://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/coping/feelings

Dive In: The Benefits of Swimming for Cancer Survivors: http://www.intheswim.com/eGuides/cancer-recovery-and-swimming

Exercise for Cancer Patients: Fitness After Treatment: http://www.webmd.com/cancer/features/exercise-cancer-patients

5 Ways Service Dogs Help People with Cancer: https://www.rover.com/blog/cancer-service-dogs/

Cancer Staging Guide: http://www.nccn.org/patients/resources/diagnosis/staging.aspx

Understanding Cancer Risk: http://www.cancer.net/navigating-cancer-care/prevention-and-healthy-living/understanding-cancer-risk

Cancer Prevention Overview from the National Cancer Institute: http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/prevention

Complementary and Alternative Medicine | American Cancer Society: http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/complementaryandalternativemedicine/complementary-and-alternative-medicine-landing 

Cancer and Art Therapy: http://www.arttherapyblog.com/c/cancer/

Coping with a Child’s Illness While You’re in Recoveryhttp://www.drugrehab.org/coping-childs-illness-recovery/

 

Dietary Support and Recommendations

 

Eating Well During and After Your Cancer Treatment: https://www.mskcc.org/cancer-care/patient-education/eating-well-during-and-after-your-treatment 

Alcohol and Increased Breast Cancer Risk: http://www.lakeviewhealth.com/alcohol-increase-breast-cancer-risk-factors-infographic.php

The Guide to Top Cancer Fighting Foods: http://draxe.com/cancer-fighting-foods/

Cancer Prevention Diet: http://www.helpguide.org/articles/diet-weight-loss/anti-cancer-diet.htm

 

For Families and Friends

Wonderful article on what it means to be a cancer patient, or family member of a cancer patient: http://voicesofsurvivors.org/?p=547 

Great breast cancer awareness article:  https://www.wristbandexpress.com/content/from-ribbons-to-wristbands-breast-cancer-awarenes

10 Ways to Help a Friend with Cancer: https://www.care.com/a/10-ways-to-help-a-friend-with-cancer-1205140129

Talking with Children About a Loved One’s Cancer: http://www.med.umich.edu/cancer/files/talking-w-kids-about-a-loved-ones-cancer-information-guide.pdf

Thriving as a Caregiver: Tools for Coping When a Loved One Has Cancer: http://www.empowher.com/caregiving/content/thriving-caregiver-tools-coping-when-loved-one-has-cancer

 

Breast Reconstruction: Surgeon's Offices and Information

Elizabeth Institute,  Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery — ElizabethInstitute.com

A compassionate, competent surgery clinic, the Elizabeth Institute focuses on enhancing the way patient's feel about themselves, and improving quality of life. Dr. Margo Herron is a highly trusted board certified plastic surgeon who specialized in breast reconstruction, hand surgery, and cosmetic surgery. A particularly helpful resource on their site provides animated videos that explain/show the different types of breast reconstruction surgeries. 

in Ashland, OR

Anderson Sobel Cosmetic Surgery — 800theface.com

Dr. Alex Sobel of Anderson Sobel Cosmetic Surgery is an award-winning, double-board certified Seattle-area surgeon who is proficient in all areas of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. Visit his website to learn more about his practice and the procedures he offers. The Before & After galleries and the “Everything You Need to Know About Breast Implants” series are particularly notable.

in Bellevue, WA

Center for Plastic Surgery — CPSdocs.com

The Center for Plastic Surgery is a multi-doctor practice in the Washington, DC area. The website features detailed descriptions of cutting-edge options for post-mastectomy breast reconstruction techniques including autologous tissue reconstruction and microsurgery, as well as information about the process and timeline.

in Annandale, VA and Chevy Chase, MD

Parker Center for Plastic Surgery — ParkerCenter.net

Dr. Paul Parker of New Jersey's Parker Center for Plastic Surgery provides natural-looking cosmetic and reconstructive surgery results. The practice’s website hosts a wealth of resources, including videos of patient stories, an implant guide, and information about their unique Rapid Recovery Program.

in Paramus, NJ

The Swan Center for Plastic Surgery — SwanCenterAtlanta.com

Serving the greater Atlanta area, The Swan Center for Plastic Surgery uses the most recent advancements in the art and science of reconstructing the breast to offer personalized options for all women facing mastectomy and is committed to developing the best plan for each patient. The practice’s site offers detailed procedural descriptions, Before & After galleries, and blog posts that explore and explain different options for breast surgery.

in Alpharetta, GA

 

Our Partners

PhotoJoseph Studios — PhotoJoseph.com

PhotoJoseph is the principal photographer on the Beauty After Breast Cancer project. He is a commercial and portrait photographer with a studio in Ashland, Oregon.

in Ashland, OR

Reel House Films — ReelHouseFilms.com

Filmmaker Sean Nipper is helping us to create a "behind the scenes" story of Beauty After Breast Cancer, that will be included in television spots and our own video updates.

in Ashland, OR