National Affiliations and Pertinent Links
Our Chat Rooms are open to registered members of the breastcancer.org Online Community, to provide a safe place where people from around the world can meet, talk, and share information and support with one another 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
FORCE is a nonprofit organization for women who are at high risk of getting these cancers due to their family history and genetic status, and for members of families in which a BRCA mutation may be present. Our web site can be a helpful resource for anyone who knows she is at risk, who wonders whether she might be at risk, or who cares about the issues and concerns that we face.
Breast Reconstruction Guidebook
In this new, second edition of The Breast Reconstruction Guidebook, much of the text has been revised to include updated information on the newest perforator natural tissue flap procedures, (including DIEP, SIEA and GAP), single step and no-expansion implant techniques, nipple-sparing and subcutaneous mastectomy, insurance issues, preparing for the hospital, what to expect from recovery and much more.
We are a dedicated social network of proactive individuals, patients, cancer survivors, healthcare professionals, organizations, and advocates communicating on all topics surrounding breast cancer. Our purpose is to help those affected by breast cancer readily gain access to quality information, care, assistance and support.
Through the incredible true stories of five young friends, as well as interviews with more than seventy top breast cancer experts, health writer Dina Roth Port addresses the universal questions of women everywhere who have watched family members suffer from the disease and wondered, “Am I next?”… “Surgical techniques have advanced to the point that a woman can consider a prophylactic mastectomy with reconstruction knowing that, in the end, she will look whole and have natural-looking breasts.” says Frank DellaCroce, MD, FACS.
The Mutant Diaries: Unzipping My Genes
How far would you go to save your life?
Superpowers stem from incredible sacrifices in The Mutant Diaries: Unzipping My Genes, a feisty and frank solo musical from performer/composer Eva Moon. Upon learning she had the BRCA genetic mutation, which spikes the risk of breast cancer to 87% and ovarian cancer to 55%, Moon had to make a life-altering choice: remove her healthy breasts and ovaries or face terrifying odds of cancer. Live music, warmth and generous amounts of humor are all expertly woven in this story of her decision — and the extraordinarily empowering results of that choice.
BRACAnalysis® is a genetic test that requires only a blood sample to determine whether a patient has a BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutation, indicating a predisposition to hereditary breast and ovarian cancer (HBOC). Once genetic risk is identified, there are specific management strategies that can be employed for early detection, risk reduction and possible prevention.
You can reduce your risk. We can help.
Does breast or ovarian cancer run in your family?
Breast Cancer Support organization provides support for those dealing with issues related to breast cancer.
Hadadi, The Center For The Breast Cancer Survivor:
The center is comprehensive and combines both emotional and material support for women coping with breast cancer.
It provides for all the needs of women grappling with breast cancer beyond the medical – a supportive community, information, support for family members, specialty accessories for coping with the side-effects of treatment, and other services.
Young Survival Coalition
Breast Cancer Action
National Breast Cancer Coalition
Breast Cancer Online
Avon Breast Cancer Crusade
American Cancer Society
Breast Cancer Research
IBC Support – Inflammatory Breast Cancer
Living Beyond Breast Cancer
The American Society Of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
Medline Plus Health
National Cancer Institute
American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS)
American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS)
The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)