Resources for Newly Diagnosed Breast Cancer Patients
Online support for breast cancer is available; we’ll help you identify some of the top sources of information.
If you’ve just been diagnosed, we are here to reassure you: All newly diagnosed breast cancer patients have lots of questions going through their minds – you are not alone. Thankfully, you live in an age where newly diagnosed breast cancer patients don’t have to wait to begin gathering information, you can start immediately—there are tons of resources online that can help answer your questions.
Which are the best resources for newly diagnosed breast cancer patients?
Sometimes the hardest part, when you’re newly diagnosed, is finding which breast cancer patient resources are the most reliable. Which are the top support organizations? Which websites can I trust?
Here is a short list of online resources that you, as a newly diagnosed breast cancer patient, might find most helpful. Your search, of course, will be unique to who you are as a person – your values, your particular diagnosis and your comfort level will play a part in any conclusions you reach, but oftentimes newly diagnosed breast cancer patients are just looking for enough information to form a foundation. This breast cancer journey can be a long one, so it helps to prepare yourself.
Founded by oncologist Dr. Marisa Weiss, this site offers complex medical and personal information for newly diagnosed breast cancer patients and provides guidance for decision making. It is the world’s most utilized resource for expert medical and personal information on breast health and breast cancer — reaching 113 million people globally since 2000.
ABCD stands for “after breast cancer diagnosis” and the website provides free, personalized information and one-to-one support to people affected by breast cancer – newly diagnosed patients, families and friends.
This is a website dedicated to educating women on Inflammatory Breast Cancer, a rare but aggressive type of breast cancer.
Website for the Johns Hopkins Breast Center which includes excellent patient education from prevention to recovery.
The Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation which advocates for all breast cancer patients, newly diagnosed all the way through metastatic cancer, and conducts research including the Army of Women project, to find a cure. Sections titled Newly Diagnosed and Breast Cancer Basics may be of specific help to new patients.
Features a comprehensive breast health resource center for patients and survivors including info about diagnosis, treatment, prevention, coping and sharing.