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 organisations? Which websites can you trust?
Here is a short list of online resources that you 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 often 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.
The UK’s leading and best-known breast cancer charity, this site was created by women with breast cancer, for women with breast cancer. The team empowers women who are newly diagnosed to make the best decisions for them. They support people with free face-to-face groups, access to breast care nurses, peer support and their new ground-breaking app. They inform through their award-winning breast cancer publications and online information, and they campaign for better care.
Macmillan Cancer Support was established over 100 years ago to help people through cancer. The charity understands that cancer can affect so much more than your health – it also affects your family, your job, even your ability to pay the bills. As a newly diagnosed patient, they will take the time to understand you, so that they can help you get the support you need to take care of your health, protect your personal relationships and deal with money and work worries. Their aim is to help you find your best way through from the moment of diagnosis, so you’re able to live life as fully as you can.
The UK’s largest charity and the world’s largest cancer charity, Cancer Research UK is dedicated to saving lives through research. It has a huge range of authoritative resources to help breast cancer patients who are newly diagnosed.
Breast Cancer Haven is a national charity that supports women throughout and after their breast cancer treatment with a tailored package of emotional, physical and practical support. The programme provides a complete model of care that is fully integrated with hospital medical treatment.
If you need further suggestions for online breast cancer support, particularly if you are a newly diagnosed breast cancer patient, please click here.