S.O.S. Breast Cancer Resources

If you haven’t already been touched in your life by breast cancer, there is a good chance that you will be at some point.  I mentioned in a post a while back that my mother was recently diagnosed with the disease and just had what appears to be a successful surgery to remove the cancer.  There are two resources that we found that you, or someone you know, might find helpful.

The impetus behind this post came from this magazine cover:

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Beyond Breast Cancer is a special issue magazine that covers a variety of topics.  They chose this pink and white sea-faring life preserver to convey that there are people and resources out there to help women make it through the ordeal.

This issue is the Fall/Winter 2007 one, which was scheduled to be taken off the shelf on December 18, 2007, to make room for the next issue.  Look for it.

Where else can you read about fake breasts and spa getaways (although resorts/spas are now being built with cosmetic surgery facilities attached to them, kind of like traveling to South Africa or Thailand for surgery, but staying in a more enclosed area)?  The magazine is a good supplement to other resources you will surely want to read.

If you’re also looking for an amazing book on the topic that can help you make some of the very difficult decisions, we recommend Dr. Susan Love’s Breast Book by Susan M. Love, M.D. with Karen Lindsey.  It is a 600-page, well-written and well-illustrated super course to get patients and their loved ones up to speed on research and options.  It contains 34 dense pages of references at the end to back up the information they present if you want to read more of the technical side.  There is also the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation website for further notes on research advancements and findings available here.

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Posted on December 20, 2007
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