Resource Directory for Cancer Care Professionals

The Cancer Care Resource Directory provides a listing of organizations relevant to all the cancer professional disciplines, as well as listing of patient centered organizations that provide resources for breast cancer survivors. This is a directory listing compiled for Oncologists and cancer care professionals looking for breast cancer resources and organizations.

An FDA approved covering for post-op hygeine: The Shower Shirt

      This FDA Class 1 approved product was designed by a woman in 2009 following her mastectomy.  This easy to use device allows protected showering while surgical drains are still in place.

ASCO Cancer Survivorship Compendium

New Survivorship Resource planning Guide from the American Society of Clinical Oncology, (ASCO), for 2014

NIH/The National Office of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) encyclopedic listing of CAM therapies

Silent Voices: Women with Advanced (Metastatic) Breast Cancer Share Their Needs and Preferences for Information, Support, and Practical Resources

This report is provided by the Life Beyond Breast Cancer Foundation and can be accessed in a full copy or an executive summary, here.

About Herbs

The About Herbs website is part of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center's website.  The website provides an extensive list of substances arranged alphabetically.  Read more with this link.

National Cancer Survivorship Resource Center

This program is a collaboration between the American Cancer Society and the George Washington University Cancer Institute.  It has been funded by a grant from the CDC.  Link here to access its resources.

NCI Cancer Survivorship Research

This link travels to the NCI's homepage for Cancer Survivorship Research, and other Cancer Survivorship services.

The American Psychosocial Oncology Society Provides Helpline for Counseling Services

" The American Psychosocial Oncology Society offers a toll-free national Helpline as a resource to help people with cancer and their caregivers find counseling services in their own communities."  Read more in this article in The ASCO Post, volume 3, # 15, October 15, 2012, p. 93.

Focus under Forty

Focus Under Forty is a new educational module offered by the  American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), through its educational site, ASCO University.  This module instructs the clinician in the uniques aspects of Survivorship for young adults post treatment.

Sharsheret

Sharsheret provides educational resources for individuals and health care professionals regarding inherited breast and ovarian cancer syndromes.  These inherited syndromes often involve the BRCA 1 and BRCA 2 gene mutations, and are frequently inhertited by persons of Eastern European ( Ashkenazi ) Jewish heritage.  This link will lead to an organization that provides a number of educational resources for survivors and health care professionals regarding this issue.

American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO.org)

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) is the largest professional society of physicians dedicated to the clinical science of cancer care.  Founded in 1964, the organization provides education, research, patient education and support, and leadership in a diverse set of issues facing the field of cancer care.

National Coalition of Oncology Nurse Navigators

The National  Coalition of Oncology Nurse Navigators provides resources and programs for Nurse Navigators around the United States.  The organization's website also provides a resource directory of other cancer support organizations.