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- Introduction

-Breast Cancer Risk
-Diagnosis & Treatment
-Advanced Medical Issues
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-Genetic Testing
-& Counseling
-Multicultural Issues
-& Resources
-Challenges For
-Unique Groups
-Financial and
-Other Assistance
-Insurance, Legal
-& Employment Issues
-Support For Patients
-Family and Caregivers
-Women Building Bridges
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-Survivorship
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-Products & Services
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-North Carolina Hospitals
-& Cancer Centers
-Complementary Therapies
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-Advocacy, Medical
-Information & Research
-Appendix
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Click Here to Download The Complete Breast Cancer Reource Directory
(PDF 29.2 mgb)


Chapter 1 - INTRODUCTION

Chapter 2 - BREAST CANCER RISK, DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT

  • Who’s at Risk and What Can You Do?
    Risk Factors, Reducing Your Risk, and Screening
  • Making the Diagnosis
    Mammography, Clinical and Breast Self Examinations, Diagnostic Tools
  • After the Diagnosis
    Second Opinions, Surgeries, Treatment Therapies, Reconstruction Breast Prostheses, and Physical Recovery and Rehabilitation
  • Managing Side Effects of Treatment
    Fatigue, Hair Loss, Nutrition and Problems with Eating, Pain and Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Coping With Post-Treatment Issues
    Hormone Replacement Therapy, Lymphedema, Menopause, Osteoporosis, Sexuality, and North Carolina Lymphedema Therapists
  • Clinical Trials
    Includes information on how clinical trials apply to breast cancer patients, participating in a clinical trial, benefits and risks of clinical trials, and how to find a clinical trial.

Chapter 3 - ADVANCED MEDICAL ISSUES

Chapter 4 - GENETIC TESTING AND COUNSELING
Includes information on what breast cancer genes and genetic tests are, what genetic test results mean, benefits and disadvantages of the genetic test, what to do if you test positive, and discusses genetic counseling.

Chapter 5 - MULTICULTURAL ISSUES AND RESOURCES

Chapter 6 - CHALLENGES FOR UNIQUE GROUPS

Chapter 7 - FINANCIAL AND OTHER ASSISTANCE
Includes resources for financial assistance with mammograms, breast exams, treatment,
medication, prostheses, wigs and medical supplies, lodging, transportation, telephone, meals,
utilities and child care.

Chapter 8 - INSURANCE, LEGAL AND EMPLOYMENT ISSUES

Chapter 9 - SUPPORT FOR PATIENTS, FAMILY AND CAREGIVERS

Chapter 10 - WOMEN BUILDING BRIDGES
North Carolina breast cancer survivors available to share experiences, advice and support.

Chapter 11 - SURVIVORSHIP
Includes issues breast cancer survivors face, including life changes, insurance and follow-up care

Chapter 12 - SUPPLIERS OF BREAST CANCER PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

Chapter 13 - NORTH CAROLINA HOSPITALS AND CANCER CENTERS
A county-by-county summary of hospitals and cancer centers in North Carolina and breast cancer services offered.

Chapter 14 - COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES

Chapter 15 - ADVOCACY, MEDICAL INFORMATION AND RESEARCH

Chapter 16 - APPENDIX

 
 
Forms


BCRD Order Form

BCRD Donation Form

 

Breast Cancer Resource Directory of North Carolina | Third Edition 2006 - 2007


Copyright 2006, Jamie Konarski Davidson, Women Helping Women, Elizabeth Mahanna, North Carolina Institute for Public Health, and UNC’s Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. Portions of the Breast Cancer Resource Directory of North Carolina may be copied without permission for educational purposes only. The Breast Cancer Resource Directory of North Carolina is designed for educational purposes only and is not engaged in rendering medical advice or professional services. The information provided through the Breast Cancer Resource Directory of North Carolina should not be used for diagnosing or treating a health problem or a disease. It is not a substitute for professional care. If you have or suspect you may have a health problem, you should consult your healthcare provider.

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