With a new diagnosis, there is often a desire to learn as much as possible. However, the amount of information available can feel overwhelming, so we have compiled our favorite, reliable resources here so you can feel confident you're reading trusted sources.
Tips for Prevention and Early Detection
This website, from Susan. G. Komen, offers great tips for screening, what to look for, and what to do if you find a lump or another concerning symptom.
This document from, Susan G. Komen, gives tips for prevention as well as images of what to look for during a breast self-exam.
The American Cancer Society outlines tips for excellent preventative practices as well as age-based tips on how you can be proactive about your breast health.
This is a list of resources that provide free, government-sponsored, or reduced-price mammograms for women and men in Arizona.
The National Comprehensive Cancer Network provides information on screening and diagnosis, risk assessment, what to do when you have symptoms and more.
La National Comprehensive Cancer Network brinda información sobre detección y diagnóstico, evaluación de riesgos, qué hacer cuando tiene síntomas y más.
Breast Cancer Resources
The National Cancer Institute provides an excellent resource for clinical trials including tips on what to look for, paid vs. unpaid trials, and a search engine for current trials.
The National Cancer Institute gives detailed information on sentinel lymph node biopsies, what to expect, and what questions to ask your physician.
Resources for Male Breast Cancer
The American Cancer Society provides an excellent overview of male breast cancer, how it occurs, and the types of cancer that are most prevalent in men.
Plastic Surgery Resources
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons provides introductory information on the options available for post-mastectomy breast reconstruction.
Susan G. Komen gives essential information on what to consider and what to expect while planning for your breast reconstruction.
The Aesthetic Society provides a series of resources on illnesses related to breast reconstruction like implant-associated lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) and breast implant illness (BII).
Trusted Breast Cancer Organizations
National Comprehensive Network Guidelines
Smoking Cessation Programs
Community Resources for Patients and Survivors
Check for a Lump provides free breast health education, mammograms, testing, and direct assistance to breast cancer patients through wigs, support, and resources.
Run by CBCAZ's Heather Anderson, Gals on the Run AZ is a fitness-focused group for female cancer survivors. They meet on Saturdays for group workouts including walk/jogs, yoga, and strength training.