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Additional resources for breast cancer

More information from your American Cancer Society

Here is more information you might find helpful. You also can order free copies from our toll-free number, 1-800-227-2345, or read them on our website,

Living with cancer

After Diagnosis: A Guide for Patients and Families (also available in Spanish)

Distress in People With Cancer

Living With Uncertainty: The Fear of Cancer Recurrence

Clinical Trials: What You Need to Know

Sexuality for the Woman with Cancer (also available in Spanish)

Talking with Your Doctor (also available in Spanish)

Helping Children When a Family Member Has Cancer: Dealing With Diagnosis (also available in Spanish)

Talking With Friends and Relatives About Your Cancer (also in Spanish)

Understanding cancer treatments

Understanding Cancer Surgery: A Guide for Patients and Families (also in Spanish)

Understanding Chemotherapy (also available in Spanish)

Understanding Radiation Therapy (also available in Spanish)

Dealing with treatment side effects

Chemo brain

Fatigue in People With Cancer

Anemia in People With Cancer

Nausea and Vomiting

Exercises After Breast Surgery (also available in Spanish)

Lymphedema: What Every Woman With Breast Cancer Should Know

Work, insurance, and finances

Health Insurance and Financial Assistance for the Cancer Patient

Returning to Work After Cancer Treatment

Working During Cancer Treatment

More on breasts and breast cancer

Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy (also available in Spanish)

Inflammatory Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer Dictionary (also available in Spanish)

Breast Cancer Prevention and Early Detection (also available in Spanish)

Mammograms and Other Breast Imaging Procedures

Non-cancerous Breast Conditions (also available in Spanish)

Cancer that doesn’t go away, spreads, or comes back after treatment

When Cancer Doesn't Go Away

When Your Cancer Comes Back: Cancer Recurrence

Bone Metastasis

Nearing the End of Life

Advance Directives

Hospice Care

Cancer risk factors and risk reduction

Genetic Testing: What You Need to Know

Breast Cancer During Pregnancy

DES Exposure: Questions and Answers

Is Abortion Linked to Breast Cancer?

Medicines to Reduce Breast Cancer Risk

Your American Cancer Society also has books that you might find helpful. Call us at 1-800-227-2345 or visit our bookstore online at to find out about costs or to place an order.

National organizations and websites*

In addition to the American Cancer Society, other sources of patient information and support include:

National Cancer Institute
Toll-free number: 1-800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237)

    Offers current information about breast cancer screening, diagnosis, and treatment as well as information on other types of cancer, as well as information for the family and children of people with cancer

National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)

    Made up of experts from many of the nation’s leading cancer centers, the NCCN develops guidelines for doctors to use when treating patients. Some of these guidelines, including one on breast cancer, are available in versions for patients as well. Also provides online information on other topics to help patients, caregivers, and families make informed decisions about cancer care.

Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Toll-free number: 1-877-465-6636

    Offers information on breast health and breast cancer; tools, including videos and quizzes; and referrals to support groups. Some written materials in Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Vietnamese, Russian, and Korean

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Toll-free number: 1-800-232-4636 (1-800-CDC INFO)

    To find out more about the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP), which provides breast and cervical cancer early detection testing to women without health insurance for free or at very little cost

*Inclusion on this list does not imply endorsement by the American Cancer Society.

No matter who you are, we can help. Contact us anytime, day or night, for information and support. Call us at 1-800-227-2345 or visit

Last Medical Review: 09/25/2014
Last Revised: 01/15/2016