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How to learn more about breast cancer

Visit the following Web sites to learn about breast cancer risk, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and survival, and where to find support.

American Cancer Society:

Breast cancer overview, detailed guide, treatment decision tool, news, research and prevention. Includes a local office locator link.

Discussion boards, blog, chat rooms, ask-the-expert online conferences, e-mail updates, booklets and brochures, recommended reading and links, medical expense tax deduction information.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Breast Cancer and Mammography Information:

Includes locator link to places where you can get free or low-cost mammograms or Pap smears. You can also get the information by calling 888-842-6355; or e-mail

FORCE (Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered):

For women at risk of developing hereditary breast and/or ovarian cancer. Includes information about finding medical and financial assistance and how to manage and live with hereditary risk factors. Toll-free helpline: 866-824-RISK (7475); e-mail

Breast cancer resource center includes message forums and chat rooms, e-mail, books, videos, newsletter, articles, news, information and a resource directory.

KidsHealth for Kids Breast Cancer Information:

Breast cancer information described in language that kids can comprehend.

National Cancer Institute:

Treatment, prevention, causes, clinical trials, cancer literature, research, screening and testing, and statistical information. Hotline for questions: 800-4-CANCER. LiveHelp online chat available.

Susan G. Komen for the Cure:

Comprehensive information and links to your local affiliate office, including community-based education and screening and treatment programs.

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