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Helpful Links

The Internet can be a source of much information. However, some of that information may be misleading or incorrect. The following are a few tips from the Mayo Clinic and the University of California Berkeley Wellness Letter (December 1999) to help sort through information that you may find on the Web.
 

  • Look for reliable, well-known sources, such as government agencies or national organizations such as the Canadian Cancer Society
  • Be wary of commercial sites (with the suffix ".com") that may be trying to sell you something
  • Don't trust products or sites that claim to cure everything
  • You may also search for reputable health sites at www.hon.ch, (Health on the Net Foundation)
  • Verify the information that you get from the Web. Even reliable sites may sometimes publish incorrect or outdated information
  • Never follow any medical advice without checking with your doctor first


The following sites provide information and resources:

 

Breast Matters

www.breastmatters.ca

Canadian Health Network

www.canadian-health-network.ca

Canadian Cancer Society

www.cancer.ca

Checkup Checklist

http://checkupchecklist.cancer.ca

Canadian Breast Cancer Network

www.cbcn.ca

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (researched based answers)

www.nccam.nih.gov

Cancer Care Ontario's Breast Screening Program

www.cancercare.on.ca/index_breastscreening.htm

Women's Health Matters

www.womenshealthmatters.ca

Look Good Feel Better

www.lgfb.ca

For information on menopause

www.menopausecanada.com

American Cancer Society

www.cancer.org

National Cancer Institute

www.cancer.gov

Canadian Women's Health Network

www.cwhn.ca

Breast Cancer Society of Canada

www.bcsc.ca

Information on breast cancer and breast health

www.medbroadcast.com

Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation

www.cbcf.org

http://www.cbcf.org/ontario/AboutBreastHealth/PreventionRiskReduction/Pages/default.aspx

Willow Breast Cancer Support Canada

www.willow.org

http://www.willow.org/breast-cancer-awareness

Nanny Angel Network

www.nannyangelnetwork.com/

Coping with financial concerns in Ontario (420 KB pdf pdf.gif)

http://www.willow.org/assets/u/Coping_Ontario.pdf

MEDLINEplus (extensive information from the National Institutes of Health and other trusted sources on about 500 diseases and conditions)

www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus

Y-Me National Breast Cancer Organization (U.S.A.)

www.y-me.org

This cancer information site includes chemotherapy drug index, support group links, treatment options, clinical trial listings

www.oncolink.upenn.edu


   

 

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