Resources for additional research…
Here are just a few of the many resources available online. If there is one you’ve found particularly helpful, please let us know and we will share it with our readers. And, we’ll add more resources as we find them.
Society for Women’s Health Research – The Society for Women’s Health Research is the nation’s only non-profit organization whose mission is to improve the health of all women through research, education, and advocacy. The Society encourages the study of sex differences between women and men that affect the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease.
Womenshealth.gov – Information published by the Office on Women’s Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Viral Hepatitis – CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) information page on
American Heart Association – An educational site providing information about heart health, risk factors, available treatments, and prevention.
Office on Women’s Health – Education and information about heart disease and stroke in women. Information on heart-healthy eating, stress and the effects on health, and correlation with diabetes.
Life After early Breast Cancer – Improving Your Chance of Staying Cancer Free
National Breast Cancer Centre. Established in 1995 by the Australian Government, their mission is to reduce mortality and improve the well-being of women diagnosed with breast or ovarian cancer.
Breast Cancer Care is the United Kingdom’s leading provider of breast cancer information and support. Has information about breast self-exam.
Center for Disease Control and Prevention – has good information and resources available. They have a list of places you can call or visit online to find free and/or low-cost mammograms (as well as pap smears).
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation is one of several organizations that make it possible for women without means to obtain a free or discounted mammogram. Excellent information as well as instructions for performing a breast self-exam.
The Breast Cancer Site raises money for women needing mammograms. Sponsors advertising on this site donate money for mammograms depending on the number of “clicks” made daily. Lots of good information.
National Breast Cancer Foundation is partnered with The Breast Cancer site to provide mammograms and support to women.
American Cancer Society Lots of information on all types of cancer – prevention, detection, treatment options and support resources.
Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization has a 24-hour hotline to answer questions, provide support as well as other support services and educational programs.
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center is a leading cancer treatment and research facility in the US. This portion of their website has excellent information for all sorts of cancer screening self-exams, including a video that is available free to readers on doing a breast self-exam.