Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Breast Cancer Information

As a plastic surgeon, I don't treat breast cancer. So I'm going to give you some nice references. These first five are blog posts from Dr. Sid Schwab, Surgeonsblog. They are nice discussions of breast cancer form the basics to the treatment choices. (photo)

Breast Cancer: Some Basics

Breast Cancer: Scary Tales

Breast Cancer Women

Breast Cancer, Prologue

The Old Man and the C

This next one is a blog post from Buckeye Surgeon. It is the handout he gives to his new breast cancer patients to aid in his discussions with them. It, also, gives them something for later, if they are overwhelmed with information. Breast Cancer Handout

This blog post from The Cheerful Oncologist is to remind you that as a patient, and especially as a cancer patient, you have rights/freedoms. The Four Freedoms of Cancer Patients.

I also want to remind you women that some of the breast changes in our lifetime are benign (well maybe you don't consider sagging benign, but it won't kill you). So review these, please: Breast Changes During Your Lifetime That Are Not Cancer--National Cancer Institute.

The National Cancer Institute has a wealth of information at their site on the range of treatment--surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, hormone therapy, biological therapy, and treatment choices by stage of disease. Breast Cancer Treatment

Other Resources

Breast Cancer, Virtual Anatomy

Detailed Guide: Breast Cancer--American Cancer Society

Fine Needle Biopsy--Virtual Cancer Center

Axillary Dissection--Encyclopedia of Surgery

Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy: Questions and Answers--National Cancer Institute

BreastCancer.org--Reconstruction Options

Radiation Therapy--RadiologyInfo

John Hopkin's Breast Center--online library

The Sister Study

2 comments:

Sid Schwab said...

Thank you for referring to my breast cancer posts. Interestingly, I was just looking at them tonight, as I am compiling a post linking to some of my prior stuff, in anticipation of a blogging hiatus. I'd hope that people who stumble by might be guided to some oldies/goodies. Which includes those that you listed, in my opinion.

rlbates said...

Dr. Sid,
I think those posts of yours are extremely good. I sure hope folks read (or re-read) them.