Resources

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Courtesy of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation

Learn more about metastatic breast cancer. . .

Advanced BC.org

This website is dedicated to information and support for women facing metastatic, or advanced, breast cancer.

 

Advanced Breast Cancer Community

Dedicated to those living with advanced breast cancer and their caregivers, supporters, friends and family, this site provides information about treatment options and support resources for caregivers.

 

The Metastatic Breast Cancer Alliance
The MBCA is a coalition of 20 breast cancer organizations, including BCRF, united in their commitment to promote research, education and advocacy for patients with advanced breast cancer.

 

Metastatic Breast Cancer Network

This nonprofit patient advocacy group is dedicated to the unique concerns of women and men living with metastatic breast cancer. MBCN provides education and information about treatments and coping with the disease to those living with stage IV breast cancer.

 

National Cancer Institute’s Metastatic Cancer Fact Sheet

Although not specific to breast cancer, NCI’s fact sheet offers valuable information about metastatic breast cancer.

 

Learn more about clinical trials. . .

BreastCancerTrials.org

This nonprofit encourages breast cancer patients to explore clinical trials as a routine option of care.

 

CancerTrialsHelp.org
Run by a nonprofit coalition working to improve access to cancer clinical trials, this site offers a searchable database to help patients easily get involved.

 

ClinicalTrials.gov
A service of the U.S. National Institutes of Health, the site offers a clinical trial registry and results database of studies from around the world.

 

EmergingMed.com
This private matching service finds patients appropriate clinical trials and sites that match their specific diagnosis, stage, symptoms and treatment history.

 

National Cancer Institute Clinical Trials Search
Patients can easily search for all NCI-sponsored clinical trials here.

 

Learn more about being a caregiver. . .

American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society’s “Coping as a Caregiver” provides information on what to expect if you are caring for someone with cancer, as well as tips on taking care of yourself.

 

John Hopkins Breast Cancer Survivorship Care: The Caregiver’s Role
This series gives caregivers the tools they need to address topics like communicating with a loved one diagnosed with cancer, the end of treatment and more.
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center: A Guide for Caregivers

Not only does this guide address most of the routine caregiver concerns, but also includes helpful information on oft-neglected topics like financial and legal issues.

 

National Cancer Institute’s Caring for the Caregiver

A comprehensive resource for caregivers, this printable pamphlet has answers to common caregiver questions and also a great section about questions to ask a patient’s health care team.

 

National Cancer Institute Family Caregivers in Cancer
This site has a wealth of information for caregivers, including their changing role during the treatment process, assessing their own quality of life and more.

 

Learn more about healthy living and nutrition. . .

Mayo Clinic: Breast Cancer Prevention Guide

Produced by the Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, this guide provides information on reducing your risk of breast cancer.

 

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center: About Herbs, Botanicals & Other Products

This resource provides evidence-based information about herbs, botanicals, supplements and other remedies patients might seek to use.