Cancer can be beaten. The sooner it is detected the better the survival rate. iCAD Computer-Aided Detection (CAD) helps to identify cancer earlier. Knowing information and education are an important part of the healing process, we've included links to tools and resources for those interested in finding out facts about cancer:
Looking for a mammography facility near you? Visit the FDA site to access a listing of all certified mammography facilities in the United States.
Containing more than 3,500 terms, the National Cancer Institute's glossary provides a comprehensive resource of cancer and medical terminology.
American Cancer Society is a nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy and service. The American Cancer Society site includes an excellent section on breast cancer.
Since its inception in 1955, the fundamental mission of the Avon Foundation for Women has been to promote or aid charitable, scientific, educational, and humanitarian activities, with a special emphasis on those activities that improve the lives of women and their families.
The National Breast Cancer Coalition (NBCC) is the nation's largest breast cancer advocacy group, with more than 600 member organizations and 70,000 individual members and supporters. Committed to ending breast cancer, NBCC works to educate and train individuals to be effective activists and to influence the public policies that affect breast cancer research and treatment.
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is the Federal Government's principal agency for cancer research and training. The NCI site contains cancer treatment, prevention, screening and testing detail as well as information on clinical trials, research and statistics. The site also provides a comprehensive glossary of cancer and medical terms.
University of Pennsylvania's Oncolink site is a comprehensive resource for cancer information. Its section on breast cancer is divided into the following items: screening, risk factors and prevention, treatment options, genetics, support, miscellaneous information and news items.
For more than 20 years, the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation has been a global leader in the fight against breast cancer through its support of innovative research and community-based outreach programs, including the Komen Race for the Cure®. The Komen site contains detailed information about breast cancer for patients, survivors and co-survivors.
The mission of Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization is to ensure, through information, empowerment and peer support, that no one faces breast cancer alone. The Y-ME site contains information to better understand treatment options and their potential side effects.