Receiving a Diagnosis of Breast Cancer…
You are not alone!

Here are a list of blogs, support groups and resource sites written by and for breast cancer survivors. It is our hope that you find support and comfort from the blogs and resources below. We will be working to continually update this list, to offer you more support, wisdom and knowledge. If you know of any blogs, online support groups, or resource website dedicated to Breast Cancer, Breast Cancer Recovery and / or Breast Cancer related topics, please contact us so that we can get them on our list and share them with others.

Online Support Networks
for Breast Cancer and Breast Cancer Survivors:

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Beyond the ShockBeyond The Shock is a comprehensive online guide to understanding breast cancer. It is a resource for women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer, a place for loved ones to gain a better understanding of the disease, and a tool for doctors to share information.
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BreastFreeBreastFree.org is a non-profit website for women who want to learn more about living breast-free. Here, you'll find the information you need to select breast forms, bras, and swimsuits. You'll find advice about creative ways to look good and feel great about yourself. And you'll find support from women who have chosen not to reconstruct and want to share their stories with you.
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Cancer Hope NetworkCancer Hope Network – Provides one-on-one support to cancer patients and their families undergoing cancer treatment from trained volunteers who have survived cancer themselves.
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Caring BridgeCaring Bridge – Offers personal, protected websites that can be used during a health journey to share updates with family and friends.
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The IBC Network FoundationInflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC) is a rare and very aggressive disease in which cancer cells block lymph vessels in the skin of the breast. The IBC Network Foundation was formed out of the efforts of Terry Arnold, an IBC survivor to educate everyone she could persuade to listen to her about IBC. As naturally as walking along a path, each step lead her to the conclusion that we could do more for IBC. We need a very proactive foundation that will fund research and share education.
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myCancerConnectionMD Anderson Cancer Center’s myCancerConnection – Matches cancer patients with others who have had the exact same diagnosis for support.
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Patient Advocate FoundationPatient Advocate Foundation – Provides education and legal counseling (relative to a diagnosis) to cancer patients concerning managed care, discrimination, insurance, and financial issues.
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SHARESHARE is more than just a breast cancer awareness site. They strive to provide the information you need be an active and informed partner in your breast cancer care, and the support you need to sustain your emotional and psychological wellbeing throughout your diagnosis and treatment. Below, you can access all of our free breast cancer support and education offerings, from our peer helpline to our clinical trial assistance program. Breast cancer awareness month comes just once a year, but SHARE is here for you all day, every day, until we're no longer needed.
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Support for College Students with CancerCancer does not discriminate. It doesn’t care about age, race, religion or anything else— and it certainly doesn’t care if you’re a college student. In fact, many of the 72,000 individuals between the ages of 15 and 39 diagnosed with cancer every year are students; today, it’s estimated that one of every 100 college students is a cancer survivor. The good news is that college students facing cancer can find a wealth of support, from understanding teachers to accommodations and support groups. This guide is for those trying to pursue their dream of higher education— despite their battle with the Big C.
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TUCKThe team at Tuck has created an in-depth guide to the latest research on sleep and cancer; the sleep-related side effects of common cancer treatments; and ways to get a better night’s sleep while dealing with daytime fatigue, insomnia, restless leg syndrome, and other symptoms that patients with cancer might experience.
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Breast360.orgBreast360 - The American Society of Breast Surgeons Foundation is pleased to present its patient website, Breast360.org! As breast care experts, we want to share our knowledge with you and serve as your “go to place” for reliable, helpful information.
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Cancer Be GlammedCancer Be Glammed prepares women for the life-changing, appearance-related side effects of surgery and treatment and empowers them to recover with dignity, positive self-esteem, and personal style. CBG supports women coping with all forms of cancer from diagnosis through survivorship.
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Cancer Survivors NetworkWe celebrate by supporting one another, sharing our stories and what we've learned, and by living life to the fullest one day at a time.
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The CARE Project, Inc.The CARE Project, Inc., is a non-profit organization created by a breast cancer survivor to emotionally and financially support male and female breast cancer patients.
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I'm Taking ChargeI'm Taking Charge is a team of writers, physicians, and survivors who believe the women that are faced with a breast cancer diagnosis should be empowered with the information to make long-term decisions for both their health and their comfort. Their mission is to empower every woman to take back the things breast cancer stole from her: her sense of choice over her body, her comfort in her own skin, and her ownership of her post-cancer body.
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Not My TypeNot One Type is a campaign brought to you in part by Living Beyond Breast Cancer striving to change the perception that breast cancer is one disease. If you or a loved one is diagnosed, they provide a list of questions to use in conversation with your doctor. Take notes to refer to later because being more informed will make you a more engaged patient or supporter.
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Psych CentralDr. John Grohol's home of down-to-earth, reliable and objective mental health symptoms and treatment information. We're here to help.
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Sleep HelpSleepHelp.org is an independently owned and operated, unbiased sleep resource dedicated to bettering your waking life by improving your sleep problems. People living with cancer are dealing with a range of conditions that make life more challenging: frequent doctor’s appointments, painful symptoms, uncomfortable side effects, and more. Trouble sleeping is yet another complication and its effects are pervasive.
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TalkAboutHealthTalkAboutHealth provides access to the knowledge and expertise of the world’s leading medical professionals and trained supporters. We are a social learning and support community for people dealing with breast cancer. We are a welcoming and caring community who have come together to meet, share, and learn with each other. We welcome patients, families, caregivers, survivors, professionals, and organizations. Everyone is encouraged to share their unique knowledge and experiences. The more we share, the more lives we improve and save.
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The Healincomfort Recovery Kit

HELPFUL FOR UP TO A YEAR DEPENDING ON TREATMENT.
Helpful for post mastectomy, more discrete post-op doctor visits (no more paper capes!), radiation treatment and finally, reconstruction surgery.

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Community Support Groups
for Breast Cancer and Breast Cancer Survivors:

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Bella Online - the Voice of WomenBellaOnline is an encouraging, supportive publishing community for women. We provide free training, support and promotion so writers may reach their personal and business goals. Overall, BellaOnline delivers high-quality, helpful, trustworthy content, at no cost, in a low advertisement environment for our millions of visitors.
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Cancer Support CommunityThe Cancer Support Community is an international non-profit dedicated to providing support, education and hope to people affected by cancer.
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Pink LinkThe Pink-Link Breast Cancer Social Network provides valuable community and support resources for women affected by Breast Cancer.
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Breast Cancer Discussion BoardsBreast Cancer Discussion Forums - Access the shared knowledge of thousands of people affected by breast cancer.
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Hyster SistersHysterectomy resources, information and large online message board community for woman-to-woman support surrounding gynecological issues before and after surgery. Specialty areas include cancer, sexual dysfunction, alternative treatments, hormone issues, fitness and more.
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