Educate Yourself

What is breast cancer? How is it treated?

There are many facets of breast cancer, and we understand that the information available can become overwhelming. Our experience has lead us to the following conclusion:

 

The more you know, the better decisions you can make about your care.

 

 

Beverly

“I’m fully aware that cancer takes no breaks, knows no months and waits for no one, and for all these reasons it’s so important that we hold each other dear and appreciate one another. I appreciate you, Breast Connect, for all you do for us!”

– Beverly Zavaleta, Brownsville, Texas

Diagnosed May 2015

 

 

YOU CAN LEARN FROM SUPPORTIVE ORGANIZATIONS & WEBSITES

Below we have links that will give you a simple, easy-to-understand overview of the disease and additional websites that our survivors found useful after their initial research.

 

 

YOU CAN LEARN FROM BOOKS

 

Here are some books our survivors found useful after their initial research:

 

 

And here are some additional books that can help you explain breast cancer to your child:

 

 

YOU CAN LEARN FROM SURVIVORS

 

The majority of our east Tennessee members are survivors: women who have been through the journey. You can connect with these survivors in these ways:

 

  • Join our private Facebook page here.
  • Attend an Event. We have social events where we get together to share camaraderie and experiences. You are welcome to look at photos of past events and join us at our next event.
  • Many of our members are survivors who are willing to share their experience one-on-one with others. If you would like to be paired with a survivor, make a connection through our Sisterhood program – make a connection here.
  • Click here to sign up for our email list.

 

YOU CAN LEARN FROM WORKSHOPS & CONFERENCES

 

  • Breast Connect Education Giving Fund – Purpose, Definition, Criteria
    • ​The mission is to empower women diagnosed with breast cancer to become their own best advocates in their breast cancer journey by connecting them with relevant information, resources and friendship. To further support the organization’s motto: for survivors, by survivors, we have committed to yearly fund that supports continued education opportunity for group participants.
    • For the Fund Application click here.

 

YOU CAN LEARN FROM SCIENTIFIC INFORMATION

 

For those who have completed their basic research and have an interest in the scientific studies and guidelines that have formed the treatments and standards that are commonly applied, these are a selection of articles published in reputable medical journals. This is not a complete library of pertinent content:

 

Here are PDFs of scientific studies on several items:

 

 

You can also check out our Breast Cancer Glossary of Terms.

 

Breast Connect is here for you. Please contact us via Facebook or email if we can help in any way.

Below we have links that will give you a simple, easy-to-understand overview of the disease and additional websites that our survivors found useful after their initial research.

 


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