Resources for breast cancer patients and survivors
Connecticut Breast Health Initiative. Learn about CT-BHI’s fundraising efforts to support breast cancer education and research in order to find a cure in our lifetimes.
CT DPH: CT Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program. Learn about free screening programs in Connecticut. The mission of the early detection program is to increase the number of women who receive breast and cervical cancer screening, diagnostic and treatment referral services.
Accessing Cancer Genetic Services. Describes the services provided by genetic counselors, physician geneticists, and advanced practice nurses trained in genetics. Includes how to find resources in Connecticut and across the U.S.
FORCE: Facing our Risk of Cancer Empowered. Learn about hereditary breast, ovarian and other cancers, including research opportunities and support programs.
Bright Pink. Learn about the basics of breast and ovarian health, early detection and prevention strategies for young women. Bright Pink’s mission is to empower women to live proactively from a young age.
American Cancer Society. Access this comprehensive resource for information about cancer prevention, research, treatment, and support.
Susan G. Komen
Oncolink. Explore topics in-depth, from cancer risk assessment and detection through treatment, research and support. Learn about a wide range of subjects, including immune therapies and gene therapy.
Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation. Learn about this research foundation’s goal of improving the lives impacted by breast cancer through education and advocacy. Access information about breast cancer, including the foundation’s ImPatient educational videos.
National Cancer Institute: The Genetics of Cancer. Understand how genetic changes within a cell can lead to a cancer diagnosis.
National Cancer Institute: Genetic Testing for Hereditary Cancer Syndromes. Access this factsheet to learn more about the benefits, risk and limitations of genetic testing for cancer predisposition.
National Cancer Institute: Targeted Cancer Therapies. Learn about these precision therapies in cancer care: what types are available, how they work, who is a candidate, benefits and risks, and research opportunities.