Valuable Breast Cancer Resources

Breast Cancer Information Resources
Breast Cancer Resources

Whether you’re a women newly diagnosed with breast cancer or a family member of a cancer patient, you’re likely looking for information to better understand the disease. There is a wealth of knowledge that’s widely available to women and their families to better understand breast cancer. The right information can help women build confidence about making the right treatment choices or where to get breast exams. However, finding quality sources of information can be tough, as there are hundreds of websites and books that cover the topic. We’ve highlighted some great resources that will help you on your search for facts.

Waking the Warrior Goddess

This creation by Dr. Christine Horner contains information on women’s health whether you suffer from breast cancer or want to avoid getting breast cancer or just want to stay healthy and happy.   The book is available on Amazon or on Dr Horner’s website www.drchristinehorner.com   It is a wealth of information no women should be without!

http://www.amazon.com/Waking-Warrior-Goddess-Third-Edition/dp/1591203635


Breast Cancer Video Series

Comprehensive and easy to understand, the National Breast Cancer Foundation has authored a series of educational videos that discuss nearly every aspect of breast cancer. Some of the topics covered are breast exams, diagnosis, treatment, and stages of breast cancer. These educational videos offer an overview analysis of fundamental breast cancer issues.

http://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/what-is-breast-cancer

In-depth Breast Cancer Information Guide

National Compressive Cancer Network (NCCN) published an in-depth 110 page digital booklet that covers most aspects of breast cancer. Each chapter includes extensive medical analysis that’s accompanied by detailed anatomical illustrations.

http://www.nccn.org/patients/patient_guidelines/breast/


Cancer Risk Self-evaluation Survey

Developed by the MD Anderson Cancer Center at the University of Texas, this lengthy and detailed survey helps women assess their breast cancer risks. The survey asks questions about personal and family health history to create an individualized health profile.

https://www3.mdanderson.org/publicedu/prevention/index.cfm?pagename=index


Breast Cancer Support Network

Mybcteam.com is a social network specifically for breast cancer survivors and current cancer patients. Women are encouraged to share experiences and give personal guidance. After creating a free profile, you’re matched with a breast cancer survivor who has endured a similar cancer ordeal.

http://www.mybcteam.com/


Paperback Book on Treatment, Diagnosis, and Prevention of Cancer

Author Suzanne Somers has published an alternative medicine’s guide to cancer treatment in her book Knockout: Interviews with Doctors Who Are Curing Cancer–And How to Prevent Getting It in the First Place. Somers uses personal experiences to discuss natural options to cancer treatment.

http://www.amazon.com/Knockout-Interviews-Doctors-Cancer—Prevent/dp/0307587592/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1367025714&sr=1-1&keywords=knock+out+suzanne+somers


How care-takers and families can support their loved ones with Cancer

Cancer is a group of diseases defined by abnormal growth that begins destroying healthy tissue. As of just a few years ago, scientists placed a person’s lifetime risk of developing cancer at 38.5 percent, but thanks to better detection and treatments cancer survivors are living longer, healthier lives after diagnoses.

https://www.familyassets.com/cancer


We listed just a few of our favorite sources for women’s health information. There are many other great websites and books out there, so use this list as a starting point on your search for facts.

Re-opening Safety Protocol Procedures Effective 9/17/2020

In an attempt to practice social distancing we will be limiting the number of patients in our waiting room at one time. Please arrive on time and without additional family members or friends. Our new schedule will be every 45 minutes giving us 30 mins for the exam and 15 minutes to clean up after patient leaves the office.

 

We are only seeing patients on days and times where the other doctors are out of the office.

 

If you are not feeling well the day of your appointment please stay home and do not come in. Call 714-363-5595 to cancel and reschedule your appointment. During this time we will not be charging for same day cancellations as long as you let us know in advance.

 

Prior to Appointment:

  1. Log on to our website at www.ocbreastwellness.com and access our appointment software by clicking SCHEDULE NOW to make sure your credit card information is updated properly in the system. We will not be handling credit cards or cash during your visit. IF you are unable to do this in advance we will have you read your credit card information to us rather than take your card to scan.
  2. Ask Questions prior to your appointment; there will be “minimal talking” during the exam(s). Call in advance if you have concerns or questions.

Upon Arrival:

 

  1. Come up to the door but do not come in until previous patient has left. A chair will be outside for your convenience.
  2. We will email you via DOCUSIGN your paperwork the day before your appointment.
  3. Bring only yourself, your keys, your cell phone & your credit card into the office. No purses, books, drinks or any other items will be allowed in the office.
  4. Please wear your mask into the office and keep it on at all times during the visit (completely covering your nose and mouth). If you don’t have one we will provide one for you.
  5. We will assess your temperature upon arrival. If your respiration is below 94 you will be sent home.

During Exam:

  1. The examiner will have the proper mask, safety goggles and gloves for protection.
  2. Remember limit talking during the breast exam. We will review your results post exam.
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