The National Cancer Institute breast cancer information covers treatment by stage and other topics such as prevention, genetics, causes, and screening, testing and clinical trials.
Provides the following free services to those meeting eligibility standards: clinical breast examination, mammogram, and follow-up diagnostic care for an abnormal result. If breast cancer is detected, free treatment will be provided through the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare Breast and Cervical Cancer Prevention and Treatment Program.
To fulfill its mission of ending breast cancer and supporting women with breast cancer this local affiliate sponsors the annual Race for the Cure. It also provides grants to meet the needs of medically underserved local women for breast cancer prevention services, treatment and education.
The Understanding Breast Cancer section provides a 'one-stop" resource for the latest information on breast cancer risk factors, early detection and screening, diagnosis and treatment." This user-friendly information was co-developed by Harvard Medical School faculty and Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center staff. Includes an interactive treatment navigator to help newly diagnosed patients explore different types of treatment.
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This page is maintained by the librarian at Mercy Hospital in Scranton, a member of the Health Information Library Network of Northeastern Pennsylvania (HILNNEP).
Last updated: February 20, 2013