Resources

Online Resources

Cancer.net: This is a great resource by oncologists for patients.  They’ve revamped their site, and include not only standard website fare, but also a variety of videos from both physicians and patients to help patients make sense of their disease and treatments.

Breast Cancer Facts and Figures: Updated annually by the American Cancer Society, this is guide is not only very thorough but also very well cited, letting science nerds like me check the studies behind their discussion.

Hormone Therapy for Breast Cancer: This fact sheet is compiled by the National Cancer Institute and is complete without being overly technical.  It discusses why hormone therapy is used and the many treatment possibilities for the long term management of hormone responsive breast cancer.

Online Shopping

AnaOno Intimates: I talked about it more here, but suffice it to say that I love the bras that I found here.  They are designed by a breast cancer survivor to fit women after any breast surgery, and not only are they comfortable, but they are pretty.

Local Resources

Teal Center: Located at Virginia Hospital Center, the Teal Center has massage therapists that specialize in oncology massage.  They are especially skilled at encouraging lymphatic drainage to prevent lymphedema, and are very comfortable working with mastectomy patients.

Joi Wig: It’s a bit of a hike for me, but Joi Wigs in Springfield is the way to go when you’re looking for a wig.  I went to another local shop that had pretty much the same selection, but they were not at all friendly.  Seems like that’s a job that calls for a friendly face.  I was much happier to work with the ladies at Joi Wigs.  Bonus: Chick-fil-A is just a few shops down!

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