This section includes information about getting help for you or your family while dealing with side effects from your treatment.
Chemo Care- A Scott Hamilton Initiative
This website resource provided by the Scott Hamiliton Cares Inititative. Scott Hamilton is an Olymipic Gold Medal Figure Skater and cancer survivor. The site is sponsored by drug companies but has important information about chemotherapy side effects. Excellent specific question and answer info. for young people and for managing many issues related to chemotherapy for all. Also has a section addressing Complementary Medicine. The "Resources" section has lists and links to some of the most credible sources of information available.
Web site only: www.chemocare.com
Living Beyond Breast Cancer has published a Guide to Understanding Lymphedema. Below is a link to the website to view the booklet on line. Go to the second link below to order free copies of this and other LBBC's educational materials.
The National Lymphedema Network (NLN) http://www.lymphnet.org/
- A toll-free recorded information line: 1-800-541-3259
- Referrals to lymphedema treatment centers, health care professionals, training programs, and support groups
- A quarterly newsletter (LymphLink), with cutting edge articles and information about medical and scientific developments, support groups, pen pals/net pals, an updated resource guide and more
- Educational materials for health care professionals and patients The20National Cancer Institute's Physician Data Query (PDQ) Patient Information On Lymphedema : http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/supportivecare/lymphedema/Patient/page1