MCC Breast Cancer
Resources

This page includes links to all the resources on breast cancer contained within this site. We encourage you to use this information to help MCC member and partner organizations promote breast cancer awareness and accomplish the MCC Breast Cancer Goal for 2009-2015.

Data
Visit our Cancer Data Resources page for both Michigan-based and national cancer statistics.

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Fact Sheets

  • "Facts About Breast Cancer" (Michigan Department of Community Health; February 2013 revision) (available as an Adobe Acrobat PDF file)*

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Educational Materials

  • Michigan Health Promotions Clearinghouse
    www.hpclearinghouse.org
    The Clearinghouse offers a variety of printed materials ranging from brochures to posters to educate residents about breast, cervical and colorectal cancers and family health history; all materials are available free of charge in limited quantities to Michigan residents.

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  • ACS — Cancer Facts for Lesbians and Bisexual Women
    The most common types of cancer among women are breast, lung, colon, uterine, and ovarian. Several studies suggest that lesbians and bisexual women get less routine care than other women, including breast and cervical cancer screening. This ACS resource addresses breast, colon, gynecological, lung, and skin cancers.

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  • CDC — Women with Disabilities and Breast Cancer
    www.cdc.gov/Features/BreastCancerDisabilities
    Women with disabilities are less likely than other women to have been screened for breast cancer within the recommended guidelines. This page provides facts about women with disabilities and breast cancer, tips that will help women with disabilities get a quality mammogram and clinical exam, stories of four women with disabilities who were diagnosed with breast cancer, and links to additional information and publications.

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  • National Cancer Institute (NCI) — Cancer Topic Searches: Breast Cancer
    Cancer Topic Searches are prepared literature searches of the National Library of Medicine's PubMed database. Literature citations on more than 100 different topics can be obtained. All citations on a specific topic can be retrieved, or the results can be limited by selecting one of three date ranges.

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Protocols

Provider Tools

  • Cancer Family History Guide
    The Cancer Family History Guide was created by the Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Office of Public Health Genomics. This hand-held risk assessment tool is designed to identify patients at risk for two hereditary cancer syndromes: Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer (HBOC) syndrome and Lynch syndrome (often called hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer or HNPCC).  It can be used quickly by healthcare providers during limited clinic time.  If a significant family history is reported, the guide indicates that: 1) a patient referral for genetic counseling and further evaluation is appropriate, and 2) increased screening and consideration of management options are indicated.  MDCH is providing these guides with an instructional card to all Michigan healthcare providers free of charge.  If you would like to know more about the Cancer Family History Guide, would like to disseminate it within your health system, or would like a copy for yourself, please visit https://migrc.org/Providers/Default.aspx.

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Web Sites of Interest — Federal Agencies

  • National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP)
    www.cdc.gov/cancer/nbccedp/index.htm
    CDC's National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP) provides access to breast and cervical cancer screening services to underserved women in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, 5 U.S. territories, and 12 tribes.

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  • National Cancer Institute (NCI) — Breast Cancer Home Page
    www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/breast
    The NCI Breast Cancer Home Page includes an overview of breast cancer, along with information about treatment; prevention, genetics and causes; screening and testing; clinical trials; cancer literature; research and related information; and statistics.

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  • NCI — Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Tool
    http://bcra.nci.nih.gov/brc
    Developed by scientists at the NCI and the National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project (NSABP) Biostatistics Center, this Web tool allows a health professional to project a woman's individualized estimate of risk for invasive breast cancer over a five-year period and over her lifetime (to age 90). The Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Tool has been designed for a health professional to project an individual patient's estimate of invasive breast cancer risk. It is only part of the complex discussion regarding a woman's options in reducing her risk of breast cancer.

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  • NCI — Cancer Genetics Network
    http://epi.grants.cancer.gov/CGN
    The NCI sponsors the Cancer Genetics Network (CGN), a national network of centers specializing in the study of inherited predisposition to cancer. The resource is available to the research community at large to support studies on the genetic basis of human cancer susceptibility, the integration of this information into medical practice, and the behavioral, ethical, and public health issues associated with human genetics.

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  • NCI — Cancer Topic Searches: Breast Cancer
    Cancer Topic Searches are prepared literature searches of the National Library of Medicine's PubMed database. Literature citations on more than 100 different topics can be obtained. All citations on a specific topic can be retrieved, or the results can be limited by selecting one of three date ranges.

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Web Sites of Interest — Organizations

  • CancerNetwork.com
    www.cancernetwork.com/contents/breast.htm
    This site offers a summary of news/commentaries, reviews, handbooks, and other materials covering the continuum of breast cancer issues. Many pages of information are available and are organized under topics such as epidemiology and risk factors, diagnosis, treatment, and psychosocial effects.

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  • The Cancer Support Community
    www.cancersupportcommunity.org
    The Cancer Support Community, formed in 2009 when The Wellness Community joined with Gilda's Club, provides free social and emotional support for people impacted by cancer through a network of 56 licensed affiliates, more than 100 satellite locations, and a vibrant online community, touching more than one million people each year.  The largest, professionally led, nonprofit network of cancer support worldwide,it delivers a comprehensive menu of free, personalized and essential services including support groups, educational workshops, exercise, art and nutrition classes, and social activities.

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  • C-Change
    www.c-changetogether.org
    C-Change is comprised of the nation's key cancer leaders from government, business and nonprofit sectors. These cancer leaders share the vision of a future where cancer is prevented, detected early, and cured or managed successfully as a chronic illness. The mission of C-Change is to leverage the combined expertise and resources of its members to eliminate cancer as a (major) public health problem at the earliest possible time.

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  • Medscape Resource Center — Breast Cancer
    www.medscape.com/resource/breastcancer
    A collection of the latest medical news and information about breast cancer workup, treatment, follow up, and images. This resource center includes news, conference summaries, an ask the expert forum, articles, editorials, journal scans, treatment updates, clinical management modules, MEDLINE abstracts, and more.

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  • National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
    www.nbcam.org
    This site, the official site of the National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM) observation, is dedicated to increasing awareness of breast cancer issues, especially the importance of early detection. From this site, you can access: facts about breast cancer; the Promotion Guide, which contains ideas for promoting NBCAM; and materials and resources about breast cancer, mammography, and treatment.
    The site also includes background on National Mammography Day, as well as a way to find radiology facilities that have agreed to offer discounted or free screening mammograms in recognition of the day.

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last updated: 02/14/2014