other resources

"The Breast Connect Facebook group has allowed me to connect with women who are facing the same thing as I am. I have been able to reach out to others for advice and opinions, and it has helped ease some concerns. I feel it is a great place to get educated on Breast Cancer through others' experiences." 

Tanya Brown, Knoxville, TN, breast cancer survivor since June 2015

When you are fighting cancer, things we take for granted become a little bit tougher.  A little bit harder.  From buying clothes that work with reconstruction to cleaning the house while dealing with chemotherapy to finding that perfect hairpiece, a little help can go a long way.  Here are a list of resources that our survivors found useful:

 

Metastatic Cancer has  issues that are unique to those dealing with that diagnosis. For those dealing with this complicated diagnosis, we have gathered links to websites focused on this type of cancer:

 

Many breast cancer patients have found that alternative medicine (or complementary or holistic medicine) is another choice in treatment. The goal of these types of treatments is to balance the whole patient through non-traditional treatment options: diet and nutrition, acupuncture and massage, and many other options.

 

Often the focus in the use of these treatments is to relieve the symptoms and side effects of the traditional treatments and improve the overall quality of a patient’s life. We strongly encourage you to speak to your doctors about their recommendations. Other links to local resources are included here:

 

ACUPUNCTURE

 

CHIROPRACTIC

 

MASSAGE, REIKI, CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY & COMBINATION THERAPIES

 

LYMPHEDEMA  RESOURCES

 

MULTIPLE SERVICES IN ONE LOCATION

Planning ahead is vital for your family.  Advance directives are legal documents that you can use to make sure your loved ones know your wishes around your medical care in the event that you cannot communicate. Some of the most common directives are Living Will,  Advance Care Plan,  Medical Power of Attorney, and Appointment of Health Care Agent.

 

The legal documents may be different from state to state, but in Tennessee, forms can be found here.  You can also contact your attorney.

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BreastConnect.org has not been established to sell healthcare, drive opinions, or be a persuasive source. Our exclusive purpose is to support those newly diagnosed as they create their own course of action. The women in this program are certainly not doctors and cannot provide medical advice. We can only speak from our own experiences. 

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