Where can I get factual information on my breast cancer diagnosis?

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There's just a lot of misinformation. And the other thing is that every woman is different. So if you have a breast cancer diagnosis and you read one woman's blog, well, what she went through may not apply to you. So, you don't want to take it as gospel. You don't want to base your decisions on what she did. You really have to be careful navigating through that stuff.

I recommend that women go to websites where the content is created by people who are actually in the field doing the work and caring for people doing the research, as opposed to blogs.

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Dr. Dede Bonner
Health Education Specialist

Factual information on breast cancer includes objective descriptions of breast cancer types, stages and treatments. There is a huge number of very useful books and websites on breast cancer. Your family doctor or gynecologist may not know them all, but they can help you get started. Talk to your doctor about websites, books and patient education materials to supplement your knowledge about breast cancer.

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