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Related Links

The following list of Web sites includes government health links and resources about breast cancer.

General Information

Medline Plus Health Topics
(A service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health)

  • Breast Cancer
    Information for the public and health professionals

National Cancer Institute (NCI)

American Cancer Society

Symptoms of Breast Cancer

National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Risk Factors for Breast Cancer

National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Reducing Risks of Breast Cancer

National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Guide to Community Preventive Services

Cancer Control P.L.A.N.E.T.

Screening and Testing for Breast Cancer

Mammograms can cut breast cancer deaths by as much as one-third, but fewer women are getting them. CDC's Get Your Mammogram! podcast explains why this is a troubling trend.

Information about ways to detect breast cancer that has been reviewed by cancer experts:

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
(A service provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality)

National Cancer Institute (NCI)


National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Kinds of Treatment

Information about treatment, including surgery, chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, biologic therapy, and radiation.

National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Clinical Trials

Information and current news about clinical trials and trial-related breast cancer data.

National Cancer Institute (NCI)

National Institutes of Health

American Cancer Society

Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Different points of view, approaches, and therapies used in addition to, or instead of, standard treatments.

National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Choosing a Treatment Plan

American Cancer Society


The following list includes links to resources for those living with breast cancer and those who care about them.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Decision Help

Information to help you make important decisions about your health.

  • Ottawa Personal Decision Guide*
    The Ottawa Health Research Institute Global Inventory of Decision Aids is a collection of decision aids from a range of sources, designed to help people make decisions about a variety of health issues, including prevention of and treatment for breast cancer.

*Links to non-Federal organizations found at this site are provided solely as a service to our users. These links do not constitute an endorsement of these organizations or their programs by CDC or the Federal Government, and none should be inferred. CDC is not responsible for the content of the individual organization Web pages found at these links.

Page last reviewed: September 3, 2008
Page last updated: March 21, 2008
Content source: Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
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