Back in 2004 when my mother was first diagnosed with breast cancer, the very first online resource I turned to was Breastcancer.org. I don’t remember how I ended up there or exactly why; I only know that I did. I still have articles I printed off from the site during that tumultuous time.
I’ve been wondering lately about where many of us turn when that information seeking frenzy sets in after a cancer diagnosis hits your family. Often you hear advice suggesting that you should refrain from Googling or seeking medical information online. I don’t agree with that advice. There is a ton of valuable information and support to be found online. And come on, who in this day in age is not going to go online looking for information anyway?
The key is to turn to reputable sites which provide sound information. Breastcancer.org is one of them. As stated on their website, their mission is as follows:
Our mission is to help women and their loved ones make sense of the complex medical and personal information about breast health and breast cancer, so they can make the best decisions for their lives.
I like how the mission specifically includes ‘loved ones’ as well. Maybe that’s how I first ended up there…
Regardless, I appreciate the mission and it’s one reason why I am pleased to make another little announcement which, once again, is kind of a big deal, to me anyway. Breastcancer.org is now featuring my book, Getting Past the Fear: A Guide to Help You Mentally Prepare for Chemotherapy, on their website’s shop for books page. I am very pleased and proud of this new partnership. Thank you, breastcancer.org, for your confidence in and support of my book.
I am very excited to share this news with you, my dear readers, and hope you’ll help me in passing it along!
Reaching more women and helping them face chemo for the first time feeling a little more prepared and a little less fearful, continues to be my mission, well one of them anyway!
Thank you for you help!