Get In Touch Foundation
The mission of the Get In Touch Foundation is to encourage women of all ages to “Get In Touch” with their bodies, be informed, and communicate with each other in the crusade against breast cancer. A cornerstone of this mission is the Get In Touch Girls Program, developed specifically for girls in grades 5-12 to educate them on the importance of, and how to do a breast self exam. In collaboration with a medical consulting board that includes a school nurse, a pediatrician, an oncologist, a breast surgeon and a radiologist, GIT has developed the Daisy Wheel. This highly innovative tool will be introduced by health educators to girls beginning in 5th grade, when introducing topics of hygiene and the girls’ changing bodies, and will be taught annually through 12th grade. These “Eight Tips” for “Eight-Straight” years of the Girls’ Program will give the girls the foundation they need to practice BSE – for life.
MayoClinic.com: Tools for Healthier Lives
This website is owned by Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research in Rochester, MN. Its mission is to empower people to manage their health by providing useful and up-to-date information and tools that reflect the expertise and standard of excellence of Mayo Clinic. The site gives access to the experience and knowledge of the more than 2,000 physicians and scientists of Mayo Clinic.
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center: About Herbs, Botanicals and Other Products
MSK’s Integrative Medicine Service’s evidenced-based information on herbs, botanicals, vitamins and other supplements. A consumer version of each monograph is available to help you deal with the often confusing claims made for over-the-counter products and regimens. It is important to ask your doctor or another qualified professional about possible interactions with your specific medications before taking any supplements.
National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program
Established in 1991, the Centers for Disease Control’s National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program helps low-income women obtain access to mammography and other screening services. To date, 1.6 million women have been screened through the program. Age and income requirements vary.
National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
The oldest survivor-led advocacy organization working on behalf of this country’s nearly 10 million cancer survivors and the millions more touched by this disease. Founded in 1986, NCCS continues to lead the cancer survivorship movement. By educating all those affected by cancer and speaking out on issues related to quality cancer care, NCCS is empowering every survivor.
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