There are hundreds, if not thousands, of websites about breast cancer. They range from being scientific and technical, to very personal accounts of one person’s journey. They come from all over the world.
The websites we suggest here have been chosen for several reasons. They are mostly easy to understand and find your way around; they are designed for Canadians; they have well-researched practical as well scientific information; they have information for family and friends as well as the person with cancer.
Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation has a lot of detailed information on such things as breast cancer types and treatment as well as many very practical suggestions.
The Canadian Cancer Society is good for information about cancer and treatment, and has some pages geared especially to Aboriginal people.
Willow is focused on giving support, as well as information to Canadians.
Chemoready.ca has lots of information about chemotherapy, including side effects and help for supporters. It has an app you can download to help you plan your treatment and keep a track of appointments.
CancerCare Manitoba has information about treatment translated into other languages, including Cree, Chinese, Inuktitut and Filipino.
Canadian Partnership Against Cancer has a lot of information connecting cancer patients and their families with resources, videos and support, including a section for Inuit, First Nations and Métis.
BREASTCANCER.ORG explains many things in easy language so we have included it although it is based in the US. Because it is not Canadian, some information does not apply in Canada, especially about the costs of treatment and other financial matters.