have particular significance to African Americans. Approximately 102 out of 100,000 black women will develop breast cancer and for about one of every three of those women, it will be fatal. And while the disease is more commonly diagnosed among women, men are also at risk.
While the risks can be significantly reduced by paying close attention to diet and lifestyle choices (such as limiting the intake of total calories and calories from fat and limiting alcohol intake), the first step in beating the odds is education. Here is a list of online resources that can help you get the knowledge that could save your life or the life of someone important to you.
- Breast Cancer National Quality Improvement Project (www.natbreastcancer.com)
- National Alliance of Breast Cancer Organizations (www.nabco.org)
- The Breast Cancer Site (www.thebreastcancersite.com)
- The National Breast Cancer Coalition (www.natlbcc.org)
- American Cancer Society (www.cancer.org)
- The Breast Cancer Dictionary (www.jsonline.com/alive/news/cancer/terms.asp)
- The Cancer Survivors Network (www.acscsn.org)
- BreastBiopsy.com (www.breastbiopsy.com)