|I believe in collaboration, knowledge sharing, and empowering those in need. It is widely acknowledged that patients who take an active role in their treatment, educate themselves and understand the direction of their care, have a more satisfying experience, are more confident, and, I feel, ultimately do better. Together we can chart a course for improving survival and quality of life…knowledge is power.|
|Understanding cancer is difficult, some people dedicate their entire life to try and understand it. Researchers often spend their whole career focused on trying to discover one specific clue to help answer one specific scientific question. Some of the greatest scientific breakthroughs in science are not even realized until years after they occur. This being said, it is still important to educate yourself on cancer.|
|The internet is powerful but can also be dangerous. Patients and families (caregivers) need to streamline their efforts and be efficient when gathering additional information that is important. Below are the best websites for understanding specific cancers and can provide the answers you’re looking for.|
|American Cancer Society: Learn about cancer, stay healthy, and find support & treatment.
|National Cancer Institute: U.S. National Institutes of Health site to learn about cancer topics, clinical trials and cancer statistics.
|National Comprehensive Cancer Network: A network devoted to patients, their families, and caregivers.
|Web MD: Designed for patients for “Better information. Better health”.
|The Breast Cancer Society & The National Breast Cancer Foundation: These sites contain all type of information regarding breast cancer. Connect with others affected by cancer, support the cause and get involved.
|The Oley Foundation: This site provides information and psycho-social support to consumers of home parenteral (IV) and enteral (Tube-fed) nutrition (homePEN), helping them live fuller, richer lives.
|Livestrong: Lance Armstrong’s foundation that fights to improve the lives of people affected by cancer.
|Angle Hair:This site is a local shop in Flushing, MI that provides a wide variety of wigs, hats, and scarves. Dawn is a licensed cosmetologist, and she has found the most effective way to cater to her wig clientele is with detailed personal assistance.