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Breast Cancer Chemoprevention: Medicines that Reduce Breast Cancer Risk

If you are at high risk of breast cancer preventive medication, known as chemoprevention, may be an option for you. Several drugs now have official FDA approval to help protect high-risk women from getting breast cancer.

Review Date: July 14, 2014

Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Adjuvant Therapy for Breast Cancer: Questions and Answers

Studies have shown that adjuvant therapy for breast cancer may increase the chance of long-term survival by preventing a recurrence. Learn more about it.

Review Date: March 21, 2013

NIH National Cancer Institute

Care During Chemotherapy and Beyond

This website provides information about chemotherapy to patients and their families, supplementing what they may already have learned about the treatment.

Review Date: October 29, 2012

The Scott Hamilton CARES Initiative (CARES)

Chemotherapy and Your Mouth

This booklet will tell you ways to help prevent mouth problems while you are undergoing cancer treatment.

Review Date: November 12, 2012

NIH National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research - NIDCR

Chemotherapy Side Effects - Tools for Coping

This site provides many links to fact sheets that offer practical tips to help you cope with chemotherapy. Learn about self-care, questions to ask your doctor, and more.

Review Date: April 18, 2014

NIH National Cancer Institute

Hair Loss and Cancer Treatment

It is normal for someone undergoing cancer treatment to feel distressed about hair loss. Keep in mind that your hair will probably grow back and learn some steps to minimize the problem.

Review Date: December 18, 2012

American Cancer Society

Marijuana Use in Supportive Care for Cancer Patients

A fact sheet about marijuana use to treat chemotherapy-induced nausea, vomiting, anorexia and cachexia in cancer patients.

Review Date: October 26, 2012

NIH National Cancer Institute

Teens: Coping with Chemo

Coping with Chemo chronicles the stories of two teens with cancer and their struggle to cope with their disease and treatment. Each webisode addresses a different topic, including getting diagnosed, side effects, telling friends, and celebrating the last treatment.

Review Date: October 29, 2012

Starlight Children’s Foundation

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