OVERSEAS RESOURCES ON BREAST RECONSTRUCTION
Breast Reconstruction Advisory Foundation
A UK website that provides information to women who are considering breast reconstructive surgery after mastectomy and support in making difficult decisions. Detailed descriptions of various options available in breast reconstruction and patient experiences are also accessible on the website.
BRA Day USA
Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day, or BRA Day USA, is a website that promotes education and awareness regarding post-mastectomy breast reconstruction. The foundation organises events and campaigns that work towards the annual BRA Day that falls on the third Wednesday of October.
OVERSEAS RESOURCES ON BREAST CANCER
American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society provides a detailed list of information on various cancers, including breast cancer. Information from early detection, understanding types of breast cancer, to making decision on treatment and living well afterwards can be found on this website.
A non-profit American orgnisation dedicated to providing up-to-date information about breast cancer and breast health and community to those touched by the disease.
LOCAL RESOURCES ON BREAST CANCER
Alpine Blossoms – KK Breast Cancer Support Grup
The Alpine Blossoms is an organisation that is guided by multi-disciplinary healthcare professions with the aim to provide tailored holistic care for each breast cancer patient. A unique personal one-to-one peer support through “Blossoms Buddy” programme allows stories to be shared and hopes to be inspired.
Breast Cancer Singapore
A comprehensive local website that provides information on breast cancer, its presentation, diagnosis and treatment. The website is also furnished with detailed information on local support, institutions and financial topics that are tailored to the local Singaporean population.
Breast Cancer Foundation
Breast Cancer Foundation (BCF) is a non-profit charity organisation that was set up with the vision to eradicate breast cancer as a life-threatening disease in Singapore. The organisation endeavors to raise public awareness via talks, seminars, exhibitions and publications. A variety of support programmes are also available to guide patients and families through accepting, coping and recovering from the various stages of fighting breast cancer.
Singapore Cancer Society
“A community-based voluntary health organisation dedicated to minimising the impact of cancer through public education, screening, patient services, financial assistance, research and advocacy.” This self-funded voluntary health organisation provides a complete list of related topics on breast cancer from what it is to post-treatment rehabilitation.
SGH Breast Cancer Support Group
A support group that comprises former patients who volunteer to provide counselling and psychological support for breast cancer patients and their family members. They work closely to Reach to Recovery (RTR), a breast cancer support group under Singapore Cancer Society to help women cope with their life challenges brought about by diagnosis of breast cancer.
“Women of all shapes and sizes, all in the same boat, paddling against breast cancer.” Just like their motto, the Pink Paddlers, Singapore’s first breast cancer survivors dragon boat team, found strength in being in the same boat, racing against the same disease.