BreaCan navigators are an information resource aimed at women who have been diagnosed with early breast cancer. They are a stepping stone to finding quality current information on a range of breast cancer related topics from reputable sources. When faced with a diagnosis of early breast cancer, there may be things you want more information about in order to understand what’s happening, or you made need information in order to make informed decisions. It can be overwhelming to search through the vast amount of material available on the net. The BreaCan Navigators have taken the work out of this for you and bring together under each topic a range of good quality, evidence-based, current resources from reputable providers. The purpose of each navigator is to guide you to this existing material to help guide and inform your decision making.
Navigator Topics include: After Mastectomy Breast Free Breast Forms Breast Reconstruction Fertility Preservation Surgery Radiotherapy Chemotherapy Hormonal Treatment Herceptin Lymphoedema Sexuality and Intimacy Healthy Eating and Exercise End of Treatment Anxiety Decision Making
Each Navigator is divided into separate sections. For instance you can search in the first section for links to key organisations related to the topic. The next section leads you to links for a good selection of online resources. The offline resources section highlights some of the best available literature resources on the topics. The personal stories section directs you to websites containing personal stories both written and in video format about people’s experiences of surgery for breast cancer, including blogs and online forums. And finally there is a section with suggested questions you may want to ask a health professional about the topic.