The needed help for such women is sometimes hard to find. For instance, while the organization called Get Breast Cancer Facts may sound like a very objective, a very data-focused group, its web site suggests otherwise. That particular web site, www.getbcfacts.com, has information targeted toward the woman who is asking “Y-me?”
An article on that web site counsels women that fears about breast cancer should be viewed as “normal.” The same article suggests that a fearful woman has at least two methods by which she can fight her fears. She can search for information that will help to allay her fears, or she can become more involved in caring for her body.
The Breast Cancer Foundation is another important resource for the troubled woman with breast cancer. The web site for that Foundation has information on a group that wants to help all of those women who are asking the question “Y-me?” It is a group that goes by the name PETALS.
PETALS stands for Plan Each day Through Active Living. Members of PETALS have available to them information on three general areas: 1) nutrition, 2) ways to relax and 3) the proper way to prepare for a doctor’s visit. Thanks to that information, members of PETALS know how to eat healthful food, to forget their worries about breast cancer and to take full advantage of each visit to the doctor’s office.
One big concern that can eventually give-rise to the question “Y-me?” is the possible recurrence of the breast cancer. Many of the activities pursued by breast cancer survivors are intended to prevent that ever-looming threat. Those activities form the focus of several organizations for breast cancer. Take, for example, the organization “Team survivor.” It concentrates on getting survivors to participate in group exercise.
Some groups focus less on activities, and more on getting out information about medicines for breast cancer. One such group has established the web site www.breastcancer.org. Viewers of the material on that website can learn about new breast cancer drugs.
The updates on those drugs can guide a woman who plans to consult her doctor about her treatment. For example, a woman who has been getting Herceptin, but who has now found that treatment to have lost its effectiveness, might want to ask her doctor about Tykerb. Ongoing clinical trials are studying the ability of Tykerb to serve as a replacement for Herceptin.
While the above-mentioned web site targets a large audience, other web sites are designed primarily for local viewers. For example, the web site www.twc-wla.org encourages use of its networking group. That web site, sponsored by the Wellness Community of West Los Angeles, reaches out to southern California women who are asking “Y-me?”