Our Approach to Medical Information
At BCC we strive to meet the informational and resource needs of people dealing with breast cancer. Our goals are to address client concerns so that they feel informed and empowered to make difficult medical decisions, to serve as a complement to client medical care, and the information that clients receive from their doctors and nurses.
As clients and families become more knowledgeable about their breast cancer, they often find the fear and anxiety that accompanies a diagnosis can be significantly diminished.
We aim to:
- Provide current comprehensive breast cancer resources, medical literature, and lending library.
- Provide accessible, helpful information (one-on-one, group, annual conference) to clients leading to an increased understanding of treatment expectations, treatment options, and increased communication with their medical teams.
- Encourage the use of medical and community resources, and educate clients (one-on-one and in groups) to encourage women to make breast health a priority.
BCC’s library houses an extensive collection of breast health books and resources to serve each individual’s needs. Clients are welcome to use the library on their own, or BCC staff and volunteers are always available to help.
Circulating Books About:
Dealing with the diagnosis
Complementary & alternative medicine
Caregiver and support roles
Life after treatment
Clinical trials: what they are, types, where they can be found
Providers of equipment and services
Support groups in the area
Resources for caregivers/family/friends
Help with employment/financial issues
Explanations of current research advances
Alternative/complementary medical information
Peer Reviewed Scientific Publications:
Abstracts of research studies
Reviews of research
Guidelines to understand treatment and doctor recommendations
Analyses of research studies