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Get Breast Care Information on Internet

By Douglas J. Gillert
American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1, 1997 – Hundreds of World Wide Web sites offer information about breast health issues, including how to conduct a self-examination.

The easiest way to locate these sites is to perform a search from a web browser. If you don't have a personal computer to use, many libraries have computers you can use to log onto the Internet.

Once logged onto a browser, search for "health" or "women's health" for broad categories, or specifically for "breast cancer." Or use a search engine such as Yahoo! or Alta Vista and look under the health index.

Here are a few web addresses you may find helpful:

  • Yahoo!'s index to breast care sites -- http://www.yahoo.com/Health/Diseases_and_Conditions/Breast_Cancer/Breast_Self_Exam/
  • An illustrated, step-by-step guide to the self-exam -- http://www.saintfrancis.com/7step.html
  • Another illustrated guide to the self-exam -- http://goodhousekeeping.com/depts/health/05bsef1.htm
  • The National Association of Breast Care Organizations site -- http://www.nabco.org/nabco/weight/indext.html
  • The American Cancer Institute Breast Cancer Network -- http://www.cancer.org/bcn/bcn.html
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