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