Resources - Breast Cancer
Approximately one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some time during her life, and many women need to deal with this condition during the years when taharat hamishpacha is still relevant. Medical information about breast cancer is available from the following organizations (courtesy of www.sharsheret.org)
Breast Cancer Organizations
Living Beyond Breast Cancer
(888) 753-5222 (Survivor's Helpline)
National Alliance of Breast Cancer Organizations (NABCO)
The National Breast Cancer Coalition
SHARE (Self-Help for Women with Breast or Ovarian Cancer)
Susan G. Komen Foundation
Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization
Jewish Organizations Addressing Breast Cancer
Hadassah, Women's Health
Breast Health Awareness
It's In The Genes
National Center for Jewish Healing
(212) 399-2320 x209
Reach: A Support Group for Orthodox Women in New York
(718) 435-5700 x229
UJA - Federation of New York
(Task Force on Breast and Ovarian Cancer)
Sharsheret is of particular note, as it provides support and assistance specifically to young (pre-menopausal) Jewish women dealing with breast cancer.
On this site we will attempt to address a number of halachic issues presented by the diagnosis and treatment of this condition.
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