Celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, celebrating over 25 years of awareness, education, and empowerment for women about this dangerous but treatable disease. The BMCC Library is celebrating with two displays highlighting the ongoing fight against breast cancer. Click here to see and read more, including info on local cancer resources.
At the library's circulation desk we have materials related to cancer care and nursing. BMCC students can also take advantage of the Nursing Resource Center through our website, with great nursing-centered information on breast cancer and thousands of other topics.
Near the back stairs and our journal and magazine collection you can see art from persons touched by cancer and free patient information from the National Cancer Institute and the American Cancer Society.
Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related death among women. This is a great time of year to acknowledge the advances that have been made in detection, treatment and survival and to continue the education and empowerment of women taking charge of their health. Learn more about this celebration at the National Breast Cancer Awareness Month organization's website.
- Cancer Survivor Lunch Group at St. Anthony Hospital. Call June Mohrland (541) 278-3218
- Breast Cancer Care Specialties St. Anthony Hospital provide Lymphedema management & prosthesis fitting. Call (541) 278-3224.
- Spirit Program of the Cancer Community Renewal Project Provides yoga, massage and exercise programs free of charge to local cancer survivors. Call Debra or Mikki at (541) 276-0880 to sign up.
National website and organizations are readily available for even more powerful information:
- The American Cancer Society website includes detailed medical guides, treatment decision tools, video galleries, and access to phone counseling.
- The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine of the National Cancer Institute has free patient brochures! See samples (English & Spanish) in our display by the back stairs.
- The Center for Disease Control has great basic and in-depth information on breast cancer.