Below is a collection of health promotion and other patient
education resources developed by Every Woman Counts for clinicians involved in the early detection and
diagnosis of breast and cervical cancer.
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This section offers selected links to patient education resources
developed by national, not-for-profit organizations. While every care
has been taken in their selection, EWC makes no claims as to the
validity, quality, or viability of their content. No endorsement is
made or implied.
ASCO Answers Fact Sheets
ASCO Answers is a collection of
oncologist-approved patient education materials developed by the
American Society of Clinical Oncology for people with cancer and their
ASCO Answers Guides to Cancer
The ASCO Answers Guides to Cancer help newly diagnosed patients better understand their
disease and treatment options. These comprehensive, patient-friendly
booklets not only contain information about tests, treatments, and side
effects found on Cancer.Net, but also allow patients to keep track of
the specifics of their individual diagnosis and treatment plan.
ASCO Care and Treatment Recommendations for Patients
ASCO Care and
Treatment Recommendations for Patients are easy-to-read
summaries based on ASCO
Clinical Practice Guidelines that offer a patient-oriented
view of the guidelines: providing background information, discussing
the recommendations, explaining what those recommendations mean for
patients, and providing a list of questions patients can ask their
doctors for more information.
Breast Density - Breast Cancer Screening (brochure)
Visit "Tools You Can Use" on the American College of Radiology website for this patient education brochure about dense breasts.
HER2 Testing for Breast Cancer (ASCO)
In 2013, ASCO and the College of American Pathologists (CAP) issued an
updated joint clinical practice guideline about human epidermal growth
receptor 2 (HER2) testing for breast cancer. This guide for patients is
based on ASCO and CAP’s recommendations.
Cancer Prevention and Control Podcasts (CDC)
Your patients can listen to these audio files on their computer now, or
download them and listen to them later. Many are offered in short
(one-minute) and long (three- to six-minute) versions. Browse the list
to find informative podcasts on topics such as the HPV, as well as
breast and cervical cancer screening.
Cancer Publications Online (CDC)
CDC publications are available online as Web pages, PDF documents, or
both. Visit the CDC website for a variety of patient-oriented fact
sheets, brochures, posters, and more on the topics of breast and gynecologic cancers.
Dense Breast - Stanford Health Care
This patient education section of Stanford Health Care describes what dense breasts are and why breast density is important for women to know about. An informative one-page flier, entitled "Dense Breasts: What you should know..." is available for download.
Making Sense of Your Pap and HPV Test Results (CDC)
This page answers common questions for patients who were screened for cervical cancer with a Pap test and an HPV test. Available also in HPV Spanish.
The Right To Know Campaign (CDC)
The CDC has designed a collection health promotion materials (e.g.,
posters, MP3 files, low-tech fliers, print advertisements, and tip
sheets) to increase awareness of breast cancer among women with
physical disabilities and encourage these women to get screened.
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Last updated: October 18, 2016