I wanted to start adding links to some of the places where I have found a great source of hope, information or whatever I needed as I move through this process. It is my desire to provide a place where others can come to get information to help them process their journey and experience as a breast cancer survivor (or caregiver). The Internet offers us all SO much valuable information and it is always nice to know when it is something you can trust. So far, I have found these places to be trustworthy, though I am in no way trying to substitute for just talking with your doctor, oncologist, Ob/Gyn, etc.


Vanderbilt Breast Center

Tennessee Cancer Specialists

Thompson Cancer Survival Center

Local Organizations/Businesses that Provide Information and Resources for those Living in East TN:

The Cancer Support Community of East Tennessee

I wanted to be sure to share it here for anyone interested in post-mastectomy bras, etc.
All About You Boutique
120 S Peters Rd # 15  Knoxville, TN 37923
(865) 560-1557

They were so kind and helpful and I'm sure I will be back there often during the next year or two.  I highly recommend them to anyone going through breast cancer treatment or to anyone suffering with lymphedema.  I would also suggest them to anyone who is looking for a gift for a friend or family member going through breast cancer treatment to consider a gift card at All About You because the products are often not covered completely, if at all, by insurance companies.  They also carry other items that might be useful to a patient going through treatment, but not considered medically necessary (i.e. nightgowns, shirts that button-down, post-mastectomy swim suits, etc).   They also carry a wonderful line of clothing, Fresh Produce, that is very cool, soft and not irritating to skin that is highly sensitive following surgery, chemo and/or radiation.

National Organizations that Provide Information and Resources:


National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)

American Cancer Society

Retreats, Healing and Making You Feel Special:

Image Reborn retreat in Park City, Utah

Casting for Recovery

Harmony Hill Cancer retreats

Women Beyond Cancer retreats

     In Knoxville -

Hands On event at The Total Works Salon to benefit the Kim Rowden Memorial Fund  (link to the October 2012 event)