DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--This October, as the country turns its attention to National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Susan G. Komen is proud to announce new changes to komen.org – the leading source for breast cancer information and resources.
The new website design aims to meet individuals at their personal point in a breast cancer journey – whether they are in pursuit of information, answers or resources. The site offers people the opportunity to traverse pages of the site that are most relevant to their needs, with options to click “I have breast cancer,” “I’ve had breast cancer” or “Someone I care about has breast cancer.”
“Our main goal is to support women and men facing breast cancer – to connect them with the resources they need. The updates made to komen.org will enable visitors to find the answers they seek more quickly, to hear from others who have had similar experiences and empower them to make proactive decisions about their health or the health of a loved one,” said Rhasheda Boyd, director of marketing at Susan G. Komen.
As a top educational resource for breast cancer information, Komen collaborates with Harvard Medical School faculty and Brigham Women’s Hospital staff to ensure that the latest and most accurate evidence-based information available is reflected on the website. Website content spans a variety of topics – from risk factors and early detection to diagnosis and treatment as well as resources for those living with metastatic disease or to those who are unsure how to support a loved one who is facing a cancer diagnosis.
“Knowledge about breast cancer is a powerful tool. It helps patients make informed and thoughtful decisions about surgery and other treatment, and it helps friends and family better understand the breast cancer journey and how to offer support. We are proud of the extensive and helpful information on our site, and are excited that it is now presented in a more engaging and digestible manner,” said Susan Brown, managing director of health and mission education at Komen.
In addition to komen.org, Komen provides a Breast Cancer Helpline (1-877-465-6636) staffed by knowledgeable and skilled individuals who can answer questions about breast cancer and provide information to callers about resources in their area (open from 7 a.m. ET – 10 p.m. ET daily).
Through these resources, Komen provides support to anyone who has faced, is currently facing, or may someday face breast cancer.
Visit komen.org to see the new design and learn more about breast cancer.
About Susan G. Komen®
Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. Since its founding in 1982, Komen has funded more than $847 million in research and provided $1.8 billion in funding to screening, education, treatment and psychosocial support programs serving millions of people in more than 30 countries worldwide. Komen was founded by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would end the disease that claimed Suzy’s life. Visit komen.org or call 1-877 GO KOMEN. Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.