Certificate of compliance

Breast Cancer.org

is in compliance with the HONcode

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18 Years

Certificate validity: valid until May 2020

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HONcode identification number:


Date of initial review:

12 Jun 2000

Certificate validity:

valid until May 2020

Date of last visit:

31 May 2019

Content identified by the HONcode team

The content below is a sample of the content identified at a specific date by the HONcode team that justifies the respect of the eight ethical principles.

Professional Advisory Board (PAB)

(30 Aug 2017) - Link

Collaborative platforms:

Our small team of moderators (mods) does keep an eye on things and are available for help or a listening ear, but our members do most of the heavy lifting to keep things welcoming and civil. As we do rely on our members to take care of the Community, we ask a few simple things in return for your membership here. If you see anything here you need clarity on, please let the mods know via private message or by emailing

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This Web Site includes facts, views, opinions and recommendations of individuals and organizations deemed of interest to the community concerned about breast cancer. You acknowledge and agree that these views, opinions and recommendations are not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. You should always seek the assistance of a medical or other healthcare professional for medical and other health matters.

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Collaborative platforms:

Our web site offers publicly accessible blogs or community forums. You should be aware that any information you provide in these areas may be read, collected, and used by others who access them. To request removal of your personal information from our blog or community forum, contact us. In some cases, we may not be able to remove your personal information, in which case we will let you know if we are unable to do so and why.

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The data displayed correspond to only one of the selected samples.

The medical experts for Chemotherapy are:
Francene M. Fleegler, M.D., medical oncologist/hematologist, University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, PA
Jennifer Griggs, M.D., MPH, medical oncologist and breast cancer specialist, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Blanche Reiner, RN, OCN, University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, PA
Barbara Reville, M.S., CRNP, oncology nurse practitioner, University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, PA
Sandra F. Schnall, M.D., medical oncologist/hematologist, Thomas Jefferson University Health System, Philadelphia, PA
Marisa Weiss, M.D., chief medical officer of Breastcancer.org; breast radiation oncologist, Lankenau Medical Center, part of Main Line Health, a five-hospital health system in the suburbs of Philadelphia, PA
Lisa Weissmann, M.D., medical oncologist, Mount Auburn Hospital, Cambridge, MA

(30 Aug 2017) - Link

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We want to hear what you think, so please, post your own ideas and thoughts. If you share something that doesn't belong to you, make sure to cite your source. This is especially important when it comes to medical or health information. Personal health experiences are just that, PERSONAL experiences, and should not be promoted as fact or general knowledge. Studies, statistics, or information that you're sharing should be sourced and cited from a reputable place.

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Last modified on April 20, 2017 at 11:45 AM

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This principle is not applicable to this site 

Contact Us

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As a nonprofit organization, Breastcancer.org depends on the generous contributions of individuals, foundations, and corporations.

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All advertising on the site is will be clearly identified as advertising and is kept separate from editorial content.

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All advertising on the site is will be clearly identified as advertising and is kept separate from editorial content.

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The content of this certificate has been collected by the HON Foundation and may not be used without HON's express consent.

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