Breast Cancer Resources

A cup of comfort for breast cancer survivors : inspiring stories of courage and triumph

edited by Colleen Sell.

Health/Fitness, Nonfiction

If stories are medicine, then this collection will help keep hopes up and spirits alive on the road to recovery. Readers will applaud the bravery of 50 exceptional survivors as they tell their unique experiences with breast cancer. Every breast cancer survivor has a different story, but they all have one thing in common: courage. From dealing with diagnosis to undergoing chemotherapy, facing hair loss and possibly the loss of a breast, these fear...


Lopsided : how having breast cancer can be really distracting

Meredith Norton.

Humor, Nonfiction, Biography, Health/Fitness

A hilarious and wickedly irreverent look at life with cancer Lopsided is not your ordinary cancer memoir. Meredith Norton chronicles every step of her experience, starting with her bizarre symptoms while living in Paris to moving back home to California and living with her compulsive parents and their five television sets. Irreverent and incredibly funny, Norton rails against self-pity and victimhood and rants about the innumerable copies of Lanc...


Dr. Susan Love's breast book

Susan M. Love with Karen Lindsey.

Health/Fitness, Nonfiction

A standard reference first published in 1990, newly revised to reflect the latest developments in breast care, screening, diagnosis, treatment, and research. In a warm, straightforward style, Dr. Love covers the healthy breast; common problems of the breast; diagnosis of breast problems; the causes, diagnosis, and treatment of breast cancer; and living with breast cancer. Helpful diagrams and drawings clearly illustrate the text. Annotation c. by...


Promise me : how a sister's love launched the global movement to end breast cancer

Nancy G. Brinker ; with Joni Rodgers.

Health/Fitness, Nonfiction

Suzy and Nancy Goodman were more than sisters. They were best friends, confidantes, and partners in the grand adventure of life. For three decades, nothing could separate them. Not college, not marriage, not miles. Then Suzy got sick. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1977; three agonizing years later, at thirty-six, she died. It wasn’t supposed to be this way. The Goodman girls were raised in postwar Peoria, Illinois, by parents who ...


I'm too young to have breast cancer! : regain control of your life, career, family, sexuality, and faith

Beth Leibson-Hawkins.

Health/Fitness, Nonfiction

This Year, Approximately 11,000 Women under age 40 will be diagnosed with breast cancer, and close to 1,300 will die. For women in their twenties and thirties, being diagnosed with breast cancer is a vastly different experience than for their older counterparts. Despite their increasing numbers, young women with breast cancer often find themselves alone and with little information relevant to their age group. Most medical research has been done o...


Living well beyond breast cancer : a survivor's guide for when treatment ends and the rest of your life begins

Marisa C. Weiss, Ellen Weiss.

Health/Fitness, Nonfiction

What do I do now? Why am I still so tired? Am I really cured? How do I reduce my risk of recurrence? Is it safe for me to get pregnant? How do I get rid of the hot flashes so I can sleep?   This fully revised and updated second edition contains crucial information about these issues and more-including the revolutionary medical advances in follow-up testing, ongoing treatments, and recovery. With answers for everything from how to deal with h...


Positive results : making the best decisions when you're at high risk for breast or ovarian cancer

Joi L. Morris & Ora K. Gordon ; foreword by Beth Y. Karlan ; preface by Selma R. Schimmel.

Health/Fitness, Nonfiction

Morris, an attorney who is associated with the organization Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered, and Gordon, (medicine, UCLA), who is involved in the genetics and ovarian and breast cancer screening programs at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, provide a guide for women at high risk for breast and ovarian cancer due to family history and genetic profile that helps them decide if they want to pursue genetic testing, as well as how to interpret test res...


Cancer vixen : a true story

Marisa Acocella Marchetto.

Biography, Health/Fitness

Marisa Acocella Marchetto tells the story of her 11-month, ultimately triumphant bout with breast cancer--from diagnosis to cure, and every challenging step in between. This graphic memoir is a portrait of one woman's supercharged life in Manhattan and a wonderful love story.


When mommy had a mastectomy

Nancy Reuben Greenfield ; illustrated by Ralph Butler.

Health/Fitness, Nonfiction

When Mommy Had a Mastectomy is a children's book that explains, in a simple and clear manner, why Mommy is sick and what she does after she feels better to return to normalcy. It tells the story of a mother and daughter discovering new ways to show they care despite the painful illness of breast cancer and subsequent breast reconstruction surgery. Pairing enchanting illustrations and an engaging story, When Mommy Had a Mastectomy is sure to be a ...


Breast cancer husband : how to help your wife (and yourself) through diagnosis, treatment, and beyond

Marc Silver ; foreword by Frederick P. Smith.

Health/Fitness, Nonfiction

A unique guide, like none other on the market-packed with medical information, practical tips, psychological insight, and coping strategies-to help men help the women they love through this trying time. When Marc Silver became a breast cancer husband three years ago, he learned firsthand how frightened and helpless the breast cancer husband feels. He searched in vain for a book that would give him the information and advice he so desperately soug...


Our mom has cancer

Abigail and Adrienne Ackermann.

Health/Fitness, Nonfiction

A humorous, honest, and hopeful account of the year that Abigail and Adrienne's mother underwent treatment for breast cancer.


Ice bound : a doctor's incredible battle for survival at the South Pole

Jerri Nielsen with Maryanne Vollers.

Health/Fitness, Nonfiction, Science/Technology

The Antarctic winter, with temperatures 100ø below zero, shuts supply lines down completely; conditions are too treacherous for planes or boats & the only connection with the rest of the world is satellite hook-up. During the long winter of 1999, Dr. Nielsen, the only physician on a staff of forty-one people, discovered a lump in her breast. Consulting via satellite e-mail with doctors in the U.S., she was forced to perform a biopsy &a...