Battling Breast Cancer

These titles have empowering and practical advice for the newly-diagnosed and those who love them.

Breast Cancer Clear & Simple: All Your Questions Answered

By The American Cancer Society

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"Aimed at easing fears and encouraging informed health care choices, this practical and reassuring book provides all the essential facts, behavior guidance, and support about cancer-related decisions. Created by leading medical authorities on breast cancer in collaboration with editorial and design experts in health literacy, the book offers readers a streamlined, step-by-step approach to dealing with a cancer diagnosis."

Copyright 2008

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The Everything Health Guide to Living with Breast Cancer: An Accessible and Comprehensive Resource for Women

By Lucia Giuggio Carvalho and James A. Stewart

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"The diagnosis of breast cancer challenges a woman?s sense of self, her body image, and ultimately her own mortality. In this health guide, breast cancer survivor and nurse Lucia Giuggio Carvalho provides a basic overview of breast cancer, its biology, psychology, and treatment options. This comprehensive approach to facing breast cancer covers: Physical changes that occur with treatment, such as hair loss, early menopause, fatigue, sexuality, and weight gain/loss Treatment options, including surgery, chemotherapy, clinical trials, radiation, hormonal therapies, and reconstructive surgery Support systems, medical insurance coverage, and financial considerations Complimentary alternative medicine choices, and more The breast cancer journey is not about doing everything right for the right outcome. This book shows you the importance of living life to the fullest in each stage of breast cancer treatment and to find from within yourself the strength, courage, and spirit to survive it."

Copyright 2009

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Living Well Beyond Breast Cancer: A Survivor's Guide for When Treatment Ends and the Rest of Your Life Begins

By Marisa C. Weiss, Ellen Weiss

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"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 hair loss and weight gain to finding online support groups and understanding healthy foods and supplements, Living Well Beyond Breast Cancer contains a greater depth and breadth of information in its enhanced chapters--plus all-new chapters that cover current treatment options and preventative tips for those at high risk for developing breast cancer."

Copyright 2010

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Dr. Susan Love's Breast Book

By Susan M. Love, with Karen Lindsey

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"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."
This edition copyrighted in 2010.
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The Breast Cancer Companion: A Guide for the Newly Diagnosed

By Nancy Sokolowski, Valerie Rossi

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"This workbook for patients offers a wealth of tools for keeping track of doctor visits, medications, treatments, and expenses while surviving breast cancer, combined with advice on preparing for different types of treatment and suggestions for regaining health after treatment. There is also an overview of reconstruction and prosthesis and related intimacy issues. The bulk of the book contains forms for organizing the medical team's contacts, space for making notes on medical appointments, a calendar, and logs for keeping track of treatment history, medications, and lab tests. There are also forms for organizing insurance information and itemizing medical expenses. Peppered with boxed quotes from real survivors, the book includes a glossary and lists of books, magazines, organizations, and vendors."
Copyright 2011
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Waking the Warrior Goddess: Dr. Christine Horner's Program to Protect Against & Fight Breast Cancer

By Christine Horner

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"Using the metaphor of the Warrior Goddess, this book explains something that Ayurveda describes as 'inner healing intelligence' that can enable women to successfully fight breast cancer and claim the healthy body that should be theirs."

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The Breast Cancer Survivor's Fitness Plan: Reclaim Health, Regain Strength, Live Longer

By Carolyn M. Kaelin

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"Designed with master trainers Josie Gardner and Joy Prouty, The Breast Cancer Survivor's Fitness Plan features effective, inspiring workouts tailored for each type of surgery and adapted for differing fitness levels."

Also available as an eBook.

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The Breast Cancer Survival Manual: A Step-by-Step Guide for the Woman with Newly-Diagnosed Breast Cancer

By John Link

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John Link, M.D., a renowned oncologist, is head of Breastlink, a comprehensive breast cancer group he founded that is based in Southern California. Breastlink has been recognized as a leader and innovator in breast cancer care by Self magazine and ABC's 20/20. Dr. Link also founded the Breast Cancer Care and Research Fund, a nonprofit charity dedicated to educating and helping women achieve optimal care.
Copyright 2007
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Nordie's at Noon: The Personal Stories of Four Young Women "Too Young" for Breast Cancer

By Patti Balwanz

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"A source of humor, strength, inspiration, and education, the book will speak to anyone who has ever been diagnosed with cancer, supported someone with cancer, or faced a seemingly insurmountable challenge. A celebration of friendship and of living life to the fullest, it is also a book that will encourage women everywhere to be proactive with their health--and realize that no one is 'too young' for breast cancer."

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Navigating Breast Cancer: A Guide for the Newly Diagnosed

By Lillie D. Shockney

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Shockney (breast cancer and nursing, Johns Hopkins U.) provides information to breast cancer patients and their families about each step of treatment so they can make informed decisions about their care. She goes over the decision-making process, the features of a breast center, initial consultations, communicating the diagnosis to others, surgery and sexual intimacy, therapy after surgery, changes in daily routines, targeted therapy, metastatic disease, financial issues, and living a healthier lifestyle as a survivor. Online and organizational resources are given, but there is no bibliography.

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