We have made a selection of books that we believe will be helpful, but we encourage you to go to your bookstore or library and investigate others.
BREAST CANCER, THE COMPLETE GUIDE
by Yashar Hirshaut, M.D., and Peter I. Pressman, M.D., forward by Jane Brody
Winner of the Rose Kushner Award of the American Medical Writers Association, this book deals with emotional and treatment issues for breast-cancer patients.
BREAST CANCER HUSBAND, HOW TO HELP YOUR WIFE (AND YOURSELF) THROUGH DIAGNOSIS, TREATMENT AND BEYOND
by Mark Silver
A practical and often humorous guide to how a man can help when his partner has been diagnosed with breast cancer.
BREAST CANCER HANDBOOK - TAKING CONTROL AFTER YOU'VE FOUND A LUMP
by Joan Swirsky and Barbara Balaban.
All aspects of breast cancer are included in this short and practical step-by-step guide. Each chapter includes a list of helpful hints and questions to ask your doctor.
THE BREAST CANCER SURVIVAL MANUAL
by John Link, M.D
A step-by-step guide for the woman newly diagnosed with breast cancer. This "crisis manual" is designed to help women understand their life-changing diagnosis and to develop a course of action.
THE BREAST RECONSTRUCTION GUIDEBOOK
by Kathy Steligo
Mastectomy and reconstruction are described and illustrated in detail as
well as how these two procedures affect one another. The guidebook helps
the patient sort through the benefits and limitations of each
reconstructive surgery to make a satisfactory decision for her.
CANCER PATIENTS' WORKBOOK
by Joanie Willis
This book features a host of organizational aids: charts for tracking physician and hospital visits, places to record medical visits, places to record medical history, insurance information, questions to ask doctorsand to note their answers.
Celebramos el Mañana: Latinas que Sobreviven el Cáncer del Seno
produced by Living Beyond Breast Cancer
This book, illustrated with many colored photographs, is written in Spanish and when you turn it over, the text is in English. It is divided into four sections: Enfréntese al cáncer del seno, Obtenga el major cuidado, Busque apoyo, Celebramos el mañana. The fifth section is resources and a glossary of medical terms. This book is free and may be ordered from Living Beyond Breast Cancer (610-645-4567).
Confíe en el mañana: guía para el tratamiento del cáncer de seno
by Vladimir Lange, M.D.
A comprehensive guide to breast cancer treatment in Spanish, that includes testimonials from Hispanic breast cancer survivors and their partners.
DR. SUSAN LOVE'S BREAST BOOK
by Susan M. Love, M.D
The breast cancer "Bible" is a standard reference for women diagnosed with breast cancer. It contains detailed explanations and diagrams of all aspects of this disease, and is best sampled for specific information, not read from cover to cover
FIGHTING FOR OUR FUTURE: HOW YOUNG WOMEN FIND STRENGTH, HOPE AND COURAGE WHILE TAKING CONTROL OF BREAST CANCER
by Beth Murphy, Ann Curry, and George Sledge
This book presents information about breast cancer as it relates to the unique medical and emotional issues and challenges that young women face. It integrates scientific facts about the disease with histories obtained from personal interviews with survivors.
LIVING WELL WITH LYMPHEDEMA
by Ann B. Ehrlich, Alma Vinje-Harrewijn, and Elizabeth J. McMahon
This book is a straightforward instruction book for the lymphedema patient.
Topics include: understanding causes and manifestations of lymphedema,
treatment and self-management as well as the emotional aspects of
SHOW * ME
Fran Hulzapple, Editor and project Coordinator.
A photo collection of breast cancer survivors' Lumpectomies, Mastectomies, Breast reconstruction and thughts on body Image. This 108 page book presents women who have had breast surgery. On one side of the open page is the patient's story in her own words (with an occasional section by the woman's partner) and opposite are several color phographs of her breast(s) after surgery.
WHEN A PARENT HAS CANCER
by Wendy S. Harpham, MD.
A guide for parents on how to help children understand and come to terms with a parent’s cancer diagnosis. Included with the book is a children’s book Becky and the Worry Cup, the story of a young girl whose mother had cancer.