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December 16, 2017

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Breast cancer awareness can save lives. Here are some up-to-date titles about breast cancer, including diagnosis, treatment and survivorship, as well as a few biographies, memoirs, films and online resources.

 

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The Bright Hour: A Memoir of Living and Dying

The Bright Hour: A Memoir of Living and Dying
Riggs, Nina

"An exquisite memoir about how to live--and love--every day with 'death in the room, ' from poet Nina Riggs, mother of two young sons and the direct descendant of Ralph Waldo Emerson, in the tradition of When Breath Becomes Air. 'We are breathless, but we love the days. They are promises. They are the only way to walk from one night to the other.' Nina Riggs was just thirty-seven years old when initially diagnosed with breast cancer--one small spot. Within a year, the mother of two sons, ages seven and nine, and married sixteen years to her best friend, received the devastating news that her cancer was terminal. How does one live each day, 'unattached to outcome'? How does one approach the moments, big and small, with both love and honesty? Exploring motherhood, marriage, friendship, and memory, even as she wrestles with the legacy of her great-great-great grandfather, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nina Riggs's breathtaking memoir continues the urgent conversation that Paul Kalanithi began in his gorgeous When Breath Becomes Air. She asks, what makes a meaningful life when one has limited time? Brilliantly written, disarmingly funny, and deeply moving, The Bright Hour is about how to love all the days, even the bad ones, and it's about the way literature, especially Emerson, and Nina's other muse, Montaigne, can be a balm and a form of prayer. It's a book about looking death squarely in the face and saying 'this is what will be.' Especially poignant in these uncertain times, The Bright Hour urges us to live well and not lose sight of what makes us human: love, art, music, words"--


Format: Book
Holds: 14 on 35 copies

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The End of Breast Cancer: A Virus and the Hope for A Vaccine

The End of Breast Cancer: A Virus and the Hope for A Vaccine
Ruddy, Kathleen T.


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Holds: 0 on 5 copies

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Prevent, Survive, Thrive: Every Woman's Guide to Optimal Breast Care

Prevent, Survive, Thrive: Every Woman's Guide to Optimal Breast Care
West, John G.

"Are your breasts healthy? If this question gives you pause, you're not alone. Confusing media and conflicting advice surrounding breast health can make it challenging to know what's best. In the United States this year, more than 200,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Dr. John West wants to help you avoid becoming part of that statistic. For nearly 20 years, Dr. West has focused on giving his patients the best care possible when they show up for diagnosis or treatment. The question he gets most often from his patients is: "What would you tell me to do if I were your wife or daughter?" Prevent, Survive, Thrive: A Breast Surgeon's Lifesaving Advice for Living Healthy and Cancer-Free is Dr. West's answer. Drawing from the latest scientific findings in the field of breast care, he goes into detail about the things most women don't know about their annual exams, like when you should insist on an ultrasound instead of trusting the mammogram, or even how to do a thorough self-examination in the months between your visits to the physician. He lets you know exactly what kind of pain is normal and what should be investigated further. He even offers lifestyle advice to help you lower your risk factors; things as small as how often you exercise or where you carry your cell phone can have an impact on your future health. Prevent, Survive, Thrive provides clear, accurate guidelines for prevention and early detection, letting you to take control of your health"--


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 5 copies

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Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer

Breast cancer seems related to a specific lifestyle, diet, age of puberty, the number and spacing of pregnancies. And though the percentage of breast cancer cases has increased in recent years, this program reveals how there is hope in fighting this insidious disease through education, new forms of contraception and gene therapy. "Recommended. Takes positive steps toward 'removing the shadow of breast cancer from women's lives.' Provides new insights that raise awareness levels for women." -Science, Books and Films "Recommended. Clearly demonstrates how education, new contraceptive methods, and gene therapy may help to lower breast cancer rates." -Booklist "Recommended. Gives a concise, well-organized view of the total picture of breast cancer." -EMRO Review


Format: Streaming Video
Holds: 0 on 0 copies

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Living With Breast Cancer

Living With Breast Cancer

Being diagnosed with cancer is an emotionally challenging experience. Some people describe themselves as feeling u201cnumb.u201d Others may feel sorrow, fear, anger, or even guilt if they believe their illness was caused by smoking or poor lifestyle choices.. Learning about their condition can help patients have more control over the healing process. Cancer treatment has become sophisticated and complex and there are often several possible courses of action, so an informed patient is an essential participant in the decision-making process..


Format: Streaming Video
Holds: 0 on 0 copies

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Breast Cancer Information for patients from the National Cancer Institute

Breast Cancer Information for patients from the National Cancer Institute


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Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center


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Recommended Reading from BreastCancer.org

Recommended Reading from BreastCancer.org

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