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December 11, 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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Breast Cancer Surgery and Reconstruction: What's Right for You

Breast Cancer Surgery and Reconstruction: What's Right for You
Anstett, Patricia

"Breast Cancer Surgery and Reconstruction offers a glimpse into the big picture of the various stages and types of breast reconstruction using stories and photos of real women. It offers a true picture of what breast reconstruction entails, and offers hope to those facing it. This is a book to help women with a variety of issues surrounding their choices, with powerful insights from women who have been there,"--Amazon.com.


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Breast Cancer Clear & Simple: All your Questions Answered

Breast Cancer Clear & Simple: All your Questions Answered

"A breast cancer resource for the newly diagnosed from the experts at the American Cancer Society. With an easy-to-understand, question-and-answer format, this book guides patients through the important decisions they'll need to make, from diagnosis through treatment. It helps women with breast cancer and their caregivers know what to expect, what to do, and how to get through what can be an overwhelming, life-changing experience. This new edition includes tips for choosing the right doctor, understanding treatment choices, dealing with the effects of treatment, seeking support groups, and much more. A list of specific resources for patients, as well as a glossary of terms related to breast cancer, is also included"--


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Dangerous Boobies: Breaking up With My Time-bomb Breasts

Dangerous Boobies: Breaking up With My Time-bomb Breasts
Brodnick, Caitlin

"After watching too many family members die of cancer, at age 28, public speaker and comedian Caitlin Brodnick was tested for the BRCA1 gene mutation and tested positive, indicating an 87% chance she'd likely be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. She had a preventative double mastectomy, thereby becoming an everywoman's Angelina Jolie. Dangerous Boobies: Breaking Up with My Time-Bomb Breasts goes in depth into her experience from testing to surgery and on to recovery. With a warm, funny, and approachable voice, Caitlin tells readers the full story, even sharing what it was like to go from a size 32G bra--giant, for a woman who is barely over five feet tall!--to a 32C. Engaging and open, she admits to having hated her breasts long before her surgery, and enjoying the process of "designing" her new breasts, from the shape of the breasts to the size and color of the nipples. While Caitlin's primary narrative explores the BRCA gene and breast cancer, her story is also one about body acceptance and what it takes to be confident with and in charge of one's body. Her speaking engagements and comedy routines have shown that the wider topic of breasts, breast size, and personal identity is resonating with younger readers"--


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This Is Cancer: Everything You Need to Know, From the Waiting Room to the Bedroom

This Is Cancer: Everything You Need to Know, From the Waiting Room to the Bedroom
Haddad, Laura Holmes

"Cancer is indiscriminate. It cares little for class, creed or color. Its patients are literally everywhere. When Laura Holmes Haddad was diagnosed, she discovered shelf upon shelf of overly-earnest, somber, gray survival books, and knew there had to be a better way. This Is Cancer is the thoughtful, informative fabulous-looking result for those who prefer their pathos with equal parts humor and reality and a touch of flair. A "what to expect when you're expecting" book for the diagnosis you don't want but are stuck with, This Is Cancer is the book that patients keep in their "heading to the hospital bag," because it's the only one that tells them what's going on and keeps them company. Including such useful snippets as: There is no limit to what you will put yourself through when told it might save your life. Stay away from the Internet. And don't let anyone tell you "what they looked up" about your diagnosis. You'll be surrounded by people but you'll feel lonely, and alone, sometimes. Lexapro is Tylenol for the soul. If you don't like your doctor(s), find new ones. You will feel somewhat at the mercy of them, like they hold the key to your mortality, but in fact more than one doctor can potentially save you and some are nice and some are mean. Whether you or your loved ones want a primer full of useful information in an easy to reference format or a friendly and comforting read, the honest, grave, and mordantly funny stories and tips from young survivors will bring you the real intel and advice that you need most during this tremendously difficult time"--


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In-between Days: A Memoir About Living With Cancer

In-between Days: A Memoir About Living With Cancer
Harrison, Teva

In this brilliant and inspiring graphic memoir, Harrison documents through comic illustration and short personal essays what it means to live with breast cancer. She confronts with heartbreaking honesty the crises of identity that cancer brings. She struggles to reconcile her long-term goals with an uncertain future, balancing the innate sadness of cancer with everyday acts of hope and wonder. She also examines those quiet moments of helplessness and loving with her husband, her family, and her friends, while they all adjust to the new normal.


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The Breast Test Book: A Woman's Guide to Mammography and Beyond

The Breast Test Book: A Woman's Guide to Mammography and Beyond
Jones, Connie

"Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed malignancy in women and the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in American women. Although cardiovascular-related deaths significantly outnumber breast cancer deaths, breast cancer is arguably the most feared diagnosis among American women. Great strides have been made to heighten public awareness of breast cancer, with particular emphasis on early detection with mammography. Breast radiologists regularly witness the extreme anxiety that just the thought of being diagnosed with breast cancer can cause a patient. This anxious anticipation is often heightened by a lack of knowledge about what to expect from the process of breast imaging evaluation, which is frustrating for both patient and practitioner and can negatively affect the experience. Physicians often encounter patients who have little or no understanding of the reasoning behind the examination or procedure about to be performed-sometimes even up to the day of their breast cancer surgery. Furthermore, most women who undergo breast evaluations will not be diagnosed with cancer. The incidence of breast cancer is only 125.3 per 100,000 women (or 3-6 in every 1,000 screenings), however, symptoms of benign breast abnormalities are quite common and impact many more lives. Accurately diagnosing these non-cancerous conditions can alleviate much anxiety, in addition to helping patients towards a correct treatment plan. The Breast Test Book is a straightforward guide to the process of radiologic breast evaluations. Based on the most current scientific research and best standards of clinical practice, it will help debunk myths, shed light on misinformation, and provide clear facts about what women should expect from these screenings. This improved understanding will ultimately allow patients to play more active roles in their own care and, in the event that a diagnosis is made, give them confidence in their treatment. "--


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The Breast Cancer Cookbook: Over 100 Easy Recipes to Nourish and Boost Health During and After Treatment

The Breast Cancer Cookbook: Over 100 Easy Recipes to Nourish and Boost Health During and After Treatment
Keshtgar, M. R. S.

With often contradictory reports in the press all the time about the role certain foods play in cancer (not all of them substantiated by plausible research studies), it is especially confusing for those diagnosed or at a higher risk of breast cancer to understand how they can take an active role in treatment and prevention through diet and lifestyle. Pioneering consultant breast cancer specialist Professor Mohammed Keshtgar makes it simple with The Breast Cancer Cookbook. Based on his extensive patient experience and research, the book offers advice and over 100 inviting recipes especially created to take a healthy, balanced approach against breast cancer, using only the real evidence on the roles of foods such as dietary fats, sugar, carbs, dairy, meat, soy and caffeine. The book also offers recipes to help patients going through cancer treatment combat side effects, such as lethargy, loss of appetite, changes in taste sensation and soreness of mouth.


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Dr. Susan Love's Breast Book

Dr. Susan Love's Breast Book
Love, Susan M.

"This fully revised sixth edition explains the biology behind the clinical options. Whether a reader is at risk and interested in prevention, diagnosed and trying to prevent recurrence, or living with metastatic cancer and seeking ways to survive longer and better, Dr. Love provides the most expert and reassuring support. This revision discusses the new genetic tests, controversies regarding screening, and what you need to know about dense breasts. Dr. Love also reviews the most recent technologies, such as liquid biopsies (identifying tumor cells in blood), plus current findings on the timing of chemotherapy, male breast cancer, and exciting new immunological therapies, all in her unique explanatory style. In addition, she considers the collateral damage of treatment and explores the newer approaches to metastatic disease"--Back cover.


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Hug Everyone You Know: A Year of Community, Courage, and Cancer

Hug Everyone You Know: A Year of Community, Courage, and Cancer
Martin, Antoinette Truglio


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Cards for Brianna: A Mom's Messages of Living, Laughing, and Loving as Time Is Running Out

Cards for Brianna: A Mom's Messages of Living, Laughing, and Loving as Time Is Running Out
McManamy, Heather

After being diagnosed in her early thirties with terminal breast cancer, Heather McManamy felt like her life was crumbling. Her "normal" vanished--and was replaced with multiple surgeries and dozens of chemo treatments that could briefly extend her life, but would not prevent her inevitable death. With an effervescent spirit and a new perspective, Heather started to live each day as if it were her last. She learned to soak in the moment, appreciate the beauty around her, and celebrate her blessings. She also pondered her daughter's future journey without her mother--and gracefully prepared for it. Heather began to write greeting cards to Brianna. Cards for her first day of school, her sixteenth birthday, her wedding day. Cards for when things were going right and when they were going wrong. Cards for when Brianna would need her mother--whether in five years or in fifty years--and Heather wouldn't be able to be there for her. Cards for Brianna is the story of one mother's powerful love for her young daughter and Heather's unmatched experiences, laced with laughter and charm, are a reminder to never take a single day for granted.


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