Breast Cancer Resources
The following is an extensive list of useful books on breast cancer, as well as some research papers, clinical trials and studies on the subject. These resources provide information on risk assessment, breast cancer prevention, guides to living with the disease and tips from survivors. You will also find books related to breast cancer surgery, including mastectomy and lumpectomy and how to aid recovery with diet and exercise. Breast reconstruction surgery as well as cancer recurrences, biopsies and staging are also discussed in some books. The important thing is, there are lots of wonderful resources providing a host of information on this disease. There is no need to cope alone or to shoot in the dark.
Breast Cancer Guides
A Breast Cancer Journey: Your Personal Guidebook. American Cancer Society, 2005.
Advanced Breast Cancer: A Guide to Living with Metastatic Disease. M. Mayer and L. Lamb, Patient-Centered Guides, 1998.
Assess Your True Risk of Breast Cancer P.T. Kelly, Owl Books, 2000.
Breast Cancer Clear 6- Simple: All Your Questions Answered. American Cancer Society.
Breast Cancer For Dummies by Ronit Elk Ph.D., Monica Morrow M.D., Ronit Elk and Monica Morrow (2003).
Breast Cancer Husband: How to Help Your Wife (and Yourself) during Diagnosis, Treatment and Beyond by Marc Silver (2004).
Breast Cancer, Beyond Convention: The World's Foremost Authorities on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Offer Advice on Healing. M. Tagliaferri and I. Cohen, Atria Books, 2002.
Breast Cancer? Breast Health! The Wise Woman Way (Wise Woman Herbal Series) by Susun S Weed and Christiane Northrup (1996).
Breast Implants: Everything You Need to Know. N. Bruning, Hunter House, 2002.
Dancing With Fear: Tips and Wisdom from Breast Cancer Survivors by Leila Peltosaari (2005).
Just Get Me Through This!: A Practical Guide to Coping with Breast Cancer by Deborah A. Cohen and Robert M. Gelfand (2000).
Living Beyond Breast Cancer: A Survivor's Guide for When Treatment Ends and the Rest of Your Life Begins. M.C. and E. Weiss, Times Books, 1998.
Lymphedema: A Breast Cancer Patient's Guide to Prevention and Healing. J. Burt and G. White, Hunter House, 1999.
No Less A Woman: Femininity, Sexuality & Breast Cancer D.H. Kahane, Hunter House, 1995.
Recovering from Breast Surgery: Exercises to Strengthen Your Body and Relieve Pain. D. Stumm, Hunter House, 1995.
Susan Love's Breast Book. Susan Love and K.Lindsey, Perseus, 2000.
The Breast Cancer Companion: A Guide for the Newly Diagnosed by Nancy Sokolowski, Valerie Rossi and Richard Zelkowitz (2010).
The Breast Cancer Survival Manual: A Step-By-Step Guide for the Woman With Newly Diagnosed Cancer. J. Link, Owl Books, 2000. See our article, breast cancer diagnosis, a doctor's procedure.
The Breast Cancer Survivor's Fitness Plan: A Doctor-Approved Workout Plan For a Strong Body and Lifesaving Results (Harvard Medical School Guides) by Carolyn Kaelin, Francesca Coltrera, Josie Gardiner and Joy Prouty (2006).
The Informed Woman's Guide to Breast Health. By K McGinn, Bull Publishing, 2001.
Uplift: Secrets from the Sisterhood of Breast Cancer Survivors by Barbara Delinsky (2011).
You Can Do This!: Surviving Breast Cancer Without Losing Your Sanity or Your Style by Elisha Daniels and Kelley Tuthill (2009).
Food: Your Miracle Medicine by Jean Carper (Simon & Sehuster, 1993).
Foods that Harm, Foods that Heal (Reader's Digest, 1996). Read also our article, cancer diet foods which help aid recovery.
Healing Nutrients by Patrick Quillen (Contemporary Books, USA/Beaverbooks,Can, 1987, Penguin, 1989).
Healing through Nutrition by Or Melvyn Werbach (Thorsons, 1995).
Minerals: What They Are Why We Need Them, by Miriam Polunin (Thorsons, 1979).
Nutritional Medicine by Stephen Davies and Alan Stewart (Pan Books, 1987).
Prescription jar Nutritional Healing by James & Phyllis Balch (Avery Press, USA, 1990).
Superfoods: Superfoods Diet Book and Supefast Foods by Michael van Straten and Barbara Griggs (Dorling Kindersley, 1994).
The Complete Guide to Vitamins and Minerals by Leonard Mervyn (Thorsons, 1986).
The Healing Foods by Patricia Hausmann & Judith Benn Hurley (MJF Books, USA, 1989).
The Vitamin Bible by Earl Mindell (Arrow, 1993).
Vitamin C: The Master Nutrient by Sandra Goodman (Keats, USA, 1991).
You are What you Eat by Kirsren Hartvig and Dr Nick Rowley (Piatkus, 1996).
The Immune System: A Target for Functional Foods. British Journal of Nutrition 88 (2002): 5165-76.
Feed Your Genes Right. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 2005. Challem, Jack.
The Food-Mood Solution. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 2007.
Better Health through Natural Healing by Ross Trader (McGraw-Hill, USA, 1987).
The Alternative Dictionary of Symptoms and Cures by Dr Caroline Shreeve (Century, 1987).
The Fountain of Health: An A-Z of Traditional Chinese Medicine by Dr Charles Windrigel, Dr Wu Xiaochun (Mainstream Publishing, 1994).
The Handbook of Complementary Medicine by Stephen Fulder (Oxford Medical Publications, 1988).
The Healing Foods Cookbook by Jane Sen (Thorsons, 1996).
You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay (Eden Grove, USA, 1988).
See also, books on cancer for more general guides.
Breast Cancer Prevention
Anticancer, A New Way of Life, New Edition by David Servan-Schreiber MD PhD (2009).
Breast Cancer and Iodine : How to Prevent and How to Survive Breast Cancer by Ph.D. Dr. David Derry M.D. (2006). Read also our article breast cancer prevention, a woman's guide.
Breast Cancer Prevention Guide by Sandra Cabot MD and Margaret Jasinska ND (2011).
Confronting Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer: Identify Your Risk, Understand Your Options, Change Your Destiny (A Johns Hopkins Press Health Book) by Sue Friedman, Rebecca Sutphen, Kathy Steligo and Mark H. Greene (2012). Read also our article, breast cancer risk factors.
Lymphedema: A Breast Cancer Patient's Guide to Prevention and Healing by Jeannie Burt and Gwen White (2005).
Never Fear Cancer Again: How to Prevent and Reverse Cancer by Raymond Francis M.Sc. and Harvey Diamond (2011).
The Breast Cancer Prevention Plan by Edward J. Conley (2005).
The Whole-Food Guide for Breast Cancer Survivors: A Nutritional Approach to Preventing Recurrence (The New Harbinger Whole-Body Healing Series) by Edward Bauman, Helayne Waldman and Donald I. Abrams MD (2012). See our article, breast cancer recurrence which includes information on symptoms and prognosis.
Other Useful Information
• Main causes of death in women: What is the number 1 killer of women?
• Latest health statistics: Female life expectancy, see how long you are likely to live.
• Inflammatory breast cancer: Why it is so dangerous.
• Recommended health screenings for women:Which routine screenings you should get.
Practical Guides To Surviving Cancer
A Cancer Survivor's Almanac: Charting Your Journey. B. Hoffman, National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship. Chronimed Publishing, 2003.
ACSs Guide to Pain Control: Understanding and Managing Cancer Pain American Cancer Society.
Can Survive: The Challenge of Life after Cancer. S. Nessim and J. Ellis, Houghton Mifflin Co., 2000.
Cancer Care giving A to Z: An At-Home Guide for Patients and Families, American Cancer Society.
Cancer Treatments Your Insurance Should Cover (pamphlet). Available as a download from the Association of Community Cancer Centers, www.accc-cancer.org.
Caregiving: A Step-by-Step Resource for Caring for the Person with Cancer at Home American Cancer Society.
Couples Confronting Cancer: Keeping Your Relationship Strong, American Cancer Society.
Eating Well, Staying Well During and After Cancer, American Cancer Society.
How Women Can Finally Stop Smoking. R. Klesges and M. DeBon, Hunter House, 1994.
Positive Options for Living with Your Ostomy. C.A. White, Hunter House, 2002.
Social Work in Oncology: Supporting Survivors, Families, and Caregivers, American Cancer Society.
The Ostomy Book. B.D. Mullan and K.A. McGinn, Bull Publishing, 1992.
What Cancer Survivors Need to Know About Health Insurance. K.J. Calder and K. Pollitz, National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship, 1998.
What Helped Get Me Through: Cancer Survivors Share Wisdom and Hope American Cancer Society.
When the Focus Is on Care: Palliative Care and Cancer American Cancer Society.