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Books & Other Publications

A vast number of breast cancer books is available. You might try computer search engines such as Google, Yahoo, and many others. You may also choose to go to the public library in your area. Local book stores often offer a "couch comfortable" environment where you can preview a book prior to purchasing.

Breast Cancer Information Books by Colorado Authors
Books in Spanish/Libros en Español Books for Children
Other Publications  

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Breast Cancer Information

(S) American Cancer Society Publications

Anderson, John W. (2009) Stand by Her: A Breast Cancer Guide for Men.

Balch, Dave. (2006) Cancer for Two: An Inspiring True Story and Guide for Cancer Patients and Their Partners.

Bonner, Dede. (2008) The 10 Best Questions for Surviving Breast Cancer: The Script You Need to Take Control of Your Health.

Brown, Zora K., Boatman, Karl (2009) 100 Questions & Answers About Breast Cancer.

Carr, Kris (2007, 2008) Crazy, Sexy Cancer Tips and Crazy, Sexy Cancer Survivor.

Harpham, Wendy S. (2004) When a Parent Has Cancer: A Guide to Caring for Your Children.

Hirshaut, Yashar; Pressman, Peter; Brody, Jane. (2008) Breast Cancer: The Complete Guide, 5th edition.

Kneece, Judy C. et al. (2009) Your Breast Cancer Treatment Handbook: Understanding the Disease, Treatment, Emotions, and Recovery from Breast Cancer. 7th edition. Companion book: Helping Your Mate Face Breast Cancer by the same author, 6th edition, 2007.

Krychman, Michael, MD; Kellogg, Susan; Finestone, Sandra. (2010) 100 Questions and Answers about Breast Cancer, Sensuality, Sexuality and Intimacy. Discussion of sexuality after diagnosis.

Lange, Vladimir, MD. (2009) Be a Survivor: Your Guide to Breast Cancer Treatment, 5th edition. Available on videotape and DVD in English and Spanish.

Link, John, MD. (2007) Breast Cancer Survival Manual: A Step-by-Step Guide for the Woman with Newly Diagnosed Breast Cancer, 4th ed.

Love, Susan, MD. (2010) Dr. Susan Love's Breast Book, 5th ed. Considered by many to be the "Breast Cancer Bible."

Marchetto, Marisa Acocella. (2009, paperback) Cancer Vixen. The author, a cartoonist, has written a light but serious and uplifting book about her own experience with breast cancer. Spanish edition, 2007.

Miller, Kenneth D. (2008) Choices in Breast Cancer Treatment: Medical Specialists and Cancer Survivors Tell You What You Need to Know. A Johns Hopkins Press Health Book.

Shockney, Lillie D., Shapiro, Gary R. M.D. (2009) 100 Questions & Answers about Advanced & Metastatic Breast Cancer.

Silver, Julie K. (2008) What Helped Me Get Through: Cancer Survivors Share Wisdom and Hope.

Silverman, Daniel; Davidson, Idelle. (2009) Your Brain After Chemo: A Practical Guide to Lifting the Fog and Getting Back Your Focus . This book offers strategies to improve memory and focus and a 9-step program to help keep your brain sharp.

Weiss, Marisa C.; Friedman, Isabel. (2008) Taking Care of Your Girls: A Breast Health Guide for Girls, Teens, & In-Betweens.

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Books by Colorado Authors

Arnold, Veronica. (2011) It's Okay To Be Me: A Journey to God's Heart by Way of Cancer.

Berman, Jeff; Fleegler, Fran, MD; Hanc, John. (2003) The Force Program: The Proven Way to Fight Cancer Through Physical Activity and Exercise.

Chambers, Diane L. (2008) Hearing the Stream: A Survivor's Journey into the Sisterhood of Breast Cancer.

Dvorkin, Leonore H. (2009) Another Chance at Life: A Breast Cancer Survivor's Journey. An updated and expanded version of the book, Why I'm Glad I Had Breast Cancer. Spanish version available.

Gordon, Judy and Dan. (2007) The Heroics of Falling Apart: One Couple's Breast Cancer Journey.

Hjelmstad, Lois Tschetter. (2003) Fine Black Lines: Reflections on Facing Cancer, Fear and Loneliness, 2nd ed.

Laurel, Janet. (2003) Heart and Soul: What It Takes to Promote Health While Confronting Cancer.

McVicker, Ellen. (2006) Butterfly Kisses and Wishes on Wings: When Someone You Love Has Cancer. A Hopeful, Helpful Book for Kids. ; phone - 303-589-2099

Miller, Sue. (2006) I'm Tougher Than I Look: The Sue Miller Story as told to Amber Dahlin.

VanDernoot, Peter. (2006). Helping Your Children Cope with your Cancer: A Guide for Parents and Families, 2nd ed.

VanDernoot, Peter, illustrated by Gail Kohler Opsahl. (2007) Talking with My Treehouse Friends about Cancer, an activity book.

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Benedet, Rosalind. (1999) Entre Mujeres: Su Recuperación Física y Emocional Después de la Mastectomía.

Hartmann, Lynn C., MD; Loprinzi, Charles L. (2005) Clínica Mayo: Guías del Cáncer en la Mujer: Cáncer de Mama. (Mayo Clinic: Guide to Women's Cancer: Breast Cancer).

Huerta, Servando Cardona; Negrete, Maria Zulueta Lopez Negrete. (2008) Mi Guía Rosa: Un Apoyo para la Mujer con Enfermedad del Seno. (My Pink Guide: Support for Women with Breast Cancer).

Lange, Vladimir, MD. (2004) Confié en Mañana. Guía para el Tratamiento del Cáncer de Seno. (Be a Survivor: Your Guide to Breast Cancer Treatment).

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Books for Children

Books for children about cancer offer important opportunities for giving age-appropriate information and opening up areas for discussion. These websites have particularly good listings of children's books and workbooks.

American Cancer Society:
Searching "Helping children when a family member has cancer" offers extensive information on how to help children, including a book list and other resources.

Children's books from the American Cancer Society

Our Mom is Getting Better: When Treatment Ends, Healing Begins. Silver, Alexander; Silver, Emily; Silver, Anna. Ages 5-12.
Books for children whose parent has cancer, updated in May 2008, offers several books with descriptors, age-level readiness, and helpful related links.

Someone I Love is Sick. For two- to six-year-olds coping with family members diagnosed with cancer. The book addresses all stages of the journey including diagnosis, treatment, hospitalization, recurrence, and end of life.All proceeds from the book benefit The Gathering Place, a program for families in the Cleveland area who dealing with cancer.

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Other Publications

Aging with Dignity
850-681-2010; 888-5WISHES (888-594-7437).
Five Wishes: Easy-to-use legal document lets adults of all ages plan how they want to be cared for in case they become seriously ill. DVD available as a helping tool. Available in 20 languages.

Coping With Cancer Magazine
Subscription magazine for people whose lives have been touched by cancer.

CURE Magazine
800-210-CURE (800-210-2873)
Free quarterly magazine for cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers who live in the U.S. Provides scientific information in easy-to-understand language.

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