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We have put together a list of really helpful and popular books for those dealing breast cancer. We ONLY display books with the highest 5 star rating from Amazon.com. Please feel free to recommend additional books and resources to us on our contact us page.

Sensation in the Night: Waking Up to Breast Cancer What You Still Don't Know    Sensation in the Night: Waking Up to Breast Cancer What You Still Don't Know

Sensation In The Night: Waking Up To Breast Cancer, What You Still Don't Know, is a true story that offers readers a guide on how to navigate the trickiest of paths...breast cancer. A combination of basic medical information, practical tips and raw journal entries, this book can help you begin to chart your battle plan. Having been misdiagnosed more than once, Susan Armenti's message is to listen to your body, know what questions to ask your doctors and let information be your partner as you face the challenge. Susan takes you on her journey so that you will be more prepared for yours..

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Rocking the Pink: Finding Myself on the Other Side of Cancer    Rocking the Pink: Finding Myself on the Other Side of Cancer

More than a cancer journey, Rocking the Pink is a quirky, charming, and poignant ode to love, friendship, and music. Roppé is unflinchingly honest and unfailingly funny as she tells the story of her odyssey: from childhood dreamer and giddy valet parker to the Hollywood stars to disillusioned lawyer, wife, and mother; from budding songwriter and late-blooming recording artist to determined cancer survivor. Full of raw emotion and humor that will make you laugh through your tears, Rocking the Pink is a chronicle of discovering one's true self through life’s difficult circumstances—and a testament to the hang-in-tough, take-no-prisoners attitude it takes to kick cancer’s butt.

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Surviving Triple-Negative Breast Cancer: Hope, Treatment, and Recovery    Surviving Triple-Negative Breast Cancer: Hope, Treatment, and Recovery

Surviving Triple-Negative Breast Cancer delivers research-based information on the biology of TNBC; the role of genetics, family history, and race; how to navigate treatment options; understanding a pathology report; and a plethora of strategies to reduce the risk of recurrence, including diet and lifestyle changes. In clear, approachable language, Prijatel provides a fact-filled guide based on a vast array of scientific studies. Woven throughout the book are stories of women who have faced TNBC. These are mothers, wives, daughters, and sisters who went through a variety of medical treatments and then got on with life--one competes in triathlons, two had babies after being treated with chemo, one got remarried in her 50s, and one just celebrated the 30th birthday of the son she was nursing when she was diagnosed.

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Let Me Get This Off My Chest: A Breast Cancer Survivor Over-Shares    Let Me Get This Off My Chest: A Breast Cancer Survivor Over-Shares

Tamoxifen hot flashes, mastectomy, reconstruction, breast cancer etiquette, Frankenboobs, bras with special attachments—Margaret Lesh shares all in her funny, heartfelt collection of essays, anecdotes, and life lessons from the perspective of a two-time breast cancer survivor. She’ll tell you when it’s okay to play the cancer card, what you should take to the hospital, and gives suggestions on how to cope in those dark moments of the soul. With practical tips sprinkled throughout, LET ME GET THIS OFF MY CHEST explores how breast cancer changed her outlook on life, offering honest insights, humor, and sensitivity as she looks for the silver lining in a not-so-great situation. Whether you are a woman diagnosed with breast cancer or whether you know someone with breast cancer, this book was written for you.

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Strength Renewed: Meditations for Your Journey through Breast Cancer    Strength Renewed: Meditations for Your Journey through Breast Cancer

Strength Renewed is an encouraging daily devotional for those living in the valley of cancer. Meditations combine Scripture and stories from the author's own experience and can be read in sequential order to move the reader through a typical cancer journey from diagnosis through treatment. Each devotion also stands on its own, so readers can go directly to the entry that speaks to their need. Each meditation concludes with a short prayer and a Scripture verse for encouragement.

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Anticancer: A New Way of Life - David Servan-Schreiber - A MUST READ!    Anticancer: A New Way of Life - David Servan-Schreiber - A MUST READ!

If anyone has the cred, professional and street, to discuss cancer prevention and survival, it is Servan-Schreiber, clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, cofounder of Doctors Without Borders, and 15-year brain cancer survivor. That he chooses to talk about, even promote, certain environmental, dietary, and emotional adjustments one can make in one’s life that can mitigate suspected carcinogenic influences makes this a slightly controversial book.

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Breast Cancer Survival Manual    Breast Cancer Survival Manual, Fourth Edition: A Step-by-Step Guide for the Woman With Newly Diagnosed Breast Cancer

In a valuable guide for women who have just been diagnosed with breast cancer, Dr. John Link helps sort through the confusion and the fear, by explaining such things as how to get a second opinion and how to understand a pathology report.

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Breast Cancer Husband    Breast Cancer Husband : How to Help Your Wife (and Yourself) during Diagnosis, Treatment and Beyond

A unique guide, like none other on the market-packed with medical information, practical tips, psychological insight, and coping strategies-to help men help the women they love through this trying time.

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Breast Cancer: Real Questions, Real Answers    Breast Cancer: Real Questions, Real Answers

Breast Cancer: Real Questions, Real Answers is an outgrowth of Dr. David Chan's more than 20 years in private oncology practice. Inspired by his patients—who courageously face their illness but often feel fearful, confused about their options, and full of questions—Dr. Chan's book is uniquely structured as a Question and Answer between patient and doctor.

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B.O.O.B.S    B.O.O.B.S.: A Bunch of Outrageous Breast-Cancer Survivors Tell Their Stories of Courage, Hope and Healing

They are not just statistics or case studies, nor are they "genetic mishaps." They are everyday modern women struggling to survive breast cancer. They share the same diagnosis but are a crazy-quilt of many patterns and colors, with ages spanning twenty-five years. Some of them are wives and mothers, grandmothers, and great-grandmothers; some are single, some are divorced.

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B.O.O.B.S    Choices in Breast Cancer Treatment: Medical Specialists and Cancer Survivors Tell You What You Need to Know

Miller, an oncologist and director of the Yale Cancer Center Survivorship Program, presents a unique and indispensable book for women facing breast cancer, which features individual chapters written by medical experts and breast cancer survivors. Because there are so many potential scenarios, treatment options vary, and women must decide which route to take in a timely fashion while simultaneously confronting their fears.

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B.O.O.B.S    Five Lessons I Didn't Learn From Breast Cancer (And One Big One I Did)

Every step of the way, society tells women that the breast cancer experience can teach them profound lessons and maybe even give them a peek at the meaning of life. But what if it doesn’t? After the long month of treatment ended, Shelley Lewis found that the cancer was gone, but in its place there was no epiphany, no new perspective on life. She discovered that for herself and other women, breast cancer was many things, but it was not necessarily an opportunity for self-improvement.

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B.O.O.B.S    I Am Not My Breast Cancer: Women Talk Openly About Love and Sex, Hair Loss and Weight Gain, Mothers and Daughters, and Being a Woman with Breast Cancer

Peltason, an editor and breast cancer survivor, founded an online forum for women facing the disease. Their dialogue provides the content for this book. Survivors may discover that these raw entries churn up disturbing emotions; others will find comfort in these voices, and in the knowledge that they aren't alone—either in their sorrow or in their strength and courage.

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Your Soul's Plan: Discovering the Real Meaning of the Life You Planned Before You Were Born [Paperback]    Your Soul's Plan: Discovering the Real Meaning of the Life You Planned Before You Were Born

Your Soul's Plan (which was originally published under the title Courageous Souls: Do We Plan Our Life Challenges Before Birth?) explores the provocative premise that we are all eternal souls who plan our lives, including our greatest challenges, before we are born for the purpose of spiritual growth. Through compelling profiles of people who knowingly planned experiences such as AIDS and cancer, parenting handicapped children, deafness, blindness, drug addiction, alcoholism, losing a loved one, and severe accidents, this book shows that suffering is not purposeless, but imbued with deep meaning.

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Dr. Susan Love's Breast Book [Hardcover]    Dr. Susan Love's Breast Book [Hardcover]

Dr. Susan Love's Breast Book has been considered the bible of breast-care books since it appeared in 1990. In 1995, Love completely updated the book in a 600-page second edition, including new biopsy and screening methods, implants, the pros and cons of hormone therapy, new discoveries in breast-cancer treatment, and many other topics. Every chapter has been rewritten, with the exception of the anatomy chapter ("The breast, I'm glad to report, is still located on the chest!"). Love presents copious medical information in a simple, welcoming style, and plentiful illustrations make the information even clearer.

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Breast Cancer Breakthroughs: Living Longer [Paperback]    Breast Cancer Breakthroughs: Living Longer [Paperback]

"You've Breast Cancer": you're told. Now what?? You're scared, confused, questions overwhelm you:

  • Could my diagnosis, my stage be wrong?
  • Could it be a non-cancerous lump?
  • How did I get this in the first place? Why me?!
  • My mom had it, now me, how about my daughter?
  • Do I really need to sacrifice my breast?
  • I hate chemo, how about just radiation or a hormone pill?
  • Is there a cure for breast cancer?

You have used up all treatments, but your doctor tells you the devastating news that your cancer has spread to other parts of your body. You wonder: What do I do now?Is there any hope for me? Never Give Up Hope.

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Beyond the Pink Moon: A Memoir of Legacy, Loss and Survival (Special Edition) [Paperback]    Beyond the Pink Moon: A Memoir of Legacy, Loss and Survival (Special Edition) [Paperback]

In this touching, frank and informative memoir, Nicki Boscia Durlester intimately chronicles her transformational journey after being diagnosed with breast cancer. Her story begins with her mother, who was diagnosed with the disease in 1962: a time when breast cancer was only discussed behind closed doors, and long before women took an active role in their diagnosis and treatment. Nicki provides unique insight into being part of a large Italian-American family afflicted with the BRCA2 gene, and shares poignant stories about her mother and aunts who faced breast and ovarian cancer with extraordinary grace and courage.

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The Foremost Good Fortune [Kindle Edition]    The Foremost Good Fortune [Kindle Edition]

Conley, a writing teacher, and her husband, Tony, an IT consultant, relocate from Maine to Beijing with their two young sons. Her compelling and humorous account of the "cultural zeitgeist" in which they are suddenly immersed draws the reader in immediately. It's a travelogue, a cultural history, and a memoir of parenting successes and disasters as she and Tony feel as though they're running a "small overnight camp for American boys in Beijing." As their initially reluctant sons gradually make friends, and Susan slowly learns enough Mandarin to negotiate bargaining at the market and trips with visitors to the Great Wall, their lives seem to be reaching an even keel.

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Cancer Is Not A Disease - It's A Survival Mechanism [Kindle Edition]    Cancer Is Not A Disease - It's A Survival Mechanism [Kindle Edition]

This latest book by Andreas Moritz may rock or even dismantle the very foundation of your beliefs about the body, health and healing. It offers the open-minded reader concerned about cancer a radically different understanding of what cancer really is. According to Andreas Moritz, cancer is a desperate and final attempt by the body to stay alive for as long as circumstances permit - circumstances that are, in fact, in your control.

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You are Not Alone: Life After a Breast Cancer Diagnosis [Paperback]    You are Not Alone: Life After a Breast Cancer Diagnosis [Paperback]

You are Not Alone: Life After a Breast Cancer Diagnosis, empowers women with easy to understand, vital information to guide them through their breast cancer experience. It helps women become aware of their options while giving them the confidence, hope, inspiration, and skills to make the right treatment decisions. Along with valuable research, Andrea candidly shares her personal experiences, including her thoughts and feelings, from the time of her breast cancer diagnosis to having her breasts removed and reconstructed.

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The Lump: A Gynecologist's Journey with Male Breast Cancer [Kindle Edition]    The Lump: A Gynecologist's Journey with Male Breast Cancer [Kindle Edition]

"The Lump" recounts my choice to become a doctor, the experiences that molded my surgical career and the startling discovery in 1998 that led to my own mastectomy, chemotherapy, mammograms, and hot flashes. Not unusual for a woman, but very much so for a gynecologist. My story is told with humor and honesty from my very unique perspective as a male, a gynecologist, and a breast cancer patient.

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8 Weeks to Women's Wellness: The Detoxification Plan for Breast Cancer, Endometriosis, Infertility and Other Women's Health Conditions [Paperback]    8 Weeks to Women's Wellness: The Detoxification Plan for Breast Cancer, Endometriosis, Infertility and Other Women's Health Conditions [Paperback]

8 Weeks to Women's Wellness, details the environmental links to women's health conditions and provides a roadmap on how to remove built up stores of toxins from the body. Dr. Marchese describes the various ways women are exposed to chemicals through everyday products and how these toxic chemicals are linked to 10 common women's health problems.

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Comments

"While Coping With Breast Cancer" is a helpful book written by a breast cancer survivor. Mrs. Hashem tells of how her loving father died just weeks after her diagnosis and how she coped with both breast cancer and the death of a loved one. She gives us lots of helpful hints and tools that she used to get through it all. The book is a must read for all breast cancer victims.

Thank you. I'm gonna look into reading this book.

It's a great book. You should read it. It's cheap too on Amazon I think. You can always get the used version....

This book is OK. Nothing special I recommend B.O.O.B.S.

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