Blog > Staying healthy and uplifted with these 12 breast cancer titles

Posted October 25, 2019

Written by Alicia Brown, Marketing and Graphic Designer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and we have put together a book display to help with this awareness. In addition to books, this display has information for mammograms, breast self care and Breast Self-Awareness. Read on to see the books in this selection.

The Bucket List by Georgia Clark

From the author of the critically acclaimed “lively and engrossing parable for women of all generations” (Harper’s BazaarThe Regulars­ comes a deeply funny and thoughtful tale of a young woman who, after discovering she has the breast cancer gene, embarks on an unforgettable bucket list adventure.

Best Friends Forever by Kimberla Lawson Roby

Things are falling apart in the Richardson household. Angry arguments between Celine and her husband, Keith, have become routine, but the situation turns devastating when Celine is diagnosed with breast cancer. As her relationship with Keith deteriorates, Celine worries that she’ll be left to navigate the difficult process of cancer treatment alone. But comfort and support come in the form of Celine’s best friend, Lauren. Now, Celine will be forced to make tough decisions-about her marriage and otherwise-and for the first time in her life, she wants to give up. Lauren vows to help by any means necessary and makes the kind of sacrifice only a best friend can. But will it be too late?

About Betty’s Boob by Véronique Cazot

She lost her left breast, her job, and her guy. She does not know it yet, but this is the best day of her life. An inspiring and surprisingly comedic tale of loss and acceptance told largely through silent sequential narrative.

Everybody’s Got Something by Robin Roberts

Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts’s memoir recounts the incredible journey that’s been her life so far, and the lessons she’s learned along the way. With grace, heart, and humor, she writes about overcoming breast cancer only to learn five years later that she would need a bone marrow transplant to combat a rare blood disorder, the grief and heartbreak she suffered when her mother passed away, her triumphant return to GMA after her medical leave, and the tremendous support and love of her family and friends that saw her through her difficult times.

Unsaid by Neil Abramson

After veterinarian Helena Colden dies of breast cancer, she is unable to move on and narrates the emotional deterioration and struggle of her attorney husband David as he becomes involved in a court case to save the life of a chimpanzee.

Bald Is Better With Earrings by Andrea Hutton

The breast cancer guide every woman needs for herself, her best friend, and her sister–a warm, practical, relatable handbook, that dispels the terror, taking you step-by-step through the process, from diagnosis to post-treatment. When Andrea Hutton was diagnosed with breast cancer, she wanted to know everything. She voraciously read books, articles, and websites and talked to everyone she knew. But nothing prepared her for what the surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation would feel like. Were there tricks that could ease her pain and discomfort? What was “fatigue” and how would it affect her? At what exact moment would her hair fall out and how? Hutton wanted what she could not find: a clear how-to guide for the cancer girl she had become.

Stronger Than Before by Alison Porter

Welcome to your breast cancer self-care bible. Stronger Than Before is the book Alison Porter went looking for when she first learned she had breast cancer. It’s a practical handbook to guide you – and your friends and family – through every stage of the illness, from early diagnosis to treatment choices, and ultimately to a life beyond cancer.

The New Generation Breast Cancer Book by Elisa Port

From the author of the critically acclaimed “lively and engrossing parable for women of all generations” (Harper’s BazaarThe Regulars­ comes a deeply funny and thoughtful tale of a young woman who, after discovering she has the breast cancer gene, embarks on an unforgettable bucket list adventure.

The Mayo Clinic Breast Cancer Book

Covers all aspects of breast cancer, including prevention, diagnosis, treatment, medication, alternative remedies, coping mechanisms, and communicating with children.

The Black Woman’s Breast Cancer Survival Guide by Cheryl Holloway

This “what you need to know” guide is unique in its common sense, “laywoman’s” approach and particular relevance to women of color. Its premise is simple: ignorance and lack of education about breast cancer signs and symptoms are still all too prevalent among black women. Many women are not informed about resources available for early detection screening and are not referred for mammography screening. They may also receive significantly delayed treatment–especially black women. For those reasons and more, black women with or at risk for breast cancer need an advocate who speaks for them and tells them the truth. They have that advocate in Cheryl Holloway, PhD–and in this book.

Dr. Susan Love’s Breast Book by Susan Love

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.

Prevention, The Ultimate Guide to Breast Cancer by Mary Gemignani

We’ve all heard the statistic: 1 in 8 women will get a breast cancer diagnosis at some point in her lifetime. But there’s another just-as-relevant number that isn’t as widely broadcast: 76 percent of those women will be alive 10 years later. This guide from America’s most trusted health magazine helps women navigate treatment, medical costs, and lifestyle changes and emerge with their physical and mental health intact.

Find more books in our collection on Breast Cancer here!

 

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