Welcome to the Living Beyond Breast Cancer library. Here you can access a user-friendly collection of LBBC resources to address your medical, psychosocial, emotional, legal and financial concerns.
Whether you are newly diagnosed, recently completed treatment, are years beyond or are living with advanced (metastatic) disease, or you are a family member, friend or healthcare provider, LBBC can connect you with trusted breast cancer information and a community of support.
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Learning about Breast Cancer
Here are some recommended resources to get you started:
Find out whether genetic testing is right for you and your family in this comprehensive guide about genetics and breast cancer risk. Learn what factors healthcare professionals look for in families that may suggest an inherited gene mutation led to breast cancer developing, what genetic counselors do, and how genetic test results may impact your treatment, family, and emotions.
Gain a basic understanding of how yoga practice enhances overall wellness, improves quality of life and supports recovery after a breast cancer diagnosis. Learn about the mental and physical side of yoga, common yoga poses, how to adapt poses to suit your abilities during or after treatment, and where to find yoga classes for women with breast cancer.
Living Beyond Breast Cancer expert Neal Niznan, LCSW, answered your questions about how a metastatic breast cancer diagnosis may affect your mood, how to cope with difficult emotions, ways to manage your emotional concerns along with those of your family and friends, and where to find resources for peer or professional support.
Living Beyond Breast Cancer expert Hollye Jacobs, RN, MS, MSW, answers your questions about how to talk with children about what breast cancer is, the physical changes they may see you go through during treatment, how to handle the hard questions they may have, and how children of different ages may react to the news.
Living Beyond Breast Cancer expert Joanna L. Fawzy Morales, Esq, answered your questions about how a breast cancer diagnosis and treatment may affect your career.
The Winter 2013/2014 issue of LBBC's quarterly newsletter features stories on the role of peer support throughout a breast cancer journey and on less common forms of breast cancer. TeMaya Eatmon shares why and how she became involved in advocacy work for those affected by breast cancer.
Learn how to get your bearings after a diagnosis of stage IV disease, including how to build a healthcare team you trust with all aspects of your care, healthy ways to reduce stress and anxiety, and where to find support that is meaningful to you. Practical tips are offered to help you get the care you want. Heather Gladbach, living with metastatic breast cancer, reflects on her hopes and aspirations with the coming of a new year.
Key Findings from Living Beyond Breast Cancer’s National Needs Assessment of Young Women Affected by Breast Cancer
This executive summary presents key findings from our Young Women's Initiative national needs assessment of young women affected by breast cancer published in February 2013.
Silent Voices: Women with Advanced (Metastatic) Breast Cancer Share Their Needs and Preferences for Information, Support and Practical Resources
This extensive report contains findings from a 2005 survey of 618 women living with stage 4 (metastatic) breast cancer. It offers insights and direction on the information, support and practical needs of women living with advanced disease.