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 has a breast cancer resource tailored to your needs.
We hope the information offered in this collection will help you along your breast cancer journey. If you'd like to order books and resources found in this collection, visit our online marketplace.
Learning about Breast Cancer
Here are some recommended resources to get you started:
The Guide to Understanding Financial Concerns will help you navigate private and public health insurance plans and explains how to get insurance if you don't have it. Discover what to do if your claim is denied, how to access federal and private programs, when to use COBRA and disability and how to handle the "hidden" costs of breast cancer. Available online only.
Learn the signs and symptoms of breast cancer-related lymphedema, ways to manage your lymphedema risk, treatments for lymphedema, how lymphedema can impact your emotions and how to pay for lymphedema care.
Living Beyond Breast Cancer expert George Sledge, MD, answered your questions about treatment options and clinical trials for triple-negative breast cancer.
Living Beyond Breast Cancer expert Shoshi Barkai, MS, RD, answered your questions about the importance of weight management after a breast cancer diagnosis and how to incorporate healthful eating and fitness into your daily routine.
Living Beyond Breast Cancer expert Alisha Ellis, LMSW, MA, answered your questions about how to get support and care as an African-American woman diagnosed with breast cancer.
The spring 2013 issue of Living Beyond Breast Cancer’s quarterly newsletter features stories on the duration of tamoxifen therapy for women with ER positive, early-stage breast cancer as well as long-term survivorship. Vernell Kelly shares her story about how she supported loved ones, learned how to accept support for herself and became active in making African-American women aware of their risk after a breast cancer diagnosis.
Learn about palliative care and how it helps manage physical and mental symptoms. Sherri West shares her story about maintaining balance and taking control after a metastatic breast cancer diagnosis.
Key Findings from Living Beyond Breast Cancer’s National Needs Assessment of Young Women Affected by Breast Cancer
This executive summary presents key findings of our Young Women's Initiative's national needs assessment of young women affected by breast cancer.
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.