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.
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 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.
Living Beyond Breast Cancer expert Jennifer Bellon, MD, answered your questions about what radiation therapy is and what to expect during and after treatment.
The Fall 2013 issue of LBBC's quarterly newsletter features stories on the changing landscape of breast cancer research and on using complementary (integrative) therapies to relieve the physical and emotional symptoms of breast cancer and its treatments. Kathy Dawson shares why she volunteers for LBBC and advocates for support of LBBC through the Combined Federal Campaign.
Learn how October 31 came to be dedicated Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day and what LBBC has done and continues to do to ensure that the educational and support needs of women with stage IV breast cancer are met. Sharon Foster, a former pediatric oncology nurse diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer, shares her personal tips for living a full life while managing metastatic disease.
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.