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Recommended Reading

In this section, you can access information on recommended reading for women affected by breast cancer. The publications below address a variety of issues that may be important to you.

Cancer for Two: An Inspiring True Story and Guide for Cancer Patients and Their Partners

A caregiver’s perspective on cancer, this book makes suggestions on how you can endure your own challenges.

Dreamwalk: A Survivor’s Journey Through Breast Cancer

An account of one woman’s journey through breast cancer, from diagnosis through treatment.

From Fat to Fit

Author Carole Carson helped inspire over 1,000 ordinary people to lose nearly 4 tons in seven weeks, while rediscovering the joys of community.

Happiness in a Storm: Facing Illness and Embracing Life as a Healthy Survivor

A book for women, families and caregivers affected by breast cancer.

Hearing the Stream: A Survivor’s Journey into the Sisterhood of Breast Cancer

Author Diane Lane Chambers weaves together her own story with breast cancer with those of five others also diagnosed.

I Am Not My Breast Cancer

I Am Not My Breast Cancer gathers the warm, loving, frank, and informed voices of more than 800 women—from every state in the nation and from continents as far away as Australia and Africa—who reveal their fears, trade advice, share experiences, and express their deepest, most intimate concerns.

Just a Lump in the Road

This book was written by six young breast cancer survivors for any young woman diagnosed with breast cancer.

Letters to Sydney: Everyday I am Killing Cancer

After her diagnosis of breast cancer, the author wrote this book of hope for those wanting to stand up and fight cancer. She speaks of the motivation that gave her the will to fight, while appreciating life.

Lymphedema: Understanding and Managing Lymphedema After Cancer Treatment

Comprehensive guide to understanding and management that addresses: early detection, prevention, treatment options, how to cope with physical and emotional effects and insurance issues.

Myself: Together Again

The Myself: Together Again story of delayed breast reconstruction following double mastectomy surgery was inspired by a woman who agreed to have the process photographed so that other young women like her could get an idea of what to expect.