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Guides to Understanding Breast Cancer

In this section, learn more about our guides to understanding breast cancer. These books and brochures address the unique needs of women newly diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer and women with metastatic (advanced) breast cancer. Read descriptions of the guides, download free PDFs and order single or bulk copies at our online marketplace

Please note we can mail only single copies (no bulks) to non-U.S. addresses at this time. We apologize for the inconvenience and encourage our international visitors to download print-friendly or PDF versions of our guides, accessible below. 

Please use the links below to access the guides of interest to you.

Guide to Understanding Bone Health

Find out how breast cancer treatments impact your risk for osteopenia and osteoporosis. Get practical tools to maintain and build bone mineral density after chemotherapy, hormonal therapy or ovarian suppression. Available online only. 

Guide to Understanding Your Emotions

If you are newly diagnosed, the Guide to Understanding Your Emotions will help you make sense of your feelings. This brochure covers common emotions, signs of anxiety and depression, consulting a healthcare professional, responding to emotions, understanding your feelings after initial treatment ends and practical strategies for moving forward.

Guide to Understanding Breast Cancer Treatment Research Studies

Learn the basics of cancer clinical trials, weigh the pros and cons of taking part in breast cancer research and explore questions to ask your doctors. Get understandable information about clinical trial phases, research protocols, randomization, blinding, informed consent and safety laws. Available online only.

Our Programs and Services

In our general program brochure, Learn how Living Beyond Breast Cancer helps to connect all people affected by breast cancer, and their loved ones, with trusted breast cancer information and a community of support.