Breast Cancer Review

Books on Breast Cancer

Many women want to know how to reduce their chances for breast cancer. Other women might know they are at high risk for developing breast cancer themselves, possibly by having close relatives who suffered with the disease. Everyone turns to books to learn and it is only recently that breast cancer books came out about prevention of breast cancer.

Most breast cancer books available, however, are written to help women who have been diagnosed with the disease already. Back around 1980, if a woman wanted written information about breast cancer, nothing was really available. It actually wasn’t long ago that books detailing different aspects of breast cancer were written at all!

Fortunately, now there are many breast cancer books women can study, gleaning information and written support. The many aspects of breast cancer information are discussed in these books, from broad discussions of breast care to books that detail specific lists which guide the cancer victim through diagnosis and treatment. Some are written to provide emotional support and others to present medical data. Thankfully, all breast cancer books are written in a form that assumes the intelligence of the reader and her need to acquire the best information she can, allowing her to make smart decisions at this juncture in her life.

Breast Cancer: The Complete Guide
by Yashar Hirshaut, M.D., Peter I. Pressman, M.D.

Breast Cancer, What Every Woman Should Know
by Rita Baron-Faust

A Step By Step Guide to Dealing With Your Breast Cancer
by Rebecca Y. Robinson and Jeanne A. Petrek, M.D.

Dr. Susan Love’s Breast Book
by Susan M. Love, M.D. with Karen Lindsey

How To Reduce Your Risk Of Breast Cancer
by Jon J. Michnovicz, M.D., Ph.D.

The Breast Cancer Survival Manual: A Step-By-Step Guide for the Woman with Newly Diagnosed Breast Cancer
by John Link, M.D

The Breast Cancer Companion
by Kathy LaTour

The Breast Cancer Prevention Diet: The Powerful Foods That Will Keep You Well
by Dr. Bob Arnot

The Complete Book of Breast Care
by Niels H. Lauersen, M.D., Ph.D. and Eileen Stukane

Advanced Breast Cancer
by Musa Mayer

A Safe Place: A Journal for Women With Breast Cancer
by Jennifer Pike

Bosom Buddies : Lessons and Laughter on Breast Health and Cancer
by Rosie O’Donnell, Deborah Axelrod, Tracy Chutorian Semler

Breast Cancer – Beyond Convention
by Mary Tagliaferri, Isaac Cohen, Deb Tripathy

Janet Brown is a medical writer and graduate of Loyola University New Orleans. Her personal experiences with breast cancer have drawn her to her current work developing breast cancer patient education and awareness materials. She currently lives in Georgia.

Breast Cancer Resources

American Cancer Society

People Living With Cancer

United States National Library of Medicine

National Breast Cancer Foundation

Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation

Health Coverage from Health Insurance .org

WebMD Health

Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation

National Cancer Institute

Breast Cancer Research Foundation

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Y-ME National Breast Cancer Foundation

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania

Inflammatory Breast Cancer Research Foundation

Women’s Information Network Against Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer

Cancer News On the Net

Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition

Mothers Supporting Daughters With Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer Online

National Breast Cancer Coalition

Breast Cancer Fund

Breast Cancer Action

Breast Cancer Care

Breast Cancer Campaign

Cancer BACUP

Canadian Breast Cancer Network

Breast Cancer Society of Canada

Breast Cancer Action – Ottawa

Info Breast Cancer

Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation

National Breast Cancer Centre

National Breast Cancer Foundation

New South Wales Breast Cancer Institute


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