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.
Cancer: The Complete Guide
by Yashar Hirshaut, M.D., Peter I. Pressman, M.D.
Cancer, What Every Woman Should Know
by Rita Baron-Faust
Step By Step Guide to Dealing With Your Breast Cancer
by Rebecca Y. Robinson and Jeanne A. Petrek, M.D.
Susan Love’s Breast Book
by Susan M. Love, M.D. with Karen Lindsey
To Reduce Your Risk Of Breast Cancer
by Jon J. Michnovicz, M.D., Ph.D.
Breast Cancer Survival Manual: A Step-By-Step Guide for the
Woman with Newly Diagnosed Breast Cancer
by John Link, M.D
Breast Cancer Companion
by Kathy LaTour
Breast Cancer Prevention Diet: The Powerful Foods That Will
Keep You Well
by Dr. Bob Arnot
Complete Book of Breast Care
by Niels H. Lauersen, M.D., Ph.D. and Eileen Stukane
by Musa Mayer
Safe Place: A Journal for Women With Breast Cancer
by Jennifer Pike
Buddies : Lessons and Laughter on Breast Health and Cancer
by Rosie O’Donnell, Deborah Axelrod, Tracy Chutorian
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.