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Books & Magazines

Here are some print resources that will help you deal with your breast cancer. The resources are divided into Books, Magazines and Resources for Children Whose Parents Have Cancer.


Uplift : Secrets from the Sisterhood of Breast Cancer Survivors
by Barbara Delinsky
Author Barbara Delinsky is also a Breast Cancer Survivor. This successful writer (author of The Woman Next Door) has filled the book with stories, examples and tips. It's a must-read if you or someone you love has been diagnosed with breast cancer.

Dr. Susan Love's Breast Book
by Dr. Susan Love
Dr. Susan Love's Breast Book has been considered the bible of breast-care books since it appeared in 1990 and was updated in 1995. This book is technical information only.

A Woman's Decision:
Breast Care, Treatment & Reconstruction

by Karen Beager
A Woman's Decision is a detailed reference for women facing breast cancer as well as the stories of 14 women telling of dealing with emotion and decisions surrounding breast cancer.

The Breast Cancer Survival Manual, Third Edition :
A Step-by-Step Guide for the Woman
with Newly Diagnosed Breast Cancer

by John Link
A valuable guide for women who have just been diagnosed with breast cancer, it helps sort through the confusion and fear by explaining such things as how to get a second opinion and how to understand a pathology report.

Thanks for the Mammogram
by Laura Jensen Walker
Cancer isn't funny. But humor is healing. When Laura Jensen Walker was diagnosed with breast cancer the day after her first wedding anniversary, she didn't laugh, she cried. But this popular humorist soon discovered that laughter--combined with faith, family & friends--is truly the best medicine when you're fighting the cancer battle.

Cancer Etiquette: What to Say, What to Do When Someone You Know or Love Has Cancer
by Rosanne Kalick
Here's what the Library Journal had to say about this book: " Good manners are always appreciated, but never more so than when one is diagnosed with cancer. Librarian Kalick, a two-time cancer survivor, puts forth in this slim volume the do's and don'ts of what to say and how to act when someone you know has cancer."

Dear God, They Say It's Cancer: A Companion Guide for Women on the Breast Cancer Journey
by Janet Thompson
Thompson became a breast cancer statistic after a routine mammogram revealed a suspicious spot: doctors confirmed it was cancer. Janet experienced the emotional highs and lows, pain and fatigue, and spiritual crisis and victory that come with breast cancer. She shares her story, plus much more, in a book she envisions as "a safe place to document an epic time in your life." Much of her experience is recorded in letters to God, but she also includes the words of others. "Mentoring Moment" sections offer help and advice about the gritty aspects of breast cancer. Most touching is paraphrased Scripture offered as "God's Love Letter to You." Thompson provides both space and encouragement to journal, and her appendices provide valuable resources such as Web sites and recommended reading, as well as space for recording questions, doctor's appointments, medications, contact information and many other details often lost in the trauma and emotion. Thompson's book is a must for any Christian woman facing breast cancer. It's honest, beautiful and cathartic.


MAMM Magazine
MAMM Magazine is a women's magazine for anyone whose life has been affected by breast or reproductive cancers. This magazine is designed to help women cope, along with their partners, family members, and friends. The magazine also has a web site with many resources.

© Deb Haggerty  
Sometimes the urge to do something overwhelmingly fun and unexpected just seizes hold of Deb. Here she is at a party, planting a kiss on the cheek of surprised waiter who had complimented her just seconds before. This is Deb with Bonnie Ross Parker. Deb and Bonnie originally met online and quickly became good friends. She an example of the people, all over the country, who took on breast cancer walks and supported Deb in many ways. This is Deb with two good friends, Eva Marie Everson and Linda Evans Shepherd.