Books about breast health, breast care, and guidelines for the prevention and early detection of breast cancer.
Medical Association Complete Guide to Women's Health by Ramona I. Slupik, MD
(Editor) and Kathleen Cahill Allison
This authoritative, comprehensive, up-to-date guide to women's health issues and concerns provides valuable information for women of all ages, with special sections including an "Atlas of the Body" and tips on preventative medicine. In the tradition of the best-selling Family Medical Guide and Encyclopedia of Medicine, the AMA has designed a thorough, accessible guide that will help women take charge of their health. With more that 700 photos and illustrations and a detailed index.
Published October 1996, ISBN: 0679431225
Assess Your True Risk of Breast Cancer by Patricia T. Kelly, PhD
In Assess Your True Risk of Breast Cancer, Kelly, a medical geneticist who specializes in cancer risk assessment and counseling, shows women how to analyze statistics, put their breast cancer risk into perspective, and take the most appropriate steps for their personal situation. Topics include breast cancer and hormone replacement therapy, cancer cell development, non-cancerous cell growths, genetic testing, and more.
Published October 2000, ISBN: 0805064680
Breast Health Naturally with Chinese Medicine by Honora Lee Wolfe and Bob Flaws
Taking the principles of Chinese Medicine, Honora Lee Wolfe and Bob Flaws demonstrate how good breast health can be achieved through diet and preventative treatment. After a brief introduction detailing the Chinese medical view of the body and its components, we learn how breast health is just one element in overall good health. In the Chinese medical view, all elements of the body are interconnected, leading to the conclusions that breast health is connected to menstruation, exercise, diet, and mental health, just to name a few. In Better Breast Health, the authors strongly recommend relaxation, regular exercise, and good dietary habits as ways to prevent and help treat breast disease. While Western medicine seeks to treat only the disease and its symptoms, Chinese medicine finds that the disease is only a symptom of an underlying imbalance. With a combination of home remedies and professional treatments, this book strives to help women correct any imbalances and thus experience better breast health.
Published January 1998, ISBN: 0936185902
Buddies: Lessons and Laughter on Breast Health and Cancer by Rosie
O'Donnell and Deborah Axelrod
Popular talk-show host Rosie Oâ€™Donnell teams up with her own breast health specialist, Deborah Axelrod, to bring women a new book about breast cancer. Bosom Buddies: Lessons and Laughter on Breast Health and Cancer laces informative content on breast cancer and breast care with Rosieâ€™s famous sense of humor. Oâ€™Donnell, who lost her own mother to breast cancer when she was ten, has had several encounters with suspicious mammograms, needle biopsies, and benign lumps. The book, which is set-up in a question/answer format, covers all aspects of breast health including non-cancerous breast conditions, nipple discharge, breast pain, breast cancer risk, breast disease, diagnosis, treatment, and breast-feeding. The goal: to get people to listen to important health information that could save their lives. All profits from Bosom Buddies go to four leading breast cancer organizations.
Read more about Rosie's motivation to educate women about breast cancer awareness.
Published November 1999,
Breast Book: The Essential Guide to Breast Care and Breast Health for Women of All Ages
by Miriam Stoppard, MD and Rache Simmons
This comprehensive book covers breast myths and realities and is an essential guide to breast care and health for women of all ages. Dr. Stoppard addresses common concerns and provides lavish, full-color illustration and coverage of such topics as breast physiology, breast care, breast-feeding, sexuality, cosmetic breast surgery, and breast changes, benign and malignant. Of most crucial interest, of course, are the segments on breast cancer and treatment, which relay valuable information on risk, protective factors, prevention, detection, diagnosis, grading, staging, and prognosis. Turning to treatment options, Dr. Stoppard discusses alternatives to breast loss and a bill of rights for those with malignancies as well as radiation and chemical and hormonal adjunctive therapies. The book also has two pages of simple postmastectomy exercises.
Published June 1996, ISBN: 0789404206
Cancer? Breast Health! The Wise Woman Way by Susan S. Weed
Foods, exercises, and attitudes to keep your breasts healthy. Supportive complimentary medicines to ease side-effects of breast cancer treatments including surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, and tamoxifen.
Published March 1997, ISBN: 0961462078
Cancer: Can You Prevent It? by James Lawson MD, Amelia Lawson MD
This pioneering new book from Professor James Lawson and his daughter, Amelia Lawson, describes the research-based, scientific progress that has been made in the fight against breast cancer. They outline the basic facts about breast cancer, revealing how reproductive, physical, social, and dietary factors affect the chances of contracting breast cancer. Women can then assess their risk. The authors then suggest steps women can take to reduce their risks of breast cancer. Dr. Dimitrios Trichopoulos, of Harvard Medical School comments, "This is a valuable book that may change the lives of many women and the perspectives of many investigators. I strongly recommend it."
Published May 1999, ISBN: 007470723X
Breast Cancer Prevention Diet: The Powerful Foods, Supplements, and Drugs That Can Save
Your Life by Dr. Bob Arnot
Until recently, there was little women could do to prevent breast cancer. After years of research, nutrition is emerging as one of the most important weapons to fight this deadly disease. Now best selling author Dr. Bob Arnot provides a powerful, safe, easy-to-follow diet that can actually transform the structure of the breast and alter the flow of hormones that induce breast cancer. Dr. Arnot, NBC News chief medical correspondent, integrates and clearly explains the latest and most important breast cancer research from around the world. He gives 12 detailed steps to prevent breast cancer and provides specific cancer-prevention strategies for premenopausal and postmenopausal women, breast cancer survivors, and girls. Dr. Bob's advice will also provide many other benefits, from improving overall health to lowering the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and osteoporosis.
Published October 1998, ISBN: 0316051144
Breast Cancer Prevention Program by Samuel S. Epstein, MD, David Steinman
(Contributor), and Suzanne Levert (Contributor)
A new report on the causes of breast cancer, an expose of the cancer establishment's traditional approach, and a life-saving program for staying healthy, The Breast Cancer Prevention Program provides a fascinating, informative, and empowering blueprint for health. Dr. Samuel S. Epstein and David Steinman describe the many simple, straightforward ways women can help protect themselves against breast cancer. Supported by a wealth of scientifically documented, medically sound information, this book outlines the unpublished "Dirty Dozen" risk factors for breast cancer and describes in detail the ways to avoid them.
Hardcover published October 1997, ISBN: 0025361929
Paperback published October 1998, ISBN: 0028626346
Complete Book of Breast Care by Niels H. Lauersen, MD and Eileen Stukane
This handbook offers the cutting-edge research and professional guidance women need to maintain lifelong health, prevent breast cancer through exercise and nutrition, and information on diagnosis, treatment, and recovery from breast cancer. With one out of eight women getting breast cancer in her lifetime, The Complete Book of Breast Care offers the cutting-edge research and professional guidance you need to maintain the lifelong health of your breast and to combat cancer at any age. From the preventive power of exercise and nutrition to the potential risk of replacement hormones, fertility drugs, and birth control pills, this book is a resource you can turn to before and after a problem occurs.
Hardcover published October 1996, ISBN: 0449909034
Paperback published October 1998, ISBN: 0449912418
Leopold, a breast cancer survivor and writer on women's health issues for the Chicago Tribune, the Nation, and Self Magazine, examines the social dynamics that have shaped contemporary attitudes toward breast cancer. She looks closely at the interaction between the male physician and the female patient as a key aspect of this dynamic. The rise in breast cancer consciousness developed for the most part, she finds, outside the feminist movement, with women volunteers drafted by the male-dominated American Society for the Control of Cancer (later the American Cancer Society) to spread its message about the benefits of early detection. Attention is also given to the impact of the National Cancer Act of 1971, First Lady Betty Ford's breast cancer in 1974, and the subsequent appearance of the first nationally known breast cancer advocate, Washington Post writer Rose Kushner.
Published in October 2000, ISBN 0807065137
|Dear Stranger, Dearest Friend by Laney Katz Becker
Dear Stranger, Dearest Friend is the story of an online friendship between two women who meet on a breast cancer bulletin board over the Internet. Adding a new twist on the old epistolary format, Laney Katz Becker's novel, which is based on her breast cancer experience, is told entirely through email. Lara is a trendy East Coaster; Susan is a down-to-earth Midwesterner. The women are seemingly very different, but there are many more ways in which they are alike. As their emails fly back and forth Susan and Lara share their most heartfelt thoughts about their health, children, careers, hobbies and marriages. This touching story of two strangers becoming soul mates feels like a few hours spent with a best friend over coffee-warm, comforting, and wonderfully satisfying.
Published in October 2000; ISBN: 0380978539
Healthcare: Breast Health by Miriam Stoppard, MD
In the DK Healthcare series for women, Dr. Miriam Stoppard addresses the subject of breast health at a woman's every lifestage, whether teenager or post-menopausal woman. Packed with practical information based on the most recent medical research and the latest healthcare ideas. Extensive illustrations.
Published June 1998, ISBN: 0789430967
Susan Love's Breast Book by Susan M. Love, MD and Karen Lindsey
This fully revised edition of Dr. Love's important book reflects every major new development in breast care including screening, diagnosis, treatment, and research. Every chapter has been brought up to date. The book includes the newest information on silicone implants, the reliability of mammograms, new imaging techniques, genetics, risk factors and prevention, environmental hazards, diet, hormone use, bone marrow transplants, tamoxifen, immediate reconstruction, and treatment for metastatic breast cancer. Women all over the country and the doctors and nurses who care for them have established Dr. Susan Love's Breast Book as a standard reference on its subject.
Published May 1995, ISBN: 020140835X
|Dr. Susan Love's Hormone Book: Making
Informed Choices About Menopause by Susan Love, MD and Karen Lindsey
In this comprehensive, accessible book, breast cancer surgeon and womenâ€™s health advocate Susan Love, MD discusses menopause and the pros and cons of taking hormone replacement therapy. Dr. Love does not make any recommendations about hormone therapy, but instead, she presents the benefits and limitations objectively and encourages women to make their own decision based on their situation. She also discusses alternative treatments of hot flashes and other menopausal symptoms. Interesting, Dr. Love and co-author Karen Lindsey discuss how menopause is viewed in different cultures and how Western culture and the pharmaceutical industry have turned menopause into a "disease" instead of a natural part of the aging process. Dr. Love has also published Dr. Susan Loveâ€™s Breast Book, an informative look at breast cancer and breast health. For more information on Dr. Susan Love and her books, visit her website at http://www.susanlovemd.com/
Published May 1998, ISBN: 081296392X
Your Need by Corinne Peachment
Feed Your Need provides readers with valuable information on food, hormones, and motivational techniques to create positive lifestyle changes and help prevent breast cancer. In addition to a lengthy section on hormones and breast cancer, the book contains unconventional advice from top educators at Harvard University and the University of Toronto to help readers deal with pain, fatigue, depression, weight gain, and more. "The overall message of Feed Your Need is extremely relevant in the prevention of breast cancer," Peachment told Imaginis.net.
Published January 2000, ISBN: 0967346207
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Essential Tips: Breast Care by Miriam Stoppard MD, Deni Bown
101 Essential Tips: Breast Care is like an introductory college course and lays out all the essential concepts of the breast care in direct, to-the-point advice and explanations. Every point is easy to master quickly and more than 250 full-color photos and illustrations illuminate the tips. This book is small, compact and inexpensive and would make a great gift for any women you care about.
Published November 1997, ISBN: 0789419750
101 Ways to Help Your Daughter Love Her Body by Brenda Lane Richardson and Elane Rehr
In 101 Ways to Help Your Daughter Love Her Body, two mothersâ€”one a clinical psychologist, the other an award-winning journalistâ€”have teamed up to provide parents with practical ideas tailored to girls from birth through the teenage years. These initiatives inform parents and encourage them to take active roles in helping their daughters develop confidence, treat their bodies with love and respect, and make peace with their unique builds so that they can revel in a sense of femaleness and physical competence.
Published in August 2001, ISBN: 0060956674
Grace and Grit is the compelling story of the five-year journey of Ken and his wife Treya through marriage, illness, and, finally, Treya's death from cancer. Ken's brilliant and wide-ranging commentary is combined with Treya's journals to create an inspiring portrait of healing, suffering, wholeness and harmony.
Published January 1993, ISBN: 0877736987
Diagnosed with an early form of breast cancer, Wendy Burton used a meditation tape that sparked imaginative visualizations during her cancer treatment. As the inside flap of the book explains, "Her imaginings of tiny Cirque du Soleil acrobats leaping lightly through her breast ducts, with brightly colored beach umbrellas protecting her good cells as little chimney sweeps scurried through and swept away all of the cancerous cells, were so helpful for her throughout the process that she began sharing them with friends who were struggling with their own diagnoses." Joy Is a Plum Colored Acrobat is a unique form of therapy that provides readers with 45 different visualization exercises to engage in before, during, or after cancer treatments. Examples include flying, gigantic pink flamingos, cruising down the Amazon, the Happy Dance, and many more. The book contains four color illustrations to help patients with the visualizations.
Published in September 2004, ISBN: 1400054796
In all of her rolesâ€”athlete, wife, mother, role model, and cancer survivorâ€”Olympic gold medalist Peggy Fleming has relied upon the discipline she cultivated as a young skater. Now in this intimate memoir, she eloquently reveals her life story and shares her secrets to serenity and success. Flemingâ€™s toughest challenge came 30 years after she won the gold medal for ice skating. In 1998, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. In this book, Peggy candidly details her courageous physical and emotional battle with cancer and explains how she ultimately prevailed.
Published in October 1999, ISBN: ISBN: 0671038869
Reduce Your Breast Cancer Risks: Basic Facts Plus Four Simple Changes That Work provides women with a roadmap to awareness and change. In one complete package, the book clarifies the latest breast cancer research data, protocols, and myths; defines unavoidable and controllable risk factors; and outlines a four-step program for better health that includes a complete breast health program, plus nutrition, exercise and stress management facts, and realistic strategies for making changes.
Published in January 2001, ISBN:
Winged Victory is an inspirational book of photographs that celebrate the strength and beauty of women who have survived beast cancer. Many of the photographs include husbands, children, and friends who were especially supportive during the woman's diagnosis and treatment. Women who own the book describe it as an intimate, moving, and courageous tribute to breast cancer survivors.
Published in August 1996, ISBN: 1889169005
Presented in straightforward, textbook fashion by two nurses, one a survivor of breast cancer and the other a daughter of a cancer patient, Women's Cancers is an easy-to-use resource guide designed to help women diagnosed with or at risk for lung, colorectal, breast, pelvic, uterine, ovarian, vaginal, vulvar, and rare gynecologic cancers. The authors address issues surrounding a cancer diagnosis, from finding the right physician to psychological factors that can affect health.
Published February 1998, ISBN: 0897932234