Resources for Newly Diagnosed Patients
- 100 Questions and Answers About Breast Cancer
by Zora K. Brown, Lasalle D., Leffall Jr.
One in eight American women will learn that she has breast cancer. Whether you are a newly diagnosed breast cancer patient, a survivor, or a friend or relative of either, this book offers help. The text provides the doctor and patient's view, 100 Questions and Answers About Breast Cancer gives you authoritative, practical answers to your questions about treatment options, post-treatment quality of life, sources of support, and much more. The book is an invaluable resource for anyone coping with the physical and emotional turmoil of this frightening disease.
- A Safe Place: A Journal for Women with Breast Cancer
One of the most frightening things a woman could ever hear is that she has breast cancer. Written by a breast cancer survivor, "A Safe Place", fills a niche that other works on the subject have not. Focusing on the therapeutic value of journal writing, this book takes a fundamentally positive look at breast cancer and the personal growth that can come out of such a battle. While offering practical medical information, "A Safe Place", encourages women to start writing about their experiences, providing a private venue in which to explore feelings, confront fears, and regain peace and equilibrium in the midst of illness and the process of recovery. With a comprehensive resource guide and reading list, and inspiring quotations from other women who have shared this experience, "A Safe Place", is a valuable too in the fight to becoming a survivor.
- A Tribe of Warrior Women: Breast Cancer Survivors
Melissa Springer and Introduction by Marcia Ann Gillespie
With a gentleness and grace, Melissa Springer brings comfort to sufferers, survivors, family, and friends. The graceful and touching photographs combined with words of comfort and inspiration bring joy and tears to the hearts of many.
- Ask the Doctor: Breast Cancer
Vincent E. Friedewald, M.D. and Aman U. Buzdar, M.D., with Michael Bokulich
For the newly diagnosed breast cancer patient or for women “at risk,” this book helps readers sort through confusing and often conflicting information by presenting accessible medical information in an easy-to-read format. “Ask the Doctor: Breast Cancer” details the steps involved in a thorough diagnosis, proven medical treatments, and what the patient (and her family and friends) can do to aid her recovery. Throughout “Ask the Doctor,” there are icons in the margin of each page that are a quick reference guide to help patients quickly look up information.
- Be A Survivor: Your Guide to Breast Cancer Treatment
“Be A Survivor: Your Guide to Breast Cancer Treatment” is designed to help the patient and her family participate in her treatment and recovery. Developed in consultation with medical experts, it provides information about standard treatments, complementary therapies, clinical trials, and more. This book can be used in conjunction with the Be A Survivor CR-ROM or video. “Be A Survivor” features:
- Clear, concise, up-to-date information that can be accessed quickly and easily when decisions need to be made.
- More than 150 pictures and illustrations to lessen the fear, mystery, and confusion surrounding breast cancer and its treatment.
- Lists of questions to ask healthcare providers, an extensive resource section, and other tools to help a breast cancer patient get the best possible care and support.
- Words of advice and experience from over 30 survivors and their families.
- A guide to help partners understand breast cancer and their role in the process of treatment and recovery.
- Be a Survivor CD Rom: Your Interactive Guide to Breast Cancer Treatment
This program features more than 12 hours of information on breast cancer. It includes sections on breast anatomy, diagnosis and staging, treatment options (both conventional and complementary therapies), coping, life after cancer, a library, additional resources, a guide for loved ones, and more.
The program's easy-to-use, graphic interface allows the patient to get as much - or as little - information as she needs, and to absorb the information at her own pace. Interviews with breast cancer survivors inform and empower the patient.
- Be a Survivor: An Overview of Breast Cancer Treatment
1997 Videotape - 30 minutes;
This 30 minute videotape is designed to give the newly diagnosed woman and her family an understanding of the treatments available and to encourage her to participate in the decision process. Covers everything from biopsy to nipple reconstruction.
- Breast Cancer: A Patient Guide, 3rd Edition
Patricia J. Anderson RN MN
“Breast Cancer: A Patient Guide” is a how-to book with information to accompany readers step-by-step through the breast cancer experience. Written in an easy-to-understand style, it explains the disease, treatment, and rehabilitation. The author, a breast cancer survivor, gives many practical tips for dealing with the emotional and physical effects of the disease and treatment as well as information on risk factors, buying a breast form, etc. An extensive Resource Directory shows where to find products and services.
- Breast Cancer: Journey to Recovery
Carol Noll Hoskins, Judith Harber, and Wendy Budin
This book portrays the personal experience of breast cancer through the stories of three women and their partners. The combination of emotional and factual information on the disease, treatment options, and health promotion strategies makes this important reading for health professionals and their patients. It is derived from a major NYU nursing study of 121 couples. Each chapter is followed by study questions and a knowledge review, which can be used in patient education. An overview of the NYU study is given as well as a list of relevant Internet sites.
- Breast Cancer: The Complete Guide
Yashar Hirshaut, Peter I. Pressman, Amy S. Langer
“Breast Cancer: The Complete Guide” contains information for women to use to collaborate with their doctors in making informed decisions about the care that is right for them. A surgeon and an oncologist draw on the personal experiences of their patients to guide readers step by step through the process of diagnosis, treatment, and life after breast cancer.
- Breast Cancer: The Facts You Need to Know about Diagnosis, Treatment and Beyond
Pat Kelly, Mark Levine (Contributor)
One in eight American women will learn that she has breast cancer. While survival rates are improving, the diagnosis still wreaks havoc on their lives and families. A complex illness, breast cancer affects all aspects of a woman's life: her physical health and future well-being, her primary relationships, her children, her self-esteem, her sexuality.
This informative book serves to enlighten and empower women who have breast cancer, while providing valuable information and insight for those who love them. The book's topics include: finding out you have breast cancer; how to get help and find information; working with your doctor; the emotional aspects of the disease; treatment options: surgery, chemotherapy, radiation; physical side effects of treatment; nurturing yourself and your relationships; follow-up care; what to expect after treatment ends; and recurrence.
- Breast Cancer: Web Resource Guide for Consumers, Healthcare Providers, Patients, and Physicians
Eugene A. DeFelice, M.D.
Breast Cancer: Web Resource Guide for Consumers, Healthcare Providers, Patients and Physicians by Eugene A. De Felice, M.D., provides a very helpful guide to quickly and easily search the Web to obtain current, comprehensive, and useful information on breast cancer. With such information, you can take charge, control, and responsibility and make informed decisions with your healthcare provider/physician regarding breast cancer-its prevention, diagnosis and treatment-and live a healthier, longer, happier, and more enjoyable life.
- Breast Facts: The Basics
Lange Productions 1993 Videotape - 8 minutes;
This videotape provides an excellent introduction to breast health by describing breast anatomy and physiology, breast lumps, fibrocystic "disease", breast pain, and recent advances in breast medicine. This program also discusses the factors that may contribute to the risk of breast cancer.
- Breast Fitness: An Optimal Exercise and Health Plan for Reducing Your Risk of Breast Cancer
Anne, Md., Ph.D. McTiernan, Julie, Md. Gralow, and Lisa Talbott
Lifestyle changes-especially exercise-can have a profound impact on a woman's risk of developing breast cancer and her chances of survival, say the authors of “Breast Fitness,” all of whom are breast-cancer specialists. The authors present the facts about breast cancer, argue the merits of exercise and dietary changes, and suggest exercise and nutrition guidelines to fit various needs. The aim of “Breast Fitness,” is to help motivate and educate women to fight breast cancer with exercise, nutrition, and other lifestyle changes.
- Cancer Survivor's Nutrition & Health Guide: Eating Well and Getting Better During and After Cancer Treatment
Gene A. Spiller, Ph.D. and Bonnie Bruce, DR.P.H., R.D.
Cancer Survivor's Nutrition & Health Guide” offers 100 healthful, easy-on-the-stomach recipes for those undergoing cancer treatment and those rebuilding their health afterward. This is a user-friendly approach to solving one of the toughest aspects of cancer treatment-maintaining a healthy diet when nothing looks or tastes good. Menu plans and meal suggestions are offered for the days before and after chemo or radiation treatment, comfort foods infused with added nutrients, and how to include needed nutrients in the diet.
- Celebrating Life
African American women speak out about breast cancer and share their stories about the multiple challenges to survive the breast cancer experience. The book is about life and holding on to every precious moment. It's about "Celebrating Life"!
- Coping with Lymphedema
Joan Swirsky, RN and Diane Sackett Nannery
In Coping with Lymphedema, the authors provide comprehensive and up-to-date information about this little-known condition. Using clear, non-technical language, they explain how Lymphedema develops, its physical and psychological aspects, its impact on daily living, and the different treatments available. Also included are advice on how to find a qualified Lymphedema therapist, information about diet and exercise, strategies for prevention, practical coping tips, and an extensive list of resources to help you find further information and assistance.
- Diagnosis: Cancer: Your Guide to the First Months of Healthy Survivorship, Expanded and Revised Edition
Wendy S. Harpham, MD
Diagnosis: Cancer has established itself as a book every newly diagnosed cancer patient needs to have. In a question and answer format Wendy S. Harpham- a doctor and a caner survivor – imparts all the learning she has gained both medically and emotionally, to help patients through the first few confusing and often scary months in the way that works best for them.
In this revised and updated edition, Dr. Harpham discusses the new development in diagnosis and treatment, particularly new me4dications and formerly experimental methods that are now being used routinely. Because of the growing number of people in managed care, she addresses how to work through the system to get full medical care, including how not to accept the limitation of one's health care plan.
- Eating Well Through Cancer: Easy Recipes & Recommendations During & After Treatment
Holly Clegg & Gerald Miletello, M.D., Holly Berkowitz Clegg
Eating Well Through Cancer: Easy Recipes & Recommendations During & After Treatment is a cookbook and reference book that will improve the quality of life for cancer patients by suggesting food that is best tolerated during cancer treatment; and the food that can be enjoyed by both the patient and their families.
- I Flunked My Mammogram
"I Flunked My Mammogram" presents current information in an easy-to-read format. Subjects include screening for breast cancer, diagnosis and treatment, and recovery. The appendices include commonly used medications, clinical guidelines for practitioners, glossary of terms, resources and organizations. This book is appropriate for patients, and practitioners can use it for instructing patients.
- Journal of a Living Lady
Nancy White Kelly
The inspirational journey of a vibrant lady facing the challenges of terminal breast cancer as chronicled in her weekly newspaper column. Nancy White Kelly has appeared on numerous television shows including the Oprah Winfrey Show. Readers describe her writing as witty and inspirational.
- Journey of Hope: Couples Speak Out About Breast Cancer
Lillie Shockney, Tape hosted by Sela Ward and features Chris and Stephanie Spielman Samsung and Sprint PCS; October 2000
Journey of Hope: Couples Speak Out About Breast Cancer includes a workbook and videotape to help partners open the lines of communication and talk about the challenges surrounding breast cancer. The workbook is designed to help couples discuss sensitive issues such as intimacy, spirituality, finances, and long-term survivorship. The videotape features Chris and Stephanie Spielman and other couples. The couples discuss how they supported one another and handled a variety of difficult issues during their battle with the disease. It is intended to provide a source of hope and inspiration for couples in which the woman is newly diagnosed with breast cancer.
- Just Get Me Through This!: The Practical Guide to Breast Cancer
Deborah A. Cohen, Robert M. Gelfand (Contributor)
Just Get Me Through This!” is designed to help women facing breast cancer to walk step-by-step through breast cancer, one day and one decision at a time - all with a bit of humor and perspective from a breast cancer survivor.