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Useful Books and Other Resources

Useful Books & Video

Cancer and Treatments

Family and Loved Ones

Mind & Spirit

Alternative Viewpoints
Other Resources

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Useful Books & Videos

Books & Videos about Cancer and Treatment

What to Do If You Get Breast Cancer, by Dr. Lydia Komarnicky & Dr. Anne Rosenberg, w/Marian Betancourt

The Breast Cancer Handbook, by Joan Swirsky & Barbara Balaban

Dr. Susan Love's Breast Book, by Dr. Susan Love

50 Essential Things to Do When The Doctor Says It's Cancer, by Greg Anderson

Informed Decisions: The Complete Book of Cancer Diagnosis, edited by Dr. Gerald Murphy, Lois Morris and Dianne Lange, and put out by the American Cancer Society.

Choices, by Marion Morra & Eve Potts (contributed by Harriet Bograd).

A Cancer Battle Plan, by Anne Frahm (contributed by Robert Cabello).

Discovery Channel's Video The Operation: Breast Reconstruction (contributed by Alexandra Koffman):

Item #24829, cost between $20-25

Living Beyond Breast Cancer: A Survivor's Guide for When Treatment Ends and the Rest of Your Life Begins, by Marisa C. Weiss, M.D., and Ellen Weiss, Times Books, 506 pp. $27.50

Managing the Side Effects of Chemotherapy and Radiation, by Marylin J. Dodd

Recovering From Breast Surgery: Exercises to Strengthen Your Body and Relieve Pain, by Diana Stumm, Physical Therapist (contributed by Karen Gray).

NYU's division of nursing's video Journey to Recovery:  For Women with Breast Cancer and Their Partners, narrated by Dr. Roy Ashikari and Willow Bay.  For information, call (800) 257-5126

Books for/about Family and Loved Ones

How to help the children:  When a Parent Has Cancer, by Wendy Schlessel Harpman, M.D. & cancer survivor (contributed by Christine Norton, who rates it "a terrific help").

Lifetimes: The Beautiful Way to Explain Death to Children, by Bryan Mellonie and Robert Ingpen; beautifully illustrated.

Helping Your Mate Face Breast Cancer, by Judy C. Kneece, an oncological nurse who has done some other books on treatment and recovery.

ISBN 1-886665-02-8
EduCare Publishing
PO Box 280305
Columbia, SC 29928

Mind & Spirit

Close to the Bone:  Life-Threatening Illness and the Search for Meaning, by Jean Shinoda Bolen; ISBN 0684822377; Publisher: Scribner (Contributed by Helen Dragavon).

Promoting a Fighting Spirit: Psychotherapy for cancer patients, survivors and their families, by Linda Seligman

Fine Black Lines: Reflections on Facing Cancer, Fear and Loneliness, by Lois Tschetter Hjelmstad

Mulberry Hill Press

Feeling Good, by Stanford psychiatrist David Burns

Dancing in Limbo:  Making Sense of Life after Cancer, by Glenna Halvorson-Boyd and Lisa K. Hunter (contributed by Sue diPaolo).

Grace and Grit: Spirituality and Healing in the Life and Death of Treya Killam Wilber, by Ken Wilber (contributed by Barb)

Alternative Viewpoints

Breast Cancer Breast Health, The Wise Woman Way, by Susan Weed (contributed by Linda Fitzpatrick).

Spontaneous Healing, by Andrew Weil (contributed by Linda Fitzpatrick).

Love, Medicine and Miracles, by Bernie S. Siegel, MD (contributed by Sharon Goodfriend).

The Wisdom of the Body, by Sherwin B. Nuland, the author of How We Die, the 1993 best-seller and winner of a National Book Award.

See also MediConsult's list of books about breast cancer (contributed by Harriet Bograd).

See also Peter Waite's Breast Cancer Book Store.

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Other Resources

Becoming, Inc..  Becoming Inc., is a national mail-order fashion company founded by a woman whose mother underwent a mastectomy, and offers swimsuits, sweats, bras, lingerie, wigs and other items

To order a catalog, call 800-980-9085, or check them out online at:


American Cancer Society's TLC Catalog, featuring hats, bras & swimsuits for mastectomy patients, and more:


Jodee, Inc., a subsidiary of Lane Bryant, featuring mastectomy bras, prostheses, mastectomy swimsuits:

P.O. Box 3837
Hollywood, FL 33083-9978

Lady Grace:  Post-surgery bras and other intimate apparel; bra sizes up to 56, cup sizes up to J

Paula Young, a catalog with an amazing array of wigs, plus color samples. They also offer turbans (including with built-in bangs), hats, plus accessories such as stands, shampoos, & cases.

You can visit their website, or use snail mail or phone:

P.O. Box 483
Brockton, MA 02403

Women of color:  Check out Especially Yours, featuring wigs and hairpieces (and also apparel and accessories).

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