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Breast Cancer Information GuideThe purpose of this information guide is to direct patients and health care professionals to sources of information on cancer and related topics, it does not constitute an endorsement of the information contained in the resources. This list is not meant to be comprehensive, but rather to provide starting points for Information seeking. All listed materials can be found at the Patient Education Resource Center of the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center in room B1-361.
Last updated 10/2010
BrochuresAmerican Cancer Society. "Breast Cancer Dictionary".
CancerCare. "Advancements in Breast Cancer Treatment" - opens as a .pdf document.
National Cancer Institute. "Surgery Choices for Women with Early-Stage Breast Cancer".
National Cancer Institute. "What You Need To Know about Breast Cancer".
BooksAmerican Cancer Society. Breast cancer clear & Simple: all your questions answered. Atlanta: American Cancer Society, 2008.
American Cancer Society. Complete Guide to Breast Cancer. 3rd Ed. Atlanta, GA: American Cancer Society, 2009.
Anderson, John W. Stand by Her: A Breast Cancer Guide for Men. New York: AMACOM, American Management Association, 2010.
Bonner, Dede. The 10 Best Questions for Surviving Breast Cancer: the Script you Need to take Control of Your Health. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2008.
Breast Cancer Support Group of the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. Show Me: A Photo Collection of Breast Cancer Survivors' Lumpectomies, Mastectomies, Breast Reconstruction and Thoughts on Body Image. Penn State Geisinger Health System, 2001.
Brown, Zora 100 Questions & Answers about Breast Cancer. 3rd Edition. Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 2009.
Carvalho, Lucia G., and J. A. Stewart. The Everything Health Guide to Living with Breast Cancer. Amherst, MA: Adams Media, 2009.
Kneece, Judy C. Breast Cancer Treatment Handbook: Understanding the Disease, Treatments, Emotions and Recovery from Breast Cancer. North Charleston, SC: EduCare, 2009.
Lange, Vladimir. Be a Survivor: Your Guide to Breast Cancer Treatment. 5th Ed. Los Angeles, CA: Lange Productions, 2009.
Link, John S. The breast cancer survival manual: a step-by-step guide for the woman with newly diagnosed breast cancer. New York: H. Holt, 2007.
Love, Susan. Dr. Susan Love's Breast Book. 4th Ed. Fully Revised. Cambridge, MA: Perseus Publishing, 2005.
Miller, Kenneth D. Choices in Breast Cancer Treatment: Medical Specialists and Cancer Survivors Tell You What You Need to Know. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008.
Shockney, Lillie D., and Gary R. Shapiro. 100 Questions & Answers About Advanced and Metastatic Breast Cancer. Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett, 2009.
Audiovisual ResourcesPatient Education Institute. Breast Cancer Interactive Tutorial on Medlineplus.gov
WomenStories. Psychosocial Video Series.
WomenStories: Buffalo, NY, 2001.
A wealth of information on breast cancer including an extensive Questions and Answers section written by breast cancer experts.
The site includes information about breast cancer diagnosis, treatment, coping and quality-of-life issues.
The site focuses on news concerning breast cancer treatment and clinical trials. It also includes recordings and transcripts of educational events.
NexProfiler Breast Cancer Treatment Decision Tool - from the American Cancer Society
The section: "Understanding Breast Cancer" has information about diagnosis and treatment, complementary therapies, life after breast cancer treatment, and quality medical care. The site also includes a multimedia section with audiovisual educational programs.
The information on this site aims to assist women in treatment decision making and deal with the changes and challenges brought on by breast cancer.
Breast ReconstructionMBROS Consumer's Guide to Breast Reconstruction
Breast Reconstruction - Susan G. Komen Foundation
Basic information about breast reconstruction including a printer-friendly list of questions to discuss with your doctor.
Male Breast CancerAmerican Cancer Society - Breast Cancer in Men
National Cancer Institute - PDQ Statement on Male Breast Cancer
Patient Support Organizations
Breast Cancer Network of Strength
Hotline 1-800-221-2141 24 hours, 7 days a week
A hotline monitored by Latinos (1-866-54MUJER)
Survivors' Helpline: 888-753-LBBC
A National African-American Breast Cancer Survivorship Organization
Helpline: 877-YSC-1011 (toll-free)
This document is not intended to take the place of the care and attention of your personal physician or other professional medical services. Our aim is to promote active participation in your care and treatment by providing information and education. Questions about individual health concerns or specific treatment options should be discussed with your physician.