Breast Cancer Books and Publications

When You Know More, Decisions Become Easier

Many of our readers have requested additional  research sources about Breast Cancer; so we have complied a list of books and publications that we hope helps you on your journey to wellness. Most public library either have these books in their systems or can order them.

Books and Publications

  • 100 Questions andAnswers About Breast Cancer
    by Zora Brown and LeSalle D. Leffall, Jr., M.D. Boston, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 2003.
    A breast cancer survivor and a practicing oncologist give both the patient’s and the doctor’s perspective in answering questions related to breast cancer, including treatment decisions and physical and emotional issues.
  • Be Prepared: The Complete Financial, Legal, and Practical Guide for Living with a Life-Challenging Conditionby David S. Landay. New York, NY: St. Martin’s Press, 2001.
    Offers advice on practical issues for anyone facing a life-challenging illness.
  • Cancer Has Its Privileges:Stories of Hope and Laughter
    by Christine Clifford and Jack Lindstrom.
  • Dr. Susan Love’s Breast Bookby Susan M. Love, M.D., and Karen Lindsay. 3rd edition. Cambridge, MA: Perseus Publishing, 2000.Candid, and reassuring information to help you make sense of your cancer diagnosis and treatment options.
  • Everyone’s Guide to Cancer Therapyby Malin Dollinger, M.D., Ernest H. Rosenbaum, M.D., Margaret Tempero, and Sean Mulvihill. 4th edition. Kansas City, MO: Andrews McMeel, 2002. An authoritative and thorough resource written for the general public explaining how cancer is diagnosed, treated, and managed day to day.
  • Humor After the Tumorby Patty Gelman and Leslie Zemsky, Illustrator.
  • I’d Rather Do Chemo Than Clean Out the Garage by Fran Di Giacomo.
  • Informed Decisionsby Harmon J. Eyre, M.D., Dianne Partie Lange, and Lois B. Morris. 2nd edition. Atlanta, GA: American Cancer Society, 2001. A comprehensive guide from the American Cancer Society providing an excellent overview of cancer diagnosis, treatment, and recovery.
  • Not Now…I’m Having a No Hair Day: Humor and Healing for People with Cancerby Christine Clifford.
  • Sexuality for Women and Their PartnersAmerican Cancer Society, 2001. Available online at
    Candid advice and information on how to restore and maintain intimacy during and after cancer treatment.
  • Spinning Straw into Gold: Your Emotional Recovery from Breast Cancerby Ronnie Kaye. New York, NY: Fireside, 1991. Straightforward advice from a psychotherapist and breast cancer survivor on dealing with emotional issues that may arise following your diagnosis.
  • Thanks for the Mammogram!by Laura Jensen Walker.
  • The Human Side of Cancer: Living with Hope, Coping with Uncertaintyby Jimmie C. Holland, M.D., and Sheldon Lewis. New York, NY: Quill, 2001.Compassionate advice on coping with cancer from a pioneer in the field of psycho-oncology.
  • When the Woman You Love Has Breast Cancer Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization, 2000. This booklet offers guidance to your partner on how to support your emotional needs during every stage of your breast cancer experience.

Author: H. Sandra Chevalier-Batik

I started the Inconvenient Woman Blog in 2007, and am the product of a long line of inconvenient women. The matriarchal line is French-Canadian, Roman Catholic, with a very feisty Irish great-grandmother thrown in for sheer bloody mindedness. I am a research analyst and author who has made her living studying technical data, and developing articles, training materials, books and web content. Tracking through statistical data, and oblique cross-references to find the relevant connections that identifies a problem, or explains a path of action, is my passion. I love clearly delineating the magic questions of knowledge: Who, What, Why, When, Where and for How Much, Paid to Whom. My life lessons: listen carefully, question with boldness, and personally verify the answers. I look at America through the appreciative eyes of an immigrant, and an amateur historian; the popular and political culture is a ceaseless fascination. I have no impressive initials after my name. I’m merely an observer and a chronicler, an inconvenient woman who asks questions, and sometimes encourages others to look at things differently.