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The best source of general information on Breast Cancer in Australia is the National Breast Cancer Centre. The NBCC is a non-profit organisation which creates and disseminates information on Breast Cancer. Many of their publications are free. This link will take you to a list of their publications.

Title Author ISBN Topics
Dr Susan Love's Breast Book Susan M Love et al  

Considered the 'bible' of breast-care books. New biopsy and screening methods, implants, pros and cons of hormone therapy, caring for your breasts

Victoria's Secret Catalog Never Stops Coming : And Other Lessons I Learned from Breast Cancer
by Jennie Nash 0743219791 Nash shares every step of her experience with breast cancer, from the first mammogram. Equally meaningful to survivors & their friends & families
Your Breast Cancer Treatment Handbook : Your Guide to Understanding the Disease, Treatments, Emotions and Recovery from Breast Cancer
by Judy C. Kneece, Tricia Brown (Editor) 1886665109
comprehensive, thorough collection of topics relating to the breast cancer patient,emotional support & good advise, help women diagnosed with breast cancer through a very difficult time in their lives
Uplift: Secrets from the Sisterhood of Breast Cancer Survivors by Barbara Delinsky 743431367 Uplift is an inspiring collection of voices of breast cancer survivors
Hope Is Contagious : The Breast Cancer Treatment Survival Handbook by Margit Esser Porter (Editor), Margit Esser Porter, Norman Sadowsky 684842181 a compilation of the responses, offering advice, insights, and tips for the arduous journey ahead
Hope Lives! The After Breast Cancer Treatment Survival Handbook (sequal to Hope Is Contagious) by Margit Esser Porter 970044305 addresses the difficult period after initial treatment
Examining Myself : One Woman's Story of Breast Cancer Treatment and Recovery Musa Mayer 571198457 story of failure to diagnose breast cancer despite mammograms & of what she found out about the medical profession, support groups, & herself
Breast Cancer?: Let Me Check My Schedule!: Ten Remarkable Women Meet the Challenge of Fitting Breast Cancer into Their Very Busy Lives (Reissue) Peggy McCarthy, Jo An Loren 0813333938

They come from different backgrounds and from professions as varied as medicine, education and entertainment, but the ten women featured in this book have one thing in common: breast cancer. The book explores their experience and how each eventually coped, in her own way, with her diagnosis.

Woman to Woman: A Handbook for Woman Newly Diagnosed with Breast Cancer Joan Feinberg, Hester Hill Schniper
0380806320 Breast cancer survivors offer advice on the emotional aspects of the diagnosis and treatment
The Breast Cancer Survival Manual : A Step-By-Step Guide for the Woman With Newly Diagnosed Cancer
by John Link 805064001
guide for women who have just been diagnosed with breast cancer, how to get a second opinion and how to understand a pathology report.
Breast Cancer Sourcebook (Health Reference Series) by Edward J. Prucha (Editor), Karen Bellenir (Editor) 780802446 all aspects of breast health and cancer. It moves from health assessment, through screening, treatment, clinical trials and research, to coping
Lymphedema: A Breast Cancer Patient's Guide to Prevention and Healing Jenny Burt, Gwen White 0897932641 causes and symptoms of lymphoedema, options for prevention & treatment, including massage, exercise, use of wraps & compression garments.
Coping With Lymphedema Joan Swirsky, Diane Sackett Nannery, Diane Sackett Nannery 0895298562 Written by a breast cancer survivor and a nurse, incl facts about diagnostic tests; manual lymph drainage & CDP; medications, including antibiotics, steroids, & benzopyrones; compression garments; & experimental treatments, including acupuncture, biofeedback, meditation, & herbal medicine.
Primer on Lymphedema, A Deborah G. Kelly 0130224103 comprehensive resource for both novice & experienced clinicians

The Sentinel Node in Surgical Oncology

M. R. S. Keshtgar (Editor), Waddingtpm. W. A., S. R. Lakhani, P. J. Ell


technologies relevant to the detection of sentinel lymph nodes in the context of surgical oncology

I Flunked my Mammogram Ernie Bodai B-2-Z Publishing 5 *, Covers all aspects of BC.
BCSS- Retail Products and Information Booklet Breast Cancer Support Service- Anti-Cancer Council Victoria Prostheses on the market, Where to buy prostheses, Average cost
The Breast Cancer Prevention Diet: The Powerful Foods, Supplements and Drugs That Combat Breast Cancer Bob Arnot
0733612016 A guide to using nutrition as a weapon to fight breast cancer
The Breast Cancer Prevention and Recovery Diet: A Survivor's Guide Suzannah Olivier
0140283951 sourcebook for all women diagnosed with breast cancer who want to help themselves recover and thrive by using nutrition as a key tool
All Woman: Life After Breast Cancer Tania Farrell Yelland
1842410040 Among those whose accounts are included are the singer Olivia Newton John, playwright Susan Miller, and fashion designer Catherine Walker.
Be A Survivor: Your Guide to Breast Cancer Treatment
Be A Survivor: Your Guide to Breast Cancer Treatment
combines the latest medical knowledge from experts with words of wisdom from survivors, uses photos & color graphics to make the most difficult concepts easy to understand
Living in the Postmastectomy Body : Learning to Live in and Love Your Body Again
Rebecca Zuckweiler
0881791520 unique and hopeful coping guide fills a gap in women's health literature
The Breast Health Cookbook: Fast and Simple Recipes to Reduce the Risk of Cancer Bob Arnot, Rita Mitchell (Contributor), Barbara Sutherland (Contributor) 316051330
cancer-preventative foods, Health, Mind & Body > Nutrition > Cancer Prevention
The Breast Cancer Companion by Kathy Latour 380719967

The most complete and essential sourcebook available for breast cancer patients and the people who love them

  • Choosing a Doctor
  •   Diagnostic procedures 
  •  Chemotherapy and radiation 
  •  Nutrition and exercise 
  •  Support groups insurance
  •  Prosthetics 
  •  Living as a survivor 
  •  Sex and pregnancy 
  •  Job-related issue...
Breast Cancer: Can You Prevent It? James Lawson, Amelia Lawson 007470723X  
Wise Women: Breast Cancer, Breast Health Susan Weed
The Breast Cancer Prevention Program Samuel S Epstein, David Steinman, Suzanne Levert
0025361929 Outlines risk factors for breast cancer and describes how to avoid them, including advice on diet, breast self-exams, and reducing cancer-causing chemicals in work and living environments
Pocket Guide to Breast Cancer Karen Hassey RN PhD FAAN Dow 0763706833 includes information on breast cancer and advanced breast cancer focusing on features such as incidence rates, treatment, and menopausal, pregnancy and fatigue issues
Advanced Breast Cancer: A Guide to Living with Metastatic Disease, 2nd Edition (Patient-Centered Guides) Musa Mayer, Linda Lamb (Editor) 156592522X All aspects of dealing with the disease are covered
Your Life in your Hands Jane A Plant   Jane Plant who has battkled Ccancer 5 times tells how she dealt with it and what she beleived helped her.
Her-2: the Making of Herceptin: a Revolutionary Treatment for Breast Cancer Robert Bazel, Mary Clare King   About Herceptin, which has recently become available in Australia
Breast Cancer, There and Back : A Woman-To-Woman Guide by Jami Bernard, Clifford Hudis 446677531
managing the unpleasant aspects of chemotherapy and radiation
Tamoxifen for the Treatment and Prevention of Breast Cancer by V. Craig Jordan PhD. DSC. (Introduction), Nancy Brinker, V. Craig PhD, DSC Jordan 1891483005
Written for both the clinician and patient, this book is a premier source of information about the world's leading drug for the treatment and prevention of breast cancer.
Tamoxifen; A Guide for Clinicians and Patients V. Craig Jordan (Editor), Nancy Brinker 0964182343 After the National Cancer Institute announced its findings that tamoxifen helps prevent breast cancer in some women, many questions were raised: is it right for me? Is it safe? What are the side effects? This book, edited by V. Craig Jordan, PhD, DSc, the developer of tamoxifen, will, with your physician, help answer these questions in a clear, concise way.
Tamoxifen and Breast Cancer
by Michael W. DeGregorio, Valerie J. Wiebe 300079516
discussion of the diagnosis of breast cancer and the risks, benefits, and limitations of treatment alternatives, particularly tamoxifen
Living Beyond Breast Cancer : A Survivor's Guide for When Treatment Ends and the Rest of Your Life Begins by Marisa C. Weiss, Ellen Weiss 812930665 guide for going back to a "normal" life:handling fears of recurrence & worries that family members will develop breast cancer and for managing physical posttreatment problems, including the lingering side effects of radiation, fertility difficulties, changes in sex drive, and feelings of unattractiveness
Breast Cancer: Sharing the Decisions
Anna Maslin, Trevor Powles 0192629670 Addresses issues relating to shared decision making and in particular those areas where a choice of treatment option involves some degree of risk/benefit analysis.
She's got What!
Carrie Lethborg and Angela Kirsner 1875271309 A book about a child's reaction to her mother's cancer diagnosis
My Mother's Breast: Daughters face their Mother's Cancer
Laurie Tarkan Taylor Publishing What happens when a woman finds out her mother has breast cancer
The C- Word: Teenagers and their Families Living with Cancer
by Elena V. Dorfman 966553403
vitally necessary for the patients and families
What Is Cancer Anyway? Explaining Cancer to Children of All Ages
Karen L. Carney 0966782046 basic information that is essential to understanding a cancer diagnosis
Helping Your Mate Face Breast Cancer : Tips for Becoming an Effective Support Partner for the One You Love During the Breast Cancer Experience
by Judy C. Kneece 1886665117
gives direction to support partners struggling to understand their new role of support.
Spinning Straw into Gold : Your Emotional Recovery from Breast Cancer
Ronnie Kaye 671701649
a compassionate and comprehensive guide to the emotional recovery from this ravaging illness

A Woman's Decision: Breast Care, Treatment and Reconstruction

Karen J Berger


A USpublication

Tell Me What to Eat to Help Prevent Breast Cancer: Nutrition You Can Live with

Elaine Magee



Facing Fear: A Young Woman's Personal Account of Surviving Breast Cancer Nancy Mikaelian Madey Writers Club Press Nancy was diagnosed with breast cancer at 35, just 5 months after giving birth to her first child. She shares her story.
Twenty Something and Breast Cancer:Images in Healing Linda Phelan McCoy In Print Pub  

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