There's a Book for That: Breast Cancer Awareness Month
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign, symbolized by pink ribbons, to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure. Please find below a selection of some of the best books Penguin Random House publishes to educate and support those confronting breast cancer.
Visit http://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/breast-cancer-awareness-month for more information.
ANTICANCER LIVING: TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE AND HEALTH WITH THE MIX OF SIX by Lorenzo Cohen PhD, Alison Jefferies, MEd
The evidence is in: you can reduce cancer risk and support treatment by focusing on six key areas of health and wellness. These ideas were pioneered in David Servan-Schreiber’s Anticancer: A New Way of Life, and became the basis for a research study developed by Lorenzo Cohen and Servan-Schreiber at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Anticancer Living provides an accessible, prescriptive guide to wellness based on the latest scientific findings and clinical trials, and it showcases the community of doctors, researchers, caregivers, and patients who have been inspired to create change.
THEN CAME LIFE: LIVING WITH COURAGE, SPIRIT, AND GRATITUDE AFTER BREAST CANCER by Geralyn Lucas
Geralyn Lucas, The author of Why I Wore Lipstick to My Mastectomy, has written a funny and moving story of leaving the traumatic experience of cancer behind and learning to survive all the challenges of a life she thought she would not have. Then Came Life is not a cancer recovery story: It is about rediscovering the resilience, courage, and optimism it takes to reinvent yourself at every age.
PROMISE ME: HOW A SISTER’S LOVE LAUNCHED THE GLOBAL MOVEMENT TO END BREAST CANCER by Nancy G. Brinker
Promise Me is a deeply moving story of family and sisterhood, the dramatic “30,000-foot view” of the democratization of a disease, and a soaring affirmative to the question: Can one person truly make a difference?
After losing her sister Suzy to breast cancer at the age of thirty-six, Nancy Brinker’s mission to change the way the world talked about and treated breast cancer took on added urgency when she was herself diagnosed with the disease in 1984. Unlike her sister, Nancy survived and went on to make Susan G. Komen for the Cure into the most influential health charity in the country and arguably the world.
THE NEW GENERATION BREAST CANCER BOOK: HOW TO NAVIGATE YOUR DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OPTIONS-AND REMAIN OPTIMISTIC-IN AN AGE OF INFORMATION OVERLOAD by Dr. Elisa Port
From the Chief of Breast Surgery at Mount Sinai Medical Center and Co-director of the Dubin Breast Center in Manhattan, the definitive guide to managing breast cancer in the information age, an optimistic antidote to internet information about screening, diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment.
A BREAST CANCER ALPHABET by Madhulika Sikka
The biggest risk factor for breast cancer is simply being a woman. Madhulika Sikka’s A Breast Cancer Alphabet offers a new way to live with and plan past the hardest diagnosis that most women will ever receive: a personal, practical, and deeply informative look at the road from diagnosis to treatment and beyond.
For more on these and related titles visit Breast Cancer Awareness Month Books
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