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Breast Cancer: A Research Guide
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This is a 2011 update of a 2004 research guide from the Mid-Manhattan Library. A printable version is available to download.
Most books and videos may be found in the 616.9944 call number area. To locate materials about this subject in the Catalog, here are some suggested search terms:
- breast cancer
- breast cancer alternative treatment
- breast cancer case studies
- breast cancer chemotherapy
- breast cancer diagnosis
- breast cancer diet therapy
- breast cancer exercise therapy
- breast cancer genetic aspects
- breast cancer handbooks, manuals, etc.
- breast cancer immunotherapy
- breast cancer information services directories
- breast cancer patients
- breast cancer patients rehabilitation
- breast cancer prevention
- breast cancer relapse
- breast cancer research
- breast cancer risk factors
- breast cancer surgery
- breast cancer treatment
- breast care and hygiene
- breast diseases
- breast examination
- breast radiography
If established subject headings don't seem to match your needs, try keyword searching or see a librarian for assistance. Below is a list of selected resources on breast cancer in our collections.
- 100 Questions & Answers about Breast Cancer - Zora K. Brown, 2009.
- Breast Cancer: 50 Essential Things You Can Do - Greg Anderson, 2011.
- Breast Cancer Clear & Simple: All your Questions Answered - American Cancer Society, 2008.
- The Breast Cancer Companion: A Guide for the Newly Diagnosed - Nancy Sokolowski, 2011.
- Dr. Susan Love's Breast Book - Susan M. Love, 2010.
- Perspectives on Diseases and Disorders: Breast Cancer - 2009.
- The Breast Cancer Prevention Plan: 20 Proven Steps for Reducing Your Breast Cancer Risk - Edward J. Conley, 2006.
- Prevention of Cancer - Robert Gilmore McKinnell, 2008.
- Previvors: Facing the Breast Cancer Gene and Making Life-Changing Decisions - Dina Roth Port, 2010.
- Positive Results: Making the Best Decisions When You're at High Risk for Breast or Ovarian Cancer - Joi L. Morris, 2010.
- Medical Tests Sourcebook - edited by Karen Bellenir, 2010.
- FDA Center for Devices and Radiological Health Mammography
- National Cancer Institute (NCI)
- Cancer: We Live and Die by Radiation - Michelangelo Delfino, 2006
- The Chemotherapy Source Book - 2008
- Coping with Chemotherapy and Radiation - Daniel Cukier, 2005.
- After Breast Cancer: A Common-Sense Guide to Life after Treatment - Hester Hill Schnipper, 2006.
- Yoga and Breast Cancer: A Journey to Health and Healing - Ingrid Kollak, 2011.
- Intimacy after Breast Cancer: Dealing with your Body, Relationships and Sex - Gina M. Maisano, 2010.
- Harvard Women’s Health Watch - Harvard Medical School.
- Journal Of The National Cancer Institute - National Institute Of Health.
- Breast Cancer: A Woman's Dilemma (2008)
- Learning and Understanding about Breast Cancer (2011)
- Eating Right for Cancer Survival (2009)
- Stott Pilates: Pilates for Breast Cancer Rehab (2008)
- Woman to Woman: Breast Cancer and Reconstruction Options: a Discussion for Any Woman Diagnosed with Breast Cancer (2005)
Available at all NYPL locations and from home with a valid NYPL library card.
- Consumer Health Complete (also available in Chinese, Russian, and Spanish)
- Health Reference Center Academic - A broad array of articles on consumer health and wellness.
- MEDLINE - provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and more.
- American Cancer Society
Discusses the nature of cancer, its causes, and risk factors. Also includes information on the latest strategies for prevention and early detection, new diagnostic techniques, and the latest treatments.
- Cancer Care
Cancer Care is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide free professional help to people with all cancers through counseling, education, information, and referral to direct financial assistance. Also offers information in Spanish.
Provides recent information from the National Cancer Institute on a variety of cancer types, including breast cancer. Topics include prevention, screening, treatment options, clinical trials, and ways to cope with cancer. Other resources include directories of support groups and organizations that may offer financial assistance. Also offers information in Spanish.
A directory of websites chosen and organized by the National Library of Medicine. A wealth of information on breast cancer is provided, including news on the latest research, law and policy, and interactive tutorials. Links to a directory of breast prostheses and accessory manufacturers and to a directory of facilities that provide free or low-cost mammograms and pap tests.
- NOAH (New York Online Access to Health)
A directory of websites chosen and organized by medical librarians and health professionals. Links to a variety of information on breast cancer, including living with breast cancer, clinical trials, breast reconstruction, support groups, male breast cancer and the FDA’s list of certified mammography facilities. Links to information in Spanish.
This website contains general information on breast cancer from OncoLink and the National Cancer Institute as well as other comprehensive sites on the topic.
Created by the Susan Love MD Breast Cancer Research Foundation, this website features information about breast cancer prevention and the criteria for having a breast biopsy. For the woman with a diagnosis of breast cancer, guidance for sorting out treatment options initially and at recurrence is also available. Includes detailed information about ductal lavage and an extensive list of links of interest.
- Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization
Y-ME provides general information on breast cancer, including a glossary and detailed information for those newly diagnosed. Contains extensive resources on free support groups and services, including a toll-free number staffed by trained peer counselors with translators available in almost 150 languages.