Monday, October 17, 2016

Go Pink!: Breast Cancer Awareness

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Show your support by wearing pink and educating yourself and others about the dangers of breast cancer and the importance of getting regular health check ups. Library staff will be showing our support on October 19th by wearing pink at the library!

Below are online and print resources for further education:

Online resources

Print resources

    • Discusses the different types of breast cancer and how breast cancer is diagnosed and treated. Also includes information on how to perform breast self-exams, what to expect and how to cope if a mother is diagnosed with breast cancer, and possible future

    • This release offers hope and insight about dealing with breast cancer, with prominent breast cancer survivors like Christina Applegate, Sheryl Crow, Melissa Etheridge, Olivia Newton-John, Joyce Ostin, Jaclyn Smith, as well as leading doctors and experts like Dr. Helena Chang, Dr. Deepak Chopra, Dr. Patricia Ganz, Dr. Armando Giuliano, Dr. Susan Love, and many others, who offer concrete advice, as well as inspiring and affirming stories of hope. ~ Cammila Collar, Rovi

    • Written by two renowned authorities who specialize in the treatment of breast cancer, a surgeon and an oncologist, this lucid step-by-step guide has established itself as the indispensable book women need to make informed decisions about the care that is right for them.

    • Offering encouragement and support, this updated guide is the authority on coping with breast cancer. Highlighting all the latest medical developments, from diagnosis through treatment and recovery, this essential book guides newly diagnosed patients every step of the way. Including practical tips on managing the emotions, reactions, and side effects of breast cancer and its treatment, detailed questions to ask a medical team for empowerment, and wellness plans for recovery and life after cancer, this comprehensive manual is packed with information to best manage the breast cancer experience.

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