Here are a list or breast cancer resources the Pink-Link team personally endorses. If you have a suggestion for the breast cancer resources page, please contact us here and we'll be happy to review your recommendation.
Lisa Klenoshek's passion & desire to write surfaced in May 2009 when she began a daily journal chronicling her fight against breast cancer. As time went on, and Lisa began her survivorship, the need to keep writing prevailed.
Lisa's first children's picture book, Zoey's List of Love: A Sweet Breast Cancer Survival Story, recently released by Mirror Publishing, is her first project. It's not surprising that it pertains to breast cancer and Lisa hopes this story will help other moms with breast cancer talk to their young children about this disease and the difficult times that arise.
Read her journal at (http://www.caringbridge.org/lisaksharingmystory)
Click here to buy the book:
The Etiquette of Illness
The Definitive Guide to Cancer, An Integrative Approach to Prevention, Treatment and Healing
Read a summary of Dr. Lisa Alschuler and Karolyn Gazella's book on Vicki Tashman's blog: www.cansurvivorblog.com. If you'd like to buy the book, click below.
From Zero to Mastectomy
Jackie Fox describes what she learned about Stage 0 breast cancer.
Nowhere Hair (A book for Children)
For women with a cancer diagnosis, or for family and friends looking for a way to help, Nowhere Hair gently explains life during chemotherapy and addresses the biggest concerns of children ages 3-7.
The Empty Cup Runneth Over
One day a life altering experience happens to you and your life is turned upside down. For Cindy, this experience came when she was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 46. Cindy’s nature is to share with and help people. Her natural inclination to help others led to her giving lectures to high school and college students about her own experience with breast cancer. The response was overwhelming to her talks, and the questions the students asked led her to realize that a book might be helpful: She has organized this book around the answers to those questions both for the patients themselves, and for the friends and relatives of patients. This book is a treasure trove of information. Everyone needs to read this book. Not just people with breast cancer, or friends and relatives of people with breast cancer, but anyone who has ever had questions about breast cancer, which means each one of us. It is one of the most readable and most informative books available on breast cancer.
Books for Children to Cope
Kids Konnected provides support through books and support group meetings for children and teens who have a parent with cancer.
If you have been thrown into the cancer community, these books provide valuable information to you and your family. You are not alone.
Should you decide to purchase one of these books for yourself or for a loved one, know that the proceeds benefit Susan G. Komen and Kids Konnected, a non-profit committed to the support of children and families facing cancer treatment and loss.
Someone I Love is Sick
"Someone I Love is Sick" is a customizable book for young children has been published by The Gathering Place, a caring community that supports, educates and empowers individuals and families touched by cancer. This book is a
tool to use when talking to children ages 2-6 years old about a parent or grandparent who has cancer.
The Breast Cancer Journey Planner
If you have been diagnosed with breast cancer, you know your life has
suddenly changed. You will have many choices to make regarding
diagnosis and treatment, and much information to review.
The Breast Cancer Journey Planner will help you get started and enable
you to arrange and review all of the information you are about to
collect. It will also become a valuable reference as you move from one
doctor to another, keeping timelines and prior recommendations
organized and available for your consultants, who will appreciate your
attentiveness to the details of your own care.
Cancer is a Bitch (or I'd rather be having a Midlife Crisis)
Cancer Is a Bitch is about the outrageous challenges of marriage, about the joys and unpredictability of motherhood, about the depth of friendship, about finally letting go of old baggage and finding your lost self midlife, about figuring out what you want to do with your life, about wanting to live now.
Just a Lump in the Road
JUST a LUMP IN THE ROAD is written for any young woman diagnosed with breast
cancer and the amazing people who will share in her journey.
This book is a collaborative effort by six young breast cancer survivors who found each
other through a support group. Together with their families they write candidly about their
experiences, sharing information and insight known only to those who have "been there."
A read through their memoirs is similar to having coffee with a best friend, as secrets are
divulged and modesty is not an issue. Each story is as diverse and unique as the women
To buy the book through Amazon where a portion of the proceeds is donated to Pink-Link, click below.
Nordie's at Noon Book
A diagnosis of breast cancer had
brought Patti, Jana, Jennifer and
Kim together for a monthly lunch at their local Nordstrom’s café, but it was a
desire to provide hope to others that would make them friends for life.
Noon shares the personal stories of each of these courageous young women. A
source of humor, strength, inspiration and education, the book is a celebration
of friendship and of living life to the fullest.
To buy this book, click here.
AFTER SHOCK: FROM CANCER DIAGNOSIS TO HEALING
AFTER SHOCK: FROM CANCER DIAGNOSIS TO HEALING- a step-by-step guide
to help you navigate your way, empowers patients and their
families to take charge of all aspects of a cancer experience—physical, mental,
emotional and spiritual—to help the body heal. Puja Thomson’s holistic
perspective blends conventional, complementary & alternative approaches,
with practical suggestions, organizational tools and personal stories.
Cancer for Two Book by Dave Balch
Cancer for Two does tell our story, but it also emphasizes how we handled certain situations, what worked and what didn't, and makes suggestions about how you can get through your own challenges.
This book will inspire you, lift your spirits, and fill you with hope when you realize that there IS another side to that cancer door.
My wife had an amazing attitude during her illness, and I did a pretty good job of caregiving (if I say so myself!).
"She survived the cancer. I survived taking care of her."
Please click here to buy the book
Butterfly Kisses Book
Butterfly Kisses and Wishes on Wings is a listen-to or read-along book for children about cancer. The story line, as told through the eyes of a child, gives a simple and honest picture of cancer through its clear text and beautiful illustrations. Children of all ages, as well as adults, will find comfort in the many messages that flow through the pages of the book along the wings of the butterfly, especially the lesson that teaches children to realize the power they have in being an active and integral part of a loved one's cancer journey.
2007 Cancer Treatment and Facilities Guide
Resource — A Cancer Treatment and Facilities Guide for Patients and Their
Families is designed to provide newly diagnosed cancer patients with the
information and resources you need to find the best treatment possible for your
cancer so you can survive and thrive through treatment and beyond.
The guide features information
about cancer, cancer treatment, and treatment facilities available in the United States,
along with Web-based resources you can access on your own to increase your
knowledge. The guide is designed to be comprehensive, informative, and easy to
You will also find in this guide
inspirational stories from cancer survivors who tell of their personal
experiences facing the emotional turmoil that a diagnosis of cancer can create
and working through the emotions to live with and survive their cancer.To
order a copy of the guide please visit www.patientresource.net
Happiness in a Storm
Buy the book, “Happiness in a Storm” by Wendy Schlessel Harpham, MD for you and/or your loved ones with breast cancer.
To purchase this book, follow this link:
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