Online Resources and Books - Breast Cancer Alliance

Online Resources and Books

Books for Adults

  • The Bra Book: The Fashion Formula to Finding the Perfect Bra, BenBella Books; December, 2009
  • The Breast Cancer Companion: A Guide for the Newly Diagnosed, Nancy Sokolowski-Kolb, RN with foreword by Dr. Richard Zelkowitz, Demos Medical Publishing, 2011
  • Before You…There Was Me…, Dorothy A. Geary, Duck Trap Press, 2000
  • Breast Cancer Smoothies: 100 Delicious, Research-Based Recipes for Prevention and Recovery
  • The Cancer Concierge free ebook: One Patient’s Tips for Navigating Breast Cancer
  • Cancer Survival Cookbook: 200 Quick and Easy Recipes, Donna L. Weihofen, RN, MS, John Wiley & Sons., 1997
  • The Cancer Recovery Plan, D. Barry Boyd, MD and Marian Betancourt, Avery, 2005
  • Coping with Breast Cancer, Robert H. Phillips, Ph.D., Paula Goldstein, CSW, Avery Publishing Group, 1998
  • The Feisty Woman’s Breast Cancer Book, Elaine Ratner, Hunter House Publishing, 1999
  • Healing: Cancer, Heart Disease & More, Jerry Rhine, Paperback, 2014
  • Helping Your Mate Face Breast Cancer: Tips for Becoming an Effective Support Partner, Judy C. Kneece, RN, OCN, Paperback, 2001
  • How To Help Children Through A Parent’s Serious Illness: Supportive, Practical Advice from a Leading Child Life Specialist, St. Martin’s Griffin, 2011
  • I Flunked My Mammogram!, Ernie Bodai, M.D. Copies can be obtained free of charge by calling 1-888-371-1800
  • Just Get Me Through This!: The Practical Guide to Breast Cancer, Deborah A. Cohen, Robert M. Gelfand, MD, Kensington Pub. Corp., 2000
  • Prayer, Laughter and Broccoli-Being There When Your Wife has Breast Cancer, Peter Flierl,
  • The Unofficial Guide to Surviving Breast Cancer, Stacie Zoe Berg, Richard Theriault, Hungry Minds, Inc., 1999
  • Turning Off Breast Cancer: A Personalized Approach to Nutrition and Detoxification in Prevention and Healing
  • Uplift: Secrets from the Sisterhood of Breast Cancer Survivors, Barbara Delisnky, Pocket Books, 2001
  • When A Parent Has Cancer: A Guide to Caring For Your Children, Perennial Currents 2004

Books for Children

  • Be The Boss of Your Stress: Self-Care for Kids by Timothy Culbert, MD, 2007
  • The Feelings Book, Todd Parr, 2005
  • The Goodbye Cancer Garden by Janna Mathies, 2011
  • Helping Children Cope When A Parent Has Cancer
  • Helping Children Understand Cancer
  • Ida B. by Katherine Hannigan, 2004
  • The Invisible String by Patrice Karst, 2000
  • Once Upon A Hopeful Night by Risa Sacks Yaffe, Oncology Nursing Press, Inc., 1998
  • Our Mom Has Cancer by Abigail and Adrienne Ackermann, American Cancer Society, 2001
  • Nowhere Hair: Explains Your Cancer and Chemo to Your Kids by Sue Glader, 2013
  • Paper Chain by Claire Blake, Eliza Blanchard, Kathy Parkinson, Elizabeth Murphy-Melas, Health Press., 1998
  • Promises by Elizabeth Winthrop, 2000
  • The Rainbow Feelings of Cancer by Carrie Martin, 2001
  • What Is Cancer Anyway? Explaining Cancer to Children of All Ages, (Barclay and Eve Series, Book 5) by Karen L. Carney, Mass Market Paperback, Dragonfly Pub., 1998
  • When A Parent Has Cancer [with Becky and the Worry Cup] by Dr. Wendy Harpham, 2004
  • When Mommy Had a Mastectomy by Nancy Reuben Greenfield, Bartleby Press, 2005
  • Wherever You Are: My Love Will Find You by Nancy Tillman, 2010
  • The Year My Mother Was Bald by Ann Speltz, 2003

Online Resource Guide

Amino – Amino uses the largest database of insurance claims to match patients with the best doctors, specialists and treatments in their area and insurance network. Use their find-a-doctor tool to find specialists in breast cancer, mammograms, or hundreds of other health topics while also receiving estimates on the cost of your care.

Cancer Council
Talking to Kids About Cancer: A Guide for People With Cancer, Their Families and Friends

Provides information on how to speak with children about cancer, coping with emotions and communicating with loved ones.

Dana Farber Cancer Institute
A guide on talking to your kids about cancer is  provided by the Dana-Farber Center Institute on their web site. It is very detailed and even suggests how to prepare for the conversation and what to expect.  Click here for the landing page.

Helping Very Young Children Cope With Cancer
A customizable book to use when talking with kids ages 2-6 years old when a parent or grandparent has cancer.

Providing Meals

Often friends and family want a way to coordinate meals for the person going through treatment, particulary surrounding surgery and chemotherapy.  If you are looking for a website to help navigate that planning, try