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I’m just starting this page, so there will be more soon. When I write my own book someday, we’re all going on a road trip together.

Intimacy After Breast Cancer, by Gina Maisano.

Written by two-time breast cancer survivor and founder of the No Surrender Breast Cancer Foundation, Gina Maisano writes a candid, kind, encouraging guide about helping you get your mojo back and feel whole again.


Pink Ribbon Blues, by Gayle Sulik.

An insightful analysis of the breast cancer awareness movement, its start as a movement for social change, and its transmogrification into a wayward behemoth of pink product merchandising that has turned our disease into a brand, while it has yet to turn out a cure.


Being Sarah, by Sarah Horton.

A candid, real-life memoir of what it’s like to have your world turned upside down by a diagnosis of breast cancer. Not fluffy, not pretty, and certainly not pink. But definitely courageous, humorous and infinitely validating. Selected as a “Highly Commended” book by the British Medical Association for their 2011 Medical Book Awards. Visit her blog at Being Sarah.


If you know of any books that you’d like to recommend, please add a comment below.

4 Responses to “Books”

  1. After Breast Cancer: A Commonsense Guide to Life after Treatment is the book version of everything I have learned from working as an oncology social worker (mostly with women with breast cancer) for more than thirty years and having two breast cancers myself. It has been generally well received, and is an honest, warm, easy to read roadmap to life after breast cancer.

  2. Thanks, Hester! I’m including the Amazon link here: After Breast Cancer: A Commonsense Guide to Life after Treatment


    This is a self-help memoir written by a registered nurse and writer who was diagnosed with DCIS and underwent a mastectomy and reconstruction.

    Author will gladly send review copies of book.

  4. The Thinking Woman’s Guide to Breast Cancer: Take Charge of Your Recovery and Remission (to be published in Feb., 2017).

    When Dr. jJanet Maker was diagnosed in 2011, she, like most people, knew almost nothing about breast cancer. What she did know is that she didn’t feel safe simply following her doctors’ advice. She needed to understand for herself all her treatment options, the statistical outcomes for each option, and all the potential side effects, so she could make informed decisions.

    The Thinking Woman’s Guide to Breast Cancer is the story of her journey and the things she learned along the way. It is the book she wished she had before, during, and after her treatment.

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