Looking for information about breast cancer? This list of breast cancer resources can point you in the right direction. Whether you're looking for a book or DVD at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County or on the hunt for a database or website, this list is your go-to place.
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BOOKS (From the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County)
Breast cancer sisterhood: a guide to practical information & answers to your most intimate questions
Brenda Ray Coffee
616.99449 C674 2010
Brenda Coffee offers practical life-saving information concerning breast cancer treatment that doctors may fail to mention and she does this in an honest and candid manner.
Dr. Susan Love's breast book
Susan M. Love
618.19 L897 2010
A standard reference that highlights the latest developments in breast care, screening, diagnosis, treatment, and research. In a warm, straightforward style, Dr. Love covers the healthy breast; common problems of the breast; diagnosis of breast problems; the causes, diagnosis, and treatment of breast cancer; and living with breast cancer.
Intimacy after breast cancer: dealing with your body, relationships and sex
Gina M. Maisano
616.99449 M231 2010
Maisano, a two-time breast cancer survivor and founder of a non-profit organization aimed at improving the lives of women living with the disease, discusses how women who have survived breast cancer can find their way back to intimacy.
Johns Hopkins medicine patients' guide to breast cancer
616.99449 S559 2010
The Johns Hopkins Patient Guide to Breast Cancer is a concise “how to” guide that takes you through the journey of breast cancer treatment. Educate yourself with accurate, understandable information that will allow you to participate in the decision making process about your care and treatment.
Living well beyond breast cancer: a survivor's guide for when treatment ends and the rest of your life begins
Marcia C. Weiss
616.99449 W431 2010
This fully revised and updated second edition addresses the questions and issues that breast cancer survivors face including the revolutionary medical advances in follow-up testing, ongoing treatments and recovery.
Positive results: making the best decisions when you're at high risk for breast or ovarian cancer
Joi L. Morris and Ora Karp Gordon
616.99449 M876 2010
Joi L. Morris, an attorney who is associated with the organization, Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered, and Ora Karp Gordon, (medicine, UCLA), who is involved in the genetics and ovarian and breast cancer screening programs at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, provide a guide for women at high risk of breast and ovarian cancer due to family history and genetic profile. This vital information helps them decide if they want to pursue genetic testing, as well as how to interpret test results and make decisions to manage their risks.
The sky begins at your feet: a memoir on cancer, community, and coming home to the body
362.196994 M676Zm 2009
In this powerful, tender and humorous memoir about resiliency and love in the face of cancer, Mirriam-Goldberg braves breast cancer, the breast cancer genetic mutation and the loss of a parent by connecting with an eclectic Midwest community.
Stand by her: a breast cancer guide for men
John W. Anderson
616.99449 A547 2010
Stand by Her is written to help men be the very best supporters they can be, combining solid practical advice with emotional guidance which is based both on the author's personal experience and his extensive research. The book also provides an exhaustive section of print, online, and other resources for patients and caregivers.
You can do this!: surviving breast cancer without losing your sanity or your style
Elisha Daniels and Kelley Tuthill
362.196994 D186 2009
How do you live your everyday life, enjoy your family and friends, and work, all while trying to survive your cancer treatments? Breast cancer survivors Kelley Tuthill and Elisha Daniels, drawing on the expertise of Dr. Ann Partridge, an oncologist at the renowned Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston who helped both of the authors through their own cancer journeys, address the multitude of questions that women have after that initial diagnosis of breast cancer.
DVDs (From the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County)
Breast cancer: the path of wellness & healing
616.99449 B8287 2009
This guide explores the entire breast cancer experience blending breakthrough science with traditional and complementary healing. It will help women navigate complex decisions about treatment and recovery with a mission to heal the whole person.
Early breast cancer: with knowledge comes hope
616.99449 E12 2004
This program takes a look at how cancer develops in the different stages and underscores the importance of regular screening for early detection. It provides key insight into
studies linking the disease to estrogen-genetic factors, and explores the new drugs, treatment benefits, and diagnostic techniques used by leading cancer centers. The featured interviews include survivors and leading physicians from M.D. Anderson and Northwestern University Cancer Center.
ONLINE RESOURCES / DATABASES
Have your Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County library card and PIN handy to access these research databases from home.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Search the full-text of hundreds of electronic reference books on a wide range of subjects, including medicine and health issues such as breast cancer.
Health and Reference Resource Center
Access health information from a variety of resources, including general interest and fitness magazines, medical and professional periodicals, reference books, and pamphlets on health issues such as breast cancer.
This database was created and is maintained by the National Library of Medicine.
It provides access to authoritative information on clinical medicine, education, experimental medicine, nursing, nutrition, pathology, and toxicology of health issues including breast cancer.
This nonprofit consumer health site draws upon information created and evaluated by health care professionals at the University of Cincinnati, Ohio State University, and Case Western Reserve University medical centers on health issues such as breast cancer.
American Cancer Society, Breast Cancer in Women
Find information and resources about breast cancer for women.
- Local office at Hope Lodge 2808 Reading Road Cincinnati, OH 45206. Call 888-227-6446 ext. 4001 for information.
- Northern KY office: 6612 Dixie Hwy Suite 2A Florence, KY 41042. Call 859-647-2200 for information.
American Cancer Society, Breast Cancer In Men
Learn about the little discussed disease of breast cancer in men.
Cincinnati Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Center (BCERC)
This site is connected to one of four national centers sponsored by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and the National Cancer Institute. The site highlights educational materials and public programs, providing access to online resources about breast cancer.
Mayo Clinic, Breast Cancer
The world famous Mayo Clinic provides breast cancer symptoms, treatment and research information.
National Library of Medicine, Breast Cancer
This website includes information on the symptom, causes, diagnosis, treatment and research on the disease.
Susan G. Komen for the Cure
As the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists, this organization’s website offers information on research, treatment, funding, and support for breast cancer patients and their families.
Susan G. Komen for the Cure- Greater Cincinnati Affiliate
The organization works to save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality of care for all and energizing science to find the cure. The Cincinnati affiliate is located at 522 Cincinnati Mills Drive in Suite B238 in Cincinnati. For more information e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 513-671-9110, ext. 202.
The Breast Cancer Alliance of Greater Cincinnati (BCA)
The Breast Cancer Alliance of Greater Cincinnati is an independent, non-profit, volunteer organization. Linda Heines and a small group of women who were concerned about the growing number of breast cancer cases in our community founded it in 1994. They advocate education, research and support.
Breast and Cervical Cancer Project
The Breast and Cervical Cancer Project is funded in the state of Ohio by the Ohio Department of Health and administered in Southwestern Ohio by the Division of Gynecologic Oncology at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Free breast and cervical cancer screening and diagnostic services are provided to eligible, underserved women at contracted healthcare providers. The project is located at 200 Albert Sabin Way in Cincinnati.
Breast Cancer Fund of Ohio (BCFO)
The BCFO is a state wide, independent, non-profit organization. The BCFO will manage the disbursement of funds raised by Ohio’s breast cancer specialty license plate. Funds will cover identified gaps in services such as: transportation to treatment, temporary support of living expenses, and education about existing services etc. with the ultimate goal of timely access to quality breast cancer treatment for all.
Breast Cancer Registry of Greater Cincinnati
The Breast Cancer Registry was founded in 2004 to support local research about the causes of breast cancer in our community. Women (or men) ever diagnosed with breast cancer enroll in the Registry by completing a questionnaire. Long-term survivors and individuals recently diagnosed are encouraged to join the Registry. Enrollment is voluntary! All information is confidential and protected by the UC Institutional Review Board.
Enrollment packets are available by contacting the Registry by phone or e-mail; please provide your name and mailing address.
Cancer Family Care
Cancer Family Care works to strengthen the emotional well-being and to alleviate the suffering of children, adults and families coping with cancer. There is a center at 2421 Auburn Avenue in Cincinnati as well as locations in Northern Kentucky, Clermont and Warren counties.
FORCE: Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered
FORCE is the only national non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. FORCE provides support, resources, and lifesaving information about research and risk management options for families who have been touched by hereditary breast and ovarian cancer and to the health care providers who serve these families.
Northern Kentucky Women’s Cancer Coalition
This cancer group promotes and provides year round, community wide programs and activities that support women’s cancer detection, awareness and education in collaboration with other organizations.
Patterns Inc. is a support group for women of color with breast cancer
Meet monthly on the first Saturday (RSVP please) at Jordon Crossing 7030 Reading Rd. Bond Hill, The Allen Temple Senior Center. For more information e-mail PATTERNSINC4U@aol.com or call 513-542-3878.
Pink Ribbon Girls (PRG)
The PRG are young breast cancer survivors who are encouraged by their shared experiences, to educate and inspire others to grow and live beyond breast cancer. Meetings and events posted on the calendar on the website. There are Ohio and Kentucky chapters of the Pink Ribbon Girls.
Cris Collinsworth ProScan Foundation
The Cris Collinsworth ProScan Foundation works to enhance the lives of all women by promoting breast cancer awareness and education, providing access to early breast cancer detection services, support and comfort throughout breast cancer patients’ healing journey. Programs include Pink Ribbon Bags for newly those diagnosed, fall fund raising luncheon and the Proscan Pink Ribbon Center at 5 E. Liberty St. 45202 which provides screening mammograms to low income and uninsured. Call 513-241-1282. Hours M,W,F,: 1-5pm, T,Th,: 8:30am-12:00noon.
Tri County Cancer Coalition
The coalition promotes coordination and communication of health resources to the Tri-State community in order to support quality cancer care and to improve outcomes and survival.
UC Cancer Center/The Barrett Center
UC Cancer Center offers healing, discovery and hope to patients, their families and friends through superb cancer programs and cutting-edge research. Our mission to pioneer advances in the fight against cancer and set the standard for cancer care in the region.
The Wellness Community
The mission of the Wellness Community is to help people with cancer and their loved ones enhance their health and well- being by providing a professional program of emotional support, education, and hope.
YWCA Breast Health Program
The YWCA Breast Health program’s mission is to offer community outreach, education and screening programs in the greater Cincinnati and N. Kentucky area, ultimately to empower women and eliminate racial and ethnic barriers to health care access. Please call for a calendar of community outreach, educational and screening programs.
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