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Facing metastatic breast cancer
often presents a range of emotional as well as physical challenges. The breast cancer
resources listed below provide information and support that can help during your
treatment and beyond.
The list of resources below is provided merely as a convenience. AstraZeneca takes
no responsibility for the content of, or services provided by, these resources and
makes no representation as to the accuracy or completeness of any information provided
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Books and publications
Advanced Breast Cancer: A Guide to Living with Metastatic Disease
By Musa Mayer. 2nd edition. O’Reilly & Associates, Inc., 1998.
Offers practical advice and emotional support to women and families dealing with
the realities of metastatic breast cancer. It shares personal experiences of others
living with the disease and how they have managed to cope day to day.
Art.Rage.Us.: Art and Writing by Women with Breast Cancer
By Jill Eikenberry and Terry Tempest. Chronicle Books, 1998.
Inspiring artwork and writing by breast cancer survivors, an outgrowth of an exhibit
at the San Francisco Main Library Gallery sponsored by the Breast Cancer Fund, the
American Cancer Society (San Francisco Bay Area), and the San Francisco chapter
of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.
Betty Crocker’s Living with Cancer Cookbook: Easy Recipes and Tips Through
Treatment and Beyond
Betty Crocker, 2001.
Provides advice from cancer patients, from tips for coping with emotions to ideas
for making recipes more appealing. Recipes are tagged to show which are helpful
for common side effects of cancer treatment, and there are also special diet menus
to help stimulate the appetite and mask unpleasant tastes from radiation and chemotherapy.
The Breast Cancer Book of Strength & Courage: Inspiring Stories to See You
Through Your Journey
By Ernie Bodai, MD, and Judie Fertig Panneton. 1st edition. Prima Lifestyles, 2002.
Uplifting stories of women who faced mastectomies, radiation, and chemotherapy with
courage, humor, and grace. Testimonials offer support and common ground for women
facing their own battles with cancer.
The Cancer Monologue Project
By Tanya Taylor and Pamela Thompson. MacAdam/Cage Publishing, 2002.
In a series of workshops, people affected by cancer were invited to write and perform
their stories about living, resulting in these 30 engaging monologues.
Hanging Out with Lab Coats: Hope, Humor & Help for Cancer Patients and Their
By Wendi Fox Pedicone. 1st edition. FoxPress, 2007.
This memoir chronicles the journey of a breast cancer patient. The author shares her personal story weaving in practical advice and resource information for breast cancer patients and their caregivers.
Here for Now: Living Well with Cancer Through Mindfulness
By Elana Rosenbaum. Satya House Publications, 2005.
Provides mindfulness-based stress reduction techniques for those living with cancer.
Holding Tight, Letting Go: Living with Metastatic Breast Cancer
By Musa Mayer. 1st edition. Patient Center Guides, 1997.
A personalized and highly informed guide to life with metastatic breast cancer.
Live Longer, Live Larger: A Holistic Approach for Cancer Patients and Their
By Susan W. Buchholz, PhD, and William M. Buchholz, MD. 1st edition. Patient Center
A handbook for thriving with cancer, it contains stories and exercises to help conquer
fear, find the right treatment, and find joy in day-to-day life.