Breast cancer needs no introduction, and even those who are never diagnosed with this disease will almost certainly have their lives touched by it. This Tracer Bullet provides some suggestions for finding information on various aspects of breast cancer. The scope of this guide is necessarily limited to a representative sampling from the wide array of available resources. Every attempt has been made to include only reliable, authoritative sources, but inclusion in this list does not signify endorsement or responsibility for content. These suggestions are meant to supplement, not to replace, advice from a physician or other health care personnel.
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Breast Cancer. In Cancer sourcebook for women. 2nd ed. Edited by Karen Bellenir. Detroit, Omnigraphics, c2002. p. 3-44.
RC280.G5C34 2002 <SciRR>
Breast cancer. In The Medical advisor. 2nd ed. Alexandria, VA, Time-Life Books,
2000. p. 204-207.
RC81.A2M492 2000 <SciRR>
Urskin, Giske, Darcy V. Spicer, and Leslie Bernstein. Breast cancer epidemiology, treatment, and prevention. In Women and health. Edited by Marlene B. Goldman and Maureen C. Hatch. San Diego, Academic Press, c2000. p. 871-906.
RA778.W742 2000 <SciRR>
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Subject headings used by the Library of Congress, under which books on breast cancer can be located in most card, book, and online catalogs, include the following:
Note: see also headings containing this general topic, e.g., "Breast Cancer-- Adjuvant Therapy," "Breast Cancer--Treatment," "Breast Cancer-- Surgery;" See also more specific topics such as "Mammography," "Chemotherapy," etc.
Note: see also headings containing this general topic, e.g., "Breast Diseases-- Diagnosis," "Breast Diseases--Treatment," "Breast Diseases--Popular Works."
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Breast cancer. Edited by Kelly K. Hunt and others. New York, Springer-Verlag, c2001. 520 p.
RC280.B8B6725 2001 <SciRR>
Breast cancer sourcebook. Edited by Edward J. Prucha and Karen Bellenir. Detroit, Omnigraphics, c2001. 580 p.
RC280.B8B6887 2001 <SciRR>
Majure, Janet. Breast cancer. Berkeley Heights, NJ, Enslow, c2000. 128 p.
Bibliography: p. 124-126.
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A Breast cancer journey: your personal guidebook. Atlanta, American Cancer Society, c2001. 427 p.
Berg, Stacie Zoe, and Richard Theriault. The unofficial guide to surviving breast cancer. Foster City, CA, IDG Books Worldwide, c1999. 546 p.
Berger, Karen J., and John Bostwick. . A woman's decision: breast care, treatment & reconstruction. 3rd ed. St. Louis, Quality Medical Pub., 1998. 680 p.
Bibliography: p. 645-665.
The Chemotherapy source book. Edited by Michael C. Perry. 3rd ed. Philadelphia, Lippincott & Wilkins, c2001. 1003 p.
RC271.C5C446 2001 <SciRR>
Link, John S. The breast cancer survival manual: a step-by-step guide for the woman with newly diagnosed breast cancer. 2nd ed. New York, Henry Holt, 2000. 212 p.
Link, John S. Take charge of your breast cancer: how to get the best treatment. New York, H. Holt, 2002. 189 p.
Nash, Jennie. The Victoria's Secret catalog never stops coming: and other lessons I learned from breast cancer. New York, Scribner, c2001. 156 p.
Weiss, Marisa C., and Ellen Weiss. Living beyond breast cancer: a survivor's guide for when treatment ends and the rest of your life begins. New York, Times Books, c1998. 526 p.
Bibliography: p. 487-498.
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Clegg, Holly Berkowitz, and Gerald Miletello. Eating well through cancer: easy recipes & recommendations during & after treatment. Memphis, Wimmer Companies, c2001. 255 p.
Halverstadt, Amy, and Andrea Leonard. Essential exercises for breast cancer survivors. Boston, Harvard Common Press, 2000. 209 p.
Bibliography: p. 195-200.
Johnson, Edwin T. Breast cancer, Black woman. 2nd ed. Montgomery, AL, Van Slyke & Bray, 1999. 240 p.
Bibliography: p. 213-234.
RC280.B8J64 1999 <SciRR>
Olson, James S. Bathsheba's breast: women, cancer, & history. Baltimore, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002. 302 p.
Bibliography: p. 263-289.
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Cohen, Deborah A., and Robert M. Gelfand. Just get me through this: the practical guide to breast cancer. New York, Kensington Books, c2000. 252 p.
Hirshaut, Yashar, and Peter I. Pressman. Breast cancer: the complete guide. 3rd ed. New York, Bantam Books, c2000. 361 p.
Lange, Vladimir. Be a survivor: your guide to breast cancer treatment. Los Angeles, Lange Productions, c1998.
RC280.B8L276 1998 <SciRR>
Love, Susan M., and Karen Lindsey. Dr. Susan Love's breast book. 2nd ed. Reading, MA, Addison-Wesley, c1995. 627 p.
Bibliography: p. 532-555.
RG491.L68 1995 <SciRR>
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Breast cancer: a guide to detection and multidisciplinary therapy. Edited by Michael H. Torosian. Totowa, NJ, Humana Press, c2002. 346 p.
Davis, Amelia. The first look. Urbana, University of Illinois Press, c2000. 87 p.
Expert consultations in breast cancer: critical pathways and clinical decision making. Edited by William N. Hait, David A. August, and Bruce G. Haffty. New York, Marcel Dekker, c1999. 486 p.
RC280.B8E86 1999 <SciRR>
Hoskins, Carol Noll, Judith Haber, and Wendy Budin. Breast cancer: journey to recovery. New York, Springer Pub., c2001. 115 p.
Bibliography: p. 99-101.
Nardo, Don. Breast cancer. San Diego, Lucent Books, 2002. 112 p.
Bibliography: p. 98-105.
Phillips, Robert H., and Paula Goldstein. Coping with breast cancer. Garden City Park, NY, Avery Pub. Group, c1998. 324 p.
Bibliography: p. 311-312.
Rosenthal, M. Sara. The breast sourcebook: everything you need to know about cancer detection, treatment, and prevention. Los Angeles, Lowell House, c1996. 334 p.
Bibliography: p. 291-301.
Zuckweiler, Rebecca L. Living in the postmastectomy body: learning to live in and love your body again. Point Roberts, WA, Hartley & Marks, 1998. 273 p.
Bibliography: p. 267-268.
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Abstracting and Indexing Services that index relevant journal articles and other literature on breast cancer are listed below. Some suggested terms for searching are "Breast cancer" and "Breast cancer treatment." More specific headings, such as "Breast reconstruction" "Monoclonal antibodies," or "Chemotherapy" may be appropriate, depending upon the topic of interest. Many of the titles may be available in electronic format. Consult a reference librarian for the location and format of abstracting and indexing services in the Science Reading Room.
Cumulated Index Medicus (1960- )
Z6660.I422 amd Computer Format <SciRR A&I>
Index to Health Information (1988- )
RA445.I53 <SciRR A&I>
Biological Abstracts (1927- )
QH301.B37 <SciRR A&I>
Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL) (1956- )
Z6675.N7C8 <SciRR A&I>
General Science Index (1978- )
Z7401.G46 <SciRR A&I>
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Journals that often contain relevant articles about breast cancer include the following:
American Journal of Nursing RT1.A5 Annals of Internal Medicine R11.A84 Harvard Women's Health Watch (Current Issues Only) JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association R15.A48 Journal of Nutrition RM214.J6 Journal of the National Cancer Institute RC261.U47 The Lancet R31.L3 Nature Q1.N2 New England Journal of Medicine R11.B7 Prevention RA421.P68 Science Q1.S35 Seminars in Oncology RC261.A4313
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Barlow, William E., and others. Performance of diagnostic mammography for women with signs or symptoms of breast cancer. Journal of the National Cancer Institute, v. 94, Aug. 7, 2002: 1151-1160.
Burstein, Harold, and others. New cytotoxic agents and schedules for advanced breast cancer. Seminars in oncology, v. 28, Aug. 2001: 433-358.
Fisher, Bernard, and others. Twenty-five-year follow-up of a randomized trial comparing radical mastectomy, total mastectomy, and total mastectomy followed by irradiation. New England journal of medicine, v. 347, Aug. 22, 2002: 567-576.
Key, Timothy J., and others. The effect of diet on the risk of cancer. The Lancet, v. 360, Sept. 14, 2002: 861-869.
Muller, Albert G., and Karen Sepucha. Making good decisions about breast cancer chemoprevention. Annals of internal medicine, v. 137, July 2, 2002: 52-55.
Sartippour, Maryam R., and others. Green tea inhibits vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) induction in human breast cancer cells. Journal of nutrition, v. 132, Aug. 2002: 2307-2402.
Stephenson, J. Cancer studies explore targeted therapy: researchers seek new prevention strategies. JAMA, v. 287, June 2002: 3063-3067.
Zimmerman, Vanessa L. BRCA gene mutations and cancer. American journal of nursing, v. 102, Aug. 2002: 28-38.
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Selected materials available in the Science Reference Collection pamphlet boxes include:
Breast Cancer Action newsletter. Nov./Dec. 2002. 10 p.
Breast reconstruction after mastectomy. Wendy Schloss Schain. Natick, MA, American Cancer Institute, 2000.
Cognitive problems after chemotherapy for breast cancer. Harvard women's health watch, Oct. 2002: 5-6.
Herceptin (Trastuzumab): questions and answers. Bethesda, MD., National Cancer Institute, 2002. 4 p. (National Cancer Institute fact sheet, 7.45)
Lifetime probability of breast cancer in American women. Bethesda, MD, National Cancer Institute, 2002. 2 p. (National Cancer Institute fact sheet, 5.6)
National Alliance of Breast Cancer Organizations. NABCO breast cancer resource list. 2002/2003 ed. New York, NABCO, 2002. 150 p.
National Alliance of Breast Cancer Organizations. NABCO fact sheets. New York, NABCO, 2001-2002.
Rethinking breast cancer. Time, v. 159, Feb. 18, 2002: 50-59.
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National Institutes of Health (NIH)
9000 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20892
NIH Institutes and ServicesNational Cancer Institute (NCI)
The Federal Government's principal agency for cancer research and training.
NCI Breast Cancer Homepage
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)
The NCCAM web site includes publications, information, FAQs, and links.
National Library of Medicine (NLM)
Offers a wide range of consumer information.
Clinical Trials : A searchable database of clinical trials from NIH.
Selected Cancer Care Centers
MD Anderson Cancer Center at the University of Texas
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, North Carolina
Johns Hopkins Breast Center
Mayo Clinic Cancer Center
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
New York, New York
UCLA Jonsson Cancer Center
Los Angeles, California
University of Chicago Hospitals Cancer Center
Selected Organizations, Associations, and Societies
American Cancer Society
Breast Cancer Action Coalition
55 New Montgomery Street, Suite 323
San Francisco, CA 94105
A grassroots organization of breast cancer survivors and their supporters.
P.O. Box 22
Narberth, PA 19072-0222
Breast cancer information source.
Cancer Care is a national non-profit organization whose mission is to provide free professional help to people with all cancers through counseling, education, information and referral and financial assistance.
Community Breast Health Project
545 Bryant Street
Palo Alto, CA 94301
This organization provides information, links, and local support.
National Alliance of Breast Cancer Organizations (NABCO)
9 East 37th Street, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10016
NABCO is the leading non-profit information resource on breast cancer in the U.S.
National Breast Cancer Coalition
1707 L Street NW, Suite 1060
Washington, DC 20036
A grassroots advocacy coalition dedicated to ending breast cancer.
National Comprehensive Cancer Network
Breast cancer treatment guidelines for patients, links to clinical trials.
National Women's Health Information Center
Information on women's health and a toll free information line, from the U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services, Office on Women's Health.
Sisters Network Inc.
8787 Woodway Drive, Suite 4206
Houston, TX 77063
A national African-American breast cancer survivors' organization.
The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
P. O. Box 650309
Dallas, TX 75265-0309
Formed in 1982, the mission of the foundation is to eradicate breast cancer.
Womens Information Network Against Breast Cancer
536 S Second Avenuejnh, Suite K
Covina, CA 91723-3043
Provides breast cancer information for women.
Y-Me National Breast Cancer Organization
Information and support in English and Spanish.
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About Karen Bellenir
Karen Bellenir is a published author and an editor of children's books and young adult books. Some of the published credits of Karen Bellenir include Sports Injuries Information for Teens: Health Tips About Acute, Tranumatic, and Chronic Injuries in Adolescent Athletes : Including Facts about Sprains, ... Overuse Injuries, Tre (Teen Health Series), Tobacco Information for Teens: Health Tips About the Hazards of Using Cigarettes, Smokeless Tobacco, and Other Nicotine Products (Teen Health Series), Diet Information for Teens: Health Tips About Diet And Nutrition : Including Facts about Dietary Guidelines, Food Groups, Nutrients, Healthy Meals, Snacks, Weight Control, Medica (Teen Health Series), and Allergy Information for Teens: Health Tips About Allergic Reactions Such As Anaphylaxis, Respiratory Problems, And Rashes (Teen Health Series).
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