October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. One of the greatest challenges for those who have been newly diagnosed is finding sources of support. Patients are eager for information on everything from enduring surgery and chemotherapy to how to deal with hair loss.
While there are many local resources and support groups available in Washtenaw County, women can also find comfort in a sisterhood of survivors who have already been in their shoes.
The Dexter District Library and the Chelsea District Library have an abundant amount of resources for cancer patients. Here are a few available books to borrow:
- Living Well Beyond Breast Cancer: A Survivor's Guide for When Treatment Ends and the Rest of Your Life Begins. By Marisa Weiss
- Positive Results: Making the Best Decisions When You're at High Risk for Breast or Ovarian Cancer. By Joi Morris.
- Intimacy After Breast Cancer: Dealing with Your Body, Relationships and Sex. By Gina Maisano.
- The Pink Ribbon Diet: A Revolutionary New Weight Loss Plan to Lower Your Breast Cancer Risk. By Mary Flynn.
- Breast Cancer: 50 Essential Things You Can Do. By Greg Anderson.
- Cancer is a Bitch, or, I'd Rather be Having a Midlife Crisis. By Gail Baker.
- The 10 Best Questions for Surviving Breast Cancer: The Script You Need to Take Control of Your Health. By Dede Bonner.