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The Middle Place
Kelly Corrigan

BIOGRAPHY CORRIGAN

Kelly Corrigan is a mother, wife, and newspaper columnist when she discovers a lump in her breast. As she’s undergoing treatment, she finds out her father has cancer, too. This memoir delivers honesty and ultimately is about an adult straddling the lines of mother and daughter, and finding her inner strength.


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Eating Pomegranates: A Memoir of Mothers, Daughters, and the BRCA Gene
Sarah Gabriel

BIOGRAPHY GABRIEL

Eating Pomegranates is a candid and incredibly intimate story of being forced to acknowledge that while you can try to overcome the loss of a parent, you can never escape your genetic legacy. Gabriel’s mother passed away from cancer when Gabriel was just a teenager – at age 44, Gabriel is diagnosed with breast cancer.


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It Takes a Worried Man: A Memoir
Brendan Halpin

BIOGRAPHY HALPIN

In September, 2000, Brenda Halpin discovered that his thirty-two year old wife had stage four breast cancer. On October 7, 2000, he sat down to begin writing about what happens to a man who fears that his best friend might leave him forever.


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Survival Lessons
Alice Hoffman

BIOGRAPHY HOFFMAN

This book inspires readers to find beauty in everyday life during tough times by re-envisioning everything from relationships to family. As Alice Hoffman says, “In many ways I wrote Survival Lessons to remind myself of the beauty of life, something that’s all too easy to overlook during the crisis of illness or loss. I forgot that our lives are made up of equal parts of sorrow and joy, and that it is impossible to have one without the other.”


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Promise Me: How a Sister's Love Launched the Global Movement to End Breast Cancer
Nancy G. Brinker

BIOGRAPHY KOMEN

Susan G. Komen was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1977; three years later, at the age of 36, she passed away. Suzy asked her sister Nancy to promise her that she would raise money for scientific research and to bring breast cancer awareness. Nancy’s response? “I promise, Suzy…Even if it takes the rest of my life.” Learn how the Susan G. Komen Foundation began.


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Most of Me: Surviving My Medical Meltdown
Robyn Michele Levy

BIOGRAPHY LEVY

Most of Me chronicles Robyn’s devastating Parkinson’s diagnosis and her subsequent discovery of two lumps in her breast. This book offers a unique glimpse into a creative mind, an ailing body, and the restorative power of humor and fantasy.


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Pieces of Me
Veronica Neave

BIOGRAPHY NEAVE

When Veronica discovers that she has the BRCA2 gene mutation and an 80% chance of breast cancer to go with it, her view on life changes drastically. Join her thought-provoking journey of self-discovery as she confronts her beliefs about sexuality and body image and makes a difficult decision that will affect both her health and her hope.


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The Dog Lived (and So Will I)
Teresa Rhyne

BIOGRAPHY RHYNE

Recounts the author’s journey nursing her adopted beagle Seamus through his cancer treatment as she learned to deal with medical situations, unknowingly preparing herself for her own later triple-negative breast cancer diagnosis.


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I Am Not My Breast Cancer: Women Talk Openly About Love and Sex, Hair Loss and Weight Gain, Mothers and Daughters, and Being a Woman with Breast Cancer
Ruth Peltason

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Women talk openly about love and sex, hair loss and weight gain, mothers and daughters, and being a woman struggling with breast cancer.


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Stop Breast Cancer Before it Starts
Samuel S. Epstein MD

MEDICAL CANCER EPS

Evidence on preventing breast cancer is identified in this book, as Dr. Epstein outlines the simple steps in avoiding breast cancer. This book empowers women to take charge of their health and make a real difference in the fight against cancer.


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My Run
DVD

BIOGRAPHY DVD HITCHCOCK

After losing his wife to breast cancer and struggling to raise his children, Terry Hitchcock decided to accomplish the impossible – run 75 consecutive marathons in 75 consecutive days. He ran in spite of freezing rain and unbearable heat, in spite of chest pains and bone fractures that wracked his 57-year-old body.


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Polly's GlobalWalk
DVD

HEALTH WOMEN DVD POL

Polly Letofsky walked 14,124 miles over 5 years through 22 countries on 4 continents around the world for breast cancer awareness. From her September 11 walk through Muslim villages in Southeast Asia, a determined adventure into India, and a lonely rain-soaked path through Europe, Polly tackled a rapidly changing world and educated thousands of women one step at a time.


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Pink Ribbons, Inc.
DVD

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The ubiquitous pink ribbons of breast cancer philanthropy – and the hand-in-hand marketing of brands and products permeates our culture, providing assurance that we are engaged in a successful battle against this insidious disease. But the campaign obscures the reality and facts of breast cancer – more and more women are diagnosed with breast cancer every year, and face the same treatment options they did 40 years ago.


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