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Breast Cancer Awareness Month


National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October) was established in 1985 to raise awareness of breast cancer and to encourage early detection practices.  Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death among women.  However, since 1990, death rates from breast cancer have been declining in part to better due to screening and early detection, increased awareness, and continually improving treatment options.  (

With Awareness There is Hope

Some recent books on breast cancer in our collection include:

The newest edition of the classic,  Dr. Susan Love’s Breast Book;Image of item

New memoirs by Joan Lunden, the Good Morning America host, Had I Known:  a memoir of survival and Good Morning America anchor, Amy Robach, Better:  how I let go of control, held on to hope, and found joy in my darkest hour

Image of itemThe New Generation Breast Cancer Book by Eliza Port

Bald Is Better with Earrings by Andrea HuttonImage of item

Husband’s Guide to Breast Cancer by Todd Outcalt

Pink Ribbon Diet by Mary Flynn

Breast Cancer Awarenss displayAdditional books can be found in our special  health display in the Reference area.


Here are some online resources you can consult for more information on breast cancer prevention, screening, diagnosis & treatment, and how to spread the message of awareness:

American Cancer Society

National Cancer Institute

Susan G. Komen

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2 thoughts on “Breast Cancer Awareness Month

  1. This is such an important post, so thank you for bringing these important reads to my attention. I am going to check them out! Thanks for writing such a great post and also I checked out your blog and it is safe to say I love it! (:


    • I’m so glad you found our post informative! It is a very important topic as 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. Being a library, we are in a great position to provide resources for people looking for more information on breast cancer.

      Thanks for your support of the blog!

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