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Ready to take steps towards healthier breasts? Check out these resources for recipes, how-tos, and information to reduce your risk of breast cancer and improve breast health.

Books

  • Breasts: The Owner's Manual: Every Woman's Guide to Reducing Cancer Risk, Making Treatment Choices, and Optimizing Outcomes. Kristi Funk, M.D.
    Written by a board-certified breast cancer surgeon, this warm yet straight-talking book teaches women how to reduce breast cancer risk, make treatment choices, and get the best possible results.
  • Dr. Susan Love's Breast Book (6th Ed.). Susan Love, M.D.
    This book contains basic information about breast anatomy and function, as well as in-depth information for women facing a breast cancer diagnosis.
  • Breast Cancer Clear & Simple (2nd Ed.). American Cancer Society.
    For women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer, this book offers clear, easy-to-understand answers to common questions. The book covers diagnosis, treatment, and recovery, and includes checklists of important questions to bring to medical appointments. A separate section at the end explains cancer staging.
  • The Vegan Starter Kit
    This quick and easy read has everything you need to know about plant-based nutrition, along with sample meal plans and recipes.
  • The Plant-Based Journey
    A simple how-to guide for shifting to plant-based eating.
  • Crazy Sexy Diet
    Written by cancer thriver Kris Carr, this book has warmth, wit, and more than a little sass. You’ll also find information on nutrition, inspiration, and tasty recipes.

Hotlines & Phone Support

Susan G. Komen Helplines

  • Breast Care Helpline: 1-877 GO KOMEN (1-877-465-6636). Speak to a trained staff member, in English or Spanish, about breast health or breast cancer. Available Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. ET. (Email: helpline at helpline@komen.org.)
  • Clinical Trial Information Helpline: 1-877 GO KOMEN (1-877- 465- 6636). Get information on clinical trials you or a loved one might participate in. (Email:  clinicaltrialinfo@komen.org)

Community & Resources

  • Young Survival Coalition
    Learn about critical issues unique to young women and breast cancer. Find information on how to connect with online support and local support groups. Learn how to get involved through lobbying, fundraising, and attending a conference.
  • Pink Lotus Power Up
    Designed for women diagnosed with breast cancer, Dr. Kristi Funk’s Pink Lotus hosts blogs on breast cancer and flourishing after a diagnosis. The site provides a Breast Buddies program that matches newly diagnosed women with “thrivers” of a similar age and cancer stage and a wealth of resources, information, and support. 

Cookbooks

Recipe Websites

All the sites listed here offer low-fat, plant-based recipes that are optimal for reducing breast cancer risk.

Informational Websites

  • World Cancer Research Fund/American Institute for Cancer Research
    Find detailed evidence on lifestyle-based risk factors for breast cancer drawn from 119 studies of more than 12 million women and 260,000+ cases of breast cancer. 
  • American Cancer Society: Breast Cancer
    Provides in-depth information on what breast cancer really is, steps to reduce your risk, screening and detection options, how to decode your diagnosis, your treatment options, and how to stay healthy after treatment.
  • Susan G. Komen: Financial Assistance and Insurance 
    ​​​​​​​Find helpful information about insurance options and financial assistance available to women who have been diagnosed. Download free educational materials in a variety of languages. The main site also offers interactive tools and educational videos.

Videos and Podcasts

  • NutritionFacts.org
    Watch nearly 200 short, entertaining, evidence-based videos on diet and lifestyle as they relate to breast cancer. 
  • Forks Over Knives
    This documentary highlights the groundbreaking science behind whole-food, plant-based nutrition, as well as the inspiring recovery stories of real people—including a breast cancer survivor—who made the switch. Available on Netflix.
  • Exam Room Podcast
    For anyone interested in nutrition, this podcast features experts in plant-based nutrition discussing the power of plant foods for disease prevention and reversal. 

Resource

The Cancer Survivor's Guide - Second Edition

Find out how foods fight cancer and the advantages of a high-fiber, low-fat, dairy- and meat-free diet. Includes updates from the latest research, special prostate and breast cancer sections, tips for making the dietary transition, and more than 130 recipes.

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Recipes

Easy, low-fat plant-based recipes with simple ingredients. Many of these recipes are also available in the 21-Day Vegan Kickstart App.

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