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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (109 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Susan M. Love Narrator: Coleen Marlo Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2012 ISBN: 9781470804770
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Dr. Susan Love’s Breast Book has long been the bible for the newly diagnosed. In this completely revised fifth edition, it also becomes a guide for those at risk of getting breast cancer, survivors interested in the consequences of their treatment, and anyone who wants to understand the new research about how the local environment influences the manifestations and treatments of many different kinds of breast cancer. Major advances being made in genetic research today mean that prevention and treatment can work not only to get rid of mutated cells (through chemo or surgery) but also to change the environment around the cells (through hormone therapy, exercise, and stress reduction). Among other promising developments discussed are advances in imaging, recognition of breast density as a risk factor, and a section focused on personalized medicine to help determine what kind of cancer you have and how best to treat it.

Any woman facing a diagnosis, decisions about treatment, or concerns about prevention will find in Dr. Love’s book the information, guidance, and reassurance she needs.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “[Dr. Love is] one of the country’s leading experts on breast cancer.”

    Los Angeles Times

  • “The seminal work for any woman facing the disease.”

    Los Angeles Times Magazine

  • “I was impressed by how plainly and intelligently Love…presented the research findings about mammography.”

    Washington Post

  • “Many shifts in breast health science make this massive coverage a key acquisition for any health library.”

    Midwest Book Review

  • “Comprehensive and candid.”

    Northern Virginia Magazine

  • “Striking a blow to the old approach that more is better, Dr. Love writes that it’s not just a matter of having cells with mutations of cancer but also an environment egging them on.”

    Tucson Citizen

  • “A candid, authoritative, and splendidly well-written guide for women facing a diagnosis, decisions about treatment, and concerns about prevention of breast cancer…Highly recommended.”


  • “More than an up-to-date advisory for the reportedly one-in-eleven women stricken with breast cancer, this is a candid, comprehensive, splendidly well-written guide to a part of the body about which most women know surprisingly little…The authors survey breast development and physiology, appearance (their discussion of plastic surgery is straightforward and nonjudgmental), breast-feeding, and common noncancerous conditions, telling all in a tone at once wise and warm. Quotes from Love’s patients lend additional scope, as do appendices ranging from recommended reading to lists of support groups and treatment centers.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “The woman who almost singlehandedly brought public attention to the mammillary part of our bodies keeps the updates coming. With studies and research advancing at warp speed, this latest tome addresses genetics, how the cell environment influences treatment, new imaging protocols, breast density considerations, and ‘personalized medicine,’ approaching each woman’s cancer individually. The review of the fourth edition said that no library should be without it. Ditto that.”

    Library Journal

  • “An owner’s manual for breasts.”


  • “The go-to guide for millions of women concerned about breast disorders—cancer in particular…A definitive resource…Present[s] technical information in clear prose meant to be understood by the average woman…Deserve[s] a place on every breast cancer patient’s bookshelf.”

    Energy Times

  • “[Love is a] breast cancer guru.”

    Dayton Daily News

  • “Twenty years after the first edition, Dr. Love writes with optimism about advances in the science of breast cancer diagnosis…She won’t lead you astray. For newly-diagnosed breast cancer patients, this book is still a great guide.”


  • “More than a bible for those newly diagnosed with breast cancer. It’s now also a guide for survivors, those at risk and anyone who wants to understand the environmental connection.”

    Heart & Soul

  • “This is the bible on the topic…The sheer size of the book attests to the body of new knowledge that exists regarding prevention, diagnostic tools, and treatment options.”


  • “For women who have breast cancer—or simply want to know more about it to help a friend or a relative manage it—there has been no better source for the past twenty years than Dr. Susan Love’s Breast Book…[Love] gives information and advice in forthright, plainspoken language…There is simply no more clear-headed and comprehensive guide to this often devastating disease than Dr. Susan Love’s Breast Book, and the new edition is the most information-packed one yet.”



Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heidi | 1/18/2014

    " A fantastic reference "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brenda Rogers | 12/18/2013

    " Fantastic resource if you have breast cancer. Easy to read and a great resource to refer back to. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suellen | 11/28/2013

    " My go-to book for breast biology. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brandy | 11/21/2013

    " People who are going through breast cancer should definitely read this book recommended by my surgeons. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marla | 11/17/2013

    " I checked this out from the library today. It is an amazingly informative book that should be read by all women. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debra | 11/15/2013

    " This book gave me a lot of information that I needed when I was newly diagnosed with breast cancer. It was helpful, because going into the cancer "culture" was unknown territory, and patients really need to research their choices and treatments in order to take control of their won lives. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan | 10/9/2013

    " If you are experiencing breast cancer, this is the definitive go-to book. I believe I memorized the first edition when I was going thru treatment....13 years ago! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol | 9/21/2013

    " Every woman needs to read this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 8/21/2013

    " I think they tell you to read this book when you are diagnosed with breast cancer so that you are occupied during most of your treatment. Interesting, but obviously no fun plot. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shelly | 7/11/2013

    " At 640 pages, pretty much the defining resource for all things breast related. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carole | 5/29/2013

    " Informative. Helpful. May you never have to read it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Florence | 5/5/2013

    " A comforting and highly informative book for anyone who has been diagnosed with breast cancer. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erminia | 3/15/2013

    " This book helped me save my life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daniel Golden | 11/2/2012

    " Great high level description of breast cancer that well be invaluable to me as I begin my research in biomedical imaging informatics. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Liz | 9/23/2012

    " A good place to start when you need to learn about breast cancer or anything relating to breast health. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Terry | 6/29/2012

    " I just read this for the purpose of a presentation on Breast Cancer. What a wonderful book for those who have Breast Cancer! It is wonderful that there is this much information out there for patients to have access to! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shauna | 3/16/2012

    " I read this shortly after being diagnosed with breast cancer. I was in my final year of college and one of my Spanish professor's loaned it to me. Very helpful and informative. I recommend it to anyone who is recently diagnosed with any kind of cancer. "

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About the Author

Susan M. Love, MD, MBA, is clinical professor of surgery at UCLA and president and medical director of the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation. A founder of the National Breast Cancer Coalition, she was appointed to the National Cancer Advisory Board by President Clinton.

About the Narrator

Coleen Marlo is an AudioFile Earphones Award–winning narrator who has been nominated for an Audie Award twice, winning in 2011. She has been awarded three Listen-Up Awards from Publishers Weekly, an AudioFile Audiobook of the Year Award in 2011, and was named Audiobook Narrator of the Year for 2010 by Publishers Weekly. She is a member of the prestigious Actors Studio and taught acting for ten years at the Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute. Marlo is a proud founding member of Deyan Institute of Voice Artistry and Technology.