Written on: October 22nd, 2009 by: in Blog Posts
Public libraries continue to be a valuable resource for women wanting to prevent breast cancer or for those who are considering their options to fight it. While finding a professional medical opinion is still every woman’s best option, they can use resources that are readily available through their library to explore and evaluate alternative and complementary therapies, find solace in the stories of women who have battled and survived, and learn more in-depth details about the nature of the disease and its treatment.
In many ways public libraries, which are open to everyone, and with resources available freely along with a staff qualified and trained in assisting library users to access and understand them, are uniquely positioned to help women with health issues- especially in states like Delaware which have excessive incidences of a number of negative health indicators, and which continue to struggle to provide access to underserved and underinsured groups.
Here are a selection of books written in the last year on various aspects of the disease that can be checked out of any of the Delaware Library Catalog member libraries:
Some New 2010/11 Titles:
2009 Book List:
UPDATE: to wrap up the month, check out this delightful video from the staff at the Providence St. Vincent Medical Center in Portland, Oregon. Dancing librarians at 1:15!
UPDATE: the Delicious.com web bookmarking site has thousands of breast cancer-related websites that have been listed by users. Click here for the full list.