American Cancer Society Updates Easy-to-Read Breast Cancer Book

Breast Cancer Clear and Simple Book Cover

Breast Cancer Clear & Simple, Second Edition: All Your Questions Answered is a straight-forward guide for women newly diagnosed with breast cancer.

The book was written by the experts from the American Cancer Society to help women with breast cancer and their caregivers take their first steps toward understanding a breast cancer diagnosis, making decisions about treatment, and knowing what to expect during recovery.

“When women are diagnosed with breast cancer, they have a lot to think about and a seemingly endless amount of decisions to make. This book supports them by providing a comprehensive and easy-to-understand format to help them navigate through their diagnosis and treatment options, especially during those first days and months,” said Dr. Richard Wender, chief cancer control officer, American Cancer Society.

The book is written in a question and answer format, in plain, easy-to-read language, and includes illustrations that help explain how breast cancer starts and how it affects the body. Additional illustrations help provide details about different types of breast reconstruction.

What’s new in the second edition

Breast Cancer Clear & Simple, Second Edition: All Your Questions Answered has been updated with the latest medical information about how breast cancer is diagnosed and treated. New content includes information about genetic counseling, surgical options, the importance of the lymph system, and what types of breast reconstruction are available.

Updated illustrations provide more helpful information to help women understand their breast cancer diagnosis, and treatment and recovery options.

“This book is an important and innovative tool to support patients with a breast cancer diagnosis to help them make the treatment choices that are right for them,” said Dr. J. Leonard Lichtenfeld, M.D., M.A.C.P., deputy chief medical officer, American Cancer Society.

Breast Cancer Clear & Simple, Second Edition: All Your Questions Answered is available in both print and eBook formats. Comprehensive information about breast cancer is also available in our breast cancer section on

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