Dr. Susan Love’s Breast Book / El Libro de La Mama

Dr. Susan Love’s Breast Book / El Libro de La Mama


Dr. Susan Love, Founder and Chief Visionary Officer of Dr. Susan Love Foundation for Breast Cancer Research (DSLRF), became known as a trusted guide to women worldwide through her books. The newest edition of  Dr. Susan Love’s Breast Book releases in November 2023.

Dr-Susan-Loves-Breast-BookAfter a breast cancer diagnosis, this book by Dr. Love helps each reader plan her own path

Widely considered the standard reference on all aspects of breast care, Dr. Susan Love’s Breast Book was called “the bible for women with breast cancer” by the New York Times, when it was first released in 1990. Now in its seventh edition, Dr. Love’s book uses the warm, supportive, and candid tone that has brought confidence to millions of women to help each reader plan her own path after a breast cancer diagnosis.

The seventh edition covers:

  • New treatments: including new drugs, vaccines, hormonal treatment and drugs with longer duration (10 years) for the estrogen positive tumors
  • The increasing focus on where cells live, both locally (immune system, hormones, etc.) and systemically (stress, etc.)
  • Prevention: several new drugs have been added to the list of chemoprevention drugs. In addition, preventative surgery has received increased attention.
  • Increased data on “alternative” approaches such as stress reduction and exercise in reducing recurrence.
  • Increased understanding of the immune system and how it either controls or promotes the cancer.
  • Risks for survivors
  • Genetics
  • Special groups: Men with breast cancer are demanding a louder voice in the conversation and research.

It is available for purchase at Hachette Book Group.

The sixth edition explains advances in targeted treatments, hormonal therapies, chemotherapy, and immunologic approaches

Dr. Susan Love’s Hormone BookDr Susan Love's Hormone Book pic
In her empowering and demystifying book about menopause, Dr. Love stresses that menopause is not a disease that needs to be cured—it is a natural life stage. Dr. Love offers a remarkably clear set of guidelines on the use of menopausal hormone therapy and explains what is known about other options for treating menopausal symptoms.

Live a Little!
In a collaboration with psychologist Alice Domar, PhD, Dr. Love shares how it’s ok to break the rules when it comes to women’s health. Perfect health is not achievable; and in this book, Dr. Domar and Dr. Love break down what needs to be achieved versus what the “health police” say is good for you. The book breaks down prevailing health “musts” in six areas—sleep, stress, preventive care, exercise, nutrition, and personal relationships; giving you the tools to properly take care of yourself while not stressing about the little things.


Atlas of Techniques in Breast Surgery
Designed for general surgeons, this book, co-authored by Dr. Love in 1996, shows breast surgery techniques for both malignant and benign disease. Topics covered include anatomy, biopsy techniques, lumpectomy, modified and radical mastectomy, placement and removal of implants, and reconstructive procedures. It also includes information on preoperative planning, operative rationale, and alternatives, and outlines potential complications

Love Research Army

We combat the disparities that exist in research by challenging the scientific community to launch studies that are as inclusive and diverse as the people that breast cancer affects.

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