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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Every October, the pink ribbons come out for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women, and many of us know someone who has been affected by it. If you are living with breast cancer or know someone who is, take a look at our display in the reference room on the second floor. We have a variety of resources for people at all stages in their journey, from diagnosis to reconstruction. You can visit the websites below for additional information.

The library is open for browsing. Masks are optional. If you are not comfortable entering the library, you can request items for curbside pickup during our regular hours (Monday-Thursday 9-9; Friday and Saturday 9-5). To reserve a book, place a request in the online catalog, fill out a request form, or call the reference desk at 978-674-4121. If you love these books, you can write a review or place them in the “Awesome Box” at the ground floor checkout desk.

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Online Resources

The websites below have information on a variety of aspects of breast cancer.


National Cancer Institute: Breast Cancer—Patient Version


Medline Plus Information in Multiple Languages

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Breast Cancer

American Cancer Society: Breast Cancer

National Breast Cancer Foundation

MyHealthFinder: Cancer