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Just Diagnosed: Breast Cancer

In Just Diagnosed: Breast Cancer, Karole uses incredible candor, an often-humorous approach, and a great deal of vulnerability to speak to her readers. She provides resources, checklists, and definitions. This book is a road map, a step-by-step guide on what you can expect, what you need to know, and what to do next—from initial diagnosis through the difficult decisions ahead.

In book stores you can find Just Diagnosed in these sections:

• Medical/Oncology, Breast Cancer

• Medical/Disease, Cancer

• Self Help, Motivational/Inspirational

For a limited time, Just Diagnosed: Breast Cancer will be available for 40% off at the link below. Use the code  AMKJDSAVE40 to receive this offer until July 31, 2023.

Special offer available for those looking to purchase 10 or more copies.

Please contact us directly at (212) 873-2073 or at

Driven To Help You: "Own your diagnosis and don't let it own you."

Arlene M. Karole, FACHE, CHCP, CMP, MSA

We need to own our diagnosis and be co-creators of our health and our health outcomes. Whether it be taking control of a diagnosis of cancer, cardiovascular disease, alzheimer’s, diabetes or any illness, let us empower ourselves, in part, by learning about our illness and examining the lifestyle choices we make on a daily basis that may influence our health in a good or not-so-good way.


Awareness, playing a proactive role, and fully engaging in our day-to-day behaviors and following the path of preventive healthcare is easier to achieve, as opposed to the path of getting better once we have a medical diagnosis. We have choice and control.


There is a major paradigm shift in healthcare happening. We are patients and we are consumers. We want to live our best lives—taking ownership and responsibility for our health, wellness and well-being—mind, body, spirit and soul—a comprehensive holistic whole-person approach, makes this possible.


Together working with our providers towards patient-centered health care and shared decision-making (SDM) as we educate ourselves along our continuum of care from diagnosis to healing and beyond —WE GOT THIS!



Arlene has written for and been

featured in multiple cancer and wellness

publications, including Memorial Sloan

Kettering’s Bridges magazine and

Northwell Health’s Katz Institute for

Women’s newsletter. She writes a

monthly column in the national Breast

Cancer Wellness Magazine.


Speaker/Patient Advocate

Arlene provides thought leadership,

insight, guidance, and inspiration to

audiences both in person and online.

Check out some of her recent speaking

engagements in the Cancer Talks podcast, SHARE’s education program series, and more. She is a voice for those who need to be heard.



Stay connected on social media! Arlene shares weekly posts on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter including breast cancer and wellness resources, tips and tools, inspiring books and quotes, her latest work, and healthcare executive industry events.

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What People Are Saying About Just Diagnosed


"Both informational and inspirational, this book is the goddess guide to the universe of breast cancer complexity. Few people have the grit and deeply inquisitive and tireless nature of Arlene Karole. With determination and courage to dig deeper, she’s done the work and relieves the burden of “not knowing what to do.” This well-organized stepwise guide helps readers prioritize not just their breast cancer-related consults and appointments, but to commit to greater awareness of what changes we can make to enjoy better health than what was “normal” before."


- Ricki Pollycove, MD, San Francisco Integrative Gynaecology

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