Cancer in children - description - treatment- complications - long term effects - social and physical aspects - survivorship~ life afterwards.
For survivors, friends and family of survivors, and those seeking medical references/advice.
This is the story of a young mother who prevailed through three cancer diagnoses and treatments (two breast cancer and one melanoma). It describes how she juggled cancer treatments with the many other daily demands of working full-time and mothering. The story is set against the backdrop of a close friendship in which two women, both touched by disease and tragedy, gain strength from each other. The author's feelings about her cancer experiences are mirrored in her evolving view of a pair of pink-ribbon earrings that come to represent a badge of courage for her. Finally, the author describes the closure that she has attained following her family's relocation to her hometown, and she offers several lessons that she learned from these cancer experiences.
Order through author's website: www.knology.net/pinkbadgeofcourage
This book presents ill people as wounded storytellers. It helps move people away from the concept of patient as victim and helps understand illness as a personal story and journey that can provide meaning in life.
The "essential take-along companion for those facing a life-threatening disease and their caregivers." The goals of the book are to provide short chapters, interactive exercises, colorful affirmation pages and a focus on effective communication. The book is endorsed by Bernie Siegel, M.D., Al Siebert, Ph.D. and Dr. Robert H. Schuller.
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