Nordie's at Noon shares the personal stories of four young professional women diagnosed with breast cancer at age 30 or younger. Once a month, they met at Nordstrom's Cafe for lunch. It was their special place to laugh, cry, support and educate each other - and celebrate the journey of life after a cancer diagnosis.
Their diagnoses came at very different phases of their young lives. Patti was 24, single, and forging her way in the corporate world. Jana was planning her wedding at age 27, and courageously walked down the aisle wearing a wig and breast prosthesis. Jennifer, also 27, was five months pregnant when she was diagnosed, and endured surgery and chemotherapy during the pregnancy. Kim found her lump at age 30 while planning her son's second birthday party, and faced the issues of raising a toddler while she underwent treatment.
Nordie's at Noon will serve as a source of humor, strength, inspiration and education. It is the author's hope that this book will encourage women to be proactive with their health - and realize that no one is "too young" for breast cancer.
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I FOUND THIS BOOK TO GIVE ME ALOT OF INFORMATION THAT I NEED REGARDING DIFFERENT ASPECTS OF CANCER CARE AND RESOURCES FOR DIFFERENT TYPES OF ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE AS WELL A A SPIRTUAL ANALYSIS OF THE WHY QUESTION.....
PLAINLY WRITTEN AND A GOOD GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING WHAT IS HAPPENING AROUND YOU........
In The Next Leg of My Journey, a sequel, Lenor engages the reader with the intimate and heart-wrenching details of the demise of her marriage, admitting that "losing her husband was worse than losing her leg." Committed to enjoying life, no matter what it brings, this remarkable story of learning to love again is amazingly uplifting, yet achingly honest. This is a story that will touch your soul.
Lenor Madruga on the morning of her 32nd birthday, discovered a small hard lumb on her thigh. It was bone cancer. (chondrosarcoma). Within a few nightmare months, she had barely saved her life - and lost her left leg.
Mark Patton, "The World's Most Transplanted Person", has written this book to help anyone who is going to have or is considering a bone marrow or stem cell transplant. Mark has had five transplants over the past 14 years to treat his multiple myeloma.
There are now millions of transplant candidates in the U.S. Sadly, there are only around 50,000 of these procedures done each year. "Over 140 Things" shows patients how to find out if they are transplant candidates. It demystifies these procedures and lets patients look at transplants in a clear, objective manner. And, it explains how patients can take advantage of the enormous amount of resources available to facilitate their treatment and recovery.
The book is available on the Blood & Marrow Transplant Resources' Web site. The URL is www.BMTresources.org. It can also be purchased by sending a check or money order to: MGC Publications, 1208 E. Hermitage Rd., Bayside, WI 53217. The cost is $11.95, plus $3.50 shipping and handling. (Wisconsin residents please add 87 cents for sales tax.)
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"Over 140 Things" has been cited as a valuable resource by the American Cancer Society, Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, The Bone Marrow Foundation, International Myeloma Foundation, Coalition of Cancer Cooperative Groups, Cancer Federation, and many, many more.
what a Harvard doctor and survivor wants you to know about getting the best care while preserving your self-image.
Excellent book. She's been there and she understands.
"Cancerboy" by Matthew Cummings is a story of courage, determination and hope. The book not only discusses the author's journey through his treatment of Hodgkin's Disease, but also allows him to tell his story of how a freak accident at the age of 11 left him disfigured but did not discourage him. Personal journal entries as well as his poetry help tell his story.
His journal entries show the struggles that chemotherapy patients face on a daily basis, the very things that healthy individuals take for granted. It was quite an eye opening look into a cancer patient's point of view.
His use of humor will make you laugh and cry as you read about the interesting life he has lead. As well as how his love of cycling helped him get through some of the most difficult times of his life.
As a practicing oncology nurse, I found the book to be an enlightening glimpse at the challenges that my patients face that I may not always be aware of. I like to believe that it has made me a better nurse for reading this book. "Cancerboy" is a definite worthwhile read not just for cancer survivors and patients in treatment but also for caregives and healthcare professionals who care for these amazingly courageous individuals every single day.
Sheryl Abrams RN, OCN
The book can be found at milestogopress.com as well as contact information about the author.
Hamilton Jordan served as the youngest chief of staff in presidential history under Jimmy Carter. In this collection of adventures and observations Jordan weaves together his remarkable life and his battle with cancer. Three times in the last twenty years, he has been diagnosed with the disease; non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, melanoma, and prostate cancer. He credits early detection, being well-informed, his family and keeping positive as the keys to his survival. Sound, upbeat, and inspiring advice from a man who feels lucky to be alive. A New York Times Bestseller, it's a story you will love.