The one and only book my oncologist has ever recommended to me.
Author is a rehabilitation physician and breast cancer survivor -- talks more about physical than emotional recovery, so makes nice companion book to After Breast Cancer.
The one book I would buy, if I could, for every woman finishing treatment. The author is an oncology social worker and two-time breast cancer survivor. I started it about a month before finishing treatment, and carried it around with me like Linus with his blankie.
No one tells you how difficult it's going to be, emotionally and physically, when you finish active treatment -- this book really helped.
The “Voices of Survivors Foundation” is devoted to exploring what ‘Survivorship’ means to the individual ‘Survivor’, whether they are recently diagnosed, in-treatment or post-treatment, in a variety of documentary formats. Each ‘Survivor’ helps define what this means to not only themselves, but also gives insight to others who are on this journey as well, either as a ‘Survivor’ or a ‘Co-Survivor’.
The face of cancer is one that has been portrayed as that of only older people or children for so long, but that face is not reflective of whom cancer truly affects. It affects us all! We become a ‘Survivor’ when we first hear those three words: “You have cancer.”
At that moment, your ‘Survivorship’ begins and you are not alone. Each and every ‘voice’ shared can mean so much to so many and touch even more. Stand up, be heard!
iy exists to ensure that every young adult affected by cancer is given access to the best age-appropriate support they are entitled to in order to get busy living at every stage of their survivorship.
Womem's Cancer Boutique
The Kidney Cancer Warriors Resource Blog is a an initiative by kidney cancer patients and their loved one to bring kidney cancer to the forefront by sharing the personal stories of the kidney cancer patients and their loved ones. We truly believe that the general public does not feel a personal attachment to an illness unless they can put a name, a face, and a story to that illness. Additionally, on the blog we share a great deal of information regarding the medications, side effects, and possible remedies for those side effects. As well as excellent sites to find valuable information about kidney cancer, financial assistance, support, links to kidney cancer patients personal blogs, etc.
The Kidney Cancer Warriors also has a support group on facebook which can be found at the following link:
Additionally, we have an open live chat room scheduled every Monday thru Friday, 7p to 10p EDT
In all honesty, this is the place where we are able to truly get to know one another, share our concerns, vent, celebrate, laugh and cry together. It's here where we truly become family. If you've never been to chat, we do invite you to join us. Open to all kidney cancer patients and their loved ones.
And the Resource Blog can be found at the following link:
The Kidney Cancer Warriors Memorial Blog:
The Warriors With Wings Blog:
We hope that if you or a loved one has kidney cancer that you will join us in chat, on facebook, visit our blog, etc. We truly believe that no one understands what a kidney cancer patient and / or their loved ones are going through except someone else who is also on the kidney cancer roller coaster! We there for you to share your journey, our experiences, to laugh and cry together, to rejoice and celebrate, and to grieve together. We are the Kidney Cancer Warriors and We Are Family ~ a circle of love!
A very comprehensive book explaining PC from a Dr's point of view along with a good amount of data supporting information.