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.
Two-time ovarian cancer survivor shares her personal experience, giving practical information on coping with catastrophic illness, tips on being your own health advocate, caregiving and survival strategies. Very inspirational and informational. Very credible endorsements. Helpful and hopeful for any cancer situation.
THE AFTER BREAST CANCER TREATMENT SURVIVAL HANBOOK
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In Dancing with the Diagnosis, Ms. Waters pairs her cancer experience (leukemia) with her expertise as a university instructor, and encourages readers to take an active part of their healing process through the use of effective, positive communication.
This practical, colorful guide is an essential take-along companion for those facing cancer as well as for their support team. Short, informative chapters filled with activities and inspiration make this a particularly applicable and empowering read.
Includes a foreword by Dr. Robert H. Schuller.
A Recipe for Healing is an easy-to-use, interactive journaling program designed by author Steve Jaffe, the husband of a breast cancer survivor. This powerful technique opens up communication channels and gives couples a way to esxpress their feelings and fears through poetic verse. Anyone touched by a life-threatening illness will find this book to be a helpful tool to see the light at the end of the tunnel and build a stronger relationship.
Fran Drescher was the co-creater,executive producer,writer,director,and star of the emmy award winning hit series "The Nanny". The New York Times Bestselling author of "Entering Whining", She has lived by the beach cancer free for the last 2 yrs a patient advocate on the External Advisory Boardfor MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. She also received an award from the Gynecologic Cancer Foundation in 2002 for PSA she did
Physiology of Love and joy, Dreams and Drawings, Communicating with your body, Dr-Patient relationship, Inner Child,Finding your true self, true healing.
This is a story of faith for anyone facing cancer, particularly breast cancer. It describes God's loving grace and care during the cancer journey. Also included are practical guidelines for prayer, suggesstions for family, friends, and caregivers, practical ideas for the person in crisis, and insight from 8 other women with breast cancer. The book is upbeat and positive and intended to encourage and comfort people in crisis.
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From the publisher:
Gilda Radner, the popular star of "Saturday Night Live", died of ovarian cancer on May 20, 1989. When "Fighting Ovarian Cancer - Doctors Don't Know Who's at Risk, or Why" appeared in the Washington Post ten days later, the media had finally let ovarian cancer out of the closet. It could strike any woman, including a famous comedienne who meant so much to so many. Following the publication in the New York Times of medical writer Larry Altman's article "Research Links Diet and Infertility Factors to Ovarian Cancer," Gilda's husband, Gene Wilder, wrote to the author to ask some pointed questions. Altman urged him to contact Dr. M. Steven Piver at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, New York. Wilder and Piver met over the phone and immediately recognized their shared common desire. From that time, they have worked together to communicate to the general public what is now known about ovarian cancer. When Dr. Piver decided to write Gilda's Disease, he asked Wilder to help him by sharing what he had learned during Gilda's struggle so that others might benefit from their ordeal.
From Publisher's Weekly:
After the death of comedienne Gilda Radner from ovarian cancer in 1989, her husband, Gene Wilder, contacted Piver, chief of gynecological oncology at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, N.Y., to learn more about the disease that killed his wife. In this overview of ovarian cancer, Piver outlines known causes, preventive measures, symptoms and available treatments for this disease. Interspersed with the medical information are excerpts from Radner's book, It's Always Something, written when she was under treatment; personal comments by Wilder; and letters from other women who have been treated for this condition. Because in its early stages, ovarian cancer can be symptom-free, this straightforward, textbook-like presentation is useful. Photos not seen by PW. (Sept.) FYI: All royalties will be contributed to two agencies for women with ovarian cancer: Gilda's Club and the Gilda Radner Familial Ovarian Cancer Registry.
I was reluctant to pick up this book, being familiar with Gilda's hard struggle with OVCA, but when I saw it was filled with a large amount of information regarding the disease, I was intrigued. Coincidentally I had just received a packet from the Gilda Radner Familial Ovarian Cancer Registry to fill out to place my family there. It's been hard for me to understand all of the details of diagnosis and familial links, but this book has cleared up a lot of questions I had. It's one of the few resources that I've read from front to back, and I now know what "debulking" and "second line chemotherapy" are, and what a number of the newer chemo drugs are called. Although I had read about the chemo drugs I was given, and had them described, this book goes into their history and just why they're used! I highly recommend it to those who suspect OVCA, those who have it, and anyone who has an interest in learning more about it.