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Every Step Of The Way: A Faith Journey Through Breast Cancer

Type: 
Book
Description: 

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.
For more information see: www.PamLillehei.com

Source: 
Beavers Pond Press
Author/Speaker/Performer: 
Pam Lillehei
Publish date: 
September 2000

Gilda's Disease

Type: 
Book
Description: 

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.

From Me:

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.

Source: 
Prometheus Books
Author/Speaker/Performer: 
M. Steven Piver, M.D. with Gene Wilder
Publish date: 
1996

Trusting God even when life hurts

Type: 
Book
Description: 

Learning to trust God in adversity. study on the subject of God's sovereignty in the affairs of His people.

Source: 
Navpress
Author/Speaker/Performer: 
Jerry Bridges
Publish date: 
1988

The Blessings of Cancer

Type: 
Book
Description: 

This is a non-fiction group of short stories about
a professional Classical Pianist's experiences
during Lobular Breast Cancer. When she awoke from
the radical mastectomy she had neither a breast
nor a Profession any longer. What began as a very angry outpouring of her emotions and feelings
as a Daily Journal on her computer turned into a
positive and very hopeful set of stories. The
book is both humorous and thought provoking. All
the people who have read this marvelous book have
said they could totally identify with the experiences if a cancer patient or survivor. But
it also is a book of "Life Lesson" for one and
all; all people can enjoy the things this one
lady learned about herself, Life, and all the
Blessings she discovered through adversity !
This book can be ordered at Amazon.com or at the
email address: BlessingsDotCom@aol.com. The cost
of this 198 page book is $10.00 plus shipping if
ordered from the posted email address and will be
shipped out within 48 hours of receipt of order.

Source: 
Wordwright Communications
Author/Speaker/Performer: 
Amelia Lennon
Publish date: 
2002
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The Patient's Guide to Outstanding Breast Cancer Care

Type: 
Book
Description: 

Discusses all aspects of breast cancer (oncology, surgery, pathology, radiology, plastic surgery, complementary medicine and psychiatry)

Source: 
The Berkley Publishing Group
Author/Speaker/Performer: 
Gregory Senofsky, MD, FACS, Fsso Surgical Director, The Breast Institute with Lauren Hartman
Publish date: 
2002
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Dancing in Limbo : Making Sense of Life After Cancer

Type: 
Book
Source: 
Jossey-Bass
Author/Speaker/Performer: 
Glenna Halvorson-Boyd, Lisa K. Hunter
Publish date: 
September 1995
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Non-Hodgkin's Lymphomas: Making Sense of Diagnosis, Treatment and Options

Type: 
Book
Source: 
O'Reilly & Associates
Author/Speaker/Performer: 
Lorraine Johnston
Publish date: 
May 15, 1999

If the Battle is Over, Why am I Still in Uniform?

Type: 
Book
Description: 

This is a story of a woman diagnosed with colorectal cancer who tries to find humor during the cancer process. The subtitle is "Humor as a survival tactic to combat cancer." She must endure life changing surgery resulting in a permanent colostomy along with a hysterectomy and vaginal reconstruction. This book will have you laughing one moment and crying the next. It is an inspiring story that cancer patients and their friends and families will enjoy. It will be available through Amazon.com within 2 weeks and Barnes and Noble and Borders within 2 months or off of the authors website at www.brendabringsjoy.com Thank you!

Source: 
Expert Publishing
Author/Speaker/Performer: 
Brenda Elsagher
Publish date: 
July, 2003
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A Helping Hand

Type: 
Book
Description: 

The RESOURCE GUIDE for PEOPLE with CANCER

Everything you will need and/or want when you are
complining information, learning about your cancer
and need support. Free and a must have.

Source: 
Cancer Care
Author/Speaker/Performer: 
Resource Guide
Publish date: 
2002---4th edition
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My Healing Companion

Type: 
Book
Description: 

The most awesome journal I've seen to date--our Regional Cancer Center Support Group had a speaker on Journalizing (using poetry or painting)
she presented every member a book at the close.

Roche Laboratories Inc. was kind enough to make the books available to Doctors/Cancer Centers for
cancer survivors. They cannot be obtained from the company--you must go through the Pharm Rep.

It is the sharing of Beverly Katherine Krikhart who is a breast cancer survivor since 1993. This
companion will bring out the roller coaster of our
memories/emotions and the flood gates of tears that are so vital to total healing. It is the one thing I can't imagine being without and will very
definitley complete for my family. 217 pages with room for cards, letters, milestones, triumphs, the
little let downs and the huge celebrations of this
new after-cancer life.

I encourage all to check with the Cancer Center in
their area or Cancer Doctor(s) to ask if they see the Roche Pharm. Rep to request a copy for you to
begin your Healing Companion.

Source: 
N/A
Author/Speaker/Performer: 
Self--a Journal
Publish date: 
Must Be Secured By Company Pharm.Rep
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