Want to know about breast cancer but find it confusing? This book walks you through the process in easy-to-understand step-by-step fashion. Underline the parts you're interested in, then take this book with you to your doctor, and empower yourself to ask questions. With this book, you can do it.!
Survivor's Secrets (advice to you from women who have walked this path before and have not only survived but thrived) are included throughout the book. Who knows better than another breast cancer survivor what you're going through? Let these survivors guide you on your way, and always know that you are not walking alone!
Through the voices of 42 breast cancer survivors, Musa Mayer discusses the uncertainty and fear individuals commonly face after treatment. She also reviews scientific literature on survival statistics and explains what is known about follow-up visits and testing. (These words are excerpted from the book jacket.)
This is a book of poetry about the journey of breast cancer. Real, honest but upbeat, reviewers have said "blessed by the language of healing," "an extraordinary collection of poems." Anyone who reads this book will certainly think of their own life and how very precious each moment is.
If justice delayed is justice denied, the same can probably be said for health care. Early diagnosis is the key to effective treatment of most diseases. In TV star Fran Drescher's case, an accurate diagnosis came just in time. Cancer Schmancer is Drescher's fascinating, first-person account of her two-year battle with uterine cancer.
If you are expecting a woe-is-me recitation of a celebrity's encounters with an uncaring and evil healthcare system, this is not the book for you. It is, instead, a medical case history told in a frank and wonderfully humorous style. And it is a call to arms to any woman or man who anticipates seeking medical care in the future.
Drescher describes her visits to a series of healthcare professionals in an attempt to deal with recurring gynecological symptoms. Good and competent doctors failed to screen her for uterine cancer because Drescher fell outside the statistical parameters for the disease ? she was too young and too slender to be at risk. Uterine cancer was finally identified after a relatively simple test.
Her encounter with cancer is placed in rich context, interwoven with stories about her close-knit family, her dissolving marriage, career challenges, a new romance, her beloved dog, and the comforts and importance of close friendships. This is important material. It's a reminder that context is important when dealing with disease. Anyone who has ever experienced the modern healthcare system knows that as patients, we are rarely viewed in context. Yet our life stories, our fears, our hunches and our observations are as important to effective diagnosis and care as the medications and surgical intervention we receive. Unless we learn all that we can about our bodies and advocate for ourselves, we may miss out on the genuine benefits that modern health technology has to offer.
In that sense, Cancer Schmancer is as much a book for health care providers as it is for patients and their families. It serves up a gentle but clear warning to medical professionals: pay attention to what your patients say; pay attention to what your patients know.
As writer of non-fiction, Drescher is no Joan Didion. But she is the ideal messenger for this sometimes-discomfiting subject. Over the past decade, she has managed to craft an accessible and self-deprecating image that belies her beauty and comic talent. With this book she has succeeded in producing an entertaining read from a traumatic and life-changing experience. Most important, Drescher has done some important homework for all of us. As future patients, we should all pay attention to what she has to say.
A workbook for navigating your way through the toughest school there is, the "School of Life."
Life Is Talking--Are You Listening? serves as a wake up call to help alter your perception of life experiences toward curing the negative thoughts that plague many of us every day. Featuring insightful poems and essays on the key lessons of life as well as activities to help reinforce these lessons, this book is a must-have for anyone interested in the pursuit of lifelong learning.
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Cures for the negative thoughts that are cancerous to our lives. A powerful guide for transforming self-defeating thought habits into powerful principles for success.
Everybody Has A Tumor is a journey through the author's battle with a physical cancer, which forced him to confront the psychological cancers of negative thoughts and habits that he and most everyone possesses. This book is about how to confront and cure ourselves of the psychological cancers that compromise the quality of our daily lives.
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a collection of poems about loss
The latest (4th) edition of this comprehensive guide by Malin Dollinger has been released. The book aims to help survivors and their families deal realistically with cancer. This edition includes updates on cryotherapy, radio frequency treatment, genetic risk assessment and managed care. For information on ordering, go to: http://www.amuniversal.com/amp/cust_serv.html.
I was diagnosed with prostate cancer on Dec. 19, 2001. I have written a series of 10 poems on my diagnosis, treatment and ongoing recuperation. It is unusual for a man to write about his emotions and the possible side effects likely to occur with prostate cancer treatment, and I originally wrote the poems only for myself. Then I showed them to some other newly diagnosed men. I also showed them to my surgeon, who is part of a large practice with 10 offices throughout Central Virginia. The practice is making copies of the booklet of poems available to patients. I would like to offer rights at no charge to the American Cancer Society if ACS would like to publish and/or post these poems. To whom should I send the poems for a determination of whether ACS would like to do anything with them? Sincerely, Tom Morris (email is firstname.lastname@example.org).