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Living Through Breast Cancer

Type: 
Book
Description: 

what a Harvard doctor and survivor wants you to know about getting the best care while preserving your self-image.

Source: 
McGraw Hll
Author/Speaker/Performer: 
Carolyn M. Kaelin, M.D.
Publish date: 
2005
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Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance

Type: 
Organization
Description: 

Mission Statement
To create an awareness regarding early warning signs that may be indicative of ovarian cancer.
To create and promote resources for support, networking and education for women diagnosed with ovarian cancer in order to help them in their battle. To unite and educate individuals, the medical community and organizations in the fight to overcome ovarian cancer and advance research toward a cure.

Our Purpose
Ovarian cancer affects 1 in 55 women. Unfortunately, 75% to 80% are diagnosed in advanced stages greatly limiting life expectancy. This statistic has not changed in 20 years. This statistic can be changed through education and information to women and physicians about the risks and subtle symptoms of ovarian cancer.

Our Agenda
Advocacy and education of women and health care providers to promote awareness of symptoms, increase early detection and improve treatment methods. Provide support and networking for all those affected by this disease. Provide marketing, promotion and fundraisers to sustain our efforts and contribute to the ongoing research for a cure. Coordinate a speaker's bureau for community and local education.
Communications and coordination of local, state and national efforts to fight ovarian cancer.

Contact information: 
3751 Alabama Ave S St Louis Park MN 55416 phone: 952-890-8775 kgavin@mnovarian.org
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Hope in the Face of Cancer, A Survival Guide for the Journey You Did Not Choose

Type: 
Book
Description: 

Excellent book. She's been there and she understands.

Source: 
Harvest House Publishers
Author/Speaker/Performer: 
Amy Givler, M.D.
Publish date: 
2003

The Forgotten Vet

Type: 
Article
Description: 

The story of how Veterans exposed to ionizing radiation are now comming down with cancer.

Source: 
PrimeTime
Contact information: 
phone: 904.783.4416
Author/Speaker/Performer: 
Jeanne Harris,biojim

Cancerboy

Type: 
Book
Description: 

"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.

Source: 
Miles to Go Press
Author/Speaker/Performer: 
Matthew Cummings
Publish date: 
2005

Oral Cancer Foundation

Type: 
Support group
Description: 

Excellent discussion forum for head and neck cancer patients from newly diagnosed to remission this is the place to get help.

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Melanoma Patients & Information Page

Type: 
Web site
Description: 

A wonderful community, with chat, bulletin board, and abundant information for people with melanoma and their caregivers.

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"Living with a Colostomy"

Type: 
Web site
Description: 

"Living with a Colostomy", the interactive support website for all ostomists as well as their friends and family.

The main chat session is Saturday at 3pm Eastern Standard Time US

This Web Site is in the United Kingdom (UK)

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No Such Thing As A Bad Day

Type: 
Book
Description: 

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.

Source: 
Simon & Schuster, Inc.
Author/Speaker/Performer: 
Hamilton Jordan
Publish date: 
2001
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Don't Die of Embarrassment

Type: 
Book
Description: 

Barbara Barrie, Broadway, TV and film actress, has written a candid and informative first-person account of surviving colon cancer and living after a colostomy. The book gives essential information about the ostomy experience, occurrence, symptoms, and treatment options. Written humerously and movingly. A help for people learning to adjust to an altered lifestyle after surgery. Includes an afterword, written by Dr. Otis W. Brawley.

Source: 
Simon & Schuster New York
Author/Speaker/Performer: 
Barbara Barrie
Publish date: 
1999
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