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A Recipe for Healing, Coming Together as a Team

Type: 
Book
Description: 

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.

Source: 
The Mind Diet Group, Inc
Author/Speaker/Performer: 
Steve Jaffe
Publish date: 
2004

Cancer Schmancer

Type: 
Book
Description: 

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

Source: 
By:Warner Books
Author/Speaker/Performer: 
Fran Drescher
Publish date: 
May 2002

Peace, Love, And Healing

Type: 
Book
Description: 

Physiology of Love and joy, Dreams and Drawings, Communicating with your body, Dr-Patient relationship, Inner Child,Finding your true self, true healing.

Source: 
Harper Perennial
Author/Speaker/Performer: 
Dr. Bernie Siegel
Publish date: 
1989

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

Women of Essence Breast Cancer Support Group

Type: 
Support group
Description: 

African American Breast Cancer Support Group. Support Group are held the first Satuday of the month at the A.C. Bilbrew Library 150 E. El Segundo Bl. Los Angeles

Contact information: 
P.O. Box 1854 Lynwood CA 90262 phone: 310-537-8227 fax: 310-537-8227 woebcsg@pacbell.net

thyroid cancer - enodcrine system

Type: 
Web site
Description: 

A site I found to be very informitive on thyroid cancer. It provide a lot of information describing the cancer as well as treatment, management and types of follow up. I highly recommend this site. Without this site I would not have felt as prepared to ask the many questions I needed to ask the surgeon before my treatment. It also helped me to understand and comprehend many of the information the doctors gave to me.

Contact information: 
Fraser MI 48026 marasco@netzero.net

EncorePlus support group

Type: 
Support group
Description: 

Located at the YWCA of Brooklyn right off Atlantic Ave.
You are not alone!!! Support groups and water exercise classes are now forming for women with breast cancer and breast cancer survivors. Please call for more information.

Contact information: 
30 Third Ave brooklyn NY 11217 phone: 718 875-1190 ext 228 cypresss12@aol.com

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