A breast cancer resource for the newly diagnosed from the experts at the American Cancer Society
With an easy-to-understand, question-and-answer format, this book guides patients through the important decisions they’ll need to make, from diagnosis through treatment. It helps women with breast cancer and their caregivers know what to expect, what to do, and how to get through what can be an overwhelming, life-changing experience. This new edition includes tips for choosing the right doctor, understanding treatment choices, dealing with the effects of treatment, seeking support groups, and much more. A list of specific resources for patients, as well as a glossary of terms related to breast cancer, is also included.
BREAST CANCER IS NOT YOUR LIFE. You hear the words of your diagnosis, "You have breast cancer." Your anxiety is now reality. Your world seems suddenly overwhelmed, unpredictable. With the jolting label you did not seek, breast cancer is now a part of your life. Yet breast cancer is not your life.
MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DIAGNOSIS. Call upon the strength of your femininity to gain information strength over the words you just heard.
TURN TO INTELLIGENCE. Based upon decades of patient treatment and medical expertise--for the first time in a how-to source co-authored by patient and physician--The Breast Cancer Answers Book offers you wisdom into how "breast cancer" is in fact a variety of diseases, insight into your specific form of breast cancer, why time is your friend, your treatment choices, the roles of each doctor and professional on your medical team, and the power you possess in treating your disease and your body.
Answer your unasked question.
Just as you may be treated so that your breast is surgically reconstructed--how may you achieve Emotional Reconstruction(R) over breast cancer? Here for the first time is your answer.
Helping children with cancer cope with their illness, this illustrated book approaches their emotions from diagnosis through treatment in a way that they can easily understand and can help describe what they are feeling. In the story, a young girl uses color to express her full range of emotions as she undergoes cancer treatment. Some days she's sad, some days she's happy, and other days she's scared or angry. The girl comes to realize that these ups and downs are perfectly normal for her situation. The book assures children with cancer that they are not alone, and helps them understand that it's okay to let out their feelings.
Navigating your Cancer Journey is a book that dares to understand the unique challenges that exist for cancer patients and caregivers at home, during treatment. This book was written by an oncology nurse navigator to empower cancer patients and caregivers with knowledge on topics like:
Financial Resources • Exercise and the Cancer Patient • Nutrition • Complementary and Alternative Therapies • Clinical Trials • Self Help • Cancer Medications • Medical Insurance • What is Cancer Anyway? • Cancer and Sexuality • End of Life Counseling • Care for the Caregivers • How to travel with cancer • Survivorship and more...
The compassion and understanding with which Marais writes feels like a warm, calming hug from a beloved best friend. Her obvious and refreshing belief in the power of the patient takes center stage and is solidified through eloquently penned patient stories that bring home the message: You are not alone. Marais is a natural writer whose descriptions gently move the reader from one vivid landscape to another with ease and grace. We sincerely hope she continues to put pen to paper!
“A Cluster of Cancers: A Simple Coping Guide for Patients” brings a positive approach to the subject, showing how readers can participate in the healing process-alongside their treatments. It covers the gamut of selfhelp issues that cancer patients contend with (thirtyone subjects). Half of the quotes are by medical doctors and psychologists, while the other half are by experts in their fields or famous names. Supportive and encouraging, the practical suggestions provide a different slant from other cancer books as it is written by a cancer survivor.