a psychological survival guide for breast cancer

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Breast Cancer

Author : Lucille M. Pederson
ISBN : 0897894383
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 78. 2 MB
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A supportive, self-help manual on breast cancer. This book provides important information on detecting breast cancer, dealing with it physically and emotionally, and surviving it. Fears, truths, remedies, and alternatives are presented, weighed, and evaluated from perspectives of doctors, nurses, patients, families, and experts. Issues such as insurance, physical changes, family stress, recovery, and death are discussed frankly and openly. The work includes valuable appendices including a glossary of terms, suggestions for further reading, questions to ask doctors, tips on assisting those with serious illness, and a patient's bill of rights. This book is a helpful guide to detecting breast cancer, dealing with it physically and emotionally, and surviving it. Pederson and Trigg have drawn on their own experiences with cancer patients to provide frank discussions of the physiological and psychological aspects of breast cancer. Fears, truths, remedies, and alternatives are presented, weighed, and evaluated from the perspectives of doctors, nurses, patients, families, and friends. Issues such as insurance, physical changes, family stress, recovery, and death are discussed in language accessible to the general reader. The work includes valuable appendices including a glossary of terms, suggested reading, questions to ask doctors, tips on assisting those with serious illness, and a patient's bill of rights.

The Silver Lining

Author : Hollye Jacobs
ISBN : 9781476743721
Genre : Health & Fitness
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A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER As a healthy, happy thirty-nine-year-old mother with no family history of breast cancer, being diagnosed with the disease rocked Hollye Jacobs’s world. Having worked as a nurse, social worker, and child development specialist for fifteen years, she suddenly found herself in the position of moving into the hospital bed. She was trained as a clinician to heal. In her role as patient, the healing process became personal. Exquisitely illustrated with full-color photographs by Hollye’s close friend, award-winning photographer Elizabeth Messina, The Silver Lining is both Hollye’s memoir and a practical, supportive resource for anyone whose life has been touched by breast cancer. In the first section of each chapter, she describes with humor and wisdom her personal experience and gives details about her diagnosis, treatment, side effects, and recovery. The second section of each chapter is told from Hollye’s point of view as a medical expert. In addition to providing a glossary of important terms and resources, she addresses the physical and emotional aspects of treatment, highlights what patients can expect, and provides action steps, including: What to do when facing a diagnosis How to find the best and most supportive medical team What questions to ask What to expect at medical tests How to talk with and support children How to relieve or avoid side effects How to be a supportive friend or family member How to find Silver Linings Looking for and finding Silver Linings buoyed Hollye from the time of her diagnosis throughout her double mastectomy, chemotherapy, radiation, and recovery. They gave her the balance and perspective to get her through the worst days, and they compose the soul of the book. The Silver Lining of Hollye’s illness is that she can now use the knowledge gleaned from her experience to try to make it better for those who have to follow her down this difficult path. This is why she is sharing her story. Hollye is the experienced girlfriend who wants to help shed some light in the darkness, provide guidance through the confusion, and hold your hand every step of the way. At once comforting and instructive, realistic and inspiring, The Silver Lining is a visually beautiful, poignant must-read for everyone who has been touched by cancer.

Breast Cancer Husband

Author : Marc Silver
ISBN : 9781579548339
Genre : Medical
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A guide for men whose wives contract breast cancer offers emotional support and advice every husband needs, including guidance from breast cancer doctors and the shared experiences of those who have gone through the same ordeal. Original. 30,000 first printing.

Everyone S Guide To Cancer Supportive Care

Author : Ernest Rosenbaum
ISBN : 9780740793066
Genre : Medical
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This new companion book to AMP's highly successful Everyone's Guide to Cancer Therapy, now in its fourth edition, is a comprehensive hands-on guide for patients and their families who face cancer's many challenges. Knowledge and information provide the greatest tools--and greatest comforts--for anyone fighting cancer or helping a family member or friend who is. Now AMP bolsters that strength-giving arsenal with Everyone's Guide to Cancer Supportive Care. Through more than 50 chapters, cancer care specialists Ernest and Isadora Rosenbaum--along with nearly 80 other medical experts--answer every conceivable question concerning a cancer patient's physical, psychological, and spiritual needs. This extremely effective format first appeared as Supportive Cancer Care (Sourcebooks 2001), but we've completely revised and updated the entire book to reflect the latest care advances and techniques. The wide range of covered topics includes: * Understanding cancer and its treatments * Chemotherapy and bone marrow transplant side effects * Stress and cancer * The will to live * Cancer and spirituality * Sexuality * Nutritional considerations * Rehabilitation and fitness With this book, cancer patients and those who care for them can make informed decisions, face the disease with renewed courage, and care for both their well-being and their bodies. The Rosenbaums provide an incredible source of information and hope in the face of this frightening illness.

Uplift

Author : Barbara Delinsky
ISBN : 9780743440059
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 46. 52 MB
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Bestselling author Barbara Delinsky, whose life has been shaped by her mother's breast cancer as well as her own, has created the book she wished had existed when she went through her treatment. Uplift is a one-of-a-kind collection of anecdotes and advice, told in the words of everyday women of all ages who are part of the ever-growing sisterhood of breast cancer survivors. You won't find medical advice or technical matters discussed here. But you will find all the little things that only someone who's been there can tell you about. What kind of deodorant can I use during radiation? Are there certain foods that really satisfy on treatment days? How do I address my surgery with my coworkers? Is it really okay to lean on my friends? How can I still feel feminine? Is there romance after breast cancer? What can I do to feel more in control of my body and my life? But Uplift isn't only for those with breast cancer. Friends and family can read it to find out what they can best do to help. And men? Uplift contains quotes from them, too. They share what worked best and how they felt as they helped the women in their lives through it all. Practical, warm, funny, reassuring, supportive, personal...the insights by the contributors to Uplift reveal how they faced their fears and came through their ordeal ready to get on with life and love, career and family -- and how you can too. If there is one book you'll want to keep close at hand as a nightstand support group, Uplift is it.

Breast Cancer

Author : Sandra Haber
ISBN : UOM:39015033339725
Genre : Medical
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"As the incidence of breast cancer among women has risen there has been a growing need among mental health professionals to understand both the medical and psychological effects of this devastating illness. This volume, originally published by the Division of Independent Practice of the American Psychological Association, is designed to educate as well as involve therapists and counselors in the psychological treatment of patients and their families." "This collaborative venture of 10 women psychologists addresses the emotional responses of patients, families, and caretakers. The contributors also examine the psychological, social, and behavioral factors that may influence cancer morbidity and mortality. This volume is intended for psychologists, psychiatrists, nurse therapists, and other mental health professionals."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Cancer Survival Guide

Author : Charlotte Libov
ISBN : 9781630060145
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 78. 27 MB
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A cancer diagnosis brings along with it immediate feelings of fear, panic, and helplessness, often causing the patient to make rash decisions about their treatment. Just as the title implies, theCancer Survival Guidewill lead you through what will undoubtedly be the most crucial healthcare decisions you ll ever make. This definitive manual to understanding, managing, and preventing the disease offers the most comprehensive and up-to-date information available on the subject, such as: What cancer is, its symptoms and causes, and how it affects the body Major forms of cancer, including statistics on gender, age, culture, and prognosis How to choose a doctor, and the major treatment centers based on diagnosis Conventional and alternative treatments available, and what side effects to expect Coping strategies for cancer sufferers and their loved ones How to navigate life after cancer, the future of cancer research, and much more . . . Rely on theCancer Survival Guideto address every facet of this illness that not only affects the sufferer s physical well-being and lifestyle, but one whose reverberations are also felt emotionally and spiritually, impacting family, friends, and caregivers alike."

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