a psychological survival guide for breast cancer

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Breast Cancer

Author : Lucille M. Pederson
ISBN : 0897894383
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 66. 25 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 Black Woman S Breast Cancer Survival Guide Understanding And Healing In The Face Of A Nationwide Crisis

Author : Cheryl D. Holloway
ISBN : 9781440856099
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Breast cancer is reaching epidemic levels, especially among Black women. This survival guide provides tools that women—Black women in particular—can use to identify and combat this all-too-common threat. • Speaks from the perspective of a Black woman who has had breast cancer and is also an academic who researched breast cancer • Provides current information and practical advice for beating breast cancer • Explains tests and treatment options • Includes information on research studies and outcomes for Black women with breast cancer • Explores why Black women are more likely than women of any other race or ethnicity to develop aggressive and fast-growing breast tumors during their childbearing years

The Junior Doctor Survival Guide Epub3

Author : Paul Watson
ISBN : 9780729584999
Genre : Medical
File Size : 28. 79 MB
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Be punctual, hard-working and honest, but most importantly – be excellent. Written by residents, for interns and residents, the Junior Doctor Survival Guide is a thorough, focused summary of everything you need to know to get through your internship and residency (relatively) intact. It provides advice on seeking help from your senior clinicians, ensuring ethical practice and decision making, conducting an efficient ward round and carrying out emergency assessments and includes a concise overview of the salient features of specialist medical and surgical care in both in- and outpatient settings. Covering both clinical and professional contexts, this guide will support you to build your confidence in applying the principles you learned in medical school to the real world. Scenario boxes – how difficult conversations should be approached Common medications – quick reference tables of common medications and dosages Clinical abbreviations and acronyms – a comprehensive list of common abbreviations and acronyms used throughout clinical settings. Full eBook on ExpertConsult

Everyone S Guide To Cancer Supportive Care

Author : Ernest Rosenbaum
ISBN : 9780740793066
Genre : Medical
File Size : 41. 97 MB
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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.

Cancer Survival Guide

Author : Charlotte Libov
ISBN : 9781630060152
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 58. 19 MB
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When faced with cancer, timely and educated healthcare decisions are crucial to recovery. Put the odds in your favor with the help of Cancer Survival Guide — the leading manual of its kind, offering the most comprehensive and cutting-edge information on the subject, such as: • Comprehensive info on the 13 most common cancers including lung, breast, prostate, and colon • New genetic tests that can reveal your risk • Early detection and prevention techniques • Latest medical breakthroughs and miracle drugs • Alternative therapies that really work • How to find the best treatments and doctors • Locate a lifesaving clinical trial near you • Find cost-effective therapies and free resources Don't let a cancer diagnosis fill you with feelings of fear, panic, and helplessness. Take back your power with Cancer Survival Guide.

Mourning Has Broken

Author : Jan Hasak
ISBN : 9781606472521
Genre : Religion
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A wife and mother, the author faces a cancer crisis while raising three young boys, working full time, and teaching Sunday school. This intensely personal story chronicles how the Lord sustained her through two bouts of cancer.

Oxford Guide To Cbt For People With Cancer

Author : Stirling Moorey
ISBN : 9780199605804
Genre : Medical
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Rev. ed. of: Cognitive behaviour therapy for people with cancer / Stirling Moorey and Steven Greer. 2002.

The Myeloma Survival Guide

Author : Jim Tamkin, MD, FACP, FACE
ISBN : 9781617052248
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 61. 39 MB
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The definitive guide to living a longer, fuller life with myeloma The Myeloma Survival Guide makes sense of the difficult questions myeloma patients face, dealing with every aspect of life after diagnosis, from creating a wellness team to navigating treatment options to building a financial safety net. Jim Tamkin, MD, who lived with myeloma for 11 years, and Dave Visel share the insights they've gained as a doctor, patient, and caregiver, including: Everything you need to know about drugs and treatments, including stem cell transplants How to deal with the pain and side effects of chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery Insurance and tax benefits to save money and get you the care you deserve Take-charge tools you can use today to feel better tomorrow

Counseling Women With Breast Cancer

Author : Merle A. Keitel
ISBN : 9781452221113
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 49. 44 MB
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This comprehensive guide for mental health practitioners and medical professionals addresses the delicate issues surrounding breast cancer and the processes involved in emotional coping and healing. The book covers concerns of family members as well as women worried about developing breast cancer.

The Silver Lining

Author : Hollye Jacobs
ISBN : 9781476743721
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 57. 59 MB
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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.

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