a psychological survival guide for breast cancer

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Breast Cancer

Author : Lucille M. Pederson
ISBN : 0897894383
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 29. 27 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
File Size : 90. 63 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.

Breast Cancer Husband

Author : Marc Silver
ISBN : 9781605296043
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 72. 36 MB
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A unique guide, like none other on the market--packed with medical information, practical tips, psychological insight, and coping strategies--to help men help the women they love through this trying time. When Marc Silver became a breast cancer husband three years ago, he learned firsthand how frightened and helpless the breast cancer husband feels. He searched in vain for a book that would give him the information and advice he so desperately sought. Now this award-winning journalist has compiled just the kind of emotionally supportive and useful resource that he wished he had been able to consult. In his years as a consumer journalist and veteran of the News You Can Use staff at U.S. News & World Report, Marc Silver learned what kind of information and advice on medical crises readers found most valuable. He draws on that experience as he covers in depth all the issues couples coping with breast cancer will have to face during diagnosis, treatment, and beyond. Highlights include: The shared experiences of other breast cancer husbands Guidance from top cancer doctors in the country Advice on when, how, and what to tell your young children Tips on coping with radiation and chemotherapy A candid discussion of sex and intimacy following breast cancer surgery More than 200,000 women are diagnosed with cancer each year in the United States. At last, with this book, the men who love them have a road map to help them through a difficult and unprecedented journey.

The Everything Health Guide To Living With Breast Cancer

Author : Lucia Giuggio Carvalho
ISBN : 9781440521102
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 47. 41 MB
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The diagnosis of breast cancer challenges a woman's sense of self, her body image, and ultimately her own mortality. In this health guide, breast cancer survivor and nurse Lucia Giuggio Carvalho provides a basic overview of breast cancer, its biology, psychology, and treatment options. This comprehensive approach to facing breast cancer covers: Physical changes that occur with treatment, such as hair loss, early menopause, fatigue, sexuality, and weight gain/loss; Treatment options, including surgery, chemotherapy, clinical trials, radiation, hormonal therapies, and reconstructive surgery; Support systems, medical insurance coverage, and financial considerations; Complimentary alternative medicine choices, and more. The breast cancer journey is not about doing everything right for the right outcome. This book shows you the importance of living life to the fullest in each stage of breast cancer treatment and to find from within yourself the strength, courage, and spirit to survive it.

Everyone S Guide To Cancer Supportive Care

Author : Ernest Rosenbaum
ISBN : 9780740793066
Genre : Medical
File Size : 47. 34 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.

Psychological Aspects Of Cancer

Author : Brian I. Carr
ISBN : 9781461448662
Genre : Medical
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Psychological Aspects of Cancer: A Guide to Emotional and Psychological Consequences of Cancer, Their Causes and Their Management opens with two essays on the biological basis of emotion/mental-driven body processes and disease. The consequence of such considerations is that since thoughts and emotions can be modulated and changed by health care professionals, psychological counseling should be seen not only as a way to help patients cope, but possibly to influence the disease itself. A unique overview of a key area of cancer care, this important title then proceeds to offer a section on genetic predispositions to cancer and the psychological considerations involved in screening and pre-emptive therapies and decision-making in cancer therapy. A third section deals with the philosophical and religious underpinnings of psychological factors involved in coping with disease state stressors and the roles of hope in coping. The fourth section is an acknowledgement that patients with cancer live in a social context, which often includes a partner and/or caregiver. The fifth section includes several essays on aspects and modalities of care-giving that are designed to help patients coping with their cancer and its aftermath, which increasingly extends for years. An important title covering key aspects of one of the most troubling disorders of our time, Psychological Aspects of Cancer: A Guide to Emotional and Psychological Consequences of Cancer, Their Causes and Their Management will provide the busy practitioner with cutting edge knowledge as well as practical information that can translate into better care for patients with cancer.

Breast Cancer

Author : Sandra Haber
ISBN : UOM:39015033339725
Genre : Medical
File Size : 32. 14 MB
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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

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