Battling Breast Cancer

These titles have empowering and practical advice for the newly-diagnosed and those who love them.

Living Through Breast Cancer: What a Harvard Doctor and Survivor Wants You to Know About Getting the Best Care While Preserving Your Self-Image

By Carolyn Kaelin

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When an eminent breast cancer surgeon is diagnosed with that same condition, her view of the disease changed dramatically. Here she shares her insights both as a doctor and a patient on how to get excellent care and maintain one's spirits on the long medical journey.

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Help Me Live: 20 Things People with Cancer Want You to Know

By Lori Hope

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An intimate guide for families, partners, and friends of individuals diagnosed with cancer, detailing 20 messages to help loved ones communicate effectively.

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Hanging Out With Lab Coats: Hope, Humor, and Help for Cancer Patients and Their Caregivers

By Wendi Fox Pedicone

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"...breast cancer survivor Wendi Pedicone prescribes her own unique brand of optimism through her honest, unabashed account of her journey from diagnosis to recovery. Sparing no detail, she candidly reveals her emotions and feelings as she faces one of the greatest challenges of her life. Also throughout the book are the comments of her family, friends, coworkers, and medical professionals, who offer frank and insightful reactions to Wendi's experience."

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Dear God, They Say It's Cancer: A Companion Guide for Women on the Breast Cancer Journey

By Janet Thompson

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"Each chapter includes: A Sister Shares-stories from breast cancer 'sister,' Mentoring Moment-lessons learned, helpful hints, encouragement, God's Love Letter to You-paraphrased scripture for you to personalize, Journaling Guides-encouraging prompts to help you journal your own breast cancer journey..."

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Chicken Soup for the Breast Cancer Survivor's Soul: Stories to Inspire, Support, and Heal

By Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Mary Olsen Kelly

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"Heartwarming accounts of courageous women who found the strength to battle cancer with endless hope, unwavering faith and steadfast determination will empower readers to take charge of their healing process, adopt a positive attitude, and motivate them to fight and persevere in the face of what may seem like insurmountable odds."

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Breast Cancer Husband: How to Help Your Wife (and Yourself) Through Diagnosis, Treatment, and Beyond

By Marc Silver

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"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-to give men the tools they need to help their wives, their families, and themselves through this scary, uncertain time."

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Around My Mother's Table: Stories and Recipes Celebrating Lives Lost to Breast Cancer

By Lisa Burton, editor

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"Compiled by the daughter of a mother lost to breast cancer, this touching book of stories and recipes celebrates not only the delicious and creative ways in which our mothers fed our bodies over the years, but also - and most importantly - the innumerable ways in which our mothers fed our hearts and souls."

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After Breast Cancer: A Common-sense Guide to Life After Treatment

By Hester Hill Schnipper

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This commonsense guide to life after treatment for breast cancer shows how to navigate the rocky road back to health after surgery or chemotherapy, with advice on managing pain and fatigue, handling relationships, regaining emotional and sexual intimacy, and more.

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100 Questions and Answers for Women Living with Cancer: A Practical Guide for Survivorship

By Michael Krychman

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Cancer survivorship -- General health maintenance -- Nutrition -- Exercise -- Pain and sleep management --Symptoms and management of menopause -- Mind, stress, and time management -- Relationships and cancer -- Fertility -- Sexual health.

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