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Posted February 13, 2014
Cancer is chilling, whether it happens to us, or to someone we l
Cancer is chilling, whether it happens to us, or to someone we love. Lots of us want to put our fingers in our
ears and sing, "La-la-la, I can't hear you," and learn as little as possible about this disease. Until the day comes
when we HAVE to learn about it. Then there is so much information and it is all confusing as hell and terrifying.
This incredibly informative book breaks it down into 16 chapters that are intuitive and helpful. It can be read in
order, or we can skip directly to: the chapter on Understanding Blood Tests, what the different kinds of blood
cells are, and what lab results mean. Or, perhaps, the chapters on Preventing Nausea, or Coping with Other
Digestion Changes. There are sections on relaxation, on Mind and Body working together, on Fertility, and
Sexuality, and on Life After Cancer.
The language at the beginning of the chapters felt a little simplistic and condescending, along the lines of:
"A beach is a place where the water washes in from the ocean." But pretty soon, I was in over my head, and
VERY grateful that this book translated the medical jargon into easy-to-understand language and clear,
If you have cancer, or love someone who does, I highly recommend this book as a primer (get the paperback
rather than e-version, so it can be more easily passed around the family), for understanding all the things you
need to know. I felt SO much more empowered and knowledgeable after reading it.
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