Chicken Soup for the Soul: Hope & Healing for Your Breast Cancer Journey: Surviving and Thriving During and After Your Diagnosis and Treatment [NOOK Book]

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Chicken Soup for the Soul: Hope & Healing for Your Breast Cancer Journey will encourage comfort and encourage breast cancer patients and survivors with its inspiring stories and helpful medical information.

A support group from breast cancer diagnosis through treatment to rehabilitation and recovery, this book combines inspiring Chicken Soup for the Soul stories written just for this book and accessible leading-edge medical information ...
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Chicken Soup for the Soul: Hope & Healing for Your Breast Cancer Journey: Surviving and Thriving During and After Your Diagnosis and Treatment

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Overview

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Hope & Healing for Your Breast Cancer Journey will encourage comfort and encourage breast cancer patients and survivors with its inspiring stories and helpful medical information.

A support group from breast cancer diagnosis through treatment to rehabilitation and recovery, this book combines inspiring Chicken Soup for the Soul stories written just for this book and accessible leading-edge medical information from Dr. Julie Silver of Harvard Medical School. Patients and survivors will find comfort, strength and hope.
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Silver (assistant professor, Harvard Medical Sch.; You Can Heal Yourself) here assembles commentary and anecdotes from professionals and survivors divided into meaningful sections that limn the breast cancer experience, e.g., "First, You Cry," "Building Your Healthcare Team," "Think Positive During and After Treatment," "Living in Cancer World and the Real World," and "A Beautiful Woman Emerges." Though each patient and diagnosis is unique, hearing from others who have endured the disease is vital to the well-being of those going through it. For all patient health collections.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781611592115
  • Publisher: Chicken Soup for the Soul
  • Publication date: 9/4/2012
  • Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 200
  • Sales rank: 298,154
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Dr. Julie Silver is a Harvard Medical School assistant professor and expert in physical medicine and rehabilitation, a chief editor at Harvard Health Publications, and a breast cancer survivor.
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 First, You Cry

Nancy and Me Bari Benjamin 1

Intimate Anthem Roseanne I. Hurvitz 5

Penciling in Cancer on My Calendar Beth Sanders Moore 9

Introduction 15

Survivorship: a Breast Surgeon's Viewpoint Diane Radford 15

The Tale of Two Bettys 18

Reflections from a Long-Term Survivor Lillie D. Shockney 20

An Infusion of Hope 22

What to Do After a New Breast Cancer Diagnosis 23

Chapter 2 Building Your Healthcare Team

Eliminate the Negative, Accentuate the Positive Georgia Shaffer 29

The Three-Year Warranty Bobbi Emel 33

Introduction 36

Breast Cancer Survivor as Player Scout 37

Surviving Survivorship 40

Healing Your Body and Soul 42

Chapter 3 Managing Your Support Team

The Healing Pen Cara Holman 47

Hats Off to Betty with Love Alice Muschany 52

I Miss My Breasts Linda A. Fiorenzano 55

Better than the Best Medicine Debra Fischer Belous 60

Sandy's Account Sandy Wade 64

Introduction 67

Should You Join a Support Group? 69

Putting Your Most Important Relationship to the Test 69

The Healing Power of Furry Friends 70

Angles on Earth 73

Organizing Your Angels 74

Chapter 4 Think Positive During and After Treatment

My Reconstructed Self Kimberly H. Allison 79

The Sound of Music Bonnie Compton Hanson 86

Kiss and Tell! Connie K. Pombo 90

Introduction 94

Your Brain is Craying Positive Messages 96

Practical Things You Can Do to Reduce Stress and Improve Your Mood 97

Avoid Worrying About Worrying 99

Begin a Gratitude Journal 99

Choosing Exercise with Relaxation in Mind 100

Try a Mini-Relaxation 102

What to Talk to Your Doctor About 105

Chapter 5 Living in Cancer World and the Real World

The Show Must Go On Emily Silver 111

A Perfectly Shaped Head Dana Bullington Lafever 115

A Family Affair Briony Jenkins 118

Introduction 121

Two Worlds, Two Time Zones 122

Sowing the Beads of Hope 123

Chapter 6 Healing Your Body and Soul

The Pink Squishy Ball Connie K. Pombo 129

My Journey Journal Kathryn Coit 132

Viewing Cancer through a Kaleidoscope Mary Lou Galantino 136

Introduction 141

Find Your Tempo Giusto 142

Cancer Rehabilitation Will Help You Heal 144

Focus on Function 145

Tapping into the Power of Mind-Body Healing 147

Chapter 7 A Beautiful Woman Emerges

Lessons from a Hot Tub Anne Marie Bennett 155

Back to Normal Lynn Cahoon 157

Introduction 161

Intimate Healing 163

You Are a Phenomenal Woman 164

Tell Yourself that You Are Beautiful 165

Chapter 8 Your Amazing Journey

A Family Journey, The Brady Family 171

Start Writing! Connie K. Pombo 181

Overcoming Fear Marcy Scott 184

Introduction 187

Help from Unexpected Sources 187

Party in a Box 189

Traveling Companions 190

Art Therapy and Healing 191

Chapter 9 Reflections on Living

Paths of Life Alex Silver 197

Forever and Ever Alice Muschany 201

Fighting for Two Roxanne Martinez 206

Getting It Alison Shelton 211

Introduction 215

Perspectives on Living 215

Choose Your Own Path 216

Make a Worry Box 217

Meet Our Contributors 223

About the Author 230

Acknowledgments 232

References 234

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