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Coping with Breast Cancer: A Practical Guide to Understanding, Treating and Living with Breast Cancer
     

Coping with Breast Cancer: A Practical Guide to Understanding, Treating and Living with Breast Cancer

by Robert H. Phillips, Paula Goldstein
 
Focusing on the emotional aspects of breast cancer as well as the physical, theis comforting book offers guidance, information, and sound advice during this stressful time. It advises readers of the many changes the disease may cause in their lifestyles and relationships, and answers all the important questions they may have about types of cancer, risk factors,

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Focusing on the emotional aspects of breast cancer as well as the physical, theis comforting book offers guidance, information, and sound advice during this stressful time. It advises readers of the many changes the disease may cause in their lifestyles and relationships, and answers all the important questions they may have about types of cancer, risk factors, survival rates, and treatments.

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Library Journal
Phillips, a practicing psychologist, and Goldstein, a social worker, counsel breast cancer patients at the Center for Coping in Long Island, NY. Here they briefly discuss the disease and its treatments, but the bulk of the book is broken down into compact categories and subcategories that cover guilt, fear, coping mechanisms, stress, pain, diet, exercise, responding to others, etc., which basically could apply to anyone undergoing diagnosis and treatment for any cancer or serious illness or anyone suffering from depression. Each chapter is summarized in from one to three brief paragraphs with cutesy headings: "An Anti-Depressing Summary," "A Final Guiltless Thought," and "And Now, the Climax" for the section on sex. There are much better books on breast cancer for the newly diagnosed (e.g., John Link's The Breast Cancer Survival Manual, LJ 3/1/98, Vladimir Lange's Be a Survivor: Your Guide to Breast Cancer Treatment, LJ 6/15/98, and Marisa C. and Ellen Weiss's Living Beyond Breast Cancer, LJ 9/15/97) that cover many of the same topics in a less diffuse manner. The information in Phillips and Goldstein's volume is general enough to make it useful for most libraries, but their book is not a first choice for breast cancer sufferers. For comprehensive health collections.--Bette-Lee Fox, "Library Journal"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780895298584
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/01/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
324
Product dimensions:
6.02(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.85(d)

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