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Fighting for Our Future : How Young Women Find Strength, Hope, and Courage while Taking Control of Breast Cancer
     

Fighting for Our Future : How Young Women Find Strength, Hope, and Courage while Taking Control of Breast Cancer

by Beth Murphy, Ann Curry (Foreword by), George Sledge (Introduction)
 

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If you or someone you love is a young woman coping with breast cancer, this much-needed book was created for you. Here, for the first time, is all the vital information about breast cancer as it relates to the unique medical -- and emotional -- issues and challenges faced by women in their twenties, thirties, and early forties. Within these pages is the latest medical

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If you or someone you love is a young woman coping with breast cancer, this much-needed book was created for you. Here, for the first time, is all the vital information about breast cancer as it relates to the unique medical -- and emotional -- issues and challenges faced by women in their twenties, thirties, and early forties. Within these pages is the latest medical knowledge about young women with breast cancer, based on interviews and guidance from a medical advisory board of doctors and scientists involved in cutting-edge research in the field -- some of whom are breast cancer survivors themselves. In addition, this book includes the inspiring and instructive first-hand stories of other young women's experiences, from discovery and diagnosis to treatment and recovery.

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Publishers Weekly
Although there are currently more than 250,000 women in the U.S. under 40 who have been diagnosed with breast cancer, they have been proportionally underrepresented in medical studies. Since breast cancer does not afflict younger women as often as it does the middle-aged and elderly, physicians have also misdiagnosed them. Murphy spent two years studying this age group and, in consultation with medical professionals, provides a valuable resource for young women. Combining anecdotes from breast cancer patients who have undergone treatment with emerging scientific research, Murphy has compiled a clear and non-judgmental guide to negotiating treatment and living with the illness. Included are suggestions for the newly diagnosed on the questions to ask health care professionals, information on how to establish a support network, the pros and cons of reconstructive surgery, and details on handling breast cancer while pregnant. Young women who have gone through radiation, surgery and chemotherapy describe these procedures. Murphy also has an excellent chapter on complementary and alternative treatments (CAM) that have proved their value to many patients. (Oct.) Forecast: A documentary by Murphy will be broadcast on the Lifetime network when this comprehensive manual is published during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071409254
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
09/09/2002
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.26(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.55(d)

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