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

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"This is an outstanding book. Murphy has done the cancer community a vital service."—Library Journal

"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 nonjudgmental guide to negotiating treatment and living with the illness."—Publishers Weekly

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Overview

"This is an outstanding book. Murphy has done the cancer community a vital service."—Library Journal

"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 nonjudgmental guide to negotiating treatment and living with the illness."—Publishers Weekly

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071427814
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/1/2003
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 366
  • Sales rank: 883,590
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Meet the Author

Beth Murphy, president of Principle Pictures, has produced nine documentaries for public television and has twice been nominated for regional Emmys. An adjunct professor at Suffolk University in Boston and a visiting professor at American University in Paris, Murphy teaches courses on media coverage of international crises.

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Table of Contents

Foreword ix
Introduction xi
Preface xiii
Acknowledgments xv
Chapter 1 Young Women with Breast Cancer: A Life Worth Fighting For 1
Chapter 2 "I Didn't Even Know What to Ask" Negotiating the Medical Process, from the First Sign of Trouble through Establishing a Diagnosis 20
Chapter 3 "No One Told Me It Would Be Like That" Measuring Options, Making Choices, from Surgery through Treatment 48
Chapter 4 "Can I Still Run the Marathon?" Fitness, Diet, and Taking Care of Your Body 87
Chapter 5 "This Empowers Me" Alternative, Complementary, and Integrative Approaches to Healing 108
Chapter 6 "I See the Pain in Their Eyes" Getting Support from Family, Friends, and Community 139
Chapter 7 "I was Just Starting to Like My Body" Coping with Body Image, Dating, Sex, and Intimacy 164
Chapter 8 "Do I Want Another Breast?" The Pros and Cons of Reconstruction 182
Chapter 9 "This Is My Miracle Baby" Dealing with Fertility, Pregnancy, and Breast-Feeding 209
Chapter 10 "I Want to Dance at my Son's Wedding" When You've Got Children at Home 230
Chapter 11 "I Wanted to Be Taken Seriously" Workplace Issues 249
Chapter 12 "I Just Try to Focus on the Now ..." When Cancer Recurs or Metastasizes 267
Chapter 13 "I Was Looking for a Way to Fight" A Guide to Getting Active 285
Notes 299
Resources 305
Index 315
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