What Helped Me Get Through

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This new book, edited by a breast cancer survivor, succinctly relates the experiences, both practical and sensitive, of hundreds of cancer survivors—including celebrities such as Lance Armstrong, Carly Simon, and Scott Hamilton—who candidly relate what helped get them through every aspect of the cancer journey. The wisdom and hope offered in this book will be invaluable to newly diagnosed patients and their families, as well as their doctors and caregivers.
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Overview

This new book, edited by a breast cancer survivor, succinctly relates the experiences, both practical and sensitive, of hundreds of cancer survivors—including celebrities such as Lance Armstrong, Carly Simon, and Scott Hamilton—who candidly relate what helped get them through every aspect of the cancer journey. The wisdom and hope offered in this book will be invaluable to newly diagnosed patients and their families, as well as their doctors and caregivers.
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In her mid 30s, Silver (Super Healing), an oncology rehab specialist, was diagnosed with breast cancer. Drawing on her experiences, Silver questioned survey participants on critical aspects of care and healing (healthcare providers, friends, family, spirituality, body image, etc.). Mainly from the U.S., respondents include celebrities (Carly Simon, Lance Armstrong and Sen. Ed. Brooke among them) and represent a broad range of ages, backgrounds and varieties of cancer. Silver has slotted responses into sections addressing such concerns as balancing work and family, making healthy lifestyle changes, helping children to cope with a parent's illness, asking for help and relieving stress, and she offers advice in lists and sidebars. While narrative connections between participants' comments would have provided greater continuity, this volume-a bird's-eye-view into the minds and hearts of cancer survivors-is an invaluable resource for those who will have cancer or treat, live or work with a cancer patient.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781604430042
  • Publisher: American Cancer Society, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/1/2008
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 378
  • Sales rank: 683,144
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Julie K. Silver, MD, is an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. She is the author of Post-Polio Syndrome—A Guide for Polio Survivors and Their Families, Life After Stroke: Recovering Your Health and Preventing Another Stroke, and After Cancer Treatment: Heal Faster, Better, Stronger, and has written dozens of magazine and newspaper articles and authored numerous research publications. She frequently lectures to both healthcare professionals and the public on health-related issues, and has also given hundreds of print interviews and numerous radio and television interviews including, The Early Show, ABC News Now, AARP Radio, NPR radio, USA Today, and many others.
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    A Mom's Choice Awards Recipient!

    What Helped Get Me Through: Cancer Survivors Share Wisdom and Hope is a recipient of the prestigious Mom's Choice Award. The Mom's Choice Awards honors excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. An esteemed panel of judges includes education, media and other experts as well as parents, children, librarians, performing artists, producers, medical and business professionals, authors, scientists and others. A sampling of the panel members includes: Dr. Twila C. Liggett, ten-time Emmy-winner, professor and founder of PBS's Reading Rainbow; Julie Aigner-Clark, Creator of Baby Einstein and The Safe Side Project; Jodee Blanco, New York Times best-selling Author; LeAnn Thieman, motivational speaker and coauthor of seven Chicken Soup For The Soul books; and Tara Paterson, Certified Parent Coach and founder of the Mom's Choice Awards. Parents and educators look for the Mom's Choice Awards seal in selecting quality materials and products for children and families.

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