Winning Race for the Cure

Winning Race for the Cure

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by Nancy G. Brinker
     
 
The moving story of Nancy Brinker and her journey to create a world without breast cancer. It chronicles the sad and painful loss of Suzy, her sister, and the evolution of the Komen Foundation from a handful of volunteers in Nancy Brinker's living room to a multi-million dollar international foundation. But this book is so much more. It is a "comforting friend" for

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The moving story of Nancy Brinker and her journey to create a world without breast cancer. It chronicles the sad and painful loss of Suzy, her sister, and the evolution of the Komen Foundation from a handful of volunteers in Nancy Brinker's living room to a multi-million dollar international foundation. But this book is so much more. It is a "comforting friend" for every woman who has been diagnosed with breast cancer or who fears she might be- it is a survival guide filled with the latest breast cancer prevention, detection and treatment information in an east-to-read style, packed with Nancy's own "take charge of your life" insights culled from more than two decades of patient advocacy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781930819054
Publisher:
Tapestry Press
Publication date:
09/28/2001
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
238
Product dimensions:
5.52(w) x 8.49(h) x 0.75(d)

Meet the Author

Nancy Brinker is the Founding Chair of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and is recognized as one of the world's leading patient advocates. She is a frequent speaker volunteer for medical and corporate audiences in the U.S. and abroad, lecturing about the fight against breast cancer and the Komen foundation's innovative research, detection and treatment programs.

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Heartland_Reader More than 1 year ago
I am the daughter of a breast cancer survivor and the niece of two breast cancer survivors. I have three dear friends who are also breast cancer survivors. For over ten years I have walked in the Peoria Race for the Cure. So, when I was diagnosed with breast cancer in the fall of 2009, a literature search led me to Winning Race for the Cure. I did not read it until after I had my biopsies and prior to beginning radiation treatment. I am so glad that I had not read it earlier. I would have been scared out of my wits, especially if I had not had any prior association with breast cancer. I see this as being two books -- one for the diagnostic stage with the information about questions to ask, where to seek information, etc.; the second for the treatment stage for inspiration. Breast cancer is treatable if diagnosed and treated early. I am concerned that the Goodman sisters' journey might dissuade some women from seeking treatment if they thought they might encounter the same or similar problems related in the book.