After the Cure: The Untold Stories of Breast Cancer Survivors

After the Cure: The Untold Stories of Breast Cancer Survivors

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ISBN-13: 9780814707357
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 08/30/2010
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 203
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Emily K. Abel is Professor in the School of Public Health and Women’s Studies Department, University of California, Los Angeles. A breast cancer survivor, she is the author of many books, including Hearts of Wisdom: American Women Caring for Kin, 1850–1940.

Saskia K. Subramanian is assistant research sociologist in the UCLA Center for Culture and Health as well as a visiting assistant professor in the UCLA Women’s Studies Department.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Foreword Patricia A. Ganz ix

Introduction 1

1 "Standing on New Ground" 19

2 "We Saved your Life. Now Leave Us the Hell Alone" 39

3 Remedying, Managing, and Making do 65

4 "Like Talking to a Wall" 81

5 Narrowed Lives 97

6 "Turning a Bad Experience into Something Good" 119

Conclusion 139

Epilogue 143

Appendix 149

Notes 153

Index 169

About the Authors 183

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

“With cogent, compassionate analysis, Subramanian and Abel (herself a survivor) remind us of the lasting effects of cancer diagnoses, and the tremendous work still ahead for patients who must learn to trust their gut, and doctors who must learn to listen more considerately.”
-Pubishers Weekly


“An in-depth exploration of the symptoms experienced by some women after breast cancer treatment, giving voice to a neglected aspect of the breast cancer experience. . . . This book calls important attention to the plight of these women.”
-Patricia A. Ganz,University of California, Los Angeles, Schools of Medicine and Public Health

“Reveal[s] the long-term posttreatment symptoms that physicians fail to address. . . . Women who have felt more isolated after treatment will welcome this validation that they are not alone.”
-Library Journal


“Reveals the long-term post-treatment symptoms that physicians fail to address.”
-Library Journal


“After the Cure provides voice to breast cancer survivors thrust into a netherworld of chronic disability.”

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