The Breast Defense is a Good Offense: Facing Life and Breast Cancer with an Infusion of Humor and Attitude

The Breast Defense is a Good Offense: Facing Life and Breast Cancer with an Infusion of Humor and Attitude

by Cathy Croshaw

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It isn't every day you find out that you have breast cancer right smack in the middle of moving into your dream home. And as far as Cathy Croshaw—attorney, wife, mother, and proud new owner of a house in Lake Tahoe, California—was concerned, cancer wasn't on the schedule.

Caught up in the whirlwind of moving day, her life packed into boxes and her husband directing movers from room to room, Cathy got the kind of phone call no one wants to receive: The hospital that had performed her routine mammogram just the day before wanted her back as soon as possible to run some more tests. Soon after, an official breast cancer diagnosis pierced through the chaos of her bright, busy life, bringing with it an unexpected new reality for Cathy and her loved ones.

What came next is a human story shared by women around the world, told with uncommon wit and clarity. From advocating for the right medical team to trying on wigs to grappling with unforeseen medical side effects, Cathy's experience with breast cancer proves that few things in this world are a match for preventive screening, a strong support network, and wicked sense of humor.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940162978695
Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group, LLC
Publication date: 05/05/2020
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 505,340
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Cathy Croshaw and her husband, Bob, are both native Californians. They met while skiing in Squaw Valley, got married, and raised two girls. Cathy practiced law in San Francisco for thirty-seven years and retired in the summer of 2018. Bob worked in the electronics industry with his most recent job as CEO of an electronics distribution company.

They now live near Lake Tahoe and spend several weeks of the year chartering sailboats around the world, combined with some land travel. When they’re not traveling, they take advantage of Truckee’s snowy winters for skiing and its warm summers for hiking with their dog, Charlie. They also enjoy playing golf and spending time at the lake.

In 2014, both Cathy and Bob had cancer and were treated at the Gene Upshaw Memorial Cancer Center in Truckee. Today, Cathy keeps a blog of their travels and is also writing articles about their unique experiences sailing in various parts of the world. To learn more about the author and her latest adventures, visit:

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