When Cancer Hits: Your Complete Guide to Taking Care of YOU Through Treatment

When Cancer Hits: Your Complete Guide to Taking Care of YOU Through Treatment

by Britta Aragon


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When Cancer Hits: Your Complete Guide to Taking Care of YOU Through Treatment by Britta Aragon

“This is the book I wish I had for every patient diagnosed with cancer. It fills the void between the diagnosis and the journey onward.” —Madeline Krauss, M.D. When Cancer Hits is your complete guide to navigating all the changes you’ll experience between the doctor’s office and everyday living. Whether your future includes surgery, radiation, or chemotherapy, you’ll need to know how to best manage your side effects, stress, and home recovery—and how to sustain positive energy during treatment and beyond. Inside, you’ll discover how to:

• Implement proven solutions for mouth sores, nausea, radiation burns, fatigue, dry skin, neuropathy and more.

• Create your own personal hair-loss plan, and find the solution that fits your style.

• Manage stress, anxiety, worry and despair.

• Complement your treatment with the proven benefits of acupuncture, reflexology, massage and meditation.

• Protect yourself from personal care and housecleaning products that contain potentially carcinogenic ingredients—and learn what products are safe to use.

• Treat and conceal redness, rashes, swelling, scars and skin discoloration.

With real-life stories from survivors plus advice from doctors and experienced health experts, When Cancer Hits delivers life-changing information on how to care for your body, boost your immune system, encourage your own healing, and nurture your soul while on the road to recovery.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780982917503
Publisher: Cinco Vidas Press
Publication date: 09/15/2011
Pages: 333
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Britta Aragon, natural beauty expert, author and entrepreneur, discovered her passion for promoting safe self-care through her experience as a caregiver during her father's eight-year battle with cancer. A survivor herself of Hodgkin’s Disease at the age of 16, she sought solutions for the difficult side effects her father suffered on his hair, skin and nails, but was disheartened by the lack of straightforward information or effective products. Even when she tried products specifically touted for “sensitive skin,” they were often laden with potentially harmful chemicals that actually irritated her father’s fragile skin. For the first time, she became acutely aware of how devastating the side effects from drugs and medical treatments could be. Inspired and determined to help others, she founded Cinco Vidas in 2008, and dedicated her work to her father's legacy. A lifestyle brand of products and services, Cinco Vidas provides expert resources and safe solutions to those experiencing side effects from chemotherapy, radiation or medication, or who experience skin conditions like eczema, sensitivity and chronic dryness. With the goal of fostering prevention and encouraging change, Cinco Vidas also works to increase awareness of potential carcinogens in food, personal care products, and the environment. As a result of years spent working as a makeup artist and skincare expert, Britta lectures on Safe Self-Care for Compromised Skin in the New York area. Her blog, Cinco Vidas, is a popular resource and community support center for those dealing with medical treatment side effects and difficult skin conditions. She is also the author of WHEN CANCER HITS, a hand-holding guide for the newly diagnosed, and the creator of CV Skin Labs, a safe, non-toxic range of products to soothe and repair damaged skin without harmful chemicals. Her book will be released in September 2011, and CV Skin Labs launches February 2012. Both will be available through her website at www.cincovidas.com

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