Written by the host of the PBS special 'Reducing Your Breast Cancer Risk,' this book outlines the 20 proven steps women can take to significantly lower breast cancer risk, and shatters myths about breast cancer and hormone replacement therapy. With information on supplements that can bolster your breast cancer suppression genes, antioxidants that can protect breasts from damage, and household chemicals that silently increase risk, The Breast Cancer Prevention Plan is essential reading.
Deanna was inadvertently thrust into the spotlight when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004. Now cancer-free, Deanna is one of breast cancer's leading activists, speaking and raising financial support for women who are 'medically underserved' (uninsured or under-insured).) Deanna's story shares the role her faith has played in her life-from her years as a single mom and her high profile marriage to Brett, to her battle with breast cancer and the work of the HOPE Foundation.
A comprehensive and up-to-date guide to the numerous aspects of breast cancer, from its diagnosis and treatments to its therapies and the complex emotional factors associated with the disease, is organized in a question-and-answer format for easy reference and is complemented by a glossary of terms and an appendix of resources.
Women who undergo surgery for breast cancer may end up with lymphedema, a painful, visible swelling, usually of the arm. Coming to their aid, Lymphedema lays out the many options for preventing and treating the condition. The book provides information on reducing lymphedema through professional therapy as well as exercise and self-massage, plus helpful illustrations and additional resources.
A diagnosis of breast cancer is a devastating blow that affects 216,000 women each year. Recovery requires many difficult decisions involving treatment and rehabilitation. Qi Gong, the centerpiece of Healing Gifts and Qi Gong in Breast Cancer Recovery is like standing quietly with open hands and heart, listening, allowing, and accepting the possibility of healing.
As Normal as Possible is the story of breast cancer from a caregiver's perspective. Ray Hall was the caregiver to his wife, Brenda, from her first diagnosis in 1996 to her passing in 2008. It tells of their journey through treatments, the effects of those treatments on their lives and the many medical evaluations she encountered through their ordeal with this dreaded disease.
Zoey is a 6 year old who discovers something strange is happening at home. Soon she learns that her Momma has breast cancer and she wants to help. Zoey helps take care of her mother each step of the way through her cancer treatment by making "Lists of Love" and carrying them out. This story discusses cancer treatment in a simple to understand manner and allows children to feel a part of the family problem and solution. It also confirms a child's fears and lets them know they are ok to have.
Suzy and Nancy Goodman were more than sisters. They were best friends, confidantes, and partners in the grand adventure of life. For three decades, nothing could separate them. Not college, not marriage, not miles. Then Suzy got sick. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1977; three agonizing years later, at thirty-six, she died.