2.5 million women in the U.S. have had a breast cancer diagnosis/ more than 200,000 women are diagnosed each year. While recovery and survival rates have improved, selecting a treatment plan can be confusing and overwhelming.
Breast Cancer: 50 Essential Things You Can Do offers a roadmap for women facing breast cancer. Cancer survivor Greg Anderson, a recognized pioneer in the field of integrated cancer care, has guided tens-of-thousands of cancer patients to health and healing over the past 25 years, through his books and his Cancer Recovery Foundation. In this new book he offers critical information about the major issues patients face following a breast cancer diagnosis, and shows how to implement a comprehensive recovery plan that maximizes opportunity for healing and recovery.
This is a fully integrative approach--one that questions Western medicine's tendency to overtreat and proposes a combination of nutrition, exercise, mind/body approaches, and social support along with conventional medical care.
Breast Cancer: 50 Essential Things You Can Do shows how to get well and stay well by:
Understanding your diagnosis
Determining your treatment
Managing your medical care
Transforming your diet
Designing a vitamin and mineral supplement program
Minimizing toxic exposure, implementing an exercise program, and getting enough sleep
Creating physical, emotional and spiritual health
This is a lifesaving guide for anyone with breast cancer--whether it's a new diagnosis or a recurrence--to become fully engaged in her own health and healing.
--Bernie S. Siegel, M.D., Author of Love, Medicine, and Miracles
Attitudes about breast cancer diagnosis are changing, and women and their families are becoming more assertive about managing their disease. They know that more choices are available now than ever before, and they are willing to make them. This book encourages you to take control. Cathy Hitchcock and Steve Austin, N.D., have written a book for women who are ready to actively participate in their diagnosis and treatment. A husband and wife team, Hitchcock and Austin walk you step-by-step through each part of diagnosis, treatment (both conventional and alternative), and prevention (including prevention of a recurrence). With the help of a flow chart, they examine different diagnosis options. They also suggest questions to ask your doctor and offer checklists, summaries, and overviews. Interwoven with all this information, Cathy shares her personal story as a breast cancer survivor. She describes her ordeal upon discovering the lump and the transitions she has gone through to live with the diagnosis in a life-affirming way. Unlike many other breast cancer patients, Cathy didn't simply accept the choices offered by medical doctors. Instead, with the help of her husband, she studied the research and made her own decisions about conventional and alternative treatments.
Guidance, organization, and timely √ insider√ tips to help your breast cancer treatment and recovery go as smoothly and successfully as possible.
Filled with the best-of-the-best advice from the available research, leading doctors, breast cancer survivors, and Nancy Sokolowski√ s 30 years as one of the country√ s most respected and sought after breast health specialists, The Breast Cancer Companion is a step-by-step guide to assist you in mounting a smart, organized, and ultimately successful battle with breast cancer.
Helping you stay well-organized and well-informed, this essential companion includes health information, tips, and resources, plus provides ample space and encouragement to record questions, thoughts and feelings, doctor's appointments, medications, and contact information for the oncology team and others.
You√ ll find:
- A calendar to plan and manage your schedule
- A directory to organize important contacts
- Questions to ask your medical team
- Tips and advice from breast cancer survivors
- Ample space to reflect on your experience
- A list of resources and breast cancer-related organizations
Gives us a diet so powerful that it is capable of quickly & effectively changing the actual structure of the breast & altering the flow of those hormones that induce breast cancer. Provides a full account of the foods that cause breast cancer as well as the foods that prevent it.
Four womeneach diagnosed with breast cancerwere dismayed to learn that the conventional vocabulary for healing is a language characterized by a terminology of warfare and survivorship, with winners and losers. Speak the Language of Healing is the product of their collective experience in developing a new framework for the emotional stages of illness and a new means to talk about it. Their experiences reflect their four different spiritual backgroundsChristian, Jewish, Sufi, and TwelveStepbut they all felt the need to rewrite the combative language of illness with words emphasizing relationship, integration, and spirit. And although the authors were breast cancer patients, their search for meaning, purpose, and emotional balance is universal to anyone facing a lifethreatening disease.