For many women breast cancer is one of the most distressing of all diseases. Breast Cancer examines the effects of the disease through all stages of diagnosis and treatment. Making extensive use of verbatim accounts by women of their experiences, it intersperses these with relevant findings and theories from recent scientific research. The book's emphasis on the psychosocial impact of the disease and its treatment will help all those who care for breast cancer patients to understand the distress involved and the means of alleviating it.
Your roadmap for facing breast cancer. While recovery and survival rates for breast cancer have improved, the shock and confusion that comes with a diagnosis remains overwhelming, as does choosing a plan of treatment. With so many options out there, each one backed by experts claiming it to be the best, it's difficult to know the best option for you. This is where an integrated approach comes in, and Greg Anderson, founder of the Cancer Recovery Foundation, is here to help.
A combination of healing tactics. In utilizing a variety of tools for healing, you maximize opportunity for healing. As someone who has been a cancer patient himself, Anderson knows the feeling of being overwhelmed by the possibilities. Because of this, he helps readers form a plan that combines the best of the best: nutrition, exercise, mind/body approaches, and social support along with conventional medical care.
Implement a recovery plan. As a recognized pioneer in the field of integrated cancer care, Anderson offers critical information and advice to readers about the major issues they will face as a patient following a breast cancer diagnosis. Knowing the uncertainty that accompanies the journey, Anderson doesn't just offer his readers advice, he guides them toward making a concrete, comprehensive recovery plan.
Read Breast Cancer: 50 Essential Things to Do by Greg Anderson and discover:
- A guide to health and healing from one of the world's leading wellness authorities
- An approach to recovery that calls into question Western medicine's tendency to overtreat
- Advice for cultivating physical, emotional, and spiritual health
Readers of books such as Dr. Susan Love's Breast Book, Radical Remission, and Heal Breast Cancer Naturally will find a further source of hope and healing in Breast Cancer: 50 Essential Things to Do.
--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
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.