Woman to Woman: A Handbook for Women Newly Diagnosed with Breast Cancer
|Author:||Hester Hill Schnipper & Joan Feinberg Berns|
No woman wants to hear the diagnosis of breast cancer. But now the voices of experience--women who have survived breast cancer-come together in this book to help you cope with the disturbing news and the emotions that go with it. Here are compassionate thoughts and advice from survivors aimed at making the first steps on your journey to recovery a positive one. Realizing that you are suddenly faced with overwhelming decisions and important choices, your "sisters" in the breast cancer experience offer the help you need when you are first diagnosed, as well as essential information on taking the next steps to recovery.
Woman to Woman provides the essential information you're looking for, including how to find the right doctor and understand the treatment options available to you. It also gives important tips concerning:
How to take care of yourself emotionally
How to make informed decisions about surgery, radiation,chemotherapy, and drugs such as tarnoxifen
Where to get help when you need it
0 Planning your hospital stay
Where to look for support during your recovery
Sharing your feelings with your partner
Single women's concerns
Family considerations, including children, from pre-school to adult
And much more!