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Fighting for Our Future : All Other Health - Beth Murphy

Fighting for Our Future

All Other Health

Paperback Published: 9th September 2003
ISBN: 9780071427814
Number Of Pages: 366

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If you or someone you love is a young woman coping with breast cancer, this much-needed book was created for you. Here, for the first time, is all the vital information about breast cancer as it relates to the unique medical - and emotional - issues and challenges faced by women in their twenties, thirties, and early forties. "Fighting for Our Future" provides the latest medical knowledge about young women with breast cancer, based on interviews and guidance from a medical advisory board of doctors and scientists involved in cutting-edge in the field, along with inspiring and instructive stories of young women's experiences. The result is a practical and personal book covering a range of concerns, from how to find a breast surgeon, to the effects of this illness on relationships, to surgical options, and much, much more.

Forewordp. ix
Introductionp. xi
Prefacep. xiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Young Women with Breast Cancer: A Life Worth Fighting Forp. 1
"I Didn't Even Know What to Ask" Negotiating the Medical Process, from the First Sign of Trouble through Establishing a Diagnosisp. 20
"No One Told Me It Would Be Like That" Measuring Options, Making Choices, from Surgery through Treatmentp. 48
"Can I Still Run the Marathon?" Fitness, Diet, and Taking Care of Your Bodyp. 87
"This Empowers Me" Alternative, Complementary, and Integrative Approaches to Healingp. 108
"I See the Pain in Their Eyes" Getting Support from Family, Friends, and Communityp. 139
"I was Just Starting to Like My Body" Coping with Body Image, Dating, Sex, and Intimacyp. 164
"Do I Want Another Breast?" The Pros and Cons of Reconstructionp. 182
"This Is My Miracle Baby" Dealing with Fertility, Pregnancy, and Breast-Feedingp. 209
"I Want to Dance at my Son's Wedding" When You've Got Children at Homep. 230
"I Wanted to Be Taken Seriously" Workplace Issuesp. 249
"I Just Try to Focus on the Now ..." When Cancer Recurs or Metastasizesp. 267
"I Was Looking for a Way to Fight" A Guide to Getting Activep. 285
Notesp. 299
Resourcesp. 305
Indexp. 315
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ISBN: 9780071427814
ISBN-10: 0071427813
Series: All Other Health
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 366
Published: 9th September 2003
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.0 x 15.0  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.43
Edition Number: 1