Breast Cancer? Let Me Check My Schedule!: Ten Remarkable Women Meet The Challenge Of Fitting Breast Cancer Into Their Very Busy Lives, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Breast Cancer? Let Me Check My Schedule!

Ten Remarkable Women Meet The Challenge Of Fitting Breast Cancer Into Their Very Busy Lives, 1st Edition

By Peggy Mccarthy

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286 pages

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Description

They come from different backgrounds and from professions as varied as medicine, education, and entertainment, but these ten women share one thing in common: They all have breast cancer. This book describes their experiences, exploring their initial fear, rage, and uncertainty, and reveals how each eventually coped, in her own way, with her diagnos

Table of Contents

Foreword -- Preface -- About the Contributors -- Facts About Breast Cancer -- The Shock of Diagnosis -- Taking an Active Role -- Deciding About Treatment -- Experiencing Treatment -- Fallout at Work -- Sex and Intimacy -- The Genetic Strand—The Tie That Binds -- Dealing with Emotions -- Cancer as a Wake-Up Call -- It Is as It Is—Yet More -- Till We Meet Again -- Afterword

About the Author

Peggy McCarthy is the founder and executive director of Innovative Medical Education Consortium (IMEC), a nonprofit medical organization dedicated to meeting the needs of underserved populations. She also serves on the board of several cancer organizations.

Jo An Loren editor-in-chief of IMEC, has been a science and health administrator since the 1970s.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOC000000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / General
SOC026000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General