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Book Cancer

    Book Details:
  • Author : Ron Millicent
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release : 2017-09-12
  • ISBN : 9781976144578
  • Pages : 90 pages

Download or read book Cancer written by Ron Millicent and published by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform. This book was released on 2017-09-12 with total page 90 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is not about a glamorous couple; not one you will ever find in the society pages of any newspaper, but one who has a story to tell. This telling - The Lonely Journey - chronicles the journey of cancer. It Is not a story which is looking for sympathy or condolences - it is rather a story probably unlike any you have ever read. You will find it riveting...and thought provoking. It begins in a hospital room with updates to family and close friends. It continues with a thoroughly philosophical approach to what was happening. Don't be put off by the word philosophical because that is merely another word for attitude. We all have an attitude, therefore we all have a philosophy. This story leaps from the hospital room to a letter written over half a century ago. Then it takes the reader to a barren hillside on a Greek island - collecting of all things, snails. Then the reader is given an overview - tying the darkened hospital room in the dead of night, to the letter written to a solder in France, to a Greek island. The result is a look at life; a philosophy which well may change your attitude ( philosophy) resulting in a richer life - - for you! There may be a tear that drops on a page or two, and then unexpectedly you will find reason to smile, or maybe even chuckle, which wipes out the tear. -Will you benefit from reading this? -Will you enjoy reading this? Yes, I believe you will. This book is dedicated to cancer patients, and all those who love them!

Book Being Single  with Cancer

Download or read book Being Single with Cancer written by Tracy Maxwell and published by Demos Medical Publishing. This book was released on 2014-08-11 with total page 217 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A survivor of ovarian cancer offers advice to women with cancer on managing the emotional and physical aspects of the disease and discusses what to expect at all stages, from diagnosis through treatment.

Book My Parent Has Cancer and It Really Sucks

Download or read book My Parent Has Cancer and It Really Sucks written by Marc Silver and published by Sourcebooks, Inc.. This book was released on 2013-03-05 with total page 221 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Let's face it, cancer sucks. This book provides real-life advice from real-life teens designed to help teens live with a parent who is fighting cancer. One million American teenagers live with a parent who is fighting cancer. It's a hard blow for those already navigating high school, preparing for college, and becoming increasingly independent. Author Maya Silver was 15 when her mom was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2001. She and her dad, Marc, have combined their family's personal experience with advice from dozens of medical professionals and real stories from 100 teens—all going through the same thing Maya did. The topic of cancer can be difficult to approach, but in a highly designed, engaging style, this book gives practical guidance that includes: How to talk about the diagnosis (and what does diagnosis even mean, anyway?) The best outlets for stress (punching a wall is not a great one, but should it happen, there are instructions for a patch job) How to deal with friends (especially one the ones with 'pity eyes') Whether to tell the teachers and guidance counselors and what they should know (how not to get embarrassed in class) What happens in a therapy session and how to find a support group if you want one A special section for parents also gives tips on strategies for sharing the news and explaining cancer to a child, making sure your child doesn't become the parent, what to do if the outlook is grim, and tips for how to live life after cancer. My Parent Has Cancer and It Really Sucks allows teens to see that they are not alone. That no matter how rough things get, they will get through this difficult time. That everything they're feeling is ok. Essays from Gilda Radner's "Gilda's Club" annual contest are an especially poignant and moving testimony of how other teens dealt with their family's situation. Praise for My Parent Has Cancer and It Really Sucks: "Wisely crafted into a wonderfully warm, engaging and informative book that reads like a chat with a group of friends with helpful advice from the experts." —Paula K. Rauch MD, Director of the Marjorie E. Korff Parenting At a Challenging Time Program "A must read for parents, kids, teachers and medical staff who know anyone with cancer. You will learn something on every page." —Anna Gottlieb, MPA, Founder and CEO Gilda's Club Seattle "This book is a 'must have' for oncologists, cancer treatment centers and families with teenagers." —Kathleen McCue, MA, LSW, CCLS, Director of the Children's Program at The Gathering Place, Cleveland, OH "My Parent Has Cancer and It Really Sucks provides a much-needed toolkit for teens coping with a parent's cancer." —Jane Saccaro, CEO of Camp Kesem, a camp for children who have a parent with cancer

Book Seek You

Download or read book Seek You written by Kristen Radtke and published by Pantheon. This book was released on 2021-07-13 with total page 359 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the acclaimed author of Imagine Wanting Only This—a timely and moving meditation on isolation and longing, both as individuals and as a society. There is a silent epidemic in America: loneliness. Shameful to talk about and often misunderstood, loneliness is everywhere, from the most major of metropolises to the smallest of towns. In Seek You, Kristen Radtke's wide-ranging exploration of our inner lives and public selves, Radtke digs into the ways in which we attempt to feel closer to one another, and the distance that remains. Through the lenses of gender and violence, technology and art, Radtke ushers us through a history of loneliness and longing, and shares what feels impossible to share. Ranging from the invention of the laugh-track to the rise of Instagram, the bootstrap-pulling cowboy to the brutal experiments of Harry Harlow, Radtke investigates why we engage with each other, and what we risk when we turn away. With her distinctive, emotionally-charged drawings and deeply empathetic prose, Kristen Radtke masterfully shines a light on some of our most vulnerable and sublime moments, and asks how we might keep the spaces between us from splitting entirely.

Book Second Firsts

Download or read book Second Firsts written by Christina Rasmussen and published by . This book was released on 2013 with total page 217 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Presents a guide for dealing with grief and loss, detailing five steps of healing that can lead to a lifestyle alignment with personal values and new possibilities for a re-engaged life. --Publisher's description.

Book An Emotional Journey

Download or read book An Emotional Journey written by Heather Fiorentino and published by Covenant Books, Inc.. This book was released on 2020-07-14 with total page 93 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An Emotional Journey Humor and Hope Through Breast Cancer is a cartoon book drawn with a unique humorous twist on an emotional journey of breast cancer patients. The chapters are broken into the stages a person undergoes: discovery of the cancer, surgery, radiation, chemo, and finally, the happier days after all treatments. Heather did not back away from the silent emotions one goes through; it truly touches on many of the emotions of this journey in a distinctive way to assist that others will know they are not alone and understand there is hope. This book has been reviewed by cancer survivors, mental health professionals, and clergy, and has been found to be supportive for those fighting for their lives. Regardless of where you or a loved one is along this individual journey; these cartoons will be inspiring and humorous. Reading this gem of a book will make you laugh and sometimes cry-it's a cathartic experience for all. -Irene K. Rickus, MS, LMHC Hess leads us through Humor and Hope to the other banks of the ocean of pain and anxiety where one can sprout again with hope and peace from the rubbles of cancer. -Father Sebastian Earthedath, MST, Pastor, Our Lady Queen of Peace. When Heather called me after her breast cancer diagnosis, I was heartbroken. Our sorority of breast cancer fighters and survivors is exclusive, but not coveted. The attitude Heather had was positive, just like her attitude toward life. Her unique insight into life situations has been well-illustrated within her artwork for many years. I know her collection of comical viewpoints of the uncomfortable, quirky positions that cancer fighters and their caregivers face will bring many laughs, lighten the uneasiness of sensitive topics, and encourage hope for the future. -Paula S. O'Neil, PhD, Author of Fighting Cancer like a Girl, Pasco County Clerk & Comptroller

Book Cancer Stories

    Book Details:
  • Author : David Michael Gregory
  • Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • Release : 1999
  • ISBN : 0886293596
  • Pages : 201 pages

Download or read book Cancer Stories written by David Michael Gregory and published by McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP. This book was released on 1999 with total page 201 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Each of us will be touched by cancer in the course of our lifetime - as a person diagnosed with the disease or as a family member or friend who must witness its course in someone we love. For all of us, this encounter with cancer will entail an exploration of the margins of life and death. Too often, especially once the curative stage is passed, patients and their loved ones make this journey in silence and without the full support of a medical system whose chief mandate is to "win the battle" against cancer.

Book Chicken Soup for the Soul  Hope   Healing for Your Breast Cancer Journey

Download or read book Chicken Soup for the Soul Hope Healing for Your Breast Cancer Journey written by Dr. Julie Silver and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2012-09-04 with total page 206 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Chicken Soup for the Soul: Hope & Healing for Your Breast Cancer Journey will encourage comfort and encourage breast cancer patients and survivors with its inspiring stories and helpful medical information. A support group from breast cancer diagnosis through treatment to rehabilitation and recovery, this book combines inspiring Chicken Soup for the Soul stories written just for this book and accessible leading-edge medical information from Dr. Julie Silver of Harvard Medical School. Patients and survivors will find comfort, strength and hope.

Book In Love With the Life of Life

Download or read book In Love With the Life of Life written by Neil Paynter and published by Wild Goose Publications. This book was released on 2020-02-01 with total page 216 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Daily readings, with prayers, poems and actions, for Lent and Holy Week from members, associates and friends of the Iona Community. Also includes a section of additional resources for Lent, Holy Week and Easter. Contributors include Ruth Burgess, Nancy Cocks, Brian Woodcock, Donald Eadie, Iain and Isabel Whyte, Peter Millar, Janet Lees, Jan Sutch Pickard, Warren Bardsley, Alex Clare-Young, Thom M Shuman, Kathy Galloway, Christian MacLean, Timothy Gorringe, Katharine M Preston, Richard Skinner, Carol Dixon, Niall Cooper, Anna Briggs, Alastair McIntosh, Martin Johnstone, and others.

Book Rogue

    Book Details:
  • Author : Susan McKenna
  • Publisher : Balboa Press
  • Release : 2016-07-20
  • ISBN : 1504358112
  • Pages : 404 pages

Download or read book Rogue written by Susan McKenna and published by Balboa Press. This book was released on 2016-07-20 with total page 404 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Rogue: One Womans Unconventional Healing of Cancer tells the story of Susan McKennas rejection of conventional treatment of cancer and her brave, intuitive path to self-healing. Compellingly written in essay form, Rogue is funny and poignant, lyrical and bold, daring and revealing. This gem of a book is for anyone whose life has been touched by cancer.

Book Metaphor  Cancer and the End of Life

Download or read book Metaphor Cancer and the End of Life written by Elena Semino and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2017-11-28 with total page 308 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book presents the methodology, findings and implications of a large-scale corpus-based study of the metaphors used to talk about cancer and the end of life (including care at the end of life) in the UK. It focuses on metaphor as a central linguistic and cognitive tool that is frequently used to talk and think about sensitive and subjective experiences, such as illness, emotions, death, and dying, and that can both help and hinder communication and well-being, depending on how it is used. The book centers on a combination of qualitative analyses and innovative corpus linguistic methods. This methodological assemblage was applied to the systematic study of the metaphors used in a 1.5-million-word corpus. The corpus consists of interviews with, and online forum posts written by, members of three stakeholder groups, namely: patients diagnosed with advanced cancer; unpaid carers looking after a relative with a diagnosis of advanced cancer; and healthcare professionals. The book presents a range of qualitative and quantitative findings that have implications for: metaphor theory and analysis; corpus linguistic and computational approaches to metaphor; and training and practice in cancer care and hospice, palliative and end-of-life care.

Book Minding the Body

    Book Details:
  • Author : Ellyn Kaschak
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2014-01-27
  • ISBN : 1317719697
  • Pages : 158 pages

Download or read book Minding the Body written by Ellyn Kaschak and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2014-01-27 with total page 158 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Support and empower women who are coping with the pain, fear, and stigma of serious disease Being diagnosed with cancer, chronic fatigue syndrome, or fibromyalgia is a traumatic event that takes place at a time when the patient is already feeling physically (and often emotionally) drained. Minding the Body combines feminist and social constructionist approaches to offer an intimate look into the ways a therapist can help clients cope with the pain, fear, and stigma of serious disease. Minding the Body offers an alternative to the reductive view of the mind-body connection and also examines the potential for growth that such experiences often allow. The essays gathered here show how an effective therapist can help the client deal with the painful and difficult emotions that exacerbate illness, while learning the emotional and spiritual lessons illness can teach. Minding the Body presents both theoretical views and personal accounts of illness, including: scholarly discussions of the issues involved in autoimmune disorders a therapist's personal experience of chronic fatigue syndrome a personal and professional exposition of a woman's struggles with injury, illness, and managed care, co-written by client and therapist suggestions for understanding the social construction of illness and treating disease from a social-constructivist point of view narratives reflecting on the change and growth of therapists diagnosed with cancer and other serious illnesses By looking at illness in the context of mind, body, society, and medical establishment, Minding the Body will help therapists, doctors, nurses, counselors, and clients deal with the grief, disappointment, and frustration of chronic and life-threatening illness.

Book Prevention The Ultimate Guide to Breast Cancer

Download or read book Prevention The Ultimate Guide to Breast Cancer written by Editors of Prevention and published by Rodale. This book was released on 2013-10-01 with total page 387 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: We've all heard the statistic: 1 in 8 women will get a breast cancer diagnosis at some point in her lifetime. But there's another just-as-relevant number that isn't as widely broadcast: 76 percent of those women will be alive 10 years later. This guide from America's most trusted health magazine helps women navigate treatment, medical costs, and lifestyle changes and emerge with their physical and mental health intact. Organized to take readers from diagnosis to survival and all the steps in between, Prevention The Ultimate Guide to Breast Cancer offers relevant information in technical yet accessible language, including: Supplements and recipes that stimulate appetite, ease treatment side effects, promote recovery, and help prevent a recurrence Complementary and alternative treatments and medicine that can be beneficial Real-life advice from women with breast cancer on issues such as processing the emotions that accompany a diagnosis and what to expect as a cancer survivor This guide will help any woman who has been diagnosed feel organized, informed, hopeful, reassured, and focused on becoming well, increasing her chances of landing in that healthy 76 percent.

Book Cancer and Me

Download or read book Cancer and Me written by Darrell W. Parrish and published by Xulon Press. This book was released on 2010-02 with total page 120 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: You simply say, "Oh, no, this can't be cancer!" You talk to God like never before. And you realize it is time to get in touch with your inner self to learn who you really are. You ask questions like: "How will I come out of this, mentally and spiritually?" "Will I make it?" "Will my family make it? Have I prepared them for such a bumpy road?" Through it all, you learn to lean on God like never before, as well as on your praying friends. When treatment is over and good reports start coming in, you realize that you are a changed person. You have a new attitude about yourself; you realize you have a caring concern for others going through a similar trial. My desire is to reach out to those hurting "others", to give them hope and brighten their days. Perhaps, ultimately, even to encourage them in their personal relationship with God. Darrell Parrish is the only child of Dr. Fuchsia Pickett, renowned Bible teacher and author. Darrell was born and raised in Eden, North Carolina. He married and raised four children. He excelled as a self-taught businessman, receiving promotions from his first job selling ladies' shoes at age thirteen, to 20 years as general manager of sales and operations for the Trucking Industry. In 1982, he relocated to the Dallas area to become Business Administrator for his mother's church, which included a Bible College and other outreaches. In 1989, Darrell remarried and became the owner of the Queen of Hearts Costume and Magic Shop in Plano, Texas, which has enjoyed great success since 1982. Darrell's story is about a man who achieved much success, while enduring many physical problems throughout his life. Winning his battle with cancer inspired him to share his journey in the hope that he can encourage others.

Book Signore  Ascolta  My Journey with Brain Cancer

Download or read book Signore Ascolta My Journey with Brain Cancer written by Zhila Kashaninia and published by . This book was released on 2019-10-24 with total page 130 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Signore, Ascolta! My Journey with Brain Cancer is the true story of a woman whose life was dramatically changed in a matter of hours from being healthy to being diagnosed with a rare, malignant brain tumor. After the initial shock and despite the early dismal prognosis, she found the courage to reject the advice of two prominent surgeons in her home province and travel to another country to receive the treatment that was right for her. Throughout her journey, she knew in her heart that she was going to be well and that, one day, she would be able to help others going through the same or a similar journey to find hope, courage and strength. Being diagnosed with cancer (especially a rare type) can be a dark, difficult and lonely journey. It is Zhila Kashaninia's hope that readers will find comfort in knowing that her story (as incredible as it was) is in no way unique, and sometimes even the most difficult journeys can be made easier with optimism, positivity and hope. About the Author Zhila Kashaninia is an opera singer, music teacher and therapeutic yoga teacher. She has performed in Canada, Spain, Italy, and Mexico. In 2008, Zhila produced her first CD, Journey through Spanish Songs, which brought her an invitation from the Cultural Institute in Campeche, Mexico to perform and provide a workshop and master class for the university students. In addition to her vocal performances, Zhila also teaches opera history at the University of Victoria. Zhila's passion for voice and music and its close relationship to physical and emotional release of the body led her to pursue therapeutic yoga. After many years of practicing, she became a trained instructor in 2015 and has developed specialized yoga programs for singers and musicians. Zhila has provided therapeutic yoga classes for piano teachers and students as well as for those dealing with physical injuries and emotional trauma. Since her own diagnosis of a malignant brain tumor, Zhila has become interested in the impact of yoga and meditation on the brain and nervous system and has developed yoga and meditation practices that deal specifically with cancer and other challenging and difficult health issues. Zhila is a graduate of the Victoria Conservatory of Music. Her educational background also includes a degree in Economics and Communication and a certificate in Project Management from the Project Management Institute in Massachusetts, United States. In addition to her music and yoga, Zhila has worked in public health research and data analysis for more than two decades in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

Book Life Inside Out

    Book Details:
  • Author : Lyn Densem-Chambers
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release : 2011-04
  • ISBN : 0578081385
  • Pages : 125 pages

Download or read book Life Inside Out written by Lyn Densem-Chambers and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2011-04 with total page 125 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Cancer can be a very lonely journey that only those who have traveled it truly understand. This book is for those who understand and for those who love and want to help them"--Page 4 of cover.

Book Breast Cancer

    Book Details:
  • Author : Beverly Stacy Dittmer
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release : 2011-09
  • ISBN : 9781462848768
  • Pages : 224 pages

Download or read book Breast Cancer written by Beverly Stacy Dittmer and published by Xlibris Corporation. This book was released on 2011-09 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Unplanned Journey relates the adventures of my walk on the Cancer road. It stresses the lessons that Cancer taught me. It tells the reader about my fears and my struggles in dealing with Cancer - the acceptance of having the disease, the surgeries, and its treatments. This book is written in an effort to assure any woman or man with Cancer that there is an end to the long journey. My readers should be assured that they are not alone. Today most Cancers are curable if they can be found early. Happiness and normal life will return again at the end of the journey. Book Review: Breast Cancer The Unplanned Journey Lessons Learned By Beverly Stacy Dittmer Reviewed by Mary Ann Noonan Breast Cancer The Unplanned Journey Lessons Learned, is the very personal journal of Beverly Stacy Dittmer's passage from finding a lump in her breast, through her anxious wait for the confirmed diagnosis of breast cancer that every woman dreads to hear, through her one step at a time trek from surgery through treatment and complications, and, finally, to a realization that life goes on and can become normal again. Beverly as a daughter, a sister, a wife, a mother, a grandmother, a friend, and a professional woman shares critical, yet sensitive, information about her diagnosis of breast cancer and its treatment. She makes it quite clear in the copyright page that "the medical statements in this book are only what I understood and are not to be taken as true medical facts," continuing that her knowledge about breast cancer was obtained in years 2003 and 2004. In addition, she includes a personal touch to her 222 page manuscript describing many relationships and human interest stories about life with her husband, her family, her friends, her personal activities, and travels. The reader follows Beverly as she relates her cancer journey one step at a time-the good times and the bad. In a detailed, remarkably sensitive, casual, almost speaking to the audience style, Dittmer writes about everyday life while facing a life threatening condition. She shares words of advice and reminders about living each day with confidence and courage that there is light at the end of the tunnel while including "lessons learned" in the last four pages. Encouragement is granted to the reader by the author's constructive council that "there is an end to this long journey." Through her direct and candid accounts it was obvious that she was not alone in this walk. As a professional nurse practitioner and retired professor of nursing, reading Beverly Stacy Dittmer's personal story reinforces the importance for health care providers to listen and to be present to all individuals for whom they care. For the person with a life-threatening illness, this read will provide a source of strength and encouragement. For the student of nursing and medicine it is a must read.