After Breast Cancer

After Breast Cancer

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As women quickly discover, their life when treatment ends is very different from what it was before their diagnosis. Often exhausted, anxious, and emotionally volatile, they are beset by physical discomforts, fearful of intimacy, afraid for their children, worried about recurrence. Anticipating a return to a€œnormalcy, a€ they discover that the old version of normal no longer applies. There could be no more knowledgeable guide for women embarking on this complicated journey than Hester Hill Schnipper, who is herself both an experienced oncology social worker and a breast cancer survivor. This comprehensive handbook provides jargon-free information on the wide range of practical issues women face as they navigate the journey back to health, including: a€cManaging physical problems such as fatigue, hot flashes, and aches and pains a€cHandling relationships: your children, your partner, your parents, your friends. a€cHow to regain emotional and sexual intimacy a€cCoping with financial and workplace issues a€cGenetic testing: why, whether, when a€cHow to move beyond the fear of recurrence a€cAnd much more This indispensable book will help you rediscover your capacity for joy as you move forward into the futurea€”as a survivor. From the Trade Paperback edition.If you have insurance through your employer but you change jobs and your new employer does not provide this benefit, try hard to ... An attorney who works with many cancer patients suggests that anyone seeking new life insurance should be anbsp;...

Title:After Breast Cancer
Author:Hester Hill Schnipper, LICSW
Publisher:Bantam - 2008-11-26


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