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Title:
The breast cancer book of strength and courage : inspiring stories to see you through your journey
Author:
Panneton, Judie.
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Roseville, Calif. : Prima Pub., [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
x, 214 pages ; 22 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780761563556
Format :
Book

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The doctor who spearheaded efforts behind the Breast Cancer Research postage stamp shares inspirational first-person stories by survivors that recount their participation in a variety of group support and awareness activities. 25,000 first printing.


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Publisher's Weekly Review

Breast cancer surgeon and force behind the Breast Cancer Research stamp (which raised some $30 million for the cause), Bodai teams up with freelance writer Panneton to offer uplifting tales of women who faced mastectomies, radiation and chemotherapy with courage, humor and grace. Personal essays and reminiscences run the gamut from funny to wise to heart-breaking: Leslie Mouton broadcasts the news sans wig to show there's nothing shameful in hair loss; Laura Jensen Walker laughs about the "original slim-fast chemo diet"; Justine McCollum muses about how breast cancer can be looked at as a gift of higher understanding. All the testimonials within urge a profound love for life and family, and seek to reach out to other women facing their own battles with cancer: these stories, Bodai writes, should function as "valued friends who have been there before you and are now extending a hand to help you through your own experience." (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved