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Fighting for Our Future How Young Women Find Strength, Hope, and Courage While Taking Control of Breast Cancer

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ISBN-10: 0071427813

ISBN-13: 9780071427814

Edition: 2004

Authors: Beth Murphy

List price: $19.00
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This volume examines with the spectrum of issues faced by young women dealing with breast cancer. It covers issues of fertility and pregnancy; treatments and reconstructive surgeries; the possible long-term effects of various treatments; and coping with issues of sexuality and relationships.
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Book details

List price: $19.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date: 9/9/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Beth Murphy, president of Principle Pictures, has produced nine documentaries for public television and has twice been nominated for regional Emmys. An adjunct professor at Suffolk University in Boston and a visiting professor at American University in Paris, Murphy teaches courses on media coverage of international crises.

Foreword
Introduction
Preface
Acknowledgments
Young Women with Breast Cancer: A Life Worth Fighting For
"I Didn't Even Know What to Ask" Negotiating the Medical Process, from the First Sign of Trouble through Establishing a Diagnosis
"No One Told Me It Would Be Like That" Measuring Options, Making Choices, from Surgery through Treatment
"Can I Still Run the Marathon?" Fitness, Diet, and Taking Care of Your Body
"This Empowers Me" Alternative, Complementary, and Integrative Approaches to Healing
"I See the Pain in Their Eyes" Getting Support from Family, Friends, and Community
"I was Just Starting to Like My Body" Coping with Body Image, Dating, Sex, and Intimacy
"Do I Want Another Breast?" The Pros and Cons of Reconstruction
"This Is My Miracle Baby" Dealing with Fertility, Pregnancy, and Breast-Feeding
"I Want to Dance at my Son's Wedding" When You've Got Children at Home
"I Wanted to Be Taken Seriously" Workplace Issues
"I Just Try to Focus on the Now ..." When Cancer Recurs or Metastasizes
"I Was Looking for a Way to Fight" A Guide to Getting Active
Notes
Resources
Index