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Silver Lining: A Supportive and Insightful Guide to Breast Cancer

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Author: Jacobs, Hollye

Edition: 1

Binding: Paperback

Number Of Pages: 288

Release Date: 18-03-2014

Details: Product Description A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERAs a healthy, happy thirty-nine-year-old mother with no family history of breast cancer, being diagnosed with the disease rocked Hollye Jacobs’s world. Having worked as a nurse, social worker, and child development specialist for fifteen years, she suddenly found herself in the position of moving into the hospital bed. She was trained as a clinician to heal. In her role as patient, the healing process became personal.Exquisitely illustrated with full-color photographs by Hollye’s close friend, award-winning photographer Elizabeth Messina, The Silver Lining is both Hollye’s memoir and a practical, supportive resource for anyone whose life has been touched by breast cancer. In the first section of each chapter, she describes with humor and wisdom her personal experience and gives details about her diagnosis, treatment, side effects, and recovery.The second section of each chapter is told from Hollye’s point of view as a medical expert. In addition to providing a glossary of important terms and resources, she addresses the physical and emotional aspects of treatment, highlights what patients can expect, and provides action steps, including:What to do when facing a diagnosisHow to find the best and most supportive medical teamWhat questions to askWhat to expect at medical testsHow to talk with and support childrenHow to relieve or avoid side effectsHow to be a supportive friend or family memberHow to find Silver Linings Looking for and finding Silver Linings buoyed Hollye from the time of her diagnosis throughout her double mastectomy, chemotherapy, radiation, and recovery. They gave her the balance and perspective to get her through the worst days, and they compose the soul of the book.The Silver Lining of Hollye’s illness is that she can now use the knowledge gleaned from her experience to try to make it better for those who have to follow her down this difficult path. This is why she is sharing her story. Hollye is the experienced girlfriend who wants to help shed some light in the darkness, provide guidance through the confusion, and hold your hand every step of the way.At once comforting and instructive, realistic and inspiring, The Silver Lining is a visually beautiful, poignant must-read for everyone who has been touched by cancer. Review “Like a good friend, this book will be by your side as you travel through the world of breast cancer diagnosis, treatment, and recovery.” (Susan Love, MD, MBA, author of Dr. Susan Love’s Breast Book)“Hollye Jacobs combines inspiration with practical suggestions for women and men working through a breast cancer diagnosis. She gives breast cancer survivors the ability to put things in perspective, with spot-on advice about what to expect.” (Nancy Brinker, Chair, Global Strategy, Susan G. Komen®)“Hollye probes the varied and granular issues surrounding breast cancer with thoughtfulness and sound advice while leavening the experience with humor. Elizabeth Messina’s collector-quality photographs… aid in capturing the essence of the journey…. [and] result in a remarkable tension: the allure of life simultaneously overlaid with the threat of disease, which is starkly, and beautifully, portrayed.” (James L. Madara, M.D., CEO, American Medical Association, Former Dean and CEO, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and Hospital System)"This bold and resourceful woman's powerful account of her breast cancer experience offers important guidance, strong encouragement and real inspiration to any person challenged by this disease." (Marisa Weiss, M.D., President and Founder,“This book provides true insight into the challenges involved in the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. It is a lesson in survival. It is a testament to the courage, grace and dignity of one woman who truly defines the word 'survivor.'” (Otis W. Brawley, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, American Cancer Society)“Hollye Jacobs has provided us

EAN: 9781476743714

Package Dimensions: 10.1 x 7.3 x 0.7 inches

Languages: English