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After the Cure: The Untold Stories of Breast Cancer Survivors

After the Cure The Untold Stories of Breast Cancer Survivors Choice Outstanding Academic Title Association of American University Presses Award for Jacket DesignChemo brain Fatigue Chronic pain Insomnia Depression These are just a few of the ongoing d

  • Title: After the Cure: The Untold Stories of Breast Cancer Survivors
  • Author: Emily Abel
  • ISBN: 9780814707258
  • Page: 456
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 2009 Choice Outstanding Academic Title2009 Association of American University Presses Award for Jacket DesignChemo brain Fatigue Chronic pain Insomnia Depression These are just a few of the ongoing, debilitating symptoms that plague some breast cancer survivors long after their treatments have officially ended While there are hundreds of books about breast cancer, ra2009 Choice Outstanding Academic Title2009 Association of American University Presses Award for Jacket DesignChemo brain Fatigue Chronic pain Insomnia Depression These are just a few of the ongoing, debilitating symptoms that plague some breast cancer survivors long after their treatments have officially ended While there are hundreds of books about breast cancer, ranging from practical medical advice to inspirational stories of survivors, what has been missing until now is testimony from the thousands of women who continue to struggle with persistent health problems.After the Cure is a compelling read filled with fascinating portraits of than seventy women who are living with the aftermath of breast cancer Emily K Abel is one of these women She and her colleague, Saskia K Subramanian, whose mother died of cancer, interviewed than seventy breast cancer survivors who have suffered from post treatment symptoms Having heard repeatedly that the problems are all in your head, many don t know where to turn for help The doctors who now refuse to validate their symptoms are often the very ones they depended on to provide life saving treatments Sometimes family members who provided essential support through months of chemotherapy and radiation don t believe them Their work lives, already disrupted by both cancer and its treatment, are further undermined by the lingering symptoms And every symptom serves as a constant reminder of the trauma of diagnosis, the ordeal of treatment, and the specter of recurrence.Most narratives about surviving breast cancer end with the conclusion of chemotherapy and radiation, painting stereotypical portraits of triumphantly healthy survivors, women who not only survive but emerge better and stronger than before Here, at last, survivors step out of the shadows and speak compellingly about their real stories, giving voice to the complicated, often painful realities of life after the cure.This book received funding from the Susan G Komen Foundation.

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    1 thought on “After the Cure: The Untold Stories of Breast Cancer Survivors

    1. Academic but accessibly-written, this is a thorough and scientific look at the reality of life with and after breast cancer, in the United States. I recommend it for anyone researching or writing about breast cancer, and for patients and family who are concerned about what to expect from a cancer diagnosis.

    2. After the Cure: The Untold Stories of Breast Cancer Survivors is, as the title states, a book about what happens to women after they have undergone treatment and their cancer is in remission. It is a fascinating subject and one that is largely unexplored in today’s society. Most people assume that if a woman has battled breast cancer and lived to tell the tale, she must have a new lease on life and be living every day to its fullest. Sadly, for many breast cancer survivors, this is just not th [...]

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