After the Cure

The Untold Stories of Breast Cancer Survivors

Author: Emily K. Abel,Saskia K. Subramanian

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 081470736X

Category: Social Science

Page: 203

View: 9642

2009 Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2009 Association of American University Presses Award for Jacket Design Chemo 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 more 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 more 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.

After the Cure

Author: Deirdre Gould

Publisher: Deirdre Gould


Category: Fiction

Page: 415

View: 8237

Eight years ago the December Plague swept through the human population of earth. The Infected were driven mad by the disease, becoming violent and cannibalistic, killing even those closest to them without hesitation. Six years ago, the tiny surviving community of Immune humans found a cure, and the Infected began to wake up and realize what they'd done. And what had been done to them. Over time, society began to rebuild itself. Now it is ready to judge those responsible for the Plague. Nella Rider, the court psychologist and Frank Courtlen a defense attorney are trying to establish the truth. But more depends on it than they know. They race to find the answers they need before the fragile remains of humanity vanish for good. zombie apocalypse series, zombie dystopian novel, apocalyptic plague, medical thriller apocalypse, epidemic plague fiction novel, post apocalyptic plague series, dystopian thriller series

The Cured

After the Cure book 2

Author: Deirdre Gould

Publisher: Deirdre Gould


Category: Fiction

Page: 319

View: 7394

Henry spent eight years chained to a post. Exposed, starved, infected with the December Plague, and mad. During those eight years, the December Plague consumed most of the world's human population, causing the infected to become violent and cannibalistic. But Henry escaped. And now he's been Cured. He vividly remembers what has been done to him and others. He can also recall the terrible things he did while he was infected. He and his fellow survivors face a world unlike anything they knew before. They are weak, lost and completely alone. Now released from both the madness of the Plague and the cruelty of their captors, they must decide which is more important: survival or revenge. The After the Cure Series: Book 1: After the Cure Book 2: The Cured Book 3: Krisis Book 4: Poveglia Book 5: The 40th Day zombie apocalypse series, zombie dystopian novel, apocalyptic plague, epidemic plague fiction novel, post apocalyptic plague series, dystopian thriller series


............... after the cure!

Author: Lisa Masters

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479795836

Category: Medical

Page: 64

View: 7568

“Build-A-Boob” is the inspirational story of one woman’s refusal to give up on having her breasts and her life restored after breast cancer radiation destroyed her chest at the age of 46. Breast cancer affects us all. Most of us know someone who has it or has had it. What we don’t know and don’t often hear about are the stories of pain and the physical and emotional scars that are left behind. This is about survival .........after the cure. Her story offers hope to millions of women, showing how actually using liposuction can rebuild a breast by regenerating one’s own skin. Very few plastic surgeons are currently using this procedure and this is an important issue for all women. The technique of using liposuction to rebuild a breast in its entirety is not new. What is new is that Lisa Masters’ stems cells from her fat totally restored the skin and fat damaged by radiation allowing the eventual insertion of a permanent implant. All of this was done through trial and error, and her plastic surgeon, Dr. Sergio Zamora says that this procedure works every single time. The process took four and half years to complete. In addition, she addresses medical insurance concerns and how her HMO, Florida Health Care BC/BS, supported her through this lengthy process. Lisa, like millions after being diagnosed with invasive breast cancer, went through the typical therapies. She underwent two lumpectomies, chemotherapy, a bilateral mastectomy followed by immediate reconstruction with the insertion of tissue expanders and a hysterectomy. When she healed from the surgeries, she had radiation therapy. It only took 15 additional surgeries, but, Lisa Masters now has two breasts and a spread the word and break the silence of those who live with the scars that breast cancer has left behind. The book is written from her perspective which includes 25 very graphic breast photos from beginning to end along with her own photo in order to make the story personal. The medical photos alone tell a story of success and they are difficult to look at. However, she feels those photos must be shown to the world and must be connected to a face; her face. Build-A-Boob talks about Lisa Masters’ family and their life prior to cancer. The book also talks about the toil this disease took on everyone involved. “Build-A-Boob” is a story of failure, pain, determination and success told with humor and optimism that involves a tenacious plastic surgeon and a woman who never settled. Included is a “Forward” written by plastic surgeon Dr. Sergio Zamora, Daytona Beach, FL

After the Cure

Managing AIDS and Other Public Health Crises

Author: Martin A. Levin,Mary Bryna Sanger

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780700610235

Category: Medical

Page: 254

View: 1867

As alarming stories about new pathogens like the Ebola virus or Mad Cow Disease fill today's headlines, scientists face a test of their abilities to contain them. But public health officials face a crisis of their own, because even when effective treatments become available, efforts to control disease often fall short. After the Cure was written to improve the prospects for effective management of AIDS and other public health crises. Martin Levin and Mary Bryna Sanger draw on cases of previous large-scale public health initiatives to show how management effectiveness can meet threats to public health. Focusing on AIDS as the most compelling contemporary example of the need for change, the authors advocate a commonsense approach that seeks to minimize the chances of failure. They encourage health officials to exercise "strategic skepticism" by developing plans that anticipate potential problems-such as scientific controversy over a vaccine's effectiveness or media sensationalism-which could arise from flaws in program design and implementation. Case studies involving polio, swine flu, childhood immunization, reemergent TB, and the early AIDS experiences demonstrate the variety of managerial problems that can confront such initiatives. By reviewing the lessons of these cases, the authors suggest how their approach can be applied to the management of AIDS and future public health threats. They then present both a critique of the early mismanagement of the AIDS crisis and a scenario for "the day after an AIDS vaccine is discovered." Because epidemics are likely to increase, After the Cure clearly demonstrates the importance of anticipating obstacles to their management through skillful scenario writing. Combining careful analysis with practical advice, it shows that in the public health arena, management matters as much as medicine.

The Alkaline Cure

Lose Weight, Gain Energy and Feel Young

Author: Stephan Domenig

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 0373893000

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 176

View: 3892

Presents a clinically tested fourteen-day plan designed to help establish acid-alkaline balance in the body, lose weight, and discover a healthier approach to eating in general, including daily menus and more than forty recipes.

The Common European Sales Law in Context

Interactions with English and German Law

Author: Gerhard Dannemann,Stefan Vogenauer

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191668184

Category: Law

Page: 856

View: 4336

European Contract Law unification projects have recently advanced from the Draft Common Frame of Reference (2009) to a European Commission proposal for an optional Common European Sales Law (2011) which is to facilitate cross-border marketing. This book investigates for the first time how CESL and DCFR rules would interact with various aspects of domestic law, represented by English and German law. Nineteen chapters, co-authored by British and German scholars, examine such interface issues for eg pre-contractual relationships, notions of contract, formation, interpretation, and remedies, extending to non-discrimination, third parties, transfers or rights, aspects of property law, and collective proceedings. They go beyond a critical analysis of CESL and DCFR rules by demonstrating where and how CESL rules would interact with neighbouring areas of English and German law before English and German courts, how domestic traditions might influence the application, which aspects might motivate sellers and buyers to choose or reject CESL, and which might serve as model for national legislators. The findings are summarized in the final two chapters.

Die Auserwählten - In der Todeszone

Maze Runner 3

Author: James Dashner

Publisher: Chicken House

ISBN: 364692487X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 480

View: 3619

Thomas wird sich auf keinen Fall den Kopf aufschneiden lassen! Auch wenn er durch diese Operation sein Gedächtnis zurückbekommen soll. Denn den Wissenschaftlern von ANGST darf man nicht trauen. Nicht nach all den grausamen Prüfungen, die Thomas und seine Freunde durchstehen mussten. Nicht nach all den Versprechen, die gebrochen worden sind. Thomas muss endlich dafür sorgen, dass ANGST ihn nie wieder kontrollieren und manipulieren kann. Die Zeit der Abrechnung ist gekommen – Spannung pur! Die Erfolgsserie zum Kinofilm Alle Bände der weltweiten Bestseller-Serie »Maze Runner«: Die Auserwählten im Labyrinth (Band 1) Die Auserwählten in der Brandwüste (Band 2) Die Auserwählten in der Todeszone (Band 3) Die Auserwählten - Kill Order (Band 4, spielt 15 Jahre vor Band 1) Die Auserwählten - Phase Null (Band 5, spielt unmittelbar vor Band 1)

Handbuch der Virusforschung

I. Ergänzungsband

Author: R. Doerr,L. O. Kunkel

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3709197902

Category: Medical

Page: 536

View: 3903

Dieser Buchtitel ist Teil des Digitalisierungsprojekts Springer Book Archives mit Publikationen, die seit den Anfängen des Verlags von 1842 erschienen sind. Der Verlag stellt mit diesem Archiv Quellen für die historische wie auch die disziplingeschichtliche Forschung zur Verfügung, die jeweils im historischen Kontext betrachtet werden müssen. Dieser Titel erschien in der Zeit vor 1945 und wird daher in seiner zeittypischen politisch-ideologischen Ausrichtung vom Verlag nicht beworben.

Management of Multiple Drug-Resistant Infections

Author: Stephen H. Gillespie

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1592597386

Category: Medical

Page: 403

View: 7358

A comprehensive and cutting-edge review of how practicing physicians can best treat multiple drug resistance in bacterial, viral, protozoal, and helminthic infections. The authors focus on the major hospital and community-acquired pathogens, including S. aureus, S. pneumoniae, Enterococcus, Acinetobacter, and M. tuberculosis, and on the management of such common problems as multiple drug-resistant urinary tract infections and gonorrhea. Among the resistant tropical organisms covered are Salmonella typhi, malaria, and Burkholderia pseudomalei. Resistance to such important antiviral classes as antiretrovirals and anticytomegalovirals is also discussed, as are those measures necessary to prevent the spread of infections patients.

21 Days in New York (the Search for a Cure for Cancer)

Author: Brian Williams


ISBN: 1411642953


Page: 130

View: 3030

A moving account of a trip to New York to pursue a new cancer treatment. This is the story of an Englishwoman's search for a cure for a rare form of the disease. An inspiration for all cancer sufferers.

Agent der Sterne


Author: John Scalzi

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641138299

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 5056

There's no business like show business! Eines Tages kommen Außerirdische auf die Erde, um mit den Menschen eine friedliche Allianz zu bilden. Es gibt nur ein Problem: Sie sind abgrundtief hässlich und stinken zum Davonlaufen. Nicht einfach also, sich das Vertrauen der Erdbewohner zu erwerben. Die Aliens brauchen jemanden, der das »Geschäft« zwischen den beiden Völkern vermittelt. Und wer kann das besser als ein smarter Hollywood-Agent?