Her mother died at the age of 56 after refusing conventional treatment for her aggressive breast cancer, so when Josepha Dietrich was diagnosed with breast cancer at 35, with a baby son, she chose conventional treatments. She underwent chemotherapy, mastectomy and reconstruction, surgery to remove lymph nodes, as we ll as her ovaries, fallopian tubes and uterus, and has taken Arimidex for the past nine years. In this book she discusses her experiences with breast cancer, and also as her mother's carer, including making treatment decisions and managing side effects. Includes a section on resources she found helpful during her cancer treatment and recovery.
In danger: a memoir of family and hope
by Dietrich, Josepha
University of Queensland Press, St. Lucia, Queensland, 2018
Categories: Breast Cancer, Women's Stories
Subjects: Caregiving, Decision making, Families, Personal experiences, Sexuality, Side effects, Treatment
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