The journey beyond breast cancer: from the personal to the political : taking an active role in prevention, diagnosis, and your own healing

by Soffa, Virginia M.

Healing Arts Press, Rochester, VT, 1994

Diagnosed at the age of thirty-eight with early-stage breast cancer, the author takes a critical look at breast cancer treatments – both conventional and alternative – and outlines a strategy to help women make informed choices about preventing and treating the disease. Using her own body as a laboratory, she discusses surgery and its options, life after mastectomy, and complementary approaches such as diet, manual lymph drainage, and spiritual and emotional rehabilitation. She presents an insider's view of the grassroots breast cancer movement and political strategies for the future. She also provides an overview of the mammography debate and a broad-based investigation of possible causes of breast cancer.

Categories: Breast Cancer, Treatment

Subjects: Advocacy, Breast cancer, Decision making, Personal experiences, Politics, Risk factors, Therapy

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