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Marc Silver's wife Marsha was diagnosed with breast cancer 3 years before this book was published in 2004. He wrote this book to provide practical advice and direction to partners and carers of other women who have cancer. It includes chapters on dealing with diagnosis, talking to children, attending appointments, coping during treatment, facing death

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Chapters: From fear to fact – diagnosis, decision making Where to from here? – support; work issues A place of peace within – spirituality, relaxation, visualisation, meditation The company of women – support groups Good eating – what to eat and drink Reach for recovery – treatment and side effects Dealing with recurrence – living

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"After months of careful research, experience and feedback from Peter Mac clients, Elizabeth Pearson has developed the relaxation exercises used on this CD. The spoken dialogues together with the soothing music composed by Julian Hardy-Smith provide the listener with all the prerequisites to relax and achieve a sense of well-being." Inside front cover

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Living with advanced breast cancer does not mean an immediate death sentence. Advanced Breast Cancer speaks of a different reality where women with metastic disease often live for many years and that time can be full and meaningful. Aspects covered include: coping with the shock of recurrence and making treatment decisions; communicating effectively with medical personnel;

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Reflecting the combined wisdom of more than twenty leading medical experts, this book includes clear explanations, colour graphics, lists of questions to ask your healthcare professionals, and candid testimonials by patients who have 'been there before'. [Cover]

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