A Father's Journey, a Daughter's Voyage, a Cancer Journal: Father I Daughter We

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iUniverse, 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 132 pages
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A fascinating and instructive account of how a family managed while suffering with breast cancer. The emotional strategies used by a father and a daughter while confronting a double mastectomy, chemotherapy and radiation treatments. A Father's Journey, A Daughter's Voyage: A Cancer Journal is a look at a father and daughter's relationship, set in the old south-Lexington, Kentucky, with its special history of compassion and yet racial divides; a story of unity in the face of diversity.A Father's Journey, A Daughter's Voyage: A Cancer Journal is told through edited entries from a journal maintained by the father, poetry from the daughter, and discussions of how to manage a family while fighting the terror of double mastectomy, chemotherapy and radiation treatments.A Father's Journey, A Daughter's Voyage: A Cancer Journal reveals the special fears occasioned by race when seeking medical support; the philosophical and psychological issues one faces while confronting the uncertainty created by breast cancer. In addition, sources of information helpful for families to become cancer survivors is provided.
 

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Contents

SHATTERED
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THE BASEMENT
5
WHOS BODY IS THIS?
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OR LIVING WITH CANCER WITHOUT REALLY TRYING
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END
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ISOLATION
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WHAT IS AT HEART?
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JUST KILL
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PAPA
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MOTHER
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OCTOBER
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ROUTINE
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PRETENDING
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COLD
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DIANE
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JANUARY 19 2002 SATURDAY
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JUST KILL THEM ALL
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CRY
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MIRRORS
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HOW ASHES PRODUCE LIFE OR WHAT HAPPENED WHEN DANNY WALKED
18
CYCLE
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FEBRUARY 22 2002 FRIDAY
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APRIL 12 2002 FRIDAY
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