Living Through Breast Cancer - PB

Front Cover
McGraw-Hill Professional, Aug 30, 2006 - Business & Economics - 384 pages

Winner of two prestigious American Medical Writers Association awards

A compassionate guide to surviving breast cancer from a doctor who has experienced it from both sides of the stethoscope

In addition to being a leading national breast cancer expert and a highly respected cancer surgeon, Dr. Carolyn Kaelin also is a breast cancer survivor. In Living Through Breast Cancer she draws upon her experiences as both doctor and patient to offer you a priceless source of understanding, support, and guidance on coping with and beating breast cancer.

Dr. Kaelin's warm, authoritative guidance will help you:

  • Understand your diagnosis and choose a care team
  • Identify your treatment options and make informed decisions
  • Look and feel your best during and after treatment
  • Maintain good health after breast cancer
  • Lower your chances of a recurrence of breast cancer

What people are saying - Write a review

Living Through Breast Cancer

User Review  - stepaheda -

I found this book very informative and helpful. I wish I had had this book and her book on the importants of exersice The Breast Cancer Survivors Fitness Plan at the beganning of my cancer fight. I ... Read full review

Living through breast cancer: what a Harvard doctor and survivor wants you to know about getting the best care while preserving your self-image

User Review  - Not Available - Book Verdict

A breast surgeon and director of the Comprehensive Breast Health Center at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston and herself a breast cancer survivor, Kaelin has the credentials to offer advice to ... Read full review


Diagnosis Treatment And Drawing Together Your Medical Team
Responding To Treatment Challenges
Exercise Nutrition Sexuality And More
Epilogue Moving Forward

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2006)

Carolyn M. Kaelin, M.D., M.P.H., FACS, is the director of the Comprehensive Breast Health Center at Brigham and Women's Hospital, a surgical oncologist at Dana Farber Cancer Institute, and an assistant professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School. She is a recipient of the prestigious Mary Horrigan Connor Award for Outstanding Contributions to Women's Health.

Francesca Coltrera is a medical writer who has covered women's health for well over a decade. She is a frequent contributor to Harvard Health Publications and has written for Redbook, Self, and the Boston Herald.

Bibliographic information