Mourning Has Broken: Reflections on Surviving Cancer
How does a Christian woman maintain a bright outlook as she struggles through the psychological nightmare of breast cancer? A wife and mother, the author is faced with a cancer crisis while raising three young boys, working full time, and teaching Sunday school. This intensely personal story chronicles how the Lord sustained her through two bouts of cancer. The reader discovers her process for enduring diagnosis and treatment, making instant decisions, seeking support groups, facing a curious public, and holding family and job together. She addresses beauty challenges and gives survival tips to weary travelers on this lonely road. The book also explores how to manage the physical and emotional trauma of lymphedema, a little-known disorder affecting many cancer survivors due to lymph-node surgery. As a physician and husband of a breast cancer survivor, I can well identify with Jan's story... filled with helpful medical information and spiritual insights... informative and encouraging. David B. Rollins, M.D., Fellow, American Academy of Family Practice Jan's story of her amazing cancer journey, told with strength, courage, and humor, touched me deeply. I highly recommend her book to all cancer survivors at risk of or living with lymphedema, as well as their families and caregivers. Saskia R.J. Thiadens R.N., Executive Director/Founder, National Lymphedema Network Jan Hasak is a motivational speaker and author. At seminars, support groups, and church gatherings she shares how her faith in Christ sustained her as she endured breast-cancer diagnosis and treatment at age 43 and again at 52. As an attorney at a leading biotechnology firm with an advanced scientific degree, she wrote patents for over 20 years. She won an award from her company for her account of being treated with its breast-cancer drug, Herceptin. She can be reached at email@example.com or through her website at www.janhasak.com.
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