Stand by Her: A Breast Cancer Guide for Men

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AMACOM, Oct 1, 2009 - Health & Fitness - 272 pages
Scared. Shocked. Depressed. These words describe the more than one million women worldwide who are diagnosed with breast cancer every year. But they also apply to the husbands, fathers, sons, brothers, and friends to whom cancer sufferers turn for support. Stand by Her is written to help these men be the very best supporters they can be, combining solid practical advice with emotional guidance—based both on the author’s personal experience and his extensive research. Offering insight into medical, psychological, family, sexual, and financial issues, Stand by Her takes the reader through: • Interpreting and handling the initial diagnosis • Making preparations for treatment, from finding doctors and hospitals to organizing family members into an effective team • Advising her while recognizing that treatment decisions are hers and hers alone • Maintaining a sense of normalcy in everyday life • Preparing emotionally and practically when the prognosis is not good The book also provides an exhaustive section of print, online, and other resources for patients and caregivers. One day the war against breast cancer will be won. Until then, women need their men to help them fight. This landmark book will help any man overcome the fear and frustration of dealing with the disease, and arm him with the knowledge and resources he needs to Stand by Her.
 

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Writer and TV producer Anderson saw his wife, his mother, his sister, and his mother's best friend diagnosed with breast cancer. With wit and openness, he writes about women's feelings and how men ... Read full review

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Contents

I Have Breast Cancer Black
7
Assembling Her Armed Forces Gray
41
Surgery Purple
83
The Shot Felt Round the World Red
113
The Radioactive Emotional Fallout Blue
155
Rebuilding Her Life and Yours Green
181
Will It Return? White
215
Five Years Later Pink
239
Web Resources
245
Index
249
About the Author
257
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JOHN W. ANDERSON is an Emmy-nominated director for Lifetime Television’s “Stop Breast Cancer for Life” campaign and an award-winning writer whose work has appeared in The New York Times, Rolling Stone, The Nation, and many other publications. He has helped his mother, wife, sister, and a close friend in their battles against breast cancer.

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