Uplift: Secrets from the Sisterhood of Breast Cancer Survivors

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Simon and Schuster, Sep 27, 2011 - Health & Fitness - 391 pages
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From the New York Times bestselling author comes this newly revised compilation of practical advice and upbeat anecdotes from more than 300 breast cancer survivors—as well as their families and friends.

Barbara Delinsky's 1998 bestseller, COAST ROAD, featured a heroine who was a breast cancer survivor. To this day, it is the book that generates more mail than any of her others. That fact, combined with Barbara's ongoing commitment to breast cancer research, led her to her first book of nonfiction. Not a medical book -- there is no discussion of the pros and cons of a particular treatment or hospital or doctor -- UPLIFT is rather a collection of hundreds of pieces of practical and inspiring tidbits collected from survivors and their on everything from what kind of deodorant to use during radiation treatment to the best kinds of exercise aftloved ones. Think of it as "The Girlfriends' Guide" to breast cancer, with hints on everything from what kind of deodorant to use during radiation treatment to the best kinds of exercise after a mastectomy to how to tell the person you're most afraid to tell that you have cancer.

And as timeless as ever, this newly revised edition of UPLIFT contains the latest and most up-to-the-minute medical information, as well as new stories from inspiring cancer survivors.
 

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User Review  - Adele Johnson - Christianbook.com

I bought this book for my daughter who was diagnosed with breast cancer last and she said that the book really helped her get through the several months of treatments. She in turn bought the same book ... Read full review

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User Review  - thingey - Overstock.com

I bought this as a gift for a friend of mine who is a Cancer Survivor and she is enjoying the words of wisdom presented by one of my favorite authors. As the title suggests it is very uplifting information. Read full review

Contents

First Things First
1
Practical and Emotional
21
Soaking Up the Rays
41
Mane Matters
57
A Smorgasbord
85
Regaining Control
102
Our Inheritance
125
We Pick Em
145
Making the Body Better
237
Come Again?
250
Bringing In the Big Gun
269
Wrapping It Up with a Bow
277
Five Years Later
298
Ten Years Later
332
Do We Want to Know?
356
What UPLIFT Does
368

Making It UserFriendly
164
From Traditional to Offbeat
180
You Gotta Laugh
198
By For and About
212
Acknowledgments
377
List of Contributors
381
An Invitation from UPLIFT
389
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Barbara Delinsky's bestselling novels include Escape, The Woman Next Door, and Coast Road.. Barbara donates the entirety of her proceeds from Uplift to fund an annual breast surgery fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital. Readers can write to her c/o P.O. Box 812894, Wellesley, MA 02482-0026 or at BarbaraDelinsky.com.

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