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Breast Cancer! You're Kidding... right? Living Life Through The Prism of Uncertainty And Having A Good Time! Paperback – November 17, 2011
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For the first time ever, there is a book that speaks to anyone, with any stage of breast cancer, and provides scientific methodology with accompanying tools, decision matrices, guidance and support, peppered with amazing humor. The book provides strategy on how to determine and select life saving or life threatening treatment planning in an uncertain decision space. After reading this book, you will be able to establish and maintain continual communication with your medical team, achieve the outcome and results you desire while alleviating the stress and fear that can accompany a breast cancer diagnosis. I highly recommend this book for any patient or medical professional seeking world class clinical expertise for breast cancer treatment! Kathy Hinze, MSN, WHNP- BC --Kathy Hinze, MSN, WHNP - BC
This book is a useful read for anyone who is affected by breast cancer. It is extremely helpful from a pragmatic planning standpoint to navigate the decisions a patient faces with a breast cancer diagnosis. It is presented with a unique and uplifting voice from a woman who experienced breast cancer while undergoing simultaneous life changing events. It is an example of how to confront life's challenges with humor and living in the moment. As a doctor, I will keep a copy of her book handy for patients and the link to her website available for them to view. As her former academic advisor, I admired how she overcame adversity after adversity with dignity and an unbound wicked sense of humor. If you think the book is instructive or humorous, you should hear her in person! Kim Dunn, MD, Ph.D. --Kim Dunn, MD, Ph.D.
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First of all, this book is written with a style that is very easy to read. The Cancer Cat Advice and Tips along with the step by step approach to cancer treatment and recovery management is very practical and real. A first of it's kind written by a Lean Six Sigma trained Black Belt who uses common, everyday language that makes sense to a reader who is struggling to make sense in an uncertain decision space.
Please read this, it is the secret to breast disease and breast cancer management that will empower anyone facing this dilemma.
Richard Burke, MBA RT (R)
I thought the application of Six Sigma to breast cancer treatment was intriguing, but the information given was very scant and each step had at the most three small pages dedicated to it. The rest of this slim book (128 pages) was peppered with Catherine's chatter about her surgeries, subsequent treatment, recovery process, marriage problems, and so on. I could tell that she was aiming at humor, but it never quite hit home with me. Between the somewhat juvenile writing, a character named "Cancer Cat" giving advice throughout the book, and the author baring her breasts to her neighbors, I was left cringing, and more bewildered than enlightened.
Maybe some recently diagnosed women will find some value in this book, but I just think there are too many better resources out there. The included worksheets would be useful during initial appointments, but the rest of Breast Cancer! is too much fluff and not enough substance.