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Product Details

  • Paperback: 100 pages
  • Publisher: Norlightspress.Com; 1st edition (August 6, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1935254537
  • ISBN-13: 978-1935254539
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 7.5 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (67 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #49,256 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I LOVE THIS BOOK! And do you know what I love most? It's thin and it's simple. My patients ask me these questions every day. Now I can refer them to a particular page or section. This is so helpful! --Dr. Jerrold H. Steiner, surgeon, Saul & Johce Brandman Breast Center at Cedars Sinai

This book is a life raft for anyone facing chemo and for those who care about them! --Judy, LSW, psychotherapist and caregiver

I couldn't wait to turn the page and read the next section. I love this book and carry it with me at all times. It was comforting to know I could easily refer to it at any time. I want to give this as a gift to anyone who's about to go through chemotherapy. --Meredith, nurse and chemo recipient

From the Author

I was diagnosed with breast cancer just before my birthday. During my illness I spent hours consulting oncologists, breast cancer survivors, books, magazines, support groups, newsletters, the Internet, and more. I was often frustrated by having to wade through long texts and multiple sources to find information. I felt overwhelmed and disorganized. After my treatment ended, I decided to create a simple guide with everything I learned boiled down and in one place.

Chemo: Secrets to Thriving From Someone Who's Been There is the book I wanted to have. Barbara Mastej edited, designed, and illustrated the book to ensure it is user-friendly, with one spread per subject, easy to find topics, and illustrations to make you smile.

Customer Reviews

Thank you Roxanne Brown for this informative, uplifting book!
Lisa Wenger
I got some great tips and last night I started reading this book for the second time to make sure I have all I need to be ready for day 1.
Julie
This short, concise, well-written book is so easy to understand.
CAM

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Nancy on September 24, 2011
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There are lots of books on this subject, but not one that's as succinct and as wise as this. Brown wastes no time with over-explaining or filling your brain with needless information. This is a book of essentials--a book that highlights things you need to know NOW. Nothing is wasted. Nothing overlooked. Because when you're undergoing chemo, you haven't the time or patience to read endless explanations that sidetrack you with extraneous details. This book short and to the point. It is also delightfully illustrated and even (can you believe?) amusing. And if there's ever a time that cries out for humor, it's when you're trapped in the midst of a life crisis. Buy this book. Read it now. You won't regret it.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Scooter on August 19, 2011
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"When I was going through chemo, I was lucky enough to be in the focus group - using this book throughout treatment. I've been waiting for it to come out since that time. It helped me more than anything! I've just ordered 10 copies to give to people. Buy it - it may be the best thing you do to ensure a better experience." Roxanne uses humor to keep it real...LOVE THIS BOOK!!!!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A. A. on August 25, 2011
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This book was so easy to read, with top tips! I didn't know so many things in here. I found out about this book at a seminar and I'm so glad I did. Remedies are simple and inexpensive yet unknown, like putting a paper towel under your wig-no more itching, cool and comfy. Who knew?? Amazing! Get it if you buy just 1 book -- this is the best one out there.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Beagelsworth on November 18, 2011
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The brilliance of this book is immediately reflected in the gentle-read approach, the inflections of humor, and the concise knowledge needed without the antiquated information overload associated with most modern day thoughts on Chemotherapy. In other words, it works!

With my first read, Roxanne Brown has empowered me to approach my first session (and subsequent ones thereafter) with a fistful of tried and true remedies and information that runs the gamut from treatment, side effects, financial aspects, and in essence, the whole emotional gamut that comes with having breast cancer.

Hug this book and keep it close to your heart as you venture hand-in-hand with the others who have journeyed before us to provide the clarity and support of their own experiences, ones that are truly thriving...
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By cylar on February 1, 2012
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I only wish I had discovered this book before I had gone through chemo. It is very accessible and easy to read,with enough information to help you through but not overwhelm, a real balance.

I don't know about anyone else but when I got my diagnosis, I didn't have the concentration to sit down and read a densely-written book or article on chemo. I was too distracted.

This book is for someone like me: needs help and information but make it easy on me, please!

I have a friend who is currently going through chemo and I've sent my copy to him. Yes, I said him! Even though this book is written by someone who has gone through breast cancer, I found the info useful and relevant relating to my type of chemo cancer treatment and also for a male with an open mind with yet another type of cancer.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Marta Johansen on August 21, 2011
Format: Paperback
must read! simple, concise! a serious subject written with light!

easy articulate format with hilarious illustrations.

frequently asked questions answered.

only someone that went through all of this would really understand how to
answer these dilemmas with very personal insight.

if only she had written a book for everything hard to deal with in life!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By sue on December 5, 2011
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I want to thank the authors for writing this wonderful book! If only I had this information when I was preparing to go through chemo, I know that I would have been less stressed out. I love the RIGHT, RIGHT, RIGHT page - like the author, I assumed that I was supposed to feel horrible during chemo - so I didn't call my doctor to tell him how horrible I was feeling. And later, I found out that I was having an allergic reaction to one of the meds - I didn't have to be miserable. Don't assume - ALWAYS talk to your doctor. YOU do NOT have to be miserable while going through chemo. I am "gifting" this book to people about to go through chemo- what could be better than "giving the gift of a more positive chemo experience." BUY THIS BOOK! SPREAD THE WORD!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Clare on October 11, 2011
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Love this book! No more mouth sores for me. Managing all side effects and life side effects during chemo. Buy this.
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