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Having Children After Cancer: How to Make Informed Choices Before and After Treatment and Build the Family of Your Dreams 1st Edition

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Shaw, a health and medical writer, breast cancer survivor, and mother of three, focuses on both practical and personal matters in this accessible, comprehensive look at becoming a parent after cancer. Diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 36 and wary of pregnancy when her treatments ended, Shaw adopted a child, but later gave birth to two more. She maintains that while cancer treatment can put fertility at risk, damaging sperm and/or eggs, there is no reason why the disease should close the door to future parenthood. And while both cancer itself and treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation may cause fertility problems ranging from premature menopause to damaged DNA, there are many available solutions. The author urges couples to talk to their physicians about fertility issues as soon as possible, and walks readers through such options as egg, embryo, and ovarian tissue freezing for women and sperm banking for men. She maintains that the odds of getting one's fertility back after cancer may be better than expected, but helpfully also covers such alternatives as egg donors, surrogacy, and adoption. This is an invaluable guidebook for couples journeying into parenthood after cancer. (Feb.)
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Winner: Honorable Menition in the Service/ Self-Help Category.
The American Society of Journalists and Authors, 2012

“Gina M. Shaw’s new book is a welcome addition to my cancer book library. ...’Be My Baby’ is a forty-seven page chapter on cancer and adoption--one of the most in-depth sources I’ve read on the subject. Like the rest of her book, it is laden with straight-up, indispensable information for both men and women facing cancer and planning a family. ...A writer after my own heart, Gina gives readers a serious education on the legal, financial, medical, and administrative side of family planning. ...Whether you are recently diagnosed, a childhood cancer survivor, or just out of treatment, Having Children After Cancer is the family planning go-to-book.”
Kairol Rosenthal, author of Everything Changes: The Insider’s Guide to Cancer in Your 20s and 30s, 2/7/11

“an invaluable guidebook for couples journeying into parenthood after cancer.”
—Publishers Weekly, 1/3/11

“Practical and helpful, this is recommended for cancer survivors and others facing fertility issues.”
—Library Journal, 1/1/11

“This is the book that thousands of cancer survivors have been waiting for. As treatments improve, more and more survivors are thinking about having families, and this book fills the information gap between what they’re told and what they need to know. If you've been touched by cancer as a patient, caregiver, or loved one, this book is for you.”
—Lynn Westphal, MD, associate professor, Stanford School of Medicine

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Celestial Arts; 1 edition (February 22, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 158761054X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1587610547
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,325,120 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Tami Kietzmann on March 4, 2011
Format: Paperback
"Having Children After Cancer: How to Make Informed Choices Before and After Treatment and Build the Family of Your Dreams" by Gina Shaw is an excellent book for anyone who has cancer or a loved one who does. She explains all the details layman's terms so you don't have to have any medical background in order to read it. Her own personal experience leads the reader through all the options that are available to a person or family dealing with the cancer diagnosis. This should be in every oncologist's office.
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By Mike VINE VOICE on July 7, 2013
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I have mixed feelings about this book. It's one of the few available on the topic. As someone with cancer, I found it useful, but on the other hand it's clearly written with women in mind, so it wasn't as useful as I'd hoped. The list at the front had the information I needed but I wish there was more.

Long story short - find out how many grays you've had in radiation therapy and read the list at the front on how threatening to your fertility your chemo was.

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This volume, it turns out became very, very useful along with my hospital social worker when I ultimately had to get a stem cell transplant and was seeking fertility preservation. It also covers adoption options.

Highly Recommended.
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