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Thriving After Breast Cancer: Essential Healing Exercises for Body and Mind Paperback – February 1, 2010

ISBN-13: 978-0982531488 ISBN-10: 0982531486 Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 290 pages
  • Publisher: New World Digital Publishing; 1 edition (February 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0982531486
  • ISBN-13: 978-0982531488
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 9.2 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #433,375 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

Former professional dancer Lebed Davis was an early advocate of exercise after breast cancer. In 1979, with the help of her two brothers, both physicians, she developed a dance-exercise program to help her mother regain movement in her arm following a mastectomy. Lebed Davis began teaching "Focus on Healing" classes to breast cancer survivors locally, and, following her own diagnosis in 1996, she brought the program to hospitals around the country. Her book, most of which is organized by quality of life issues such as "Emotional Recovery," attempts to bring the program to women at home. Most chapters present clear descriptions of stretches (with accompanying photos), dance routines (with music suggestions) and "healing visualizations or meditations." The "Combating Fatigue" chapter includes stretches such as "The Backstroke," designed to increase shoulder range of motion and limit fatigue from everyday movements. A dance routine offered in another chapter is called "The Showgirl Strut" and involves walking around the room swinging the arms "overhead like a showgirl with attitude." She also describes exercises for strength training and warm-ups for cardiovascular exercise, such as walking. The final section covers broader subjects like nutrition and coping with radiation. Not every reader will appreciate Lebed Davis's encouraging but sometimes unsophisticated tone, and those without dance experience may find it difficult to follow even the simple routines out of a book. Still, some women may find her focus on restoring both flexibility and femininity to be just what they're looking for.
Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Review

"It is critical for women to start moving right away after treatment and that they continue moving if they are to maintain their mobility. Sherry Davis' approach will make a big difference in the quality of life of women after breast cancer."
--Susan M. Love, M.D., author of Dr. Susan Love's Breast Book

"This book and the program it describes should assist many as they strive for the ultimate goal of therapy--a full, healthful, and active life."
--Clifford Hudis, M.D., Chief, Breast Cancer Medicine Service Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

"Women may find her [Davis'] focus on restoring both flexibility and femininity to be just what they're looking for."
--Publisher's Weekly

"It is critical for women to start moving right away after treatment and that they continue moving if they are to maintain their mobility. Sherry Davis' approach will make a big difference in the quality of life of women after breast cancer."
--Susan M. Love, M.D., author of Dr. Susan Love's Breast Book

"This book and the program it describes should assist many as they strive for the ultimate goal of therapy--a full, healthful, and active life."
--Clifford Hudis, M.D., Chief, Breast Cancer Medicine Service Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

"Women may find her [Davis'] focus on restoring both flexibility and femininity to be just what they're looking for."
--Publisher's Weekly --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By linda moskow on October 8, 2002
Format: Paperback
this book has all of the information to keep your body and mind focused after breast cancer surgery it helped me get through my most devasting time of my life. i sent this book to 5 of my friends and family that have been diagnosed with breast cancer. it was my savior and i recommend this book to every woman that has been diagnosed or has a friend or family member who has been diagnosed with breast cancer.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Susan on October 7, 2002
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Thriving After Breast Cancer is a revelation to breast cancer survivors. The models used are all survivors, all ages and shapes, and all beautiful, even with compression sleeves on! Sherry Lebed Davis has done a wonderful service for survivors by bring out this book of easy and accessible exercises for women who are going through an extremely difficult time. It is good to see the light at the end of the tunnel and to know that you can come out healthy, vibrant and alive! I highly recommend this book to breast cancer survivors (thrivers!) no matter how long ago they had surgery. The chapter on lymphedema, alone, is worth the price of the book.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Sherry Davis on July 28, 2003
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This book also addresses exercises and information for those with Lymphedema. However when you go to Google, Yahoo.com or any search engine.......this book does not come up when you type in Lymphedema. It does come up for a lot of other needs like cancer, exercise, health, disease, fitness, etc which is also what the book has in the way of exercise and information, but perhaps people with Lymphedema are missing out by not including the connection to Lymphedema as well.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By butterfly on September 22, 2009
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I am very pleased with this book. I had a double mastectomy. Another cancer survivor recommended this book. I borrowed it from the library only to find I WANTED MY OWN COPY. It's specific stretches have helped me to recover gently but fast. The exercises; encouragement; and practical ideas; does make it a process of "thriving". Many pictures. Well worth the price.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By stepaheda on April 29, 2009
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This book was highly recomended, and since I am having my last surgery for Breast Cancer recovery I found that this book had many of the things that I will need to recover from this surgery. Very well rounded book for life after all the surgeries and treatments.
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