Fighting for Our Future

How Young Women Find Strength, Hope, and Courage While Taking Control of Breast Cancer

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Date

September 9, 2003

Format

Paperback, 366 pages

ISBN

0071427813 / 9780071427814

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14.95



Overview


Main description

"This is an outstanding book. Murphy has done the cancer community a vital service."--Library Journal

"Provides a valuable resource for young women. Combining anecdotes from breast cancer patients who have undergone treatment with emerging scientific research, Murphy has compiled a clear and nonjudgmental guide to negotiating treatment and living with the illness."--Publishers Weekly


Author comments

Beth Murphy, president of Principle Pictures, has produced nine documentaries for public television and has twice been nominated for regional Emmys. An adjunct professor at Suffolk University in Boston and a visiting professor at American University in Paris, Murphy teaches courses on media coverage of international crises.


Back cover copy

An Essential Guide to Breast Cancer For a New Generation of Women

"This is an outstanding book. Murphy has done the cancer community a vital service."--Library Journal

"A valuable resource for young women. Murphy has compiled a clear and nonjudgmental guide to negotiating treatment and living with the illness."--Publishers Weekly

"A unique opportunity to make a difference with what is unfortunately an increasing number of young women who fall into this group."--Bert M. Petersen Jr., M.D., Assistant Professor of Surgery, Beth Israel Medical Center

If you or someone you love is a young woman coping with breast cancer, this much-needed book was created for you. Here, for the first time, is all the vital information about breast cancer as it relates to the unique medical--and emotional--issues and challenges faced by women in their twenties, thirties, and early forties. Fighting for Our Future provides the latest medical knowledge about young women with breast cancer, based on interviews and guidance from a medical advisory board of doctors and scientists involved in cutting-edge in the field, along with inspiring and instructive stories of young women's experiences. The result is a practical and personal book covering a range of concerns, from how to find a breast surgeon, to the effects of this illness on relationships, to surgical options, and much, much more.

The companion to the Lifetime-TV documentary film, winner of the Gracie Allen Award given by the Foundation of American Women in Radio and Television





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