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Examining Myself: One Woman's Story of Breast Cancer Treatment and Recovery-Musa Mayer

  • Title: Examining Myself: One Woman's Story of Breast Cancer Treatment and Recovery
  • Author: Musa Mayer
  • Released: 1994-10-01
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  • Pages: 180
  • ISBN: 0571198457
  • ISBN13: 978-0571198450
  • ASIN: 0571198457

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From Publishers Weekly In addition to a detailed account of her medical and reconstructive surgery for breast cancer, mental health counselor Mayer ( Night Studio ) demonstrates the psychological and literary insight which helped her to survive her trials. The author claims that extensive reading about cancer as well as a women's support group helped her to overcome her fears, self-pity, despair at conflicting professional opinions, feelings of rage and "alienation from the normal healthy world." Above all, she refused to believe that her suffering had no purpose. She recalls how a spiritually inspiring trip to Nepal and Tibet helped to heal her psychic wounds. Now, five years after surgery, Mayer concludes with an encouraging report on recent advances in chemotherapy.
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From Library Journal With breast cancer striking one out of every eight women, it's no wonder that there is a wave of new books on this topic. Mayer's work joins recent titles such as Joyce Wadler's My Breast ( LJ 9/1/92), Juliet Wittman's Breast Cancer Journal ( LJ 3/1/93), Yashar Hirshaut and Peter Pressman's Breast Cancer: The Complete Guide ( LJ 8/92), and Paul Kuehen's Breast Care Options for the 1990's ( LJ 8/91). Mayer, an author ( Night Studio: A Memoir of Philip Guston by His Daughter , Knopf, 1988) who is also a cancer survivor, writes with candor about her disease, stressing the psychological aspects of illness and recovery. In analyzing all aspects of breast cancer, from biopsy through reconstructive surgery, she offers a personal and highly articulate slant. Highly recommended. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the publisher is donating part of the proceeds from this book to the National Breast Cancer Coalition.--Ed.
- Janet Coggan, Univ. of Florida Libs., Gainesville
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. pdf
 
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