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Having A Baby After Cancer

Author : Saturnina Reiss
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The inspiring memoir of a young mother fighting breast cancer while trying to conceive her first child. After 3 1/2 years of treatment which included chemotherapy, bi-lateral mastectomy, radiation, more than 4 surgeries the author was deemed cancer-free! Infertility would be the next battle the author faced. This story of hurt, healing, hope, and perseverance will surely be a blessing to you or someone you know that is in need of a book about hope!

Having Children After Cancer

Author : Gina M. Shaw
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Yes, you can have children after cancer. When faced with a cancer diagnosis, many doctors and patients rush full-speed ahead into treatment, giving minimal attention to the potential fertility implications. Luckily, the field of oncofertility is growing quickly, and medical writer Gina Shaw, herself a cancer survivor, is ready to unravel the complex and evolving issues involved in pre- and post-cancer fertility and family-building options—for both men and women. Having Children After Cancer gives you all the tools you need to: Understand how different cancers can affect fertility Identify which treatments―chemo, radiation, and surgery―can potentially impair your fertility Discuss fertility-sparing treatment options with your doctor Select the fertility preservation method that’s right for you—from freezing eggs, embryos, and sperm to preserving ovarian tissue Analyze the chances of getting pregnant—using natural methods and with in vitro fertilization Determinethe best time to get pregnant (and which drug therapies to avoid while doing so) Have a healthy post-cancer pregnancy Navigate surrogacy and what to tell prospective candidates about your medical history Consider adoption and learn about survivor-friendly adoption programs and countries Find sample medical letters and other insurance-company red-tape busting information Think through the implications of mother- and fatherhood after cancer Figure out how to talk to your children about the big C With a foreword by top oncologist Hope Rugo of the UCSF Cancer Center, this first and only cancer-and-fertility guide for patients and survivors will allow you to be your own best advocate throughout the journey.

An Analysis of Surviving and Having Children After Breast Cancer

Author : Karen Hassey Dow
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The New Harvard Guide to Women s Health

Author : Karen J. Carlson
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This holiday themed release offers five religiously themed stories about Christmas, offering lessons about life and spirituality. Among the stories offered in the program are Oh Little Town of Bethlehem, Don't Forget the Baby Jesus, The Christmas Tree, Dear Santa, and The First Christmas. ~ Cammila Collar, Rovi

Fertility Education Needs and Disparities in Female Breast Cancer Patients

Author : Kimberly Taylor
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Abstract: Purpose: To understand the perceptions that female breast cancer patients have related to their fertility and menopause education, as well as correlations between socio-economic factors and satisfaction of education. Background: Although common perceptions are that pregnancy in a woman who has had breast cancer increases the risk of cancer recurrence, research has shown just the opposite; that there is no increased risk to the mother or fetus in a pregnancy after breast cancer diagnosis and treatment (Fossa, et al, 2005). Even after cancer treatment, up to 60% of patients are interested in having children, even if the patient has a shortened lifespan (Schover, 2005). With cancer treatment, however, a woman may go through early onset menopause and have limited options regarding fertility after treatment. Studies have also shown that breast cancer patients don't feel well informed about the fertility changes they may face as a result of their treatment or about options to preserve or extend their fertility (Duffy, Allen & Clark, 2005; Thewes, et al., 2003). Subjects: Female breast cancer patients ages 18 to 55 years old who are not currently pregnant and were diagnosed with breast cancer in the past ten years. Methods: Subjects are recruited via the patient database from the Susan G. Komen Foundation of Columbus as well as word of mouth and survey notices on other breast cancer support sites, such as the Young Breast Cancer Survivor Coalition. The survey is located on the internet at the Complementary Alternatives for Breast Cancer Survivors website and the questions are part of a larger study being done by faculty at the College of Nursing. Questions are related to; demographics, satisfaction with education received, and a brief quiz to test the participants' knowledge in issues related to fertility and menopause. Descriptive statistics will be compiled to describe the sample population. Results: 16 women between the ages of 33 and 53 completed the survey. Half of our participants had children at the time of the survey and all of these children were born before their breast cancer treatment. Breast cancer diagnosis occurred before age 40 in 63% of the women. None of the women surveyed were asked to meet with a fertility specialist at any time throughout their treatment. 25% of the women received their fertility and menopause education information from a non-professional source, such as the internet or support groups. A significant percentage of the women reported dissatisfaction with the fertility and menopause education they received after their diagnosis. The research found a positive correlation between women who said they would have like to receive more information and those women who had to ask for more information (Pearson r = .572, p = .02). For those people who had a strong desire to have children, they desired significantly more information relating to fertility and menopause (T= -2.93, df = 10, p = .015). There was a positive correlation with overall satisfaction in education received and how well informed the women felt (Pearson's r = .728, p

The Cancer Survivor Handbook

Author : Beth Leibson
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According to the National Cancer Institute, there are an estimated 13.7 million living Americans who are cancer survivors. The institute expects that number to rise to almost 18 million over the next decade. The Institute of Medicine notes that patients diagnosed with cancer have an estimated 64% chance of surviving five years, up from 50% three decades ago. And most of them have lingering symptoms, both physical and emotional. The Cancer Survivor is a companion and guide for those millions of individuals who are finally done with treatments but are still on the journey to wholeness. Beth Leibson completed her chemotherapy and radiation in 2007. She had beat cancer, but was left with lingering memory issues, exhaustion, depression, pain, and the fear that at any point, the cancer could return. Here she tells the story of how she rebuilt her life, and shares advice from other experts, addressing the emotional, medical, and professional challenges of life after cancer. Here are the questions you’re afraid to ask (“When will my sex drive come back?”), the questions you hadn’t yet considered (“How do I reenter the work force after a ‘break’ of a year or more?”), and those you know you should be thinking about but haven’t had the energy for (“What supplements or alternative therapies should I be taking to regain my strength?”). Warm, honest, and full of sage advice, this is the book Leibson wishes she had had when the nightmare of cancer treatments drew to a close and the overwhelming reality of starting life over again began.

Understanding Cancer e Book

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• Clear, succinct, but most sought-after information on various aspects of cancer • Special emphasis on the general patient's concerns/queries • Covers recent advances related to cancer

Women s Cancers

Author : Kerry Anne McGinn
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Experienced oncology nurses address all the issues surrounding women’s cancers. This edition offers new data on the long-term effects of cancer and its treatment, as well as updates on genetic influences, environmental factors, and analysis of complementary and alternative therapies. 70 black-and-white illustrations are included.

Sexuality and Fertility After Cancer

Author : Leslie Schover
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In the United States today, there are 8 million cancer survivors, including the 5 million who are alive for over five years since their diagnosis. With the help of the American Cancer Society, this leading sex therapist and staff member of the prestigious Cleveland Clinic has written an accurate, up-to-date and empowering reference for these survivors on staying sexually active and having children after cancer treatment. Examines the emotional and physical impact of breast, prostate and other cancers, plus sections on dating and sexual orientation.

Fertility and Cancer

Author : Ruth Sheard
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This booklet has been prepared to help you understand more about the impact of cancer treatment on fertility. Sometimes cancer and its treatment can affect a person's ability to conceive a child or maintain a pregnancy (fertility). If you want to become a parent, add to your family, or even if you've not thought about having children, we hope this booklet will help you understand how you may be able to preserve your fertility before and during treatment. We also explain your options after treatment.

Cancer and the Family

Author : Lea Baider
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"Since the first edition of this book, in 1996, the field has made great strides as research and clinical studies have shed new light on the important role of the family in cancer. The second edition has been completely revised and extended to incorporate this new knowledge. With ten more chapters than the first edition, new areas are discussed including the role of culture and belief systems, specific family intervention and the impact of genetics on the response of patients and their families to cancer."--BOOK JACKET.

The Complete Guide to Breast Cancer

Author : Trisha Greenhalgh
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The book you can trust to support you at every stage of your treatment - and beyond Professor Trisha Greenhalgh, an academic GP, and Dr Liz O’Riordan, a Consultant Breast Cancer Surgeon, are not only outstanding doctors, but they have also experienced breast cancer first-hand. The Complete Guide to Breast Cancer brings together all the knowledge they have gathered as patients and as doctors to give you and your family a trusted, thorough and up-to-date source of information. Designed to empower you during your breast cancer treatment, it covers: -Simple explanations of every breast cancer treatment -Coping with the emotional burden of breast cancer -Frank advice about sex and relationships -Staying healthy during and after treatment -Dealing with the fear of recurrence -Living with secondary breast cancer Packed full of all the things the authors wished they’d known when they were diagnosed, and tips on how to cope with surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy and beyond, this is the only book you need to read to guide you through your breast cancer diagnosis. 'A much needed guide which is both humane and based on robust evidence.' – Macmillan Cancer Support

Then Came Life

Author : Geralyn Lucas
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The author of Why I Wore Lipstick to My Mastectomy dares all women who have had a stumble in life to harness their fighting spirit and stand back up with courage and optimism. One mastectomy, two C-sections, three pant’s sizes, and lots of red lipstick later, Geralyn Lucas is dealing with the same issues as other women her age. Her miracle babies have grown into a typical tween with a fierce eye-roll for her mom’s failings and a tornado of a little boy who won’t play by his preschool’s rules. Her storybook romance with her husband has spiraled into couples therapy and her perfect-if-demanding corporate job as a TV producer has abandoned her for L.A. When she looks in the mirror at her hard-won wrinkles, all she wants is . . . Botox. Celebrating her sweet sixteen cancerversary she’s thankful for her second chance and ready to be daring—but can she survive life’s new ups and downs with the same courage she’s always had? With an infectiously hilarious voice and a true sense of empowerment, Geralyn harnesses her fighting spirit to live life loudly and lustily, and to grab on to all the moments that might never have happened. Knowing she can only pedal forward, she mines every day for boldness, joy, and gratitude, and eventually falls in love with life again. Then Came Life is not just for cancer survivors; it’s for life survivors—a call to rediscover the resilience and optimism it takes to reinvent yourself at any age.

Life After Cancer in Adolescence and Young Adulthood

Author : Anne Grinyer
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Adolescence and young adulthood is often a difficult enough time without serious illness. However, research has shown that cancer, and surviving cancer, at this age presents distinctive problems medically, socially and psychologically. This important work offers a glimpse into a previously under-researched area and contributes to a better understanding of the needs of young adults post cancer. Focusing not only on the physical effects, but also the social, cognitive, emotional and physiological consequences of surviving cancer in young adulthood, Anne Grinyer draws directly upon data collected from young adults who have been treated for cancer. The book is structured around themes they raised such as fertility; life plans; identity; psychological effects and physical effects. These issues are drawn together in the final chapter and related to clinical and professional practice as well as current policy. This book presents the voices of those who have lived through the experience of cancer in young adulthood, and links them to the theoretical and analytical literature. It will be of interest to professionals and researchers in nursing, social work, counselling and medicine as well as medical sociologists, young adults living with cancer and survivors of young adult cancer.

Having Hope And Overcoming

Author : Merrill Burkham
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In life's darkest hours, this book provides resources for envisioning hope and peace. Driven meditations and other services are included in the book to assist parents in soothing their children and giving them a voice for their worries and concerns. Readers will find an honest, direct, intimate and sometimes heart-breaking story of one mother who lets us see her doubts and fears as well as her incredible strength.

Getting Pregnant For Dummies

Author : Lisa A. Rinehart
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The hands-on guide that addresses the common barriers to achieving pregnancy and offers tips to maximize your potential for fertility For millions of people, starting a family is a lifelong dream. However, many face challenges in welcoming children into the world. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 12% of women in the US from ages 15 to 44 have difficulty getting pregnant or staying pregnant. A variety of factors exist that can contribute to infertility, such as ovulation disorders, uterine abnormalities, congenital defects, and a host of environmental and lifestyle considerations. But infertility is not just a female problem. For approximately 35% of couples with infertility, a male factor is identified along with a female factor, while in 8% of couples, a male factor is the only identifiable cause. Fortunately, there are many treatment options that offer hope. Getting Pregnant For Dummies discusses the difficulties related to infertility and offers up-to-date advice on the current methods and treatments to assist in conception. This easy-to-read guide will help you understand why infertility occurs, its contributing risk factors, and the steps to take to increase the chances of giving birth. From in vitro fertilization (IVF) to third party reproduction (donor sperm or eggs and gestational surrogacy) to lifestyle changes to understanding genetic information to insurance, legal and medication considerations, this bookcovers all the information you need to navigate your way to the best possible results. Packed with the latest information and new developments in medical technology, this book: Helps readers find real-life solutions to getting pregnant Covers the latest information on treatments for infertility for both women and men Offers advice on choosing the option best suited for an individual’s unique situation Explains the different types and possible causes of infertility issues Provides insight to genetic testing information Provides suggestions for lifestyle changes that help prepare for conception Getting Pregnant For Dummies is an indispensable guide for every woman trying to conceive and for men experiencing infertility issues.

Dr Susan Love s Breast Book

Author : Susan M. Love
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"The Bible for women with breast cancer" --New York Times For more than two decades, readers faced with a diagnosis of breast cancer have relied on Dr. Susan Love's Breast Book to guide them through the frightening thicket of research and opinion to find the best options for their particular situations. This sixth edition explains advances in targeted treatments, hormonal therapies, safer chemotherapy, and immunologic approaches as well as new forms of surgery and radiation. There is extensive guidance for the many women now living for years with metastatic breast cancer. With Dr. Love's warm support, readers can sort the facts from the fads, ask the right questions, and recognize when a second opinion might be wise.

Notes from a Cancer Mom

Author : Leslie W Jermainne
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Leslies son, Brian, was shockingly diagnosed with Stage III Burkitt Lymphoma at age fifteen, the most aggressive type of lymphoma. Brian wasnt sick; he simply had a lump under his arm. Five days later, one appeared on his abdomen. PET scan results showed four tumors total. Three hours away from home and living in the hospital for seven days at a time while Brian received intensive chemotherapy, Leslie wrote an e-mail home every day to keep family and friends informed about their days fighting cancer. Writing helped to let the fear out and to keep track of the many lessons they learned about life. Many people were touched by their story, saying it helped them to find gratitude in their own lives. Leslie is sharing her e-mails in hopes of helping other parents whose children are diagnosed with cancer so they know they arent alone in what they might be experiencing, thinking, and feeling. Having your child diagnosed with cancer, their own body trying to kill them, is the absolute worst. Life comes to a screeching, glass-shattering halt while you pray that your baby just lives. The fear is intensely overwhelming, says Leslie.

Maybe later baby

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This book is in 2 parts - flip the book over. The purple cover is for those just diagnosed with cancer and about to start treatment. It outlines questions to ask your doctor and options to ensure the best chance of having children in the future. The green cover is for those who have already had treatment and contains information about fertility testing and options to help you have children in the future if needed.


Author : Leslie Quiroz
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In "Victorious. My story as a cancer survivor," Leslie Rivera Quiroz narrates her experience battling stage-4 Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, five months after the birth of her son, who was born prematurely at 28 weeks of gestational age. The author also narrates her recovery process, describing what she did to heal emotionally and physically. She also shares the miracle story of having a child after being in post-menopause due to the side effects of chemotherapy. The story ends with the birth of her daughter four years after she finished her treatment.