The Feisty Woman's Breast Cancer Book

The Feisty Woman's Breast Cancer Book

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Breaking down the taboos associated with breast cancer and its treatment, Elaine Ratner shows that this illness does not have to be a nightmare, and that most women who contract it can take charge of their experience and come out whole. She begins her book with a list of 18 insights learned from her experience with breast cancer, including: *Surround yourself with people who make you feel good *The human body is a miraculous healing machine *Nobody really knows much about breast cancer *A breast is completely expendable In addition to offering down-to-earth advice, Ratner discusses the paternalistic attitudes of the medical establishment toward women, the exaggeration of breast cancer statistics, and the way our culture shapes women's attitudes toward their bodies.The constant struggle to control your desires has got to be harder on your body than an occasional candy bar. ... If too much of something is bad, we assume we shouldna#39;t have any at all. ... Unless youa#39;re a fast-food addict, I dona#39;t believe you have to completely overhaul your eating habits to improve your health. ... Those who did heavy manual labor at work had a 52 percent lower risk.1651 Those risk- lowering rates are better than any Ia#39;ve seen for drugs, and all the side effects are anbsp;...

Title:The Feisty Woman's Breast Cancer Book
Author: Elaine Ratner
Publisher:Hunter House - 1999

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