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I Am Not My Breast Cancer: Women Talk Openly About Love and Sex, Hair Loss and Weight Gain, Mothers and Daughters, and Being a Woman with Breast Cancer

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I Am Not My Breast Cancer gathers the warm, loving, frank, and informed voices of more than eight hundred women—from every state in the nation and from continents as far away as Australia and Africa—who reveal their fears, trade advice, share experiences, and express their deepest, most intimate concerns. Essential reading for any woman with this diagnosis, it offers t

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Paperback, 400 pages
Published September 16th 2008 by William Morrow Paperbacks (first published 2008)
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Theresa
I have to admit I skimmed much of the last half of this book. I am a little more than 5 years cancer free and have been doing great. By choice I never attended support groups and after reading this book I know I made the right decision for me. I find listening (I guess reading in this case) to everyone else's stories more depressing than it ever feeling the slightest bit helpful. I continually had to put this book down because of that. It simply was not for me! I think it has its place and I can ...more
Kathi
Mar 31, 2009 Kathi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Reading I Am Not My Breast Cancer is like attending a support group for women with breast cancer, only better. Instead of hearing the experiences of one or a few women, the reader shares the cancer journey with hundreds of women. The 800 women who participated in the original project from which the book is drawn are from all across the United States and from several other countries as well. They shared their feelings and experiences with openness and honesty. They laughed and cried together, gav ...more
Karen Elizabeth
This book was interesting, but I felt it was very one-sided. The title would lead one to think the book contains stories from women who have come along their own journey of breast cancer and were identifying themselves as more than being a breast cancer patient or survivor. I read this after diagnosis and before surgery and most of the women in the book are very open about the unhappiness they experienced, which is completely understandable and real, I too am experiencing some unhappiness, but t ...more
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Lexi
Nov 10, 2009 Lexi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people/families of those who have been diagnosed w/ breast cancer
great book to read if you or someone you know has been diagnosed with breast cancer :)
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