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From Zero to Mastectomy: What I Learned and You Need to Know about Stage 0 Breast Cancer

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FROM ZERO TO MASTECTOMY: WHAT I LEARNED AND YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT STAGE 0 BREAST CANCER, chronicles Jackie Fox's journey through the unique challenges of stage 0 DCIS breast cancer. Although not life-threatening, DCIS can require the same treatment and cause the same stress as advanced cancers. When Fox's oncologist tried to reassure her by saying her DCIS was not "real c ...more
Paperback, 117 pages
Published July 9th 2010 by Honyocker Press
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Aug 19, 2010 rated it liked it
Ignoring the signs -- we all do it. And for various reasons, of course. The big ones: Being wrong can be expensive and/or embarrassing; being right can mean wishing that we were wrong. So, did you think the preceding comments were the introduction to a discussion of the consequences of ignoring cancer's warning signs? Really? Why would I want to bring up that subject on this lovely day? I was actually thinking about the "signs" that warned me to ignore Jackie Fox's FROM ZERO TO MASTECTOMY. I ent ...more
Bint Arab
I received an Advance Reader's Copy of this book from the author and thank her for her generosity in sharing this book with me.

I didn't read this as a guide for dealing with breast cancer, I read it as a memoir. As a memoir (or even as a guidebook to those newly diagnosed), it's a very powerful book because Jackie Fox's authorial voice is strong and her writing is engaging. It doesn't sound quite right to say, "I enjoyed the book," given the subject matter, but yes, I really enjoyed reading it.
Sarah LeMar
Jul 21, 2010 rated it liked it
I do not have experience with breast cancer but I found this book to be very informative. It gave a step-by-step journey in having breast cancer. I wish the author explained Stage 0 and the scale of the other stages more because Stage 0 does not seem that severe. I have now become a hypochondriac-it's frightening that anywhere on the Cancer scale involves such procedures. I found the endless amount of surgeries to be very interesting. I learned a lot about reconstructive surgery.

Many times the
Lauren Monsey Nagel
Jul 24, 2010 rated it liked it
There is so much that most people are not aware of despite the fact that Breast Cancer is all around us. It will claim the lives of around 40,000 people in the United States alone this year. Stage Zero Breast Cancer? I didn't know there was a Stage Zero. So maybe in the back of my mind when I first read this books title, I figured it wouldn't be ... well let's just say sometimes I'm a real ignoramus.
This book really opened my eyes. Jackie Fox has shared her personal journey through her own eyes
Jul 09, 2010 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Breast cancer patients, families, and those in good health (ie. Everyone)
Recommended to Jessica by: First Reads
Lately, I've been reading things that normally, I wouldn't pick up. This is one of those books. Jackie Fox takes us through finding out she has breast cancer and how she dealt with it. She gives good advice and guidance for others who are battling the disease. And while the tale is sad, it's not really a sob story. Ms. Fox is full of humor and often interjecting pop culture references in intense moments for an unexpected bout of laughter (which I'm sure made many of her procedures a bit easier t ...more
Theresa Davies
Jul 12, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Jackie Fox did an excellent job of portraying life when you get hit with the Big "C" word! Never, never listen to your friends horror stories, they overly exagerate. Jackie gave a step by step picture of what it is like to go through the process and she did it in a very calm and reassuring way! Good ideas to remember if you are going through the same adventure! I have been there and done almost the same! I did not need the mastectomy, praise God! Everything else was right on! Thanks Jackie!
Jun 27, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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Thank God I haven't dealt with breast cancer first hand but I definitely think this a book all women should read. It was very easy read -like talking to a girlfriend. It was about one persons experience and I know every experience is different but this book offered things to consider that you wouldn't think of if you were in the middle of it. You should read this if you or anyone close to you is diagnosed with breast cancer. I'm glad I read it so I have the information "just in case".
Laura Sloan
Jul 06, 2010 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. It was interesting to read the author's experience with being diagnosed with breast cancer, the treatments she went through, and how she handled it all. I work in the medical field and the patient's perspective on how it all works was interesting to me. I would recommend this book to anyone who is facing breast cancer, or any other medical condition.
Jul 08, 2010 rated it really liked it
Fox does a great job of summarizing her experience with breast cancer in to a brief set of essays that would be very helpful for anyone diagnosed with Stage 0 breast cancer. The writing is solid, but Fox references the fact that she wrote for the Omaha World Herald frequently rather than treating the book as a stand alone writing.

Note: I received an uncorrected proof copy free from Goodreads
Aimee Sonderman
Nov 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recently diagnosed

This book was like talking to a close friend. I cried and laughed. A lot of my questions were answered. I loved when the author admitted that she asked the doctor if she could just wait and not treat the DCIS because that thought crossed my mind.
Annette Taylor
Jul 22, 2010 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed "From Zero to Mastectomy". Jackie Fox tells her story with breast cancer without it sounding like a textbook. My favorite quote of the book "It feels boobish."

I received an autographed copy through Library Thing Member Giveaways.
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