A definitive and approachable guide to life during, and after, breast cancer The biggest risk factor for breast cancer is simply being a woman. Madhulika Sikkas A Breast Cancer Alphabet offers a new way to live with and plan past the hardest diagnosis that most women will ever receive a personal, practical, and deeply informative look at the road from diagnosis to treatment and beyond. What Madhulika Sikka didnt foresee when initially diagnosed, and what this book brings to life so vividly, are the unexpected and minute challenges that make navigating the world of breast cancer all the trickier.
A Breast Cancer Alphabet is an inspired reaction to what started as a personal predicament. This A-Z guide to living with breast cancer goes where so many fear to tread sex (S is for Sex - really?), sentimentality (J is for Journey - its a cliché we need to dispense with), hair (H is for Hair - yes, you can make a federal case of it) and work (Q is for Quitting - therell be days when you feel like it). She draws an easy-to-follow, and quite memorable, map of her travels from breast cancer neophyte to seasoned veteran.
As a prominent news executive, Madhulika had access to the most cutting edge data on the diseases reach and impact. At the same time, she craved the community of frank talk and personal insight that we rely on in lifes toughest moments. This wonderfully inventive book navigates the world of science and story, bringing readers into Madhulikas mind and experience in a way that demystifies breast cancer and offers new hope for those living with it.
From the Hardcover edition.