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Rebecca Gifford

Cancer Happens: Coming of Age with Cancer

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ISBN: 1931868727
Издательство: Capital Books (VA)
Год издания: 2004
Страниц: 237
Book DescriptionA young lymphoma survivor relates her experiences with edgy humor, honesty and grit. - Author is a frequent inspirational speaker for regional chapters of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. - Cancer is the #2 cause of death in the U.S. today. 8.4 million Americans alive today have a history of cancer. Non-Hodgkins lymphoma is the fourth most common cancer in women. - Book speaks to all cancer patients, but especially to young adults, an audience that is often neglected Most cancer books deal with patients who are children or seniors, or mature women with breast cancer. Rebecca Gifford was stricken as a young adult, fresh out of college and eager to begin an exciting new job. Initially she asked her doctor about the back spasms she had been having. Two months later, she was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin?s lymphoma. During the next two years, Rebecca endured chemotherapy, a bone marrow transplant, the loss of her independence, and the collapse of her...