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The Resource Beauty and the breast : a tale of breast cancer, love, and friendship, Merrill Joan Gerber

Beauty and the breast : a tale of breast cancer, love, and friendship, Merrill Joan Gerber

Label
Beauty and the breast : a tale of breast cancer, love, and friendship
Title
Beauty and the breast
Title remainder
a tale of breast cancer, love, and friendship
Statement of responsibility
Merrill Joan Gerber
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When Merrill Joan Gerber was diagnosed with breast cancer, she set out on a journey familiar to too many women. It began with denial that her precious breasts, those shining birthrights that appear in adolescence and promise beauty, sex and the love of men, could become the agents of terror and even death. What followed was a parade of doctors and their treatments, of surgery, the debilitating side effects of chemotherapy, and the dangerous but life-saving beams of radiation to her breast. She found new friends in her cancer support group but lost three to the disease
Summary
The author shares the story of her battle with breast cancer, addressing day-to-day challenges and her notions of fear and death, while featuring excerpts of conversations with her family throughout her struggle
Writing style
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10535106
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gerber, Merrill Joan
Dewey number
809
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gerber, Merrill Joan
  • Cancer in women
  • Breast
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women
  • HEALTH & FITNESS / Diseases / Cancer
  • Gerber, Merrill Joan
  • Breast
  • Cancer in women
  • Health
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a tale of breast cancer, love, and friendship
Label
Beauty and the breast : a tale of breast cancer, love, and friendship, Merrill Joan Gerber
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Second surgery and more shocking news
  • Perky nipple and the road ahead
  • Wrong doctor for me
  • Cancer support community
  • Saint Belinda of the batteries
  • Blessed Doctor B
  • First day in chemo chair
  • "Am I dead yet?" My best friend dies of cancer
  • Chemo - nothing to it
  • This is how bad it is
  • Acknowledgments
  • Druggie life and bald as a bean
  • Look good, feel better - face-off at the 7-Eleven
  • My Jewish book club
  • Free luxury apartment in Hollywood!
  • Lilly dies
  • Pink gifts
  • We're going on a trip in our favorite rocket ship
  • Spilt milk
  • Today he is a man - the Bar Mitzvah
  • And then the Earth moved
  • Breasts are everywhere in Brooklyn
  • Ride in the linear accelerator
  • Miscalculation at the infusion center
  • Meals on wheels! $2 senior lunch!
  • Genetic counseling, the devil-chaser
  • Buying cemetery real estate
  • Crown of snow-white hair
  • Cannabis and cupcakes
  • Paint the sky blue
  • Invitation to the dance
  • Author bio
  • Dreaded lump appears
  • Also by Merrill Joan Gerber
  • Biopsy report
  • Telling my daughters
  • Beautiful face of my surgeon
  • Bliss of nothingness - and then the knife
  • Are you a ten? Surviving surgery
Control code
ocn952385823
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
176 p.
Isbn
9781603815260
Lccn
2016942822
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)952385823
Label
Beauty and the breast : a tale of breast cancer, love, and friendship, Merrill Joan Gerber
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Second surgery and more shocking news
  • Perky nipple and the road ahead
  • Wrong doctor for me
  • Cancer support community
  • Saint Belinda of the batteries
  • Blessed Doctor B
  • First day in chemo chair
  • "Am I dead yet?" My best friend dies of cancer
  • Chemo - nothing to it
  • This is how bad it is
  • Acknowledgments
  • Druggie life and bald as a bean
  • Look good, feel better - face-off at the 7-Eleven
  • My Jewish book club
  • Free luxury apartment in Hollywood!
  • Lilly dies
  • Pink gifts
  • We're going on a trip in our favorite rocket ship
  • Spilt milk
  • Today he is a man - the Bar Mitzvah
  • And then the Earth moved
  • Breasts are everywhere in Brooklyn
  • Ride in the linear accelerator
  • Miscalculation at the infusion center
  • Meals on wheels! $2 senior lunch!
  • Genetic counseling, the devil-chaser
  • Buying cemetery real estate
  • Crown of snow-white hair
  • Cannabis and cupcakes
  • Paint the sky blue
  • Invitation to the dance
  • Author bio
  • Dreaded lump appears
  • Also by Merrill Joan Gerber
  • Biopsy report
  • Telling my daughters
  • Beautiful face of my surgeon
  • Bliss of nothingness - and then the knife
  • Are you a ten? Surviving surgery
Control code
ocn952385823
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
176 p.
Isbn
9781603815260
Lccn
2016942822
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)952385823

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