“I am extremely impressed by Fern's thoroughness and the ease of use of her book. Her suggestions are applicable to many cancer or general surgical patients. The Breast Cancer Checklist is chock full of great ideas for women and their families! Many are things that I wouldn't have occurred to me or that I haven't seen elsewhere.
The Breast Cancer Checklist is a great resource and contains a wealth of practical information. I will suggest it to my oncologist friends for all their patients, not just those with breast cancer.”
“Fern Reiss is the author of The Breast Cancer Checklist, a new book that she wrote to help people who have been just diagnosed with breast cancer. But it's more than that. It's also a good book for people with cancer, period. … I think [it] is a valuable and much-needed resource for people who are embarking on their cancer-treatment journey.”
New Breast Cancer Checklist Book Offers Easy-to-Use Checklist System for Managing Treatment
(BOSTON)—With National Breast Cancer Awareness Month just around the corner, the new Breast Cancer Checklist book by Fern Reiss offers an easy-to-use guide with checklists for what to do before, during, and after breast cancer surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation. It covers a range of medical, personal, and practical advice, including:
The book's easy-to-use checklists track personal information such as medical, insurance, and scheduling details, as well as covering not-to-be-missed details of lymphedema management, infusion ports, tamoxifen, herceptin, and managing work during treatment.
Reiss, who was diagnosed two years ago, began working on the project when she couldn't find a book that would get her through treatment. “There are many exhaustive - and exhausting! - books on breast cancer,” she said, “but I couldn't find any that just told me what I needed to know and let me track the myriad of details easily.”
The book includes everything from checklists of equipment and clothing designed to make your life easier, to freebies including free restaurant meals, free housecleaning services, free headcoverings and makeup, and free retreats and spa vacations available to breast cancer survivors.
Find it in bookstores, via Amazon, and at http://www.BreastCancerChecklist.com.
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