Sikka, Madhulika.

A breast cancer alphabet / Madhulika Sikka. - 1st ed. - New York : Crown Publishing, 2014. - 209 p. ; 20 cm. - Nancy Floyd Haworth Foundation collection . - Nancy Floyd Haworth Foundation collection. .

Purchase of this book made possible by a grant from the Nancy Floyd Haworth Foundation, Albuquerque, NM.

Includes bibliographical references.

A is for anxiety -- B is for breasts -- C is for Cancerland -- D is for drugs -- E is for epiphany -- F is for fashion accessories -- G is for guilt -- H is for hair -- I is for indignities -- J is for journey -- K is for kindness -- L is for looks -- M is for mastectomy -- N is for notebook -- O is for odds -- P is for pillows -- Q is for quitting -- R is for reconstruction -- S is for sex -- T is for therapy -- U is for un- -- V is for vacation -- W is for warrior -- X is for exhaustion -- Y is for you -- Z is for zzz's.

Madhulika Sikka's 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 didn't 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. This book is an inspired reaction to what started as a personal predicament. As a prominent news executive, Madhulika had access to the most cutting edge data on the disease's reach and impact. This inventive book navigates the world of science and story, bringing readers into Madhulika's mind and experience in a way that demystifies breast cancer and offers new hope for those living with it.





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