Rad art : a journey through radiation treatment / Journey through radiation treatment written and illustrated by Sally Loughridge. - Atlanta, Ga. : American Cancer Society, c2012. - xi, 75 p. : col. ill. ; 22 x 27 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 (p. 70-71).
The impact of cancer is not only physical, but very visceral - a challenge to one's sense of self and stability. This book presents the emotional course of a cancer patient through paintings she created each day after undergoing radiation therapy. The 33 paintings are arranged chronologically - from the first to the last day of her treatment, and include accompanying text explaining her mood and feelings at the time. While respecting each person's unique experience, Sally Loughridge has created a resource to encourage expression, sharing and connection among cancer patients and their loved ones.
Loughridge, Sally Ives, 1945- --Health.