Purchase this book and tuck it into the purse of the next person you meet who has been diagnosed with Breast Cancer. You will not regret this, I promise you!
If I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer I would purchase this book and download it to my phone e-reader so that I could carry it with me through all the days of my healing and recovery. When I did have Ovarian Cancer, I did not have an e-reader, but I carried a Book of Days with me everywhere I went and read and re-read to address the issues, to drive my healing work and to write in my journal. A BREAST CANCER ALPHABET is specifically for BC patients.
Madhulika Sikka was diagnosed with Breast Cancer when she was producing a segment for NPR’s Morning Edition and her team had just interviewed President Obama. When the diagnosis call arrived, she did not go directly to the Internet instead she told the two science writers in her office and they took on an advocacy role for her.
A BREAST CANCER ALPHABET reminds me that when one is seriously ill, one needs an advocate, who will listen and help interpret and assist in the healing / recovery with you – no exceptions to this rule.
On the cover Cokie Roberts says:
“This useful and often amusing little book should be the first present your give someone who’s been diagnosed with breast cancer. Its practicality extends from sound advice (‘drugs are your friends’) to the inclusion of pages for notes at the end. By presenting her own experience in a wry and matter-of-fact manner, Madhulika Sikka removes taboos in talking about sex or looks or the desire on some days to just quit soldiering on through the whole deal. It won’t make having breast cancer easier, but it will make the dread disease and its treatments less mysterious. That’s a gift indeed.” (Roberts – Journalist and author of WE ARE OUR MOTHER”S DAUGHTERS)
Madhulika Sikka is a veteran broadcast journalist with decades of experience. She has worked at NPR News and ABC News, among other outlets.
TLC BOOK TOURS sent me a copy for review of A BREAST CANCER ALPHABET and I want to share this gem with all my readers.