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Saving Jack : a man's struggle with breast cancer

Author: Jack Willis
Publisher: Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Saving Jack is a first-person account of a man's experience with breast cancer, a disease normally associated with women. In a tale of challenge and adversity, Jack Willis relates his personal experience, from first feeling a pea-sized nodule in his breast to being diagnosed, from mastectomy and chemotherapy treatments to positive prognosis. And in telling candidly of his struggles, he conveys his renewed  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Biographies
Biography
personal narratives
Named Person: Jack Willis
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jack Willis
ISBN: 9780806138954 0806138955
OCLC Number: 144598125
Description: xvii, 187 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: 1. The Discovery --
2. The Biopsy --
3. It's Cancer --
4. Breast Cancer: A Woman's Disease --
5. The Waiting Game --
6. The Mastectomy --
7. Chemo Anxiety --
8. Chemo Socks Me --
9. I Can Do This --
10. Living with Chemo --
11. The Halfway Point --
12. The Relay and My Support Team --
13. Chemo's Last Hurrah --
14. Keeping Life in Perspective --
15. Radiation: A Piece of Cake --
16. What Helped --
17. The Long-Term Effects --
18. Life after Cancer.
Responsibility: Jack Willis ; foreword by Alan B. Hollingsworth.
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Saving Jack is a first-person account of a man's experience with breast cancer, a disease normally associated with women. In a tale of challenge and adversity, Jack Willis relates his personal experience, from first feeling a pea-sized nodule in his breast to being diagnosed, from mastectomy and chemotherapy treatments to positive prognosis. And in telling candidly of his struggles, he conveys his renewed appreciation of life." "While there is no shortage of books devoted to helping women with breast cancer, this is the first to address the apprehensions faced by men who contract the disease. As he describes the physical and emotional roller coaster on which he suddenly found himself, Willis shares with readers - especially other new cancer victims - some of the things he and his family didn't know about cancer when he was diagnosed. And he tells how this ordeal transformed his loved ones' lives overnight through a succession of biopsies, hospitals, and cancer units.

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