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"Nothing Can Scare Me Now: Managing Breast Cancer So It Doesn't Manage You" will help breast cancer patients, their families, and friends manage the experience from diagnosis to life after cancer. The first part of the book goes from diagnosis through cancer treatments. How to manage surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation are components of this first half. Part II deals with everyone's common fear, recurrence. This half, "Will My Cancer Come Back?" talks about good nutrition, risk factors for breast cancer, and symptoms of recurrence. When Juliane Cortino was diagnosed with breast cancer, she was surprised at the number of women who contacted her. Neighbors, women in her book club, friends of friends, all called to share their experiences. They were full of knowledge. They asked how they could help. She'd become a member of a sisterhood she'd never aspired to join. But she turned to these women, this secret underground network, time and again for support. In "Nothing Can Scare Me Now: Managing Breast Cancer So It Doesn't Manage You," Juliane shines a spotlight on this underground collective. She's elevated the important information that was passed on to her and augmented it with information from doctors she's interviewed and her own extensive research. She hopes to share it all with you. Juliane believes "Nothing Can Scare Me Now" provides a piece missing from the available breast cancer literature. When she searched for a book that would tell her what to expect and how things worked, she found medical books and, primarily, compilations of survivors' stories with a positive spin. Her book is an informational memoir offering an honest from-a-woman's-heart perspective. A portion of the proceeds from the book will be donated to cancer research.
About the Author
As a girl, Juliane Cortino often said she would like to die at age forty. That way she would not have to grow sick or old. As a somewhat mature adult, she came to know the wisdom of growing older. Becoming sick was not in the plan. Illness struck without notice and showed itself during a routine exam. She shares her experience in Nothing Can Scare Me Now: Managing Breast Cancer So It Doesn't Manage You. The book, which she expects will be released in August 2011, is meant to comfort while it informs. She hopes it will help you in your journey. Born in Tokyo and educated around the globe, Juliane remains devoted to exploring her world through the written word. She's been a reporter for United Press International, editor for Information Week magazine, and freelance news writer for ABC-TV. Subjects covered over the past thirty years range from food to health and technology. Her articles have appeared in PC Week, The San Francisco Examiner, and The San Jose Mercury News.