Posted by Merry Mao on August 26th, 2010
Title: Intimacy After Breast Cancer: Dealing with Your Body, Relationships and Sex
Author: Gina M. Maisano
Publisher: Square One Publishers, May 2010
Summary: This book is misnamed – more appropriately it is about LIFE after breast cancer. You finish all your surgeries and treatments and then the doctors leave you alone – very alone. Ms Maisano is a two-time breast cancer survivor who is wonderfully upbeat about telling other survivors to LIVE their lives, not to remain in “cancerland”. She offers tips on lymphedema, skin care, dealing with side effects of various medications, adjusting to the physical new ‘you’, and how to prepare yourself physically and emotionally for intimacy.
Recommended by: Lauren, Reference Dept.