From Both Ends of the Stethoscope: Getting Through Breast Cancer - By a Doctor Who Knows

From Both Ends of the Stethoscope Getting Through Breast Cancer By a Doctor Who Knows WINNER OF WORDS FOR THE WOUNDED BOOK AWARD and WINNER OF JANEY LOVES PLATINUM AWARDS RADIO S JANEY LEE GRACE Kathleen Thompson Medical Doctor Drug Researcher and Breast Cancer Patient use

  • Title: From Both Ends of the Stethoscope: Getting Through Breast Cancer - By a Doctor Who Knows
  • Author: Kathleen Thompson
  • ISBN: 9780993508301
  • Page: 180
  • Format: Paperback
  • WINNER OF WORDS FOR THE WOUNDED BOOK AWARD 2016 and WINNER OF JANEY LOVES 2017 PLATINUM AWARDS RADIO 2 S JANEY LEE GRACE Kathleen Thompson Medical Doctor, Drug Researcher and Breast Cancer Patient uses her own cancer experience to guide the reader through diagnosis and treatment, both when things go smoothly, and when they don t Recognising that anyone diagnosed withWINNER OF WORDS FOR THE WOUNDED BOOK AWARD 2016 and WINNER OF JANEY LOVES 2017 PLATINUM AWARDS RADIO 2 S JANEY LEE GRACE Kathleen Thompson Medical Doctor, Drug Researcher and Breast Cancer Patient uses her own cancer experience to guide the reader through diagnosis and treatment, both when things go smoothly, and when they don t Recognising that anyone diagnosed with cancer is in a state of shock, she delivers factual information intermingled with her own story, in an easily digestible, and often amusing format Each chapter ends with further information sources and a summary She explains medical research and how to assess the credibility of the numerous cancer treatment claims, and what we can all do to protect ourselves from cancer Using honesty, humour and compassion, she demystifies hospital procedures and treatments and empowers the reader to TAKE CONTROL, so they can work with their doctors to achieve best care.

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    1. The response I kept hearing, from friends who had read this book, was ‘You don’t expect a book about cancer to be a page turner – but this is.’ I can vouch for that. I read it in the course of two successive train rides to London, and the journey has rarely gone so quickly.Kathleen Thompson is a British doctor who, in her mid-fifties found herself on the other side of the medical ‘fence’ when she was diagnosed with breast cancer.The book alternates clear explanations, in non-medical [...]

    2. Some books are uncomfortable to read but that doesn't mean that they are not worth the effort and this book definitely falls into that category. The story of how a doctor becomes the patient, finding that she had breast cancer and experiencing what it was like to have to deal with the nightmare from the perspective of a patient and not just the doctor.The path described was a mix of haunting, frank but on the whole uplifting. Showing that it might not be always obvious but there is always hope a [...]

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