A How to Navigate Breast Cancer Guide with Author Tamara Levine

October 14, 2013

Breast Health

Author and breast cancer survivor Tamara Levine joins women’s holistic health talk radio with host Irina Wardas on Wednesday, October 16th at 9:30 am PT / 12:30 pm ET

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Navigating the Country of Breast Cancer Guide with Author and Breast Cancer Survivor Tamara Levine

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Tamara Levine is the author of her book “But Hope is Longer: Navigating the Country of Breast Cancer”, the story of how she marshaled the often conflicting forces of mainstream and complementary medicine to successfully beat an aggressive Stage III breast cancer.Tamara Levine

Tamara’s writing began as a series of email updates she sent to friends and family in the summer of 2009 following her diagnosis.  With bumps along the way, she was able to put together a “dream team” of health care providers: oncologists, surgeon, naturopath and life coach. Together with family and friends, they enabled her to declare three years of being cancer-free earlier this year. 

 In beautiful and honest language, she charts her year from hell and beyond using the experience to share insights on the system.  But Hope is Longer: Navigating the Country of Breast Cancer is an indispensable source of practical information for women who have been diagnosed or are going through breast cancer, and a must-read in our society where everyone has a family member or friend who is fighting this disease.

What is the “country of cancer”? How did it feel to go there?

Dealing with the diagnosis:  What don’t people diagnosed with cancer want to hear when they share the news with friends and family? What is a better way for people to respond?

 Getting on track with a treatment plan: How do you become the “Captain of your own ship” in the uncharted waters of cancer (eg. how do you know if a treatment plan is right for you? What if you need to “fire” a doctor?).

 What is involved in straddling mainstream and complementary cancer care, which are often seen as conflicting medical cultures? What are the challenges and pay-offs?

 What is it like to face the possibility of dying before your time?

 It’s not always easy to receive help from friends and family. How did you learn to receive? How important was that support?

 You write about finding strength in vulnerability as you moved through cancer treatment and beyond. What does that mean?

 You write that the experience of cancer is characterized by paradoxes. This started happening right from the beginning during your first round of chemo when one nurse referred to your chemo drug as the red devil and another nurse later called it the red angel. How did the paradoxes continue to unfold?

Callers are welcome to join the conversation: (347)-857-4862

Let us breathe, smile and dance at the end of the radio broadcast together.

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