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The Breast Reconstruction Guidebook

Equal parts science and support, this book, now in it's fourth edition, is filled with stories that illustrate the emotional and physical components of breast reconstruction. Readers will find advice about choosing a doctor and a procedure, insurance and payment issues, how to prepare for surgery, and what to expect during recovery.

Taking Charge of Cancer

A critical resource for anyone with a cancer diagnosis. Written by a radiation oncologist and cancer researcher, Taking Charge of Cancer offers an insider's guide to understanding and receiving the best treatment options, choosing the right medical team, and approaching this difficult time with knowledge and hope.

Where Is Grandma? My Trip to the Hospital

Henry is visiting his grandmother in the hospital, and he decides to go on alone. He knows Grandma well, after all. Down every corridor, Henry does find people to talk to: staff, patients, and visitors fill his journey with conversation, humor, information—and a wonderful variety of human nature.

All Better Now: A Memoir

An honest and captivating memoir of the author’s childhood struggles as a result of a brain tumor, only discovered following a near-fatal car accident. In turns candid, angry, and beautiful, this riveting memoir chronicles the author's struggles with both mental and physical disabilities during her childhood, the devastating accident that may have saved her life, and the means by which she coped with it all: writing.

Zapped: From Infrared to X-rays, the Curious History of Invisible Light

From beloved popular science writer Bob Berman, Zapped tells the story of all the light we cannot see, tracing infrared, microwaves, ultraviolet, X-rays, gamma rays, radio waves and other forms of radiation from their historic, world-altering discoveriesto their central role in our modern way of life.

The Story You Need to Tell

A practical and inspiring guide to transformational personal storytelling, this book is the product of Sandra Marinella’s pioneering work with veterans and cancer patients, her years of teaching writing, and her research into its profound healing properties. Each of the techniques, prompts, and exercises she presents helps us “to unravel the knot inside and to make sense of loss.”

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PIKNIC: Overview of Hereditary Cancer
October 17, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Mays Learning Center, ACB2.1120
Susan Peterson, PhD, MPH
Professor, Behavioral Science
Grace Tran, MS
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