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This comprehensive guide for mental health practitioners and medical professionals addresses the delicate issues surrounding breast cancer and the processes involved in emotional coping and healing. The book covers concerns of family members as well as women worried about developing breast cancer.

Family Issues
Family issues

“How will I ever take care of the children by myself?” asks the partner of a woman with breast cancer. “Will I get breast cancer too?” wonders the sister of a woman who was recently diagnosed. “Is Mommy going to die?” thinks a young child who learns that his mother is ill. Breast cancer has a significant impact on family members of women who have been diagnosed.

People who love a woman with breast cancer are likely to feel anxiety and deep sadness at the possibility of losing her, helplessness because there is nothing they can do to take away the cancer, pain at seeing the woman with metastatic breast cancer suffer the indignities of the treatment, and relief when death rescues her ...

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