Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Book Review of Breast Cancer Husband: How to Help Your Wife (And Yourself) Through Diagnosis, Treatment, and Beyond by Marc Silver



Breast Cancer Husband: How to Help Your Wife (And Yourself) Through Diagnosis, Treatment, and Beyond
by Marc Silver
ISBN 1-57994-833-4
Rodale
Reviewed by Clint Walker

I picked up this book as a part of the larger group of literature they were giving to breast cancer patients and their families via our cancer treatment center in Rapid City. (BTW people give out a cray cray amount of literature and books when you have a cancer diagnosis, or are related to someone who has a cancer diagnosis).

I found this book pretty interesting, and wished I had received it before we were as far along as we were in our cancer journey. It is pretty friendly to the male reader, offering brief chapters on clear subjects with clever titles. In these chapters subjects as diverse as sex, hair loss, parenting, and death are discussed.

The way the chapters were laid out, I was able to pick and choose what I wanted to read when. Some of the subjects were more applicable to me than others. The witty writing kept my attention, as well as the liberal use of personal stories from people who have been on the journey of having a wife with breast cancer.

Some things in the book applied more to people in big cities, such as shopping hospitals and treatment centers. Most of it, though, I could relate to.

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