Another Chance at Life: A Breast Cancer Survivor's Journey

Leonore H. Dvorkin
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In 1998, at the age of 52, I had breast cancer and a left-side mastectomy. That was my eighth major operation, but my first for the treatment of a life-threatening disease.

Almost immediately after the operation, I became aware that there were unexpected benefits to be reaped from this experience, benefits which ended up changing my life and many of my attitudes.

Eventually I decided to write a book detailing those many benefits and my thoughts on a variety of topics related to health, health care, self-image, and the value of courage and optimism in the face of adversity.

Surviving breast cancer left me a happier, calmer, more focused, and more appreciative person. Now my principal message to other women is that breast cancer does not have to be an entirely negative, terror-inducing experience. On the contrary, it can leave them better off than they were before, both physically and emotionally. I know, because it happened to me. My book is primarily the story of that physical and emotional journey. 

The five appendices offer a wealth of practical information on risk factors for breast cancer, ways to help prevent it, and much more.

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Leonore H. Dvorkin
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Published on
Jun 6, 2012
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Pages
154
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Language
English
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Biography & Autobiography / Personal Memoirs
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