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Crazy Sexy Cancer

by Kris Carr

An advice-from-the-trenches cancer survival guidebook for young women with cancer.

Actress and photographer Kris Carr thought she had a hangover, but a Jivamukti yoga class didn’t provide its usual kick-ass cure. A visit to her doctor confirmed her “liver looked like Swiss cheese,” covered with cancerous tumors. She entered trench warfare (wearing cowboy boots into the MRI machine, no less), vowing, “Cancer needed a makeover and I was just the gal to do it!” She began writing and filming her journey, documenting her interactions with friends, doctors, alternative “quacks,” blind dates, and other women with cancer—sadly a growing group. These include hip, young women such as illustrator-author Marisa Acocella Marchetto (Cancer Vixen), Glamour writer-editor Erin Zammett (My So-Called Normal Life), MTV personality Diem Brown (Real World/Road Rules Challenge), model Sharon Blynn (founder, Bald Is Beautiful), and music manager Jackie Farry, among others. In August 2007, The Learning Channel will broadcast Carr’s unforgettable documentary, Crazy Sexy Cancer.

CRAZY SEXY CANCER TIPS gathers the lessons learned and advice offered from Carr’s own journey, as well as the experiences of her cancer posse. Full-color photos accompany personal stories and candid revelations in this scrapbook of advice, warnings, and resources for the cancer patient. Chapters cover your changing social life, dating, sex, and appearance; essential health tips on how to boost your immune system; recipes; medical and holistic resources; and information on young survivor support groups. The resulting book is a warm, yet informative tool for any woman newly diagnosed with the disease and for those who love them.

A completely updated edition of the definitive guide for patients with breast cancer
The new fourth edition of The Breast Cancer Survival Manual provides essential updates on treatment and care, enhancing the basic information that has made this the most trusted guide for women diagnosed with breast cancer for the past decade. This edition includes the most current advice on:
• getting a second opinion: why it’s important, what questions to ask, and how to decide which team of doctors is best for you:
• updates on genetic testing and how doctors are using the results to tailor care for each patient
• navigating new types of radiation, the herceptin breakthrough, and improved reconstruction surgeries
Conscious of the rapidly evolving spectrum of treatment options, Dr. John Link outlines the latest findings and professional wisdom for the patient in pursuit of the most effective treatment plan.
The Breast Cancer Survival Manual continues to be a must-have for any woman seeking accurate and accessible information about managing breast cancer today.

John Link, M.D., a renowned oncologist, is head of Breastlink, a comprehensive breast cancer group he founded that is based in Southern California. Breastlink has been recognized as a leader and innovator in breast cancer care by Self magazine and ABC’s 20/20. Dr. Link also founded the Breast Cancer Care and Research Fund, a nonprofit charity dedicated to educating and helping women achieve optimal care.