Breast Cancer – Hanging Out With Lab Coats

Title: Hanging Out With Lab Coats – Hope, Humor, and Help for Cancer Patients and their Caregivers
Author: Wendi Pedicone
ISBN: 0-9768997-0-1
Publisher: Fox Press

Breast Cancer is an evil insidious beast that attacks millions of women around the globe each year. Diagnosis forces the patient to choose their role early: victim or survivor. Those who grab the bull by the horn and fight with all their might have a better chance of survival then those who choose the role of victim. Hanging Out with Lab Coats is the story of a woman who is both a fighter and a survivor.

Wendi Pedicone, wife, mother or four, daughter and sister has entered the fight for her life. Battling stage IIIc metastatic breast cancer she uses this book to tackle not only the path for her own treatment but those treatment options others might choose. Following her story from diagnosis to recovery the reader is taken on an informative adventure down many halls for various treatment regimens. Some of the guides along the path wear lab coats and others prefer workout wear. Hanging Out With Lab Coats addresses various forms of breast cancer treatments, the side effects and their management as well as more holistic and naturopathic techniques for battling illness.

Pedicone has created an informative, well researched discussion of alternative and traditional treatment formats for breast cancer. Her personal investigation of treatment plans available for addressing her own cancer led to an exploration of the standard and experimental choices available. Some single path treatments, others involving a combination of techniques and procedures, exposed her to a world of medicine she never knew existed. Part resource book and part personal journal Hanging Out with Lab Coats is an inspirational and invaluable reference guide for those seeking wellness.

The book is populated with tips, research, information, and emails and comments from the people and physicians who are in the field fighting beside Pedicone. Her positive and courageous attitude throughout the work is a model to be embraced. Her personal belief that knowledge and education is the key to defeating cancer is evidenced throughout the book. When you are battling the breast cancer beast, it helps to hang on to your sense of humor. Pedicone’s anecdotes and personal insight to the world of the Lab Coats are sometimes hysterically funny yet always perceptive.

Compared to other texts on the topic, none come close to being as all-inclusive in providing solid information, checklists, guidelines, and a frank discussion of traditional and cutting edge treatment options. The book’s layout is easy to follow, carefully indexed for quick reference and provides invaluable tips and information to add to any cancer survivor’s arsenal. Hanging Out with Lab Coats is one book that definitely should be in every family’s library collection.

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