From Both Ends of the Stethoscope: Getting through breast cancer - by a doctor who knows

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WINNER OF WORDS FOR THE WOUNDED BOOK AWARD 2016 and WINNER OF JANEY LOVES 2017 PLATINUM AWARDS (RADIO 2’S JANEY LEE GRACE) Kathleen Thompson—Medical Doctor, Drug Researcher and Breast Cancer Patient— uses her own cancer experience to guide the reader through diagnosis and treatment, both when things go smoothly, and when they don’t. Recognising that anyone diagnosed with cancer is in a state of shock, she delivers factual information intermingled with her own story, in an easily-digestible, and often amusing format. Each chapter ends with further information sources and a summary. She explains medical research and how to assess the credibility of the numerous cancer treatment claims, and what we can all do to protect ourselves from cancer. Using honesty, humour and compassion, she demystifies hospital procedures and treatments and empowers the reader to TAKE CONTROL, so they can work with their doctors to achieve best care.

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Kathleen Thompson is a doctor. Originally a paediatrician, she now specialises in pharmaceutical medicines and research. She has two long-suffering children, who tolerate their mother's crazy projects, and rescue her from frequent IT catastrophes. She also lucky to have a daughter- and son-in-law and a delightful grandson. She enjoys adventures and has climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, walked the Camino de Santiago (500 miles) and, cycled through Rajasthan and through the mountains of Kerala. She raised funds for the charity, Women v Cancer, during two of these escapades. When she found she had breast cancer, she believed it had happened for a reason, so she could give the benefit of her experience and knowledge to others.

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'This is an essential, supportive, brilliant guide and should be read by anyone with cancer, or given to anyone we know with cancer. And we all know someone ...' Margaret Graham, Bestselling Author 'This book is a nice balance between the personal story of the author and useful facts and references. The advice is both practical and sympathetic and would also help friends and relatives trying to support someone, providing insight into how it feels to be the patient. Although the author is specifically writing about her experiences with breast cancer, many of the issues and emotions will be relevant to other cancer diagnosis. It is also well written and I found it a real 'page turner'. I would recommend this book to anyone who has received a cancer diagnosis.' Reader 'I consider this book is vital reading for any person who is suffering the trauma of breast cancer. It is technically informative and offers advice on how to approach the medical profession for advice, the questions to ask and how to understand the answers. It will be a great aid for lessening the anxiety that cancer sufferers experience by giving them the necessary knowledge that will reduce the fear of the unknown.' Reader 'If you or a family member has had a diagnosis of breast cancer, then this book will be essential reading. As someone who has been through the process herself, and has experienced both the caring professionalism and the shortcomings of breast cancer treatment today, Dr Thompson speaks frankly and with great wisdom, wearing, as she says, both her 'doctor head' and her 'woman head'. She takes a very balanced and practical view of current breast cancer treatment and lets sufferers and their families know what to expect.' Reader 'This book approaches what could be a dismal and frightening prospect with honesty and indeed good humour. We meet the people she met along her path to recovery and we feel what she felt. It is surprising that even a well-qualified and fully experienced health professional can find herself going through the maze feeling vulnerable and bewildered, but one can only admire the way in which she gradually asserts herself tactfully but respectfully where necessary. This book will answer so many questions: How am I meant to feel? What should I ask? What should I do if I think my treatment is inappropriate? To what am I entitled? Where can I go for help if I feel I am being ill-served by the system? What can I expect will happen? There is so much sound advice here for both the sufferer and her (or indeed his) family. Dr Thompson includes guidance on improvements we should all make to our diet and lifestyle to best avoid the incidence and recurrence of cancer. Some myths are exploded and new theories and therapies explored. This has to be the best all-round, self-help book on this subject. As someone who has been part of the way through this minefield myself, I would not hesitate to recommend this book to any breast cancer sufferer and to their nearest and dearest.' Reader 'I consider this book is vital reading for any person who is suffering the trauma of breast cancer. It is technically informative and offers advice on how to approach the medical profession for advice, the questions to ask and how to understand the answers. It will be a great aid for lessening the anxiety that cancer sufferers experience by giving them the necessary knowledge that will reduce the fear of the unknown.' Reader 'Dr Kathleen Thompson's foray into combining medical and patient "expertise" results in a tight but still emotionally evocative journey through her experience of breast cancer diagnosis and treatment. The book - deliberately - exposes a key issue facing patients going though any such experience (which could apply to all illness), namely, how do you take control of your patient experience to ensure you get the best treatment?' Gerard Dugdill Pink Ribbon

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