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You can get through this!

BCNA News 04 May 2010

You can get through this!

Breast Cancer: You can get through this!
How to stay positive when you're coping with breast cancer

Domini Stuart
Available from  www.doministuart.com.au
ISBN: 0 9579144 0 7

A practical guide containing tips and suggestions for coping with a diagnosis of breast cancer

Reviewed by Lyn Swinburne

You Can Get Through This!: How to stay positive when you’re coping with breast cancer is the title of this new book by Sydney woman, Domini Stuart.  I found Domini’s book to be a great read – the perfect tool for someone newly-diagnosed with breast cancer, or any cancer for that matter. The book is written in a conversational style that makes it easy to read, but also captivating in its honesty and openness.  Domini is very candid about her own personal challenges, many of which will ring bells for readers.

Despite the title, it is definitely not a “cancer crusader’s” guide to being positive-about-all-things-all-of-the-time type of book.  The book suggests practical strategies for meeting the challenges, for coping and for moving forward.  Domini’s tips and strategies are sensible, practical and pragmatic and include exercises and recipes for healthy living, and even ways to help one rewrite a “Script for Life”.

I strongly recommend this book, which has something in it for everyone.  I intend to buy several copies to have ready on my shelves for those times when friends of friends who are newly-diagnosed contact me for direction and advice. This book will be perfect!