Breast cancer.¿Many women survive to tell their stories of facing the 'c'word head on and coming out strong and alive.¿But what is it like to choose your own path through the medical treatment process? What is it like todefy conventional treatment, question everything, and come through it with the knowledge and confidence that you have not only survived the cancer, but the process itself? Jean Macpherson Duffy is a registered nurse, mother of five, and retired state legislator.¿Her story responds point-by-point to anyone's fears about what *really* happens when you take the reins of your own life, and your own treatment. As Alice Ring, M.D, M.P.H. says, "With clarity, humor, and passion Jean Duffy has given a precious gift to all her readers, both men and women." A must read for not only anyone with breastcancer, but anyone who has experienced the medical community as impersonal, unbending and even, at times, demeaning.¿An enlightening road map for treatment survival.¿ Meet Jean's doctors, family and friends in Breast Cancer Treatment--. the decisions areYOURS. Take the journey with her, and gain the courage to impact your own healthcare.
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Jean Macpherson Duffy is no stranger tocontroversy. The first registered nurse elected to the CaliforniaLegislature, she is known for her independence. Changing her political partywhile in office taught this feisty mother of five how to make tough decisionsin her struggle for better health care. Jean passed the nation's toughest drunk driving legislation and worked to form MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving). The Jean M. Duffy Award for Legislative Initiative in that field is awarded annually in many states. Jean brings the same focus and determination to breast cancer treatment. When elected she was Associate Professor of Nursing at the local university. Alzheimer's Disease and seniors rights are also priorities with this Stanford University graduate.
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