Just Diagnosed: Breast Cancer What to Expect What to Know What to Do Next
Arlene M. Karole, author
Just Diagnosed, written by Arlene Karole is based on personal experience. Her book is dedicated to helping others become self-aware and empowered by taking charge of a breast cancer diagnosis. Just Diagnosed started with scores of sticky notes as Arlene Karole began navigating the early stages of her diagnosis. Voluminous research and numerous consultations with doctors and discussions with friends followed, ultimately leading to this book, designed to teach, inspire, and empower. No matter your unique diagnosis, stage of breast cancer, stage of life, or gender (men get breast cancer too!), you have choices regarding your attitude, approach, and health-care decisions. Karole uses incredible candor, an often-humorous approach, and a great deal of vulnerability to speak to her readers. She provides resources, checklists, and definitions. This book is a road map, a step-by-step guide on what you can expect, what you need to know, and what to do next―from initial diagnosis through the difficult decisions ahead. In Just Diagnosed Karole tackles this most intimate disease. You will face this news with great friends―even breast friends―courage, and fearlessness, knowing―you do have choices, you are in control and most of all, you are not alone.