A breakthrough book for America's 2.5 million breast cancer survivors, showcasing the pioneering "Focus on Healing" exercise-and-movement program touted by physicians coast-to-coast and recommended by the American Cancer Society.
The months following breast cancer treatment can bring a difficult combination of emotional and physical challenges, including a decreased range of motion, pain, fatigue, and depression. But when Sherry Lebed Davis's mother was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1979, Davis and her two brothers, both physicians, created a special movement therapy program to speed their mother's healing. Spurring extraordinary success in her and many others, "Focus on Healing" soon became on of the first hospital-endorsed dance and exercise programs in the nation, a prescription that Davis came to appreciate even more when she herself became a breast-cancer survivor in 1996.
Taking a unique, proven approach to healing, Thriving After Breast Cancer shares the easy-to-follow techniques that have improved the lives of thousands of patients. Embracing psychological recovery and treatment of chronic pain, Davis's "Focus on Healing" regimen consists of stretches and dance-inspired moves that restore flexibility and balance while minimizing discomfort. With exercises to address a full range of specific situations, whether the reader has experienced chemotherapy, a lumpectomy, of a full masectomy, Thriving After Breast Cancer offers solutions that can be gently eased into a patient's routine. Now adopted by more than one hundred hospitals around the country (including New York City's prestigious Memorial Sloan-Kettering) and picking up where medical treatment leaves off, Davis's program gives breast cancer survivors an uplifting, empowering next step on the road to restoring the life that they life.show more