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Stealing Second Base: A Breast Cancer Survivor's Experience and Breast Cancer Expert's Story

Author(s): Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, Administrative Director, University Distinguished Service Assistant Professor of Breast Cancer, Associate Professor, Departments of Surgery, Gynecology, & Obstetrics, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, Johns Hopkins Avon Foundation Breast Center - Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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  • ISBN-13: 9780763745097
  • ISBN-10:076374509X
  • Paperback    113 pages      © 2007
Price: $21.95 US List
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Lillie Shockney, RN, BS, MAS,  is the Administrative Director of the Johns Hopkins Avon Foundation Breast Center,  member of the surgical faculty, a breast cancer survivor,  oncology nurse, and nationally renowned speaker and published author on breast cancer. Her book, Stealing Second Base: A Breast Cancer Survivor's Experience and Breast Cancer Expert's Story, is a unique, empowering, and often humorous story about the journey of a woman who has experienced breast cancer from many perspectives. Lillie Shockney shares her story about flipping to the other side of the patient's side rail when she went from medical professional, wife, and mother to becoming a breast cancer patient, patient advocate, and nationally recognized breast cancer expert, lending her emotional support and medical advice to help lead breast cancer patients and families through their own journey with this life altering disease.

 

This must-have book combines the author's motivational and medical expertise to provide practical, important information on breast cancer diagnosis, treatment, pre- and post-surgery quality of life, sexuality associated with breast cancer treatment, the right to choose breast reconstructive surgery, breast reconstruction resources, and much more! You will laugh, and cry, and come away inspired after reading this book. Guaranteed. Her message is powerful. Experience it for yourself.

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An invaluable resource lending support to patients and families facing breast cancer. 

Lillie Shockney a breast cancer survivor, medical professional, and tireless breast cancer patient advocate, provides practical, expert guidance and advice on dealing with breast cancer.

Introduction
Chapter 1: You have Breast Cancer
Chapter 2: So What's So Funny About Getting Breast Cancer?
Chapter 3: Preparing for the Big Day -- Transformation Day
Chapter 4: My New Life with Betty Boob, Then Bobbie Sue
Chapter 5: Breast Prostheses -- Their Many Functions and Purposes
Chapter 6: Supporting Others Having Breast Reconstruction
Chapter 7: The Right to Choose Reconstruction
Chapter 8: My Final Steps Through Transformation
Chapter 9: A New Home for Betty Boob and Bobby Sue
Chapter 10: Counseling Patients and Breast Reconstruction
Chapter 11: What Does the Future Hold?
Chapter 12: Experiences That Reinforce I Was "Chosen" to Work in the Breast Cancer Field
Resources
About the Author


Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS-Administrative Director, University Distinguished Service Assistant Professor of Breast Cancer, Associate Professor, Departments of Surgery, Gynecology, & Obstetrics, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, Johns Hopkins Avon Foundation Breast Center - Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Lillie Shockney is an oncology nurse, two time breast cancer survivor, Administrative Director of the Johns Hopkins Avon Foundation Breast Center, and Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery at Johns Hopkins University's School of Medicine. Her nursing career has heavily focused on the care of cancer patients. She also has a background in performance improvement and quality of care measurement. Her educational background includes earning an RN diploma degree, BS in Health Care Administration and a Masters degree in Administrative Science from Johns Hopkins University. She is a published author and national speaker on breast cancer. She is the recipient of many national awards including the Impact Award from the National Consortium of the Breast Centers, the Excellence in Breast Cancer Education Award from the Oncology Nursing Society, the Internet Health Hero award from Intel, the Lane Adams Award from the American Cancer Society, and the Komen Foundation’s Professor of Survivorship Award, along with many others. She is known for inspiring patients, health care professionals with her words of wisdom and wit and believes it is her mission to make the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer the least physically and emotionally traumatic she can, until there is a cure. Having experienced breast cancer personally and taken care of thousands of women with the disease, she is recognized as an expert. She also serves as the Ask an Expert on Breast Cancer for Johns Hopkins, Yahoo.com, and several other organizations.
 

  • "Lillie's background as an RN, her compassion and commitment as a survivor and her ability to give hope through humor is indeed a precious gift to me, my family and friends. You will enjoy this book."

    -- Faye Hoffmeyer, breast cancer survivor

    "With only 24 hours in each day, unfortunately Lillie Shockney is unable to take direct care of the whole world. But thank goodness for this wonderful book! Now everyone can benefit from Mrs. Shockney's unique and powerful care, kindness, and sense of humor which is woven into each page of this terrific book."

    --Marisa Weiss, MD, President and Founder, breastcancer.org

     

    Navigating Breast Cancer and Stealing Second Base provide exactly what a woman with a diagnosis of breast cancer needs: good, solid detailed information coupled with encouragement.   I would gladly recommend them to any woman facing breast cancer.”

    -William R. Brody

    President, Johns Hopkins University

       

    “Stealing Second Base was like hearing you tell about your experiences.  I love the way you inject humor into your experiences. Thank you so much for your words, your clarity, your compassion and passion.”

    --Jeanne Kirk, BSN, RN
    Breast Health Specialist
    Community Hospital Anderson

    "Lillie Shockney should be a breast cancer stand-up comic! Her tales about her battle with the disease (and her nursing work with breast cancer patients) are hilarious -- and incredibly helpful, as she shares her insights into treatment, reconstruction, and the art of coping."

    --Marc Silver, Editor, npr.org,
    author of Breast Cancer Husband:How to Help Your Wife (and Yourself) Through Diagnosis, Treatment, and Beyond

     

     

     

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