My Mother s Breast

My Mother s Breast

Focusing on the unique psychological needs of women who must deal with the pain and devastation of a mother's breast cancer while repressing their fears for their own health, Tarkan profiles a wide range of women who have witnessed the ...

Author: Laurie Tarkan

Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing

ISBN: 9781461600282

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 240

View: 631

Focusing on the unique psychological needs of women who must deal with the pain and devastation of a mother's breast cancer while repressing their fears for their own health, Tarkan profiles a wide range of women who have witnessed the effects of breast cancer.
Categories: Health & Fitness

Suckling at My Mother s Breasts

Suckling at My Mother s Breasts

... “let your breasts be like clusters of grapes and the scent of your breath ... were as a brother to me, [suckling at my mother's breasts]” (Song 8:1).

Author: Ellen Davina Haskell

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438443829

Category: RELIGION

Page: 203

View: 491

A fascinating discussion of the kabbalistic image of a nursing god, its historical context, and its theological implications.
Categories: RELIGION

Manmade Breast Cancers

Manmade Breast Cancers

Back then you thought that breast cancer meant death . . . even if it didn't. And it did not mean this in my mother's case. She is still alive today, ...

Author: Zillah Eisenstein

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9781501723889

Category: Medical

Page: 208

View: 659

A new understanding of humanity and feminism from the starting point of breast health is the ultimate goal of Zillah Eisenstein's political memoir of her family's experience with breast cancer. The well-known feminist author argues that politics always needs the personal, and that the personal is never enough on its own. Her return to the personal side of the political combines the two for a radicalized way of seeing, viewing, and knowing. The author strives to bring together a critique of environmental damage and the health of women's bodies, gain perspective on the role race plays as a factor in breast cancers and in political agendas, link prevention and treatment, and connect individual support and political change. Eisenstein was sixteen when her forty-five-year-old mother successfully battled breast cancer. Her two sisters, Sarah and Giah, were in their twenties when they were diagnosed, but neither of them survived. She received her own diagnosis when she was forty. Despite her family history, however, Eisenstein rejects the simple argument that genes are simply determining, rather than liable to influence by external factors. She also questions the dominance of the theory that breast cancer is caused by high lifetime exposure to estrogen. Instead, she views breast cancer as an environmental disease, best understood in terms of ecological, racial, economic, and sexual influences on individual women. She uses the term "manmade" to indicate not only industrial carcinogens and other cultural causes, but also the male-dominated and -defined scientific practices of research and treatment. In response, Manmade Breast Cancers offers a retelling of the meaning of breast cancer and a discussion of universal feminist issues about the body. The author says she writes "to discover a more just globe which will treasure the health of all of our bodies." The emotional depth and intellectual breadth of her argument adds new dimensions to how we understand breast cancer.
Categories: Medical

Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer

likely to expect to get breast cancer at the same age as their mother (45 ... 1980), or what she thinks of as the cause of her mother's breast cancer.

Author: Julianne S Oktay

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135418182

Category: Medical

Page: 432

View: 899

“I will always and forever feel I have a 'hole' in my life where my mother once existed.” “I think, when you have to think about the fact you might have to take care of your parents someday and juggle kids at the same time…It's a scary proposition.” “We had open communication during and before the breast cancer. But then after the breast cancer, I was often afraid to bring things up, in trying to protect Mom.” This insightful book tells the stories of women whose mothers had breast cancer. It uses their own voices to express the common fears and expectations of daughters in the periods before and during their mothers' illnesses, involving genetic risks, death and dying, and changes in their relationships. The case studies, tables and figures, and two appendices will benefit health professionals and counselors, while the poignant narratives will help mothers and daughters better understand their experiences with breast cancer. “I was kind of surprised to be alive and free of cancer at age 42, when at this point my mother was crippled by metastases. When I get to be 43—the age at which my mother died, or maybe when I get to 44—it's like, 'what do I do?' I have this life that I didn't expect to have.” Breast Cancer: Daughters Tell Their Stories presents the results of a qualitative, grounded theory study of breast cancer survivors, providing in-depth information about an aspect of breast cancer that has been previously overlooked. The book examines the daughters' experiences through four phases—the period prior to mother's illness, the period during mother's illness and treatment, the period following mother's death (if mother dies), and the long-term impact. From this study, recommendations are compiled for providing or improving services for tomorrow's daughters. “The radical mastectomy left her scarred and disfigured below her nightgown. It was bruised and nasty looking. That was kind of scary. I think that has terrified me since. Sometimes I'll have pains in my left breast and that's what I visualize. It's terrifying.” “I'm not really obsessed about dying of cancer. I'm more along the line of, 'If this is going to happen to me, and there's a chance it's going to, I'm gonna survive. I'm not going to die from it.” From an empathetic perspective, this book reveals how many daughters react to and deal with their mothers' diagnoses, depending on their age and family situation at the time of their mothers' illnesses. It shows how daughters can gain a more accurate idea of their level of risk by providing educational materials and developing new strategies for communication. It also helps breast cancer survivors see how their illnesses can shape their daughters' future outlook, offering new inspiration for resolving and preventing family crises.
Categories: Medical

Ethnographies of Breastfeeding

Ethnographies of Breastfeeding

My father was a well-connected man and often had to host some visitors who passed through the town. Mohamed's mother was always there to help with cooking.

Author: Tanya Cassidy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000183092

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 621

Breastfeeding is an intimate and deeply rooted bodily practice, as well as a highly controversial sociocultural process which invokes strong reactions from advocates and opponents. Touching on a wide range of issues such as reproduction, sexuality, power and resources, and maternal and infant health, the controversies and cultural complexities underlying breastfeeding are immense.Ethnographies of Breastfeeding features the latest research on the topic. Some of the leading scholars in the field explore variations in breastfeeding practices from around the world. Based on empirical work in areas such as Brazil, West Africa, Darfur, Ireland, Italy, France, the UK and the US, they examine the cross-cultural challenges facing mothers feeding their infants.Reframing the traditional nature/culture debate, the book moves beyond existing approaches to consider themes such as surrogacy, the risk of milk banks, mother-to-mother sharing networks facilitated by social media, and the increasing bio-medicalization of breast milk, which is leading its transformation from process to product. A highly important contribution to global debates on breast milk and breastfeeding.
Categories: Social Science

Mothering Breast Cancer and Selfhood

Mothering  Breast Cancer and Selfhood

Mother was a blunt edge, the tube. It is not unrealistic to say that, in the first days, weeks, and months of my life, I was already massively distressed ...

Author: Lynette Walker

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 9781553694847

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 193

View: 803

This three-part story illuminates an introspective process in coming to terms first with breast cancer and mastectomy and then gradually with the long-term subjective components underlying the disease. Part I documents my first attempt to make sense of breast cancer. I show how I dealt with the diagnosis and treatments, payng particular attention to the nature of my thoughts, feelings, dreams, and fantasies. I show how, amid the terror, anger and sadness, my creative self-expression in journalling, active imagination, poetry, ceramics and colored drawings made a positive difference. Part II asks the questions, What was going on in my life in the months prior to the diagnosis that would predispose me to breast cancer? How was I living my life? Were there warning signs? Drawing from minutely recorded details in my journals, I explore my breast cancer experience in a larger context. I show that, in ways fairly typical of our society, I inadvertently participated in the disease process by way of compulsive attention to others and inadequate consideration of myself. My journal exposes a sordid picture of alarming dreams, warped inter-personal patterns, distorted self-evaluations and chronic psychological and somatic disturbancesin my life, all signaling danger for this late 20th century woman. What better metaphor than breast cancer to represent habitual self-defeating patterns of mothering, running madly out of control. What does it take to fully come to terms with breast cancer? What does it take to illuminate the disease of the soul? In a final attempt to make sense of breast cancer, I follow the metaphor to its source-to the nature of mothering and being mothered. Does the compulsion to "mother" the world and neglect oneself arise from excess or deficiency? What are the implications of selfessness? How does it arise? Part III reconstructs my childhood steeped in my parents' Jungian milieu. It offers a rare and intimate look into the influences of intellectual and psychological immersion on early childhood development. It exposes the precariousness of generations of women in my family who have been, in one way or another, motherless. It remembers my relationship with my overpowering but vulnerable mother who was too much with me-yet still missing. It recognizes the life urge to differentiate from the biological mother and connect with the great, life-affirming Mother spirit. This candid story of consciousness building and psychological reconstruction will appeal to adult readers who are searching for meaning in illness and adversity. This is not a book on definitive causes of breast cancer. It is not a book on how to have breast cancer and be happy. It is not a guidebook solely for breast cancer patients, though they will likely be guided and inspired by what I tell. It is the tapestry that honors the complexity of life, the intra-psychic, interpersonal, and archetypal worlds rolled into one. The psychological perspective I offer invites the reader to own and embrace the shadow at work in the psyche. It provides a mirror for serious self-reflection, written in accessible language.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Breast Feeding and Sexuality

Breast Feeding and Sexuality

Behaviour, Beliefs and Taboos Among the Gogo Mothers in Tanzania Mara Mabilia ... on his mother's lap , took her breast in his hands and began to suck .

Author: Mara Mabilia

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1845452992

Category: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS

Page: 139

View: 541

Whereas in western countries breastfeeding is an uncontroversial, purely personal issue, in most parts of the world mother and baby form part of a network of interpersonal relations with its own rules and expectations. In this study, the author examines the cultural and social context of breastfeeding among the Gogo women of the Cigongwe's village in Tanzania, as part of the Paediatric Programme of Doctors with Africa, based in Padua. The focus is on mothers' behaviour and post partum taboos as key elements in Gogo understanding of the vicissitudes of the breast feeding process. This nutritional period is subject to many different events both physical and social that may upset the natural and intense link between mother and child. Any violation of cultural norms, particularly those dealing with sexual behaviour, marriage and reproduction, can, in the eyes of the Gogo, put at risk the correct development of an infant with serious consequences both for the baby's health as well as for the woman's image as mother and wife.
Categories: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS

My Mom is Breastfeeding

My Mom is Breastfeeding

Weingart Cydney. I help my mom when she breastfeeds the baby. 2 breastfeed anywhere. 4 Mom can. Breastmilk is the perfect first food. 3.

Author: Weingart Cydney

Publisher: Noodle Soup

ISBN: 9781948702393

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 16

View: 618

A great way to help normalize breastfeeding for the entire family. The text touts the benefits of breastfeeding while photos show happy families and breastfeeding babies. It's a kid-friendly, easy way to help siblings feel included. When aunts, uncles and grandparents read to toddlers, the whole family can get on board and support the breastfeeding mom.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

My Mother and I

My Mother and I

They can no longer lie all day , infant - like , on the mother's breast , and see no heaven beyond her face . Other faces grow pleasant , other interests arise . It seems difficult to content themselves with the calm level of domestic ...

Author: Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

Publisher:

ISBN: BSB:BSB11188253

Category:

Page: 287

View: 324

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My Mother and I

My Mother and I

They can no longer lie all day , infant - like , on the mother's breast , and see no heaven beyond her face . Other faces grow pleasant , other interests arise . It seems difficult to content themselves with the calm level of domestic ...

Author: Dinah Maria Craik

Publisher:

ISBN: ONB:+Z255264001

Category:

Page: 287

View: 892

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Breast Cancer Research and Development

Breast Cancer Research and Development

My mother would have loved to have been a member of the National Breast Cancer Coalition , and participated in these advocacy activities .

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B5104768

Category: Breast

Page: 55

View: 610

Categories: Breast

When Your Wife Has Breast Cancer a Story of Love Courage Survival

When Your Wife Has Breast Cancer  a Story of Love Courage   Survival

to our gut feelings and I reflected back on my own personal experience as a young boy who had to deal with my own mother's breast cancer.

Author: Mark Weiss

Publisher: ibooks

ISBN: 9781596879393

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 168

View: 565

“It is a love story, and a tale of triumph over adversity, full of practical advice reinforced by real-life lessons...”—Linda Fairstein Mark Weiss tells the story of his 38-year-old wife Cathy's battle with breast cancer. It examines the choices they had, the decisions they made, the setbacks they experienced, and the emotional upheaval they faced. Mark Weiss candidly discusses the fears he harbored for himself, his wife and his children during this time of uncertainty. He offers insight into medical opinions, insurance discrepancies, and the toll a serious illness can take on such things as intimacy, professional standing, and financial security. Mark S. Weiss is an executive vice president of a large commercial real estate company.
Categories: Health & Fitness

Breasts

Breasts

Elizabeth, whose story began this chapter, believes that all her mother's ... always coming up when my mother was doing the dishes and grabbing her breasts.

Author: Carolyn Latteier

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780789004222

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

View: 278

Breasts: The Women's Perspective on an American Obsession describes and explores our national breast fetish, which is defined as a culturally constructed obsession that is deeply interwoven with beauty standards, breastfeeding practices, and sexuality. By tracing the complex history of this erotic fascination and discovering how it affects men's and women's sexuality and their relationships, this book will help women accept their breasts as they are and provide male readers with insight into how women think and feel about their bodies. This awareness will enable them to better understand and empathize with women's experiences as objects of a cultural fetish. Focusing on adult joys and anxieties about breasts, sex, and breastfeeding, this text uses research and expert opinions from several different fields, including psychology, anthropology, sociology, mythology, and sexology. You will find several other issues in Breasts: The Women's Perspective on an American Obsession that involve men's and women's struggles with this obsession, such as: breast implants human psychology and breasts beauty standards and breast sexuality how breasts are portrayed in mythology and art how ancient religions saw the breast as a sign of motherhood and giver of life ”breast men” debates on how and why the breast evolved adolescent girls and breasts breast activists, such as La Leche League, who are proponents of breastfeeding in public Through personal interviews with men and women, Breasts: The Women's Perspective on an American Obsession also addresses women's pride and shame about their breasts and their confusion about the attention their breasts receive. Ultimately, this exploration of breast obsession sheds light on our society's general fear of and ambivalence toward women's bodies. Breasts: The Women's Perspective on an American Obsession shows you that breasts have a venerable history and urges you to see beyond the contemporary standards of visual perfection to give you an overall sense of the female body's power and worth.
Categories: Social Science

Counseling Women with Breast Cancer

Counseling Women with Breast Cancer

I drove my mother to the hospital early the day of the surgery. After saying good-bye to me, she was placed on a gurney and wheeled out of her room.

Author: Merle A. Keitel

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761908340

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 176

View: 668

This comprehensive guide for mental health practitioners and medical professionals addresses the delicate issues surrounding breast cancer and the processes involved in emotional coping and healing. The book covers concerns of family members as well as women worried about developing breast cancer.
Categories: Health & Fitness

The Voice of Breast Cancer in Medicine and Bioethics

The Voice of Breast Cancer in Medicine and Bioethics

My mother and I have discovered that we have the BRCA gene mutation that predisposes the women in certain families to develop breast and/or ovarian cancer.

Author: Mary C. Rawlinson

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402044779

Category: Medical

Page: 205

View: 151

Unlike any other volume focusing on women’s health issues, this collection brings together a wealth of cross-disciplinary perspectives to bear on the intersection of breasts and medicine. Among other works on similar subject matters, the academic versatility of this volume is unparalleled. This collection can serve as a textbook in a wide range of courses including those in philosophy, women’s studies, biology, psychology, literature, history, and medicine.
Categories: Medical

Okay Mommy I Will Help You

Okay Mommy  I Will Help You

While the focus is on the author's personal experience with her mother's cancer diagnosis, this book can be a source of guidance and comfort for children who have parents, grandparents, siblings, or any family member or friend who has been ...

Author: M.n.l.

Publisher: Verkallos Media Group

ISBN: 1735775800

Category:

Page: 60

View: 105

A unique perspective from a youth's point-of-view on how to deal with a parent's cancer diagnosis. The author provides a candid, but inspiring message for kids who may be faced with a similar circumstance. It's an extremely refreshing story that highlights the strength and bravery of a young girl who has to tackle such a heavy burden head on! While the focus is on the author's personal experience with her mother's cancer diagnosis, this book can be a source of guidance and comfort for children who have parents, grandparents, siblings, or any family member or friend who has been diagnosed with a serious illness.
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The Breast Cancer Wars

The Breast Cancer Wars

In 1977, my mother, Ronnie Lerner, was diagnosed with breast cancer. I was sixteen years old. A series of fragmented memories about her cancer remain with ...

Author: Barron H. Lerner

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190286569

Category: Medical

Page: 400

View: 705

In this riveting narrative, Barron H. Lerner offers a superb medical and cultural history of our century-long battle with breast cancer. Revisiting the past, Lerner argues, can illuminate and clarify the dilemmas confronted by women with--and at risk for--the disease. Writing with insight and compassion, Lerner tells a compelling story of influential surgeons, anxious patients and committed activists. There are colorful portraits of the leading figures, ranging from the acerbic Dr. William Halsted, who pioneered the disfiguring radical mastectomy at the turn of the century to George Crile, Jr., the Cleveland surgeon who shocked the medical establishment by "going public" with his doubts about mastectomy, to Rose Kushner, a brash journalist who relentlessly educated American women about breast cancer. Lerner offers a fascinating account of the breast cancer wars: the insistent efforts of physicians to vanquish the "enemy"; the fights waged by feminists and maverick doctors to combat a paternalistic legacy that discouraged decision-making by patients; and the struggles of statisticians and researchers to generate definitive data in the face of the great risks and uncertainties raised by the disease. As easy as it is to demonize male physicians, the persistence of the radical mastectomy and other invasive treatments has had as much to do with the complicated scientific understandings of breast cancer as with sexism. In Lerner's hands, the fight against breast cancer opens a window on American medical practice over the last century: the pursuit of dramatic cures with sophisticated technologies, the emergence of patients' rights, the ethical and legal challenges raised by informed consent, and the limited ability of scientific knowledge to provide quick solutions for serious illnesses. A searching and profound work on an emotionally charged issue, The Breast Cancer Wars tells a story that remains of vital importance to modern breast cancer patients, their families and the clinicians who strive to treat and prevent this dreaded disease.
Categories: Medical

Breast Cancer in Northeast Ohio

Breast Cancer in Northeast Ohio

In 1984 , my mother was diagnosed with advanced breast cancer . By the time we had her diagnosis , it had spread to her bones . I was very upset .

Author: United States

Publisher:

ISBN: UCR:31210013511827

Category: Breast

Page: 168

View: 678

Categories: Breast

Mothers and Daughters

Mothers and Daughters

With the daughter's head resting visibly on her mother's breast, the site of her mastectomy, she softly intones: to a world that sees only in black and ...

Author: Andrea O'Reilly

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0847694879

Category: Social Science

Page: 302

View: 701

In 1976, Adrienne Rich wrote in Of Woman Born: Motherhood as Experience and Institution that ¿the cathexis between mother and daughter¿essential, distorted, misused¿is the great unwritten story.¿ In the quarter century since Rich wrote those words, the topic of mothers and daughters has emerged as a salient issue in feminist scholarship. Using women¿s writing, film, feminist theory, and personal experience, contributors to Mothers and Daughters explore how the mother/daughter relationship is represented and experienced as a site of empowerment. This volume will offer readers an important and welcome chapter in the story of the complex relationship that is a part of nearly every woman¿s life.
Categories: Social Science

A CLEAN BREAST

A CLEAN BREAST

I alwaysthought that ifTheDay really came when I contracted breast cancerlike my mother,I would know exactly how to deal with it.

Author: Theresa Tan

Publisher: Write Editions / Tusitala (RLS) Pte Ltd

ISBN: 9789810792954

Category:

Page: 160

View: 557

The morning she woke up with a pain in her right breast, Theresa Tan knew her life would never be the same again. In this deeply personal book, Theresa shares her horrific discovery of breast cancer and the painful loss of her breast to the disease. Journey with her as she emerges through the darkest period of her life to be stronger and fitter than ever, filled with a purpose to help and encourage other women experiencing cancer. Written in an intimate style, speckled with humour, A Clean Breast is the story of a woman who decided to kill cancer before it killed her.
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