101 Things You Should Know About Breast Cancer: There are a million and one things to know about breast cancer, but at least 101 things you should know about breast cancer, to understand your own risk, learn about early detection and understand and support the journey of someone you care about. Reviewed for accuracy by nationally recognized experts in the field, the book answers the questions, “Could breast cancer happen to me?”, “How can you detect cancer at its earliest stages?”, “What is it like to be treated for breast cancer?”, and “What can someone do to achieve optimal well-being during and after treatment?” and more. Learn why the five-year mark isn’t the same for breast cancer survivors as it is for other types of cancer, what living with the risk of recurrence is like, and why the world of “survivorship” has come to be so important. Personal anecdotes and stories by Pam Schmid, a seven year breast cancer survivor, are shared alongside the facts from the perspective of a health and fitness professional who never thought cancer would happen to her and what she has learned on her journey.
Published in 2012 by Healthy Learning/Coaches Choice, 196 pages
Endorsed by national experts as a book for all women, read some of them below or take a peak inside the book here:
Pam Schmid is a tireless advocate for cancer survivors who truly embodies LIVESTRONG’s mission of inspiration and empowerment. She has faced cancer head-on and understands first-hand the unique challenges that women encounter after a breast cancer diagnosis. By sharing her story, she is helping others navigate the cancer experience and serving as a valuable resource to breast cancer survivors.
Doug Ulman, LIVESTRONG President, and CEO
Love it, double love it. This is a quality work that is welcoming to all comers and affirming for so many. I will recommend it to every breast cancer survivor and family member because it is a useable, workable manual for people who need to get up to speed quickly and become informed to get their best outcomes. Pam’s insights of her personal journey are validating and inspiring. This is a resource and guide that all women should have, regardless of cancer status.
Sharon Bigelow, RN MSN ANP-BC, AOCNP®, Oncology nurse practitioner for 30 years, Founder and Executive Director Navigate Cancer Foundation, sole provider of nurse navigation services for LIVESTRONG
The book is beautifully written, informative, moving, and very accessible… an extremely valuable guide for women. Her perspectives and thoughts are valuable for advocates and physicians as well.
Victoria Seewaldt, M.D., Professor of medical oncology Duke University, Internationally recognized breast cancer researcher, Director Duke Breast Cancer Early Detection Program, and Women’s Wellness Clinic
This book is a must for anyone whose life has been affected by breast cancer. Pam Schmid nails it with simple, easy to digest facts and figures providing an invaluable blueprint for not just surviving, but thriving through diagnosis, treatment, and embracing life beyond.
Pam Peeke MD, MPH, FACP
Chief Medical Correspondent Discovery Health TV
WebMD Chief Lifestyle Expert
ACSM Exercise IS Medicine National Spokesperson
Pam Schmid brings clarity and common sense to the most important issues in breast cancer today, from the perspective of patient and educator.
Wendie Berg, M.D., Ph.D., FACR, Diagnostic radiologist specializing in breast imaging
Internationally renowned radiology researcher-Voted Most Influential Radiology Researcher of the year in 2010 by her peers,
Professor of Radiology at University of Pittsburg Medical Center
I receive emails nearly daily from cancer survivors frustrated by the gap between the research on exercise for cancer survivors and the availability of patient friendly sources to guide survivors to take an active role in promoting their own wellness and recovery as they go through their cancer journey. I have known Pam Schmid for over 5 years now and was thrilled to hear she was writing this book. Now that I’ve read it, I’m happy to say I have an outstanding resource to which I can point survivors when I get those frustrated emails!
Kathryn Schmitz, PhD, M.P.H., FACSM, Associate Professor University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, exercise interventionist, lead investigator for the seminal research on strength training, lymphedema, and breast cancer (PALS study), expert panel for Lance Armstrong Foundation Cancer Survivorship Collaborative, lead author of the Roundtable on Exercise for Cancer Survivors, and Ad Hoc committee for developing the ACSM Cancer Exercise Trainer