Table of contents for B.O.O.B.S. : a bunch of outrageous breast-cancer survivors tell their stories of courage, hope, and healing / compiled and edited by Ann Kempner Fisher.


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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS ; ix 
INTRODUCTION ; 3
FLIGHT INTO THE UNKNOWN; DESTINATION: BREAST CANCER by Beverly 
Flowers ; 5
Beverly, a flight attendant with American Airlines, is just about to board a plane on 
September 11, 2001, when she hears the devastating news of the attack on the World 
Trade Center. Ironically, two years earlier, on September 11, she received her own 
devastating news: a diagnosis of breast cancer. She works through her fear and terror to 
the realization that her adversity is not a death sentence. 
FIVE-FOOT-SIX AND BULLETPROOF by Beth Butler ; 33
For Beth, a divorced career woman who is self-sufficient and daring by nature, facing 
breast cancer is the biggest challenge of her life. Within a support group she discovers, 
much to her surprise, that she is able to reveal the fears that she cannot share with her 
family, and she realizes that she is not alone.
EYES ON THE PRIZE by Selden McCurrie ; 63
Selden is a self-described "computer geek" turned medical militant. Years of caring for 
her ailing parents helped to arm her with information and a steely attitude. Both served 
her well when she was diagnosed with breast cancer and faced a double mastectomy and 
the decision of whether to have reconstruction. 
HAPPY FIFTIETH BIRTHDAY . . . YOU HAVE BREAST CANCER!
by Robin McILvain ; 97
Looking forward to a new career and celebrating her birthday on New Year's Day, 
Robin's diagnosis of breast cancer arrives on her fiftieth birthday. It is the most 
unexpected diagnosis in a lifelong series of health challenges that she had been valiantly 
battling for years.
MAYBE IT WILL GO AWAY by Marion Horton ; 127
When initially diagnosed with breast cancer seventeen years earlier, Marion did not 
choose reconstruction after a mastectomy. Now she deals with a new cancer in her 
remaining breast, as well as endometrial cancer. The present disease vividly demonstrates 
the contrast between breast-cancer treatment then and now. 
THE LONG BALD SUMMER by Alice Cotter Feldman ; 159
Shortly after retiring from nursing, Alice undergoes open-heart surgery to repair a faulty 
valve, learns her husband has prostate cancer, and then learns she has breast cancer. 
Facing overwhelming challenges, she courageously overcomes each with love and 
humor, a new perspective, and a very supportive family.
TEARS OF TRIUMPH by Elena Tillan Santamaria ; 189
Elena has a mastectomy and acquires not only a new breast but also a new mission in life. 
She triumphs over her fears of breast cancer and becomes an advocate for newly 
diagnosed patients, as well as a spokesperson for breast cancer awareness in the Hispanic 
community. Her tears of sorrow become tears of joy. 
HAVE CANCER, WILL TRAVEL by Lorna Goldstein ; 219
Despite a shocking diagnosis of recurrent breast cancer (twelve years later) and 
subsequent uterine cancer, Lorna does not allow her illnesses to interfere with her 
lifestyle and continues to travel all over the world with her husband. She realizes that she 
is not dying of cancer, but living with it.
HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS; WITH CANCER by Alice Rollo ; 249
The family's holiday season becomes disrupted with devastating news of Alice's breast 
cancer. Her Christmas gift is a new breast; and a new life. Cancer changed her life 
forever, and now she uses her experience to help other survivors. 
THE WORST; AND THE BEST; WERE YET TO COME
by Sheryl Siegel ; 277
January 2000 was the worst month of Sheryl's entire life. But it was also the start of the 
most profound changes that have ever occurred in her life. She was being prepared for the 
woman she was about to become. 
CONTRIBUTORS' ACKNOWLEDGMENTS ; 315
THE WELLNESS COMMUNITY ; 317
GLOSSARY ; 319
RECOMMENDED READING ; 325




Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Breast Cancer Patients United States Biography