|Treat Her Like a Princess: How to Help Your Girlfriend with Breast Cancer can be used for both guiding and inspiring patients and their caregivers while celebrating life and friendships. It outlines how to help the patient and her loved ones deal with the realities of breast cancer and how to maneuver through life's daily demands. Treat Her Like a Princess includes specific suggestions in areas such as planning for meals, scheduling help with children and pets, post surgery support, and ways to celebrate friendships. A list of helpful resources to share with patients is included, as well as a glossary of common terms used during breast cancer treatment.
A moving foreword by the author's oncologist, currently the head of The Breast Center at Methodist Hospital in Houston, TX, explains how powerful community support is in helping women deal successfully with a diagnosis of breast cancer.
Sassy, determined and unstoppably positive, DENISE DAMERIS HAZEN, met Stage 3 cancer with the kind of vigor and fortitude that would have a combat marine quaking in his boots. Throughout her treatment, Denise allowed herself to be filmed by a CNN film crew for the documentary Taming the Beast. As she faced seventeen rounds of chemotherapy, a double mastectomy and six weeks of daily radiation, Denise sent a clear message to other women: Not only it is possible to endure breast cancer treatment, but you can emerge on the other side even stronger than before. Now, in Treat Her Like a Princess she details the thoughtful and loving ways that her friends supported her through her battle.
Denise lives in Houston, Texas with her husband, Charles and their children Catherine and Nicholas. She continues to offer personal support, insight and love to women diagnosed with breast cancer as well volunteering with Pink Ribbons Project, in motion against breast cancer.