With breast cancer comes a complex physical journey laden with debilitating chemotherapy, painful radiation, body-altering lumpectomies, mastectomies and reconstruction. That is the medical side of breast cancer.
There’s another side. A side few medical professionals address, at least in a meaningful way. A side not even breast cancer patients talk openly about — until now.
In Candid, breast cancer survivor and journalist Kristina Lyman delves into the intimate side of breast cancer, keying in on seven issues women face, including relationships, self confidence, spirituality and loneliness. Few women talk about these personal matters. Instead, they battle them in private.
Through her own story and those of others, Lyman seeks to connect women through shared experiences. And through interviews with therapists, counselors and oncologists from around the country, she hopes to help lift the veil of silence so survivors can move forward in their journey stronger, happier and better.