The Silver Lining: A Supportive and Insightful Guide to Breast Cancer


“Like a good friend, this book will be by your side as you travel through the world of breast cancer diagnosis, treatment, and recovery.” (Susan Love, MD, MBA, author of Dr. Susan Love’s Breast Book)

As a healthy, happy thirty-nine-year-old mother with no family history of breast cancer, being diagnosed with the disease rocked Hollye Jacobs's world. Having worked as a nurse, social worker, and child development specialist for fifteen years, she suddenly found herself in the position of moving into the hospital bed. She was trained as a clinician to heal.

In her role as patient, the healing process became personal.Exquisitely illustrated with full-color photographs by Hollye's close friend, award-winning photographer Elizabeth Messina, The Silver Lining is both Hollye's memoir and a practical, supportive resource for anyone whose life has been touched by breast cancer.

In the first section of each chapter, she describes with humour and wisdom her personal experience and gives details about her diagnosis, treatment, side effects, and recovery.The second section of each chapter is told from Hollye's point of view as a medical expert. In addition to providing a glossary of important terms and resources, she addresses the physical and emotional aspects of treatment, highlights what patients can expect, and provides action steps, including:

  • What to do when facing a diagnosis
  • How to find the best and most supportive medical team
  • What questions to ask
  • What to expect at medical tests
  • How to talk with and support children
  • How to relieve or avoid side effects
  • How to be a supportive friend or family member
  • How to find Silver Lining


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The Silver Lining: A Supportive and Insightful Guide to Breast Cancer
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