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Mourning Has Broken: Reflections on Surviving Cancer [Paperback]

By Jan Hasak (Author)
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Item description for Mourning Has Broken: Reflections on Surviving Cancer by Jan Hasak...

A wife and mother, the author faces a cancer crisis while raising three young boys, working full time, and teaching Sunday school. This intensely personal story chronicles how the Lord sustained her through two bouts of cancer.

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How does a Christian woman maintain a bright outlook as she struggles through the psychological nightmare of breast cancer? A wife and mother, the author is faced with a cancer crisis while raising three young boys, working full time, and teaching Sunday school. This intensely personal story chronicles how the Lord sustained her through two bouts of cancer. The reader discovers her process for enduring diagnosis and treatment, making instant decisions, seeking support groups, facing a curious public, and holding family and job together. She addresses beauty challenges and gives survival tips to weary travelers on this lonely road. The book also explores how to manage the physical and emotional trauma of lymphedema, a little-known disorder affecting many cancer survivors due to lymph-node surgery. As a physician and husband of a breast cancer survivor, I can well identify with Jan's story... filled with helpful medical information and spiritual insights... informative and encouraging. David B. Rollins, M.D., Fellow, American Academy of Family Practice Jan's story of her amazing cancer journey, told with strength, courage, and humor, touched me deeply. I highly recommend her book to all cancer survivors at risk of or living with lymphedema, as well as their families and caregivers. Saskia R.J. Thiadens R.N., Executive Director/Founder, National Lymphedema Network Jan Hasak is a motivational speaker and author. At seminars, support groups, and church gatherings she shares how her faith in Christ sustained her as she endured breast-cancer diagnosis and treatment at age 43 and again at 52. As an attorney at a leading biotechnology firm with an advanced scientific degree, she wrote patents for over 20 years. She won an award from her company for her account of being treated with its breast-cancer drug, Herceptin. She can be reached at or through her website at

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Studio: Xulon Press
Pages   304
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.5" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.7"
Weight:   0.88 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jun 17, 2008
Publisher   Xulon Press
ISBN  1606472526  
ISBN13  9781606472521  

Availability  98 units.
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More About Jan Hasak

Jan Hasak Jan Hasak was born in the 1950's in Rochester, New York. For over 30 years she wrote patents for various corporations, including Cetus Corporation and Genentech, Inc., a premier biotechnology company based in California. During her tenure at Cetus she wrote patents for a pioneering PCR invention, a gene amplification technique that won the Nobel Prize. At 43, as a vegetarian, avid runner and skier, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She had become a Christian just six years before that. Just when she thought she had beat the disease, she discovered a recurrence at 52. Her harrowing breast cancer journey as a wife and mother of three sons is chronicled in her first book, "Mourning Has Broken: Reflections on Surviving Cancer" (Xulon Press 2008). Her second book, "The Pebble Path: Returning Home from a Forest of Shadows" (Outskirts Press 2010), presents Ms. Hasak's story in the form of an inspirational allegory interlaced with poetry. As a volunteer for the American Cancer Society and a lymphedema patient-advocate, Ms. Hasak enjoys sharing her story of faith, hope and wit with various audiences, including cancer support groups, church women's groups, fitness club members, and American Cancer Society volunteers. She is still a vegetarian, avid runner and skier. But she no longer has "no-hair days!"

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A Guide and Help-mate for family and friends  Sep 17, 2009
What a fantastic book or guide as I like to refer to it as. Mourning has Broken covers it all as far as I'm gives a lot of medical information which is very helpful, along with scripture which is very comforting for not only the person experiencing cancer or who has survived, but for the rest of us also. This author has given the world an insight as to what it was like to raise a young family, work a full-time job and serve the Lord. Her strength clearly came from her faith. I appreciated the giggles I got from this journey and the healing if provided. This is a must read for everyone.
A must read for anyone touched by cancer  Aug 1, 2008
"Mourning Has Broken" is an insitghful, compassionate, and informative book. Anyone whose life has been touched by cancer will find Jan Hasak's story invaluable. She takes you inside the often confusing and frightening world of the cancer survivor and she does it with style, grace, and humor. I loved the way she sprinkled each chapter with appropriate Bible quotes. Her chapter on forgiveness was a real eye-opener. It helped me to get past several obstacles on my own road to recovery from breast cancer. The medical information contained in the book was extensive and very well-researched. I leaned a lot. I highly recommend this book.

Pat Derenburger


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