Meet New Member Marion Behr
An experienced publisher, writer and artist
Marion R. Behr is the compiler of Surviving Cancer: Our Voices & Choices, as well as the owner of WWH Press LLC.
Marion created the first national survey of women working from home in the 1970’s and after receiving thousands of responses from women, she originated the concept of the Homebased Business, as opposed to the cottage industry, and formed Women Working Home Inc. with Wendy Lazar, a co- graduate from Syracuse University. Marion and Wendy co-authored two editions of Women Working Home: The Homebased Business Guide and Directory and sold fifty thousand copies.
Marion later received a Presidential Appointment to The White House Conference on Small Business and her presentations to the US Labor Department and Senate helped to change laws on home based businesses.
Marion’s artwork and personal details can be found on her personal website.
Surviving Cancer: Our Voices and Choices
This?book was written by 70 individuals who share their personal knowledge and expertise in the cancer process. Survivors, varying in age, provide insight into their individual experiences and choices. Dr. Kathleen Toomey, Medical Director of the Steeplechase Cancer Center, presents the concept of a ?Cancer Team? of doctors and health care professionals, which is then reflected in the book. Each article adds a new voice.
The cancer team?s articles are arranged to correspond with the usual order of visits experienced by most cancer patients. The visits begin with the family physician, progress to the radiologist and her technician. Then we continue to hear from the oncologists, the surgeon, medical and radiation doctors, a reconstruction surgeon, a nurse practitioner, social workers and many other health care providers. Their information is interwoven with survivors? narrations, often relating to the doctors? comments, contributing to a subtle dialogue developed throughout the book; a gynecologist?s article is followed by the narration of a survivor of ovarian cancer, whose life was likely saved by a gynecological examination. Another doctor writes about male breast cancer, which precedes the experiences of a man who survived breast cancer and that of another man whose growth turned out to be benign.
Cancer organization leaders describe how their organizations benefit cancer patients and their loved ones. These articles follow narrations by survivors helped by the cancer organizations mentioned. Different organizations suit different personalities. Articles on research, clinical trials, financial assistance, as well as poetry relating to cancer experiences, are included in this compilation. Each voice and choice, discussed in this book, provides helpful information to ease a patient?s path throughout their cancer journey.
Twenty percent of the profits from the sale of the book will be given to cancer causes.