Be a Survivor: Your Guide to Breast Cancer Treatment

Be a Survivor: Your Guide to Breast Cancer Treatment

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by Vladimir Lange
     
 

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Be A SURVIVOR is a phenomenally successful breast cancer resource that has empowered thousands of women- and their families. This powerfully visual resource takes the newly diagnosed reader through diagnosis, treatment and recovery. Be A SURVIVOR is unique in that it has more than 150 color photos and graphics to convey complex concepts. It was developed in

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Be A SURVIVOR is a phenomenally successful breast cancer resource that has empowered thousands of women- and their families. This powerfully visual resource takes the newly diagnosed reader through diagnosis, treatment and recovery. Be A SURVIVOR is unique in that it has more than 150 color photos and graphics to convey complex concepts. It was developed in consultation with 28 national medical experts. It also features:
• Candid testimonials by survivors
• Straightforward, easy-to-understand language
• Objective, accurate and up-to-date
• Full information on all available treatments
• Paced at a need-to-know basis Just as the disease is tackled in stages, so are the chapters in this wonderfully visual resource. It should be the first book women reach for in developing strategies to fight the biggest battle of their lives.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
This excellent resource gets better with age. The third edition includes a DVD of images of procedures and stories from survivors. Essential for all public libraries. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780981948904
Publisher:
Lange Productions
Publication date:
03/28/2009
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
180
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

What People are saying about this

"A rare combination of facts and feelings written with clarity and heartwarming compassion!"
Author Chicken Soup for the Surviving Soul
Lillouise Rogers
"Be a Survivor book with DVD are a wonderful resource with a wealth of information for patient education."
Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization
Merle O'Rourke Thompson
"In my years of reviewing books for this journal, this is by far the best book I have seen for excellent diagrams"
Journal of the National Cancer Institute
Candace Moorman
"This is not just another book on breast cancer. I wish I¹d had a reference like this when I was diagnosed"
MPH, California Department of Health Services
Diane Blum
"An extraordinarily comprehensive, sensitive, and practical guide for women with breast cancer and anyone who cares for them."
MSW, CancerCare

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Be a Survivor - Your Guide to Breast Cancer Treatment 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Beverly_D More than 1 year ago
Excellent Overview and shallow dive on the subject. Don't buy this book - because there is a newer, updated version about to be released on July 1, 2015. However, if you get it as a gift, as I did, you will get a LOT out of it, and I suspect, even more from the newer version. It's not a deep dive, but a thorough if shallow overview of all the areas a breast cancer soon-to-be-survivor must face: Facing Breast Cancer, Breast Cancer Basics, Diagnosis and Staging, Surgery, Reconstruction, Radiation, Chemotherapy, Hormone Treatment, Targeted Therapy, Complementary & Alternative Treatments, DCIS, Clinical Trials, Life After Cancer, A Guide for your Partner, Advanced Breast Cancer, and a fabulous reference section. Although I've read other books on the subject, this one still presented information in a way that was highly readable and easy to digest, and I learned things (or perhaps, recognized them via this presentation) that I had not gleaned from my other readings. If you or a loved one is facing breast cancer, I highly recommend the newest version of this book.