Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer

by Christobel Saunders, Sunil Jassal
     
 

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Breast Cancer: The Facts is a concise and accessible guide to breast cancer for patients and their families, general health practitioners, nurses and medical and allied health students.
For those newly diagnosed with breast cancer, this book will provide essential background information on the disease and will assist them in negotiating the often convoluted… See more details below

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Breast Cancer: The Facts is a concise and accessible guide to breast cancer for patients and their families, general health practitioners, nurses and medical and allied health students.
For those newly diagnosed with breast cancer, this book will provide essential background information on the disease and will assist them in negotiating the often convoluted and obscure path through treatment. With this knowledge, people affected by breast cancer, and their families, will be able to ask health care teams the questions in order to make informed decisions about treatment.
This publication covers all aspects of the diagnosis and management of breast cancer, focusing on the patient journey, but also includes information on women at high risk, menopause and fertility after treatment, breast cancer associated with pregnancy, the role of clinical research, and the psychosocial aspects of diagnosis and survivorship.
The clear layout of the book enables readers to focus on chapters or topic areas relevant to their specific concerns. The authors have also provided the details of additional resources which can further inform the reader.
Although written by two specialists in breast cancer, the focus on the whole patient, their family and social networks, and the role of other professionals such as the general practitioner, transforms the book from a textbook on breast cancer to a holistic guide to better health at and after diagnosis with the disease.

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Reviewer: Theresa M. Bacon, MSN (University of New Mexico Hospital)
Description: This book focuses on breast cancer risk, prevention, screening, and treatment.
Purpose: According to the authors, the book is intended to provide information to women and others interested in learning more about breast cancer.
Audience: This book is aimed at patients and families to use as a resource. The information is presented at an appropriate level for lay readers.
Features: In a general overview of breast cancer, the book provides detailed information on the risk factors, screening for, and signs of breast cancer. Treatment options and survivorship issues are discussed. The appendix provides a template for a survivorship plan that patients may find useful. A glossary provides easy to understand definitions.
Assessment: This is an easy to read guide for readers interested in learning more about breast cancer.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780191579646
Publisher:
OUP Oxford
Publication date:
06/25/2009
Series:
The Facts
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
4 MB

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