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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Theresa M. Bacon, MSN, RN, CPN, CPHON, CNE (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.