Breast Cancer: Real Questions, Real Answers

Breast Cancer: Real Questions, Real Answers

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by David Chan
     
 

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Breast Cancer: Real Questions, Real Answers is an outgrowth of Dr. David Chan's more than 20 years in private oncology practice. Inspired by his patients who courageously face their illness but often feel fearful, confused about their options, and full of questions Dr. Chan's book is uniquely structured as a Question and Answer between patient and doctor. It

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Breast Cancer: Real Questions, Real Answers is an outgrowth of Dr. David Chan's more than 20 years in private oncology practice. Inspired by his patients who courageously face their illness but often feel fearful, confused about their options, and full of questions Dr. Chan's book is uniquely structured as a Question and Answer between patient and doctor. It provides readers with an easily navigated, completely current resource for all of their queries. Poised to become the new must-read for breast cancer patients, this book offers easily digestible information by reviewing and exploring the causes of breast cancer, outlining the core basics of breast cancer therapy, explaining how breast cancer survival is influenced by lifestyle, and much more. Dr. Chan's surefooted, compassionate tone offers reassurance throughout, as do the stories of his many patients, which give readers a firsthand glimpse at what they may face down the road, all from a survivor's point of view. Complete with a glossary of important terms and an appendix of useful resources, Breast Cancer: Real Questions, Real Answers is a must for every breast cancer patient seeking information that will guide her through her struggle toward a triumphant recovery.

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Library Journal
A practicing California oncologist offers questions and answers in this informative guide. In a style similar to Deborah Axelrod's Bosom Buddies (LJ 10/15/99), Chan's title tries to predict those areas of most concern to women confronted with a breast cancer diagnosis and present direct, up-to-date, and accessible responses. Patient profiles and illustrations enhance the text, though some of the statistical charts are a bit complex. A valuable addition to collections from the physician's perspective. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

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ISBN-13:
9781569243145
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Publication date:
01/09/2006
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
745,233
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.90(d)

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Guest More than 1 year ago
When I was first diagnosed with early stage breast cancer, my friends gave me this wonderful resource. Reading that book gave me a tremendous peace of mind. Dr. Chan had answers to questions that I didn't even know to ask. I felt relieved when I read that there has been much advancement in recent years and many options to consider in treatment. Then I went through biopsy, lumpectomy, follow-up radiation, and then started Arimidex my treatment went exactly as he described. I re-read those sections that pertained to me they were informative and technical, with supporting studies and statistics. Most importantly, there was always a positive, warm tone. Dr. Chan was my guide through an anxious period. This book should be everyone's companion through a scary process. I have purchased this book for my friends who have breast cancer and for their families to understand what's going on.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When I was diagnosed with breast cancer in late September a friend loaned me three of her preferred books on the subject. This one was the most helpful by far of these books and of other books and sites I went to. It addressed questions and issues I was actually having in a clear, no-nonsense manner. I've bought a copy for my sister-in-law who went through the breast cancer experience a year ago but didn't have all the information that was in this book. It's hard to express how valuable it was for me to have access to the kind of information it includes, in some cases before I even thought to ask the questions.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a physician, I found it very easy to read and helpful in demystifying breast cancer, outlining therapies and staging. This has been very helpful to my family and friends since my recent diagnosis.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As someone newly diagnosed, I found this book to be a faster read,easier to understand and more to the point than Dr. Love's Breast Book, which everyone told me to get. This is smaller, cheaper and doesn't overwhelm you with unnecessary information. He is currently practicing in the field at UCLA. I found his book realistic and more helpful than other information/books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Readable and complete information covering all aspects of a breast cancer diagnosis and treatment.