Breast Cancer For Dummies

Breast Cancer For Dummies

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by Ronit Elk, Monica Morrow M.D.
     
 

If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with breast cancer, you're probably confused, afraid, shocked, or even angry. Or you may be all of the above. Let this book become your trusted manual. Discover more about the cancer, explore treatment options, find ways to make this part of your life easier. Let shared experiences serve as your knowledgeable guide and

Overview

If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with breast cancer, you're probably confused, afraid, shocked, or even angry. Or you may be all of the above. Let this book become your trusted manual. Discover more about the cancer, explore treatment options, find ways to make this part of your life easier. Let shared experiences serve as your knowledgeable guide and anchor to help you make wise and confident choices.

Think of breast cancer as a journey and this book as your roadmap. Have you already been diagnosed? In that case, this book can help you explore these important truths:

  • Breast cancer is not a death sentence. Most women diagnosed with early stage breast cancer can look forward to enjoying a healthy, full life.
  • Not only are you unique as a person, but so, too, is your particular form of cancer, your treatment options, and your prognosis.
  • Every day more is discovered about how to prevent, detect earlier, and more effectively treat breast cancer.
  • You are not alone. More than two million women in the United States today are breast cancer survivors. Thousands of groups and programs across the country offer support, and chances are, one is close to your neighborhood.

All the information in this book is based on the most recent research findings, the clinical expertise of oncologists, and the invaluable experiences of the women who have walked this road before. Breast Cancer For Dummies covers all of the following topics and more in simple, easy-to-understand terms:

  • Coming to grips with breast cancer
  • Decoding your pathology report
  • Finding the right treatment for you
  • Rekindling intimacy after treatment
  • Health Insurance and money woes
  • Talking to children about breast cancer

This book can help you feel like you have a sister who's a doctor, a sister who tells you what to expect every step of the way, who gives you the best advice she can, and guides you along the way. (Of course, there is absolutely no replacement for advice about you from your own doctor.) You'll feel empowered to know and understand what's going on in your body, so that you can become a part of your own treatment team and make decisions along with your doctors and your family.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764524820
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
07/21/2003
Series:
For Dummies Series
Pages:
388
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.18(h) x 0.83(d)

Meet the Author

Ronit Elk, PhD, has enhanced funding for research on ways of preventing cancer and improving the quality of life for cancer survivors.

Monica Morrow, MD, is a renowned surgical oncologist and Director of the Lynn Sage Breast Program.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When I was first diagnosed with breast cancer my surgeon gave me this book to read. He said by my next visit this will have answered most questions I might have as to the next steps. This book is excellent, very easy to read and follow. It answered all of my questions and alleviated a lot of my fears. It was hard to put down because I wanted to know as much as I could in a short period of time. I have also purchased this book on my nook to always have and have also purchased one for a family member, as she was diagnosed soon after I was. She was grateful to receive it and anxious to get started reading it. Do not hesitate on this one!!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the BEST book for anyone going thru breast cancer. Very easy to use and understand.
Guest More than 1 year ago
After my diagnosis, I checked out approximately 20 books from my local library and this one was the best. It has specific information relating to the different types of breast cancer, how to cope with family and friends, daily life, what to expect, etc. It was extremely helpful.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
dr morrow is a breast cancer surgeon in nyc at sloan kettering. she is an expert in this field. she is a great surgeon and she helps a patient through their process very effectively. she makes you feel confident in what she is doing.