Breast Cancer: Questions, Answers & Self-Help Techniquesby Stacey Chillemi
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Having breast cancer can be devastating for the woman affected - and for her family and love ones. Many women diagnosed feel devastated, confused, and very alone. Today, approximately 1 in almost every 8 women (13.4%) will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. "Breast Cancer: Questions, Answers & Self-Help Techniques," brings together comprehensive information about breast cancer and unlike other books on breast cancer this book includes, useful information about breast cancer, self-help techniques to help you cope emotionally, recovery techniques, nutrition and fitness, recipes to use during chemotherapy, mediation exercises, poetry and stories written by breast cancer survivors and much more . . . This book is geared toward readers that are currently going through it, have experienced breast cancer, or just want to learn about breast cancer. Change your life; learn to cope with it so you can learn to live a happy, healthy & productive life for all it is worth.
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1. What Is Breast Cancer? Each month, a woman's breasts go through temporary changes associated with menstruation, and a lump may form. While the vast majority of these growths are not cancerous, any lump should be examined immediately. Lumps are most common in the lobules -- small sacs that produce milk -- or the ducts that carry milk to the nipple. But they occasionally start in other tissue. The two main categories of breast cancer are lobular and ductal carcinomas. Breast cancer usually begins with the formation of a small, confined tumor. Some tumors are benign, meaning they do not invade other tissue; others are malignant, or cancerous. Malignant tumors have the potential to metastasize, or spread. Once such a tumor grows to a certain size, it is more likely to shed cells that spread to other parts of the body through the bloodstream and lymphatic system. Different types of breast cancer grow and spread at different rates; some take years to spread beyond the breast, while others move quickly. Men can get breast cancer, too, but they account for less than one-half of one percent of all cases. Among women, breast cancer is the most common cancer and the second leading cause of cancer deaths -- behind lung cancer. If eight women were to live to be at least 85, one of them would be expected to develop the disease at some point during her life. Two-thirds of women with breast cancer are over 50, and most of the rest are between 39 and 49. Fortunately, breast cancer is very treatable if detected early. Localized tumors can usually be treated successfully before the cancer spreads; and in nine in 10 cases, the woman will live at least another five years. Experts usually consider afive-year survival to be a cure. Once the cancer begins to spread, getting rid of it completely is more difficult, although treatment can often control the disease for years. Improved screening procedures and treatment options mean that at least seven out of 10 women with breast cancer will survive more than five years after initial diagnosis, and half will survive more than 10 years.
Meet the Author
Stacey Chillemi holds a B.S from Stockton College. She is a successful author, writer, journalist, Life Coach and parent. She is the founder of the Inspirational Book Shop located at lulu.com/staceychillemi.com and authorsden.com/staceydchillemi. Stacey is an expert in Lifestyle Development and helping you achieve your dreams. Through a unique blend of education and experience, she possesses the skills to train and develop you into the person you desire to become. Stacey gives people the education they need to live a healthy, happy productive life. There are authors/inspirational speakers and then there is Expert Author Stacey Chillemi! A master of motivation and personal leadership, Stacey Chillemi will lead you on the journey of self-discovery and positive thinking that is life. She will apply her considerable knowledge and skill to assist you in developing a lifestyle others only dream! Learn to double, triple or exponentially increase your productivity. Learn how to set and attain goals that will not only sustain you but also fulfill you. Learn how to enjoy the journey that is life! Learn to "Happily Achieve" and escape negative thinking and low self-esteem for good. Let Stacey Chillemi help you get where you want to go. Stacey has helped hundreds of people and is a dedicated advocate for people who have epilepsy and other disabilities. She has helped hundreds of people to cope with their disorder and get on with their lives. Stacey lives in New Jersey with her husband Michael and their three children. She is an extremely positive person who always has a smile on her face. Her main goal in life is to give back and help others. Because without the help of others she would have nothave gotten this far.
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Excellent book packed with informative and helpful information.