Dr. Susan Love's Breast Book

Dr. Susan Love's Breast Book

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by Susan M. Love
     
 

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Completely revised and updated edition of the guide the New York Times named “the bible for women with breast cancer.”See more details below

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Completely revised and updated edition of the guide the New York Times named “the bible for women with breast cancer.”

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Library Journal, 8/2/10
“The woman who almost singlehandedly brought public attention to the mammillary part of our bodies keeps the updates coming. With studies and research advancing at warp speed, this latest tome addresses genetics, how the cell environment influences treatment, new imaging protocols, breast density considerations, and ‘personalized medicine,’ approaching each woman’s cancer individually. The review of the fourth edition said that no library should be without it. Ditto that.”

About.com
“Twenty years after the first edition, Dr. Love writes with optimism about advances in the science of breast cancer diagnosis…She won’t lead you astray. For newly-diagnosed breast cancer patients, this book is still a great guide.”
 

Heart & Soul, November 2010
“More than a bible for those newly diagnosed with breast cancer. It’s now also a guide for survivors, those at risk and anyone who wants to understand the environmental connection.”

Bookviews.com,
October 2010
“This is the bible on the topic… The sheer size of the book attests to the body of new knowledge that exists regarding prevention, diagnostic tools, and treatment options.”
 

Los Angeles Times Magazine, October 2010
“the seminal work for any woman facing the disease.”
 

Washington Post, 10/12/10
“I was impressed by how plainly and intelligently Love…presented the research findings about mammography.”

Dayton
Daily News, 10/9/10
“[Love is a] breast cancer guru.”

Northern Virginia Magazine
, October 2010

“comprehensive and candid.”

Infodad.com, 10/14/10

“For women who have breast cancer—or simply want to know more about it to help a friend or a relative manage it—there has been no better source for the past 20 years than Dr. Susan Love’s Breast Book…[Love] gives information and advice in forthright, plainspoken language…There is simply no more clear-headed and comprehensive guide to this often devastating disease than Dr. Susan Love’s Breast Book, and the new edition is the most information-packed one yet.”
 

January, October 2010
“An owner’s manual for breasts.”
 

Energy Times, November/December 2010
“The go-to guide for millions of women concerned about breast disorders—cancer in particular…A definitive resource…Present[s] technical information in clear prose meant to be understood by the average woman…Deserve[s] a place on every breast cancer patient’s bookshelf.”
 

Tucson Citizen, 11/8/10
“Striking a blow to the old approach that more is better, Dr. Love writes that it’s not just a matter of having cells with mutations of cancer but also an environment egging them on.”
 

Midwest Book Review, November 2010
“Many shifts in breast health science make this massive coverage a key acquisition for any health library.”
 

Los Angeles Times, 11/22/10
“[Dr. Love is] one of the country's leading experts on breast cancer.”
 
Marion Star & Mullins Enterprise, 11/10/10
“Any woman facing a diagnosis, decisions about treatment or concerns about prevention will find in Dr. Love’s book the information, guidance and the reassurance she needs.”
 
Choice, April 2011
“A candid, authoritative, and splendidly well-written guide for women facing a diagnosis, decisions about treatment, and concerns about prevention of breast cancer…Highly recommended.”

More.com, 1/18/11
“Written by one of the nation's most trusted experts, [it] can help lessen the fear and confusion of a breast cancer diagnosis.”

Better Home and Gardens, October 2011
“They don’t call it ‘the bible of breast care’ for nothing.”

St. Petersburg Times, 11/27/11
“An essential companion, with remarkably accessible information.”

Library Journal
The woman who almost singlehandedly brought public attention to the mammillary part of our bodies keeps the updates coming. With studies and research advancing at warp speed, this latest tome addresses genetics, how the cell environment influences treatment, new imaging protocols, breast density considerations, and "personalized medicine," approaching each woman's cancer individually. The review of the fourth edition (LJ 9/1/05) said that no library should be without it. Ditto that.
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
This second edition of Love and Lindsey's comprehensive 1990 title has been so thoroughly revised that, Love notes, only the anatomy chapter remains untouched: ``The breast, I'm glad to report, is still located on the chest!'' New information includes that on mammography screening, the breast cancer gene, the metastatic phase of breast cancer, the connection between mind and body, prevention and the importance of political awareness and action. Also updated are discussions of every conceivable aspect of the breast: from its health and development to such common concerns as normal tissue lumpiness and breast feeding, to issues surrounding breast cancer-its screening, diagnosis, causes, treatment, prevention and the directions of current research. Hormone therapy, silicone implants, breast biopsy, lumpectomy, reconstruction and bone-marrow transplants are also explained. With Lindsey (Friends as Family), Love, who is director of the Comprehensive Breast Center, associate professor of clinical surgery at UCLA School of Medicine and co-founder of the National Breast Cancer Coalition, offers a highly readable book that educates, supports and encourages women to become their own advocates of breast health. (June)
Booknews
A standard reference first published in 1990, newly revised to reflect the latest developments in breast care, screening, diagnosis, treatment, and research. In a warm, straightforward style, Dr. Love covers the healthy breast; common problems of the breast; diagnosis of breast problems; the causes, diagnosis, and treatment of breast cancer; and living with breast cancer. Helpful diagrams and drawings clearly illustrate the text. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738213590
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Publication date:
09/14/2010
Series:
A Merloyd Lawrence Book
Edition description:
Fifth Edition, A Merloyd Lawrence Book
Pages:
752
Sales rank:
107,649
Product dimensions:
9.16(w) x 11.06(h) x 1.95(d)

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