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Empowered Against Breast Cancer: Treatment Guide with Patient Stories
     

Empowered Against Breast Cancer: Treatment Guide with Patient Stories

by Patrick Maguire MD
 
The good news about breast cancer is that most patients who are diagnosed are actually cured! Even those women (and some men) who are found to have incurable disease may live for many years with a good quality of life, as long as they receive the right treatment. That’s why it’s so critical to make wise decisions about therapy.

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Overview

The good news about breast cancer is that most patients who are diagnosed are actually cured! Even those women (and some men) who are found to have incurable disease may live for many years with a good quality of life, as long as they receive the right treatment. That’s why it’s so critical to make wise decisions about therapy.

Because misinformation about breast cancer treatment is rampant on the internet and elsewhere, Dr. Patrick Maguire, author and breast cancer expert, has written “Empowered Against Breast Cancer.” As he explains, “While there are many potential effective anti-cancer treatments, the best weapon against breast cancer is an empowered patient!”

This potentially lifesaving guide provides patients and their loved ones with the critical information they need, in a format that’s easy to understand. Maguire uses seven unique patient stories to describe the spectrum of breast cancer. These include patients with DCIS, early stage invasive, advanced and metastatic (incurable) breast cancers, as well as a man and a very young woman with aggressive disease. Readers will learn:
- How to avoid the TOP 5 MISTAKES patients make after a breast cancer diagnosis
- Which patients are usually able to keep their breast and who needs a mastectomy
- The differences between chemotherapy and the many other systemic treatments
- Who needs radiation therapy and why
- Which new technologies and medicines are dramatically improving patient’s lives
- What breast cancer survivors need to know
- The 10 CRITICAL QUESTIONS to ask your cancer doctor(s)

“Empowered Against Breast Cancer: Treatment Guide with Patient Stories” was reviewed by national breast cancer experts from USC, UCSF, and the Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospitals.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940013245532
Publisher:
Coastal Carolina Publishing, LLC
Publication date:
10/05/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Dr. Patrick D. Maguire received his undergraduate degree in English literature from Haverford College and his MD from Penn State College of Medicine, where he won the Medical Student Humanitarian Award in 1994. He completed his cancer specialty training at Duke University Medical Center. Thereafter, he has been caring for patients with cancer at Coastal Carolina Radiation Oncology (http://www.ccradonc.com/). He received an American Cancer Society “Silent Angel” Award in 2006. Dr. Maguire has published multiple scientific articles on the treatment of cancers including those of the head and neck, lung, prostate, and soft tissues. He is the leader of two multi-million dollar grants awarded by the National Cancer Institute to improve cancer outcomes for African Americans, the poor, and the elderly.

Dr. Maguire feels most at home on the water, where he spends much of his free time with family and friends. His favorite sport is soccer, which he enjoys coaching and playing. He has competed in many triathlons, from sprints up to the local Beach2Battleship iron distance race in Wilmington, NC. Dr. Maguire does some of his best thinking while running. He has run marathons in Myrtle Beach and Boston.

Dr. Maguire is also the author of the recently published guidebook for patients and families entitled "When Cancer Hits Home."

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