Straight Talk About Breast Cancer: From Diagnosis to Recovery [NOOK Book]

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This medical handbook serves as an accessible resource for answering the questions of women with breast cancer as well as easing the concerns of their spouses and family members. Drawing on the personal experiences of a breast-cancer survivor and the professional expertise of breast-cancer specialists, this guide outlines the various treatment options for cancer patients—including lumpectomy and mastectomy surgeries, radiation treatment, and chemotherapy—both in terms of how they work and the toll they take on a ...
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Straight Talk About Breast Cancer: From Diagnosis to Recovery

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Overview

This medical handbook serves as an accessible resource for answering the questions of women with breast cancer as well as easing the concerns of their spouses and family members. Drawing on the personal experiences of a breast-cancer survivor and the professional expertise of breast-cancer specialists, this guide outlines the various treatment options for cancer patients—including lumpectomy and mastectomy surgeries, radiation treatment, and chemotherapy—both in terms of how they work and the toll they take on a patient’s life. Photographs on breast reconstruction are included as is a complete list of resources and an open discussion of hereditary and reoccurrence risks. The latest information on diagnostics and treatment is provided, making this an essential resource for those affected by breast cancer.
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Library Journal
Dermatologist and 18-year breast cancer survivor Braddock joins with plastic surgeon John J. Edney, general/oncological surgeon Jane Kercher, and writer Melanie Morrissey Clark to update and expand this 1994 text. This accessible title includes the latest treatment and pharmacological options. With sidebars and highlighted tips. (2d ed., LJ 9/1/02)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781936374564
  • Publisher: Addicus Books
  • Publication date: 2/1/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Fourth Edition, Fourth edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 170
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Suzanne Braddock (Author) : Suzanne W. Braddock, MD, is a breast cancer survivor and a dermatologist. She lives in Omaha, Nebraska. Jane M. Kercher, MD, is a general and oncological surgeon. She lives in Littleton, Colorado. John J. Edney, MD, is a plastic surgeon specializing in postmastectomy breast reconstruction and cosmetic surgery. He lives in Omaha, Nebraska. Melanie Morrissey Clark is the editor in chief of Today’s Omaha Woman and the coauthor of The Fertility Handbook. She lives in Omaha, Nebraska. Melanie Morrissey Clark (Author) : Suzanne W. Braddock, MD, is a breast cancer survivor and a dermatologist. She lives in Omaha, Nebraska. Jane M. Kercher, MD, is a general and oncological surgeon. She lives in Littleton, Colorado. John J. Edney, MD, is a plastic surgeon specializing in postmastectomy breast reconstruction and cosmetic surgery. He lives in Omaha, Nebraska. Melanie Morrissey Clark is the editor in chief of Today’s Omaha Woman and the coauthor of The Fertility Handbook. She lives in Omaha, Nebraska. John Edney (Author) : Suzanne W. Braddock, MD, is a breast cancer survivor and a dermatologist. She lives in Omaha, Nebraska. Jane M. Kercher, MD, is a general and oncological surgeon. She lives in Littleton, Colorado. John J. Edney, MD, is a plastic surgeon specializing in postmastectomy breast reconstruction and cosmetic surgery. He lives in Omaha, Nebraska. Melanie Morrissey Clark is the editor in chief of Today’s Omaha Woman and the coauthor of The Fertility Handbook. She lives in Omaha, Nebraska. Jane Kercher (Author) : Suzanne W. Braddock, MD, is a breast cancer survivor and a dermatologist. She lives in Omaha, Nebraska. Jane M. Kercher, MD, is a general and oncological surgeon. She lives in Littleton, Colorado. John J. Edney, MD, is a plastic surgeon specializing in postmastectomy breast reconstruction and cosmetic surgery. He lives in Omaha, Nebraska. Melanie Morrissey Clark is the editor in chief of Today’s Omaha Woman and the coauthor of The Fertility Handbook. She lives in Omaha, Nebraska.
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Table of Contents

Preface vii

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction xi

1 Understanding Breast Cancer 1

2 Getting a Diagnosis 9

3 Coping Emotionally 33

4 Surgery for Breast Cancer 48

5 Breast Reconstruction 65

6 Radiation Therapy 88

7 Systemic Therapy 96

8 If Cancer Recurs 110

Resources 121

Glossary 127

Index 144

About the Authors 153

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