If you have been diagnosed with breast cancer, perhaps you're still coping with the emotions that often follow a cancer diagnosis. And, you probably have questions. How extensive is the cancer? Will you need a mastectomy...chemotherapy...radiation therapy? Author Suzanne Braddock, M.D., a breast cancer survivor, understands how you feel. Even though she is a physician, she was filled with emotions and questions when she was diagnosed with breast cancer.
Once recovered from a double mastectomy and chemotherapy, Dr. Braddock was determined to write a book that would provide women with answers to the pressing questions they often have after a breast cancer diagnosis. In Straight Talk about Breast Cancer, she and her coauthors cover topics such as:
After diagnosis...determining type and stage of cancer
Surgery-mastectomy and lumpectomy
Radiation therapy-external and internal approaches
Systemic therapy-chemotherapy, hormonal, and targeted
Treatment side effects
Breast reconstruction (eight pages of patient photos)
Your Guide to Breast Cancer Treatment!