Straight Talk About Breast Cancer: From Diagnosis to Recovery / Edition 3

Straight Talk About Breast Cancer: From Diagnosis to Recovery / Edition 3

by Suzanne W. Braddock, Jane M. Kercher, John J. Edney
     
 

ISBN-10: 1886039763

ISBN-13: 9781886039766

Pub. Date: 02/28/2007

Publisher: Addicus Books

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

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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

Coping emotionally

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)

Follow-up care

Your Guide to Breast Cancer Treatment!

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781886039766
Publisher:
Addicus Books
Publication date:
02/28/2007
Series:
Addicus Nonfiction Bks.
Pages:
180
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.45(d)

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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