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Doody ReviewsReviewer: Celeste Taylor-Ryman, BSN, CPON (University of New Mexico Hospital)
Description: This guide for the newly diagnosed breast cancer patient includes a calendar for appointments, a directory for important contact information, and space for notes. The information is educational and supportive.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide guidance, organization, and timely insider tips for patients to help their breast cancer treatment and recovery go as smoothly and successfully as it possibly can. The authors meet their goals and provide a great informative vehicle that breast cancer patients can use to record important information and learn at the same time.
Audience: It is intended for newly diagnosed breast cancer patients. The authors are very experienced in this area and they present invaluable knowledge.
Features: The book systematically details the process of treatment of breast cancer from the diagnosis through treatment and follow-up. It also covers the holistic aspects of how patients can take care of themselves and their families. It is well organized, with room for notes and recording important information. An appendix explains terms that new patients may not understand.
Assessment: The quality of the information is excellent, and this guide will be valuable for the new breast cancer patient, helping to relieve anxiety and make a more educated patient experience. Physicians should make it available to their patients.