The Breast Cancer Survival Manual: A Step-by-Step Guide for the Woman with Newly Diagnosed Breast Cancer


Written by one of the country's foremost breast cancer experts, this guide provides the most up-to-date information available on the disease and its treatment. 10 line drawings.
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Written by one of the country's foremost breast cancer experts, this guide provides the most up-to-date information available on the disease and its treatment. 10 line drawings.
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Upon hearing a diagnosis of breast cancer, many women feel devastated, confused, and totally alone. Link, a practicing internist and oncologist and founder/medical director of the Breast Center in Long Beach, CA, intends to provide the newly diagnosed woman with all the information she needs to make informed decisions about her care. After arguing that a second opinion is absolutely required, he goes on to discuss the types of cancer, surgeries, reconstruction, and adjuvant therapies, all the while stressing that the best prognosis involves the creation of a surgical/oncological team of specialists whom the informed patient is advised to quarterback. Link also provides chapters on post-treatment health and nutrition. The most useful parts of the book are checklists at the end of each chapter that provide specific questions to be asked of physicians at each step of the process and the suggestion to keep a log/calendar of all appointments and record sessions with doctors. Link presents breast cancer patients with valuable information and hope, two vital parts of a successful treatment/recovery process. Recommended for all public libraries.Bette-Lee Fox, "Library Journal"
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780805055153
  • Publisher: Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/28/1998
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 190
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.16 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Meet the Author

John Link, M.D., is a practicing internist and oncologist, founder of the multidisciplinary Memorial Breast Center in Long Beach, California, and director of the Pacific Coast Breast Center in Torrence, California. He lives in southern California.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi
Introduction: About This Manual 3
1 Second Opinions 11
2 Local Control: Surgery and Radiation 18
3 Systemic Control 39
4 The Pathology Report 55
5 Types of Breast Cancer 61
6 Ductal Cancer in Situ (DCIS) 69
7 Picking Your Team 76
8 Radiation 80
9 Chemotherapy 86
10 Management of Side Effects: Quality-of-Life Issues 106
11 Tamoxifen 116
12 Clinical Research Trials 121
13 Diet, Exercise, Herbs, and Vitamins 125
14 The Mind and Body Connection 148
15 Genetic Risk 153
16 Fear of Recurrence 162
17 Hormone Replacement after Breast Cancer 166
18 How to Work the Medical System 172
19 Logs and Calendars 176
Conclusion: More about This Manual 183
Resources 185
Glossary 191
Index 199
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2000

    My Bible during Breast Cancer

    I read this book from beginning to end several times and followed his advise. Every women should read this book who has breast cancer. Thanks to this book I did survive treatment and have purchased this book for several other women.

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