The Everything Health Guide to Living with Breast Cancer: An accessible and comprehensive resource for women (PagePerfect NOOK Book)

The Everything Health Guide to Living with Breast Cancer: An accessible and comprehensive resource for women (PagePerfect NOOK Book)

by Lucia Giuggio Carvalho
     
 

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The diagnosis of breast cancer challenges a woman's sense of self, her body image, and ultimately her own mortality. In this health guide, breast cancer survivor and nurse Lucia Giuggio Carvalho provides a basic overview of breast cancer, its biology, psychology, and treatment options. This comprehensive approach to facing breast cancer covers:
  • Physical

Overview

The diagnosis of breast cancer challenges a woman's sense of self, her body image, and ultimately her own mortality. In this health guide, breast cancer survivor and nurse Lucia Giuggio Carvalho provides a basic overview of breast cancer, its biology, psychology, and treatment options. This comprehensive approach to facing breast cancer covers:

  • Physical changes that occur with treatment, such as hair loss, early menopause, fatigue, sexuality, and weight gain/loss
  • Treatment options, including surgery, chemotherapy, clinical trials, radiation, hormonal therapies, and reconstructive surgery
  • Support systems, medical insurance coverage, and financial considerations
  • Complimentary alternative medicine choices, and more
The breast cancer journey is not about doing everything right for the right outcome. This book shows you the importance of living life to the fullest in each stage of breast cancer treatment and to find from within yourself the strength, courage, and spirit to survive it.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781440521102
Publisher:
F+W Media
Publication date:
08/18/2009
Series:
Everything
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
File size:
2 MB

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Meet the Author


Lucia Giuggio Carvalho (Longmeadow, MA) was diagnosed with breast cancer sixteen years ago, and is actively and joyfully participating in life. She has twenty-five years of healthcare experience. A nurse with a master's in community health nursing, she is currently the Director of Case Management for the Jewish Geriatric Services. She has been a longtime volunteer for the American Cancer Society, a director for a local hospice, and is the recipient of several community awards, including the Women of Distinction Award from the Girl Scouts. Carvalho coauthored The Journey: A Personal Journal for Those Living with Breast Cancer. In 1994 she founded the Rays of Hope Walk Towards the Cure of Breast Cancer, which has raised more than $6.5 million and supports local women and their families as well as research.

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