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The Mayo Clinic Breast Cancer Book
     

The Mayo Clinic Breast Cancer Book

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by Mayo Clinic
 

Mayo Clinic Cancer Center is dedicated to understanding and discovering new ways to predict, prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, transforming the quality of life for cancer patients today and into the future. With a multisite national presence, its three campuses-in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Ariz.; Jacksonville, Fla.; and Rochester, Minn.- offer a broad geographic reach

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Mayo Clinic Cancer Center is dedicated to understanding and discovering new ways to predict, prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, transforming the quality of life for cancer patients today and into the future. With a multisite national presence, its three campuses-in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Ariz.; Jacksonville, Fla.; and Rochester, Minn.- offer a broad geographic reach to serve patients. Designated as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center is a leader in translating discoveries into effective improvements in patient care.

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Publishers Weekly
Starred Review.

Comprising the expertise of numerous specialists, this exhaustive study of breast cancer is an excellent source of information for those struggling with the disease, as well as an invaluable guide for family members helping a loved one through the diagnosis, treatment, and recovery process. The Mayo Clinic experts provide everything from a basic understanding of cancer, to preventative measures, screening technologies, biopsy methods, a guide to processing the emotions that accompany a diagnosis, current and prospective treatment options, life after cancer, and much more-all in technical yet accessible language. Interspersed throughout are helpful diagrams (one, for example, shows the difference between invasive and noninvasive cancers) and personal testimonials that highlight the many faces and possible courses of breast cancer. The closing chapters discuss additional topics that will interest patients and their families, such as handling the mental toll and anxiety of cancer, dealing with the side effects of treatments, and complementary medical therapies and their efficacies. Highly recommended for anyone involved in the fight against breast cancer-patients, doctors, family members, and researchers included. Illus.
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Library Journal
Medical oncologists and professors at the Mayo Clinic, Hartmann and Loprinzi provide a thorough and detailed reference to add to the breast cancer literature. Directed at patients, the text ranges from disease basics and biology to treatment options, side effects, associated female cancers, and even supportive care in 24 chapters that include targeted sidebars and personal accounts. For comprehensive collections as well as the reference shelf.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781561487721
Publisher:
Da Capo Books
Publication date:
10/01/2012
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
417,768
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

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Mayo Clinic is the first and largest integrated, not-for-profit group practice in the world. Doctors from every medical specialty work together to care for patients, joined by common systems and a philosophy that the needs of the patient come first. Over 3,600 physicians and scientists and 50,000 allied staff work at Mayo, which has sites in Rochester, Minn.; Jacksonville, Fla.; and Scottsdale/Phoenix, Ariz. Collectively, Mayo Clinic treats more than 500,000 patients a year. For more than 100 years, millions of people from all walks of life have found answers at Mayo Clinic. Mayo Clinic works with many insurance companies, does not require a physician referral in most cases and is an in-network provider for millions of people.

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The Mayo Clinic Breast Cancer Book 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This should be put in the hands of everyone who gets a cancer diagnosis from Stage 0 or higher. It really starts with the basics of how our DNA works and what happens to your body at the beginning stages as well as advanced stages. It also goes through different treatment options for different stages and how to interpret pathology reports. A must have!