Understanding Lumpectomy: A Treatment Guide for Breast Cancer

Understanding Lumpectomy: A Treatment Guide for Breast Cancer

by Rosalind Benedet, Mark C. Rounsaville, N. P. Benedet
     
 

Approximately 200, 000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer annually. Approximately 44% of these women will chose treating the cancer with a lumpectomy followed by radiation therapy. This new book helps the reader understand such topics as how a lumpectomy is performed, what to expect from radiation treatment, finding the emotional support needed during this time

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Approximately 200, 000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer annually. Approximately 44% of these women will chose treating the cancer with a lumpectomy followed by radiation therapy. This new book helps the reader understand such topics as how a lumpectomy is performed, what to expect from radiation treatment, finding the emotional support needed during this time, exercise, nutrition, and prevention of lymphedema. This new book helps the reader understand such topics as how a lumpectomy is performed, what to expect from radiation treatment, finding the emotional support needed during this time, exercise, nutrition, and prevention of lymphedema.

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Library Journal
Oncology nurse Benedet (After Mastectomy) and radiation oncologist Rounsaville have created an informative little book that covers the basics of lumpectomy or breast conservation surgery. Fast becoming a popular alternative to mastectomy where appropriate, lumpectomy followed by radiation is considered as effective as mastectomy alone in treating breast cancer and equivalent in its survival statistics. Variations in diagnoses, treatment, adjuvant therapy (chemotherapy and hormonal therapy), and radiation are presented here in short, easily digested sections with large headings. The authors cover postsurgical situations, side effects of chemotherapy and radiation, diet, exercise, and coping. Some of the material is identical to that in After Mastectomy. Though far from in-depth, the volume offers enough detail to take the initial trepidation out of treatment decision-making. Recommended for comprehensive patient health collections.-Bette-Lee Fox, "Library Journal" Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781886039629
Publisher:
Addicus Books
Publication date:
08/28/2003
Pages:
164
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.50(d)

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