Be a Survivor: Your Guide to Cancer Treatment

Be a Survivor: Your Guide to Cancer Treatment

by Vladimir Lange
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Be a Survivor: Your Guide to Cancer Treatment by Vladimir Lange

A unique book-with-DVD combination that informs and empowers

Dr. Vladimir Lange is a Harvard Medical School trained physician, nationally recognized for patient education programs.  When his wife, also a physician, was diagnosed with breast cancer, both were overwhelmed by the complexity of the information they had to process.  Be a Survivor  was inspired by their desire to make the journey easier for others.

Be a Survivor is the "must read" book for every woman diagnosed with breast cancer, and for those who care for her. 

The book is:
COMPLETE ­ it covers all aspects of the disease ­ from diagnosis, to breast reconstruction, conventional and complementary therapies, and life after cancer.  It also includes a chapter for the woman's husband or partner.

ACCURATE ­ rather than reflecting a single specialist's point of view, the book is based on the combined experience and wisdom of 28 experts in various fields.

REASSURING ­ written with compassion and understanding, the book also includes candid stories by survivors and their partners.

USER-FRIENDLY ­ hundreds of color photos, graphics and diagrams help clarify important concepts.

UP-TO-DATE ­ the book covers the very latest developments, including brachytherapy, perforator flaps, skin sparing mastectomy and much more.

UNIQUE ­ Be a Survivor  is the ONLY book on breast cancer that comes with a DVD, so the reader can see videos of procedures, hear survivors' stories, and enjoy the animated 3-D graphics.

See the DVD for a clear overview.
Read the book for additional details.
Use both as a valuable source of information that will help you assume an active role in your treatment and recovery.

This Book Will Help You
*  Assemble the best team of experts to ensure successful treatment
*  Decide whether mastectomy or breast conservation is the right choice for you
*  Evaluate your breast reconstruction options
*  Understand why you may not need chemotherapy
*  Learn about new treatments, such as brachytherapy
*  Consider appropriate complementary therapies
*  Communicate effectively with your partner.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780966361087
Publisher: Lange Productions
Publication date: 01/28/2005
Pages: 180
Product dimensions: 7.64(w) x 9.06(h) x 0.50(d)

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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is an excellent resource for anyone diagnosed with breast cancer and for all of those in their support system. It explains everything clearly from the beginnings of the cancer through all the treatment options to survivor issues. It is given as part of our educational resources to all the newly diagnosed patients in our hospital and physician clinics.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a Breast Health Care Provider, I highly reccomend this book. This book is a great resource for educating women with a breast cancer diagnosis. It is helpfull in explaining surgical procedures and breast cancer treatments. It is a useful resource for women faced with making treatment decisions. The pictures help to explain how the various tretments work. This book gives all of the important infomation that women need to know about treatments without being overwhelming. I also like how this book touches on life after cancer and caregiver support. The DVD is great along with the tear out pages with various questions that can be brought to all of the members of a woman's health care team. Every women diagnosed with breast cancer should receive a copy of this book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I got this book to give to a dear friend with breast cancer. I found myself so caught up in reading it first! Unfortunately, we will all be affected at some point, one way or the other, with breast cancer....whether we are the patient or someone close to the patient. This book is extremely informative. It answered so many questions for me that I was too embarrased to ask. My friend and I cried when I gave the book to her. I told her how much I learned from it, and how much I believed she was going to be an amazing survivor.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book provided the information I needed along with a sense of comfort. Hearing about other people's experiences, and the advice they had to give was very soothing. It was also an asset, I think, that the author is an individual who has personally gone through this ordeal, and is a doctor! Who better to write a Breast Cancer Treatment book? The DVD was wonderful, and really helped convey the information.