Breast Cancer: A Family Survival Guide

Breast Cancer: A Family Survival Guide

by Lucille M. Pederson, Janet M. Trigg


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780897894388
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date: 05/19/1995
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 5.99(w) x 9.15(h) x 0.88(d)

About the Author

LUCILLE M. PEDERSON is Associate Professor Emerita of the Department of Communication at the University of Cincinnati.

JANET M. TRIGG is Associate Professor of Nursing at the University of Cincinnati.

Table of Contents


Finding and Reacting to a Lump

Physical, Emotional, and Psychosocial Effects of Breast Cancer

Types of Breast Cancer and Treatments

Breast Reconstruction

Holistic and Alternative/Complementary Treatments

Effects of Breast Cancer on Couple Relationships

Effects on Relationships with Children and Other Family Members

Relationships with Health Care Professionals

Communicating about Breast Cancer

Coping with the Breast Cancer Experience

Supportiveness of Family, Friends, and Community

Coping by Looking Attractive

Coping with Medical Forms and Insurance

Coping with Recovery

Opportunity for Growth

Coping with Death

Survival Guidelines for the Woman with Breast Cancer

Survival Guidelines for the Spouse/Partner, Children, and Other Family Members

Survival Guidelines for Friends


Appendix A: Suggested Readings

Appendix B: Resources

Appendix C: Questions to Ask the Doctors

Appendix D: Procedures for Detection of Breast Cancer

Appendix E: Bill of Rights for Patients and Families

Appendix F: Precautions for Preventing Lymphedema

Appendix G: 25 Practical Tips You Can Use to Help Those With Serious Illness

Notes to Chapters




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