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Your Breast Cancer Treatment Handbook: Your Guide to Understanding the Disease, Treatments, Emotions and Recovery from Breast Cancer / Edition 4

Your Breast Cancer Treatment Handbook: Your Guide to Understanding the Disease, Treatments, Emotions and Recovery from Breast Cancer / Edition 4

by Judy C. Kneece, Tricia Brown


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ISBN-13: 9781886665101
Publisher: EduCare Publishing
Publication date: 06/28/2003
Edition description: Fourth
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 8.08(w) x 10.16(h) x 0.61(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Emotional Impact of Breast Cancer Understanding Your Emotions, What Is A Normal Response, Communicating With Family and Friends, Getting the Facts Straight, Managing the Breast Cancer Experience

Chapter 2: Your Relationship With Your Mate Communicating With Your Mate, Changes in the Sexual Relationship

Chapter 3: How You Can Help Your Children How to Tell Your Children, Including the Family

Chapter 4: Calming Your Fears Support Groups, Professional Counseling, Spiritual Faith

Chapter 5: What Is Breast Cancer? What Causes Breast Cancer?, Types of Cancer, The Role of the Lymphatic System, Sentinel Lymph Node Surgery

Chapter 6: Surgical Treatment Decisions Types of Surgery, Second Opinions, Reconstructive Surgery, The Role of the Oncologist, The Role of the Radiation Oncologist

Chapter 7: The Surgical Experience Preparation for Surgery, Informed Consent, The Day of Your Surgery, Discomfort After Surgery, Personal Hygiene After Surgery, Post-Surgical Arm Care, Rest After Surgery, The Surgical Incision, Care of Your Drain Bulbs, Potential Post-Surgical Problems, Hospital Discharge Instructions, Recovering At Home, Uncommon Post-Surgical Problems

Chapter 8: Prosthesis Selection After Surgery Temporary Prothesis, Wearing A Bra, Permanent Prothesis Selection, When You Cannot Afford A Prosthesis

Chapter 9: Post- Surgical Treatment Decisions Your Pathology Report, Chemotherapy, Hormonal Therapy, Autologous Stem Cell Transplant, Bone Marrow Transplant, Radiation Therapy

Chapter 10: Monitoring Your Physical Recovery Surgical Arm Changes, Your Arm Exercise Program, Lymphedema Prevention and Management, Assessing Range of Motion, Breast Self-Exam After Surgery, Visual Exam, Mammograms After Surgery, Health Care After Cancer, Dietary Changes for Better Health, Staying Physically Fit

Chapter 11: Sexuality After Breast Cancer Your Body Image, Side Effects of Treatment on Sexuality, Restoring Sexual Function, Birth Control After Breast Cancer, Pregnancy After Breast Cancer

Chapter 12: Monitoring Your Mental Recovery Reactive Depression, Depression Which Needs Intervention, Treatment for Depression

Chapter 13: Health Insurance and Employment Issues Record Keeping for Reimbursement, Insurance After Diagnosis, Financial Assistance, Employment Issues During Treatment

Chapter 14: Facing the Future After Breast Cancer High Risk Relatives, Survivorship Attitudes

Appendix A: Blood Counts, Bone Scan, Computed Tomography (CT) Scan, Liver Scan, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Methylene Blue Dye Localization, Needle Localization Biopsy, Stereotactic Needle Biopsy, Ultrasound, Genetic Testing

Appendix B: Cyclophosphamide, Doxorubicin, Fluorouracil, Methotrexate, Paclitaxel, Vincristine, Other Medications, Dexamethasone, Prednisone, Tamoxifen

Appendix C: Resources For Information
Appendix D: Recommended Reading

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