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The New Generation Breast Cancer Book

Author : Dr. Elisa Port
ISBN : 9781101883143
Genre : Health & Fitness
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From an expert in the field comes the definitive guide to managing breast cancer in the information age—a comprehensive resource for diagnosis, treatment, and peace of mind. The breast cancer cure rate is at an all-time high, and so is the information, to say nothing of the misinformation, available to patients and their families. Online searches can lead to unreliable sources, leaving even the most resilient patient feeling uneasy and uncertain about her diagnosis, treatment options, doctors, side effects, and recovery. Adding to a patient’s anxiety is input from well-meaning friends and family, with stories, worries, and opinions to share, sometimes without knowing the details of her particular case, when in reality breast cancer treatment has gone well beyond a “one size fits all” approach. Elisa Port, MD, FACS, chief of breast surgery at The Mount Sinai Hospital and co-director of the Dubin Breast Center in Manhattan, offers an optimistic antidote to the ocean of Web data on screening, diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment. Inside you’ll discover • the various scenarios when mammograms indicate the need for a biopsy • the questions to ask about surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, and breast reconstruction • the important things to look for when deciding where to get care • the key to deciphering complicated pathology reports and avoiding confusion • the facts on genetic testing and the breast cancer genes: BRCA-1 and BRCA-2 • the best resources and advice for those supporting someone with breast cancer From innovations in breast cancer screening and evaluating results to post-treatment medications and living as a breast cancer survivor, Dr. Elisa Port describes every possible test and every type of doctor visit, providing a comprehensive, empathetic guide that every newly diagnosed woman (and her family) will want to have at her side. Praise for The New Generation Breast Cancer Book “One book you need . . . If you’re considering your options for treatment or know someone who is, this step-by-step guide, The New Generation Breast Cancer Book, is essential reading.”—InStyle “Elisa Port, M.D., is the doctor every patient deserves: brilliant and compassionate. Her book will be a sanity saver and, quite possibly, a life saver.”—Geralyn Lucas, author of Why I Wore Lipstick to My Mastectomy “As up-to-date as one can get, with lots to offer people facing a cancer diagnosis or hoping to support someone with the disease.”—Library Journal (starred review) “The New Generation Breast Cancer Book helps you sort through all the information you’ve gathered, clarify the terminology, consider the options, and make the right decisions for your unique case.”—Edie Falco “A lifeline for many women in need of today’s most up-to-date choices for treatment . . . Everyone should read this book for themselves, their mothers, grandmothers, daughters, and friends.”—Kara DioGuardi, Grammy-nominated songwriter, music executive, and Arthouse Entertainment co-founder “The book is teeming with easy-to-understand medical explanations, tips, takeaways, and pro-and-con discussions of various courses of action. Port also includes two extremely useful appendices that respectively take on common myths and answer questions frequently asked by friends and family. This is a vital read that will empower men and women alike.”—Publishers Weekly From the Trade Paperback edition.

Breast Cancer

Author : Christobel Saunders
ISBN : 9780191579646
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Breast Cancer: The Facts is a concise and accessible guide to breast cancer for patients and their families, general health practitioners, nurses and medical and allied health students. For those newly diagnosed with breast cancer, this book will provide essential background information on the disease and will assist them in negotiating the often convoluted and obscure path through treatment. With this knowledge, people affected by breast cancer, and their families, will be able to ask health care teams the questions in order to make informed decisions about treatment. This publication covers all aspects of the diagnosis and management of breast cancer, focusing on the patient journey, but also includes information on women at high risk, menopause and fertility after treatment, breast cancer associated with pregnancy, the role of clinical research, and the psychosocial aspects of diagnosis and survivorship. The clear layout of the book enables readers to focus on chapters or topic areas relevant to their specific concerns. The authors have also provided the details of additional resources which can further inform the reader. Although written by two specialists in breast cancer, the focus on the whole patient, their family and social networks, and the role of other professionals such as the general practitioner, transforms the book from a textbook on breast cancer to a holistic guide to better health at and after diagnosis with the disease.

Breast Cancer

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ISBN : 9781617051166
Genre : Medical
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Radiation Medicine Rounds is a trinary, hard cover, periodical designed to provide an up-to-date review of a dedicated radiation medicine topic of interest to clinicians and scientists who are involved in the care of patients receiving radiotherapy. It is intended to serve as both a reference and instructional tool for students, housestaff, fellows, practicing clinicians, medical physicists, cancer biologists, radiobiologists, and interdisciplinary colleagues throughout the oncology spectrum. This issue of Radiation Medicine Rounds discusses the more salient topics surrounding the role of radiation therapy in breast cancer. The specialty of radiation therapy has increased in complexity over the years, yet as technology improves, the goal of improving outcomes while decreasing toxicity remains critical. Breast Cancer provides the practitioner with a full current overview of the present best practices and recent research in management of this complex and challenging cancer.

Breast Cancer

Author : Greg Anderson
ISBN : 1609255895
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 54. 70 MB
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2.5 million women in the U.S. have had a breast cancer diagnosis; more than 200,000 women are diagnosed each year. While recovery and survival rates have improved, selecting a treatment plan can be confusing and overwhelming. Breast Cancer: 50 Essential Things You Can Do offers a roadmap for women facing breast cancer. Cancer-survivor Greg Anderson, a recognized pioneer in the field of integrated cancer care, has guided tens-of-thousands of cancer patients to health and healing over the past 25 years, through his books and his Cancer Recovery Foundation. In this new book he offers critical information about the major issues patients face following a breast cancer diagnosis, and shows how to implement a comprehensive recovery plan that maximizes opportunity for healing and recovery. This is a fully integrative approach--one that questions Western medicine’s tendency to overtreat and proposes a combination of nutrition, exercise, mind/body approaches, and social support along with conventional medical care. Breast Cancer: 50 Essential Things You Can Do shows how to get well and stay well by: --Understanding your diagnosis --Determining your treatment --Managing your medical care --Transforming your diet --Designing a vitamin and mineral supplement program --Minimizing toxic exposure, implementing an exercise program, and getting enough sleep --Creating physical, emotional and spiritual health This is a life-saving guide for anyone with breast cancer--whether it’s a new diagnosis or a recurrence--to become fully engaged in her own health and healing.

Breast Cancer

Author : Judith Peacock
ISBN : 0736810285
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Discusses the types of breast cancer, how breast cancer is diagnosed and treated, how to do self-breast exams, what to expect and how to cope if a mother has breast cancer, and possible future methods of detection and treatment.

Breast Cancer

Author : David J. Winchester
ISBN : 1550092723
Genre : Medical
File Size : 23. 21 MB
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Discusses the evaluation and treatment of the patient with breast cancer. Emphasizes the importance of early detection and highlights a move toward risk identification and reduction.

Breast Cancer Surgery And Reconstruction

Author : Patricia Anstett
ISBN : 9781442242630
Genre : Health & Fitness
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More than 100,000 American women undergo mastectomy and breast reconstruction every year because of breast cancer. Thousands more are having double mastectomies to prevent it. So much has been written about breast cancer, and so much overlooks the reality of reconstruction when a woman has a mastectomy and opts for this process. It is difficult, painful, and traumatizing at times. Most women do not emerge with a new set of breasts and nipples in a single operation. Breast reconstruction usually takes months and can take years to finish. Some women never do, living without nipples or with imperfect results. Others opt not to have reconstruction at all. Still others struggle with one of the biggest women’s health questions today: lumpectomy and radiation or mastectomy? Breast Cancer Surgery and Reconstruction offers a glimpse into the big picture of the various stages and types of breast reconstruction using stories and photos of real women. It offers a true picture of what breast reconstruction entails, and offers hope to those facing it. This is a book to help women with a variety of issues surrounding their choices, with powerful insights from women who have been there.

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