100 Questions & Answers About Breast Cancer
Presents answers to questions about breast cancer, including the risk factors to watch out for, treatment options, and the emotional concerns and issues sufferers experience in their personal lives.
Newly Revised and Updated!Whether you're a newly diagnosed breast cancer patient, a survivor, or a friend or relative of either, this book offers help. The only text to provide both the patient's and doctor's views, this completely updated second edition of this best-selling book gives you up-to-date, authoritative, practical answers to your questions about breast cancer, including risk factors and prevention, diagnosis and treatment options, post-treatment quality of life, sources of support, and much more. Now including an entire new section on the impact of cancer on sexuality, intimacy and fertility, 100 Questions & Answers About Breast Cancer, Third Edition is written by a prominent breast cancer advocate and survivor and by a cancer surgeon. The book is an invaluable resource for anyone coping with the physical and emotional turmoil of this frightening disease.
Whether survivable or deadly, this disease affects the millions including those who have it and those who care for them. Here Brown, the director of health and cultural affairs for a health company, and practitioner Boatman, a clinical program director for the same company, answer basic questions about what breast cancer is and what it does. They describe risk factors, prevention, diagnosis, and treatments, including surgery, radiation, chemotherapy and other techniques. They also describe methods of coping with side effects, physical and emotional changes, the impact on family life and sexual intimacy, and changes in fertility. They include lists of web sites, organizations and literature for patients and families. It is likely that those coping with the physical and emotional turmoil of breast cancer will find at least one question here that they have been afraid to ask professionals. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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