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Understanding lumpectomy : a treatment guide for breast cancer
Benedet, Rosalind Dolores.
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Omaha, Neb. : Addicus Books, [2004]

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159 pages; 21 cm
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"An Addicus Nonfiction Book."
Understanding breast cancer -- Getting a diagnosis -- Your lumpectomy -- The pathology report -- Recovering at home -- Your exercise program -- Radiation therapy -- Chemotherapy and hormonal therapy -- Nutrition: healthful eating -- Coping emotionally -- Understanding lymphedema -- Follow-up care.
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Is Lumpectomy an Option for You?

If you've been diagnosed with breast cancer, your mind is probably filled with questions about treatment. Perhaps you've heard about lumpectomy, but you question whether it's the best treatment for you.

You're not alone. Many women ask the same question. For decades, mastectomy has been the surgery of choice. But, recent research shows that lumpectomy combined with radiation, is as safe and effective as mastectomy for invasive breast cancer.

Oncology nurse Rosalind Benedet and radiation oncologist Mark Rounsaville, M.D., have worked with hundreds of breast cancer patients, and understand your concerns. In Understanding Lumpectomy , they draw from years of experience to answer your many questions. Among the topics they cover:

* How breast cancer is diagnosed and staged
* Understanding when lumpectomy is an option
* How a lumpectomy procedure is performed
* Radiation therapy--how it works and what to expect
* When chemotherapy or hormonal therapy is needed
* Coping emotionally
* Exercises to regain arm mobility
* Preventing lymphedema--arm swelling
* Optimum nutrition for healing

Your Guide to Lumpectomy . . . from Diagnosis to Recovery

Author Notes

Rosalind Benedet, NP , is the clinical nurse specialist at the Breast Health Center of California Pacific Medical Center. She lives in San Francisco, California.

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Library Journal Review

Oncology nurse Benedet (After Mastectomy) and radiation oncologist Rounsaville have created an informative little book that covers the basics of lumpectomy or breast conservation surgery. Fast becoming a popular alternative to mastectomy where appropriate, lumpectomy followed by radiation is considered as effective as mastectomy alone in treating breast cancer and equivalent in its survival statistics. Variations in diagnoses, treatment, adjuvant therapy (chemotherapy and hormonal therapy), and radiation are presented here in short, easily digested sections with large headings. The authors cover postsurgical situations, side effects of chemotherapy and radiation, diet, exercise, and coping. Some of the material is identical to that in After Mastectomy. Though far from in-depth, the volume offers enough detail to take the initial trepidation out of treatment decision-making. Recommended for comprehensive patient health collections.-Bette-Lee Fox, "Library Journal" (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
1 Understanding Breast Cancerp. 3
2 Getting a Diagnosisp. 11
3 Your Lumpectomyp. 21
4 The Pathology Reportp. 33
5 Recovering at Homep. 40
6 Your Exercise Programp. 52
7 Radiation Therapyp. 68
8 Chemotherapy and Hormonal Therapyp. 77
9 Nutrition: Healthful Eatingp. 94
10 Coping Emotionallyp. 105
11 Understanding Lymphedemap. 120
12 Follow-up Carep. 131
Resourcesp. 137
Glossaryp. 143
Indexp. 151
About the Authorsp. 157