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Title:
Straight talk about breast cancer : from diagnosis to recovery
Author:
Braddock, Suzanne W., 1942-
Personal Author:
Edition:
Fifth edition.
Publication Information:
Omaha, Nebraska : Addicus Books, [2015]
Physical Description:
xvi, 152 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Summary:
"This medical handbook serves as an accessible resource for answering the questions of women with breast cancer as well as easing the concerns of their spouses and family members. Drawing on the personal experiences of a breast-cancer survivor and the professional expertise of breast-cancer specialists, this guide outlines the various treatment options for cancer patients--including lumpectomy and mastectomy surgeries, radiation treatment, and chemotherapy--both in terms of how they work and the toll they take on a patient's life. Updated information and photographs on breast reconstruction are included along with a complete list of resources and an open discussion of hereditary and reoccurrence risks"--
General Note:
Previous ed.: Straight talk about breast cancer / Suzanne W. Braddock ... [et al.]. 2010.
Language:
English
Contents:
Breast cancer: an overview -- Getting a diagnosis -- Coping emotionally -- Surgery for breast cancer -- Breast reconstruction -- Radiation therapy -- Systemic therapies -- If cancer recurs.
ISBN:
9781940495705
Format :
Book

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This medical handbook serves as an accessible resource for answering the questions of women with breast cancer as well as easing the concerns of their spouses and family members. Drawing on the personal experiences of a breast-cancer survivor and the professional expertise of breast-cancer specialists, this guide outlines the various treatment options for cancer patients--including lumpectomy and mastectomy surgeries, radiation treatment, and chemotherapy--both in terms of how they work and the toll they take on a patient's life. Updated information and photographs on breast reconstruction are included along with a complete list of resources and an open discussion of hereditary and reoccurrence risks.


Author Notes

Suzanne W. Braddock, MD , is a breast cancer survivor and a dermatologist. She lives in Omaha, Nebraska. Jane M. Kercher, MD , is a general and oncological surgeon. She lives in Littleton, Colorado. John J. Edney, MD , is a plastic surgeon who specializes in postmastectomy breast reconstruction and cosmetic surgery. He lives in Omaha, Nebraska. Margaret Block, MD , is a medical oncologist. She lives in Omaha, Nebraska. Melanie Morrissey Clark is the editor in chief of Today's Omaha Woman and the coauthor of The Fertility Handbook . She lives in Omaha, Nebraska.


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Library Journal Review

Dermatologist and 18-year breast cancer survivor Braddock joins with plastic surgeon John J. Edney, general/oncological surgeon Jane Kercher, and writer Melanie Morrissey Clark to update and expand this 1994 text. This accessible title includes the latest treatment and pharmacological options. With sidebars and highlighted tips. (2d ed., LJ 9/1/02) (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introductionp. xiii
1 Breast Cancer: An Overviewp. 1
2 Getting a Diagnosisp. 9
3 Coping Emotionallyp. 34
4 Surgery for Breast Cancerp. 49
5 Breast Reconstructionp. 64
6 Radiation Therapyp. 87
7 Systemic Therapiesp. 95
8 If Cancer Recursp. 108
Resourcesp. 119
Glossaryp. 123
Indexp. 139
About the Authorsp. 149