Dr. Susan Love, a general surgeon and specialist in breast problems, teaches at Harvard Medical School and is affiliated with Boston's Beth Israel Hospital and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. The first edition of 'Dr. Susan Love's Breast Book' came out in 1990 and has been considered one of tthe best books on breast cancer since then. In this second edition, the book has been completely updated to include new biopsy and screening methods, implants, the pros and cons of hormone therapy, new discoveries in breast-cancer treatment, and many other topics. The book is written in a simple, easily understandable style with no medical jargon and has a number of illustrations to make the information even clearer. Not only does the book deal with the risk factors, prevention, screening, diagnosis, staging, emotions, treatment options, surgery, including plastic surgery after the breast is removed, alternative treatments, clinical trials of breast cancer but it also includes lists of other books, treatment centers and organizations support centers dealing with breast cancer.
Dr. John Link is breast cancer specialist at Long Beach and Orange Coast Memorial hospitals in Southern California. In this valuable guide for women who have just been diagnosed with breast cancer, he gives a step-by-step description of how breast cancer is characterized, or staged, according to tumor size, hormone receptors, and other factors--and how that affects prognosis. The book also includes useful chapters on diet, exercise, herbs, and vitamins; managing the side effects of treatment; healing's mind-body connection; and organizing medical records and keeping a personal journal or log.
This book contains all the information that every woman with breast cancer needs to understand the condition better.
The author Kelly Corrigan was a happily married mother of two young daughters when she discovers a cancerous lump in her breast. While on treatment, she learns that her beloved father, who'd already survived prostate cancer, now had bladder cancer. The book is a beautiful interweaving of Corrigan's cancer treatment—the chemo, the surgery, the radiation—with her childhood in Philadelphia, growing up in the middles of a large, warm and loving family, her youth as she meets her husband and how she gave birth to her daughters to become a mother. And now, she is in that middle place, a mother while still a daughter. This fiesty account is heartwarming and encouraging and is sure to help readers overcome problems in their own lives.
This is the only breast cancer recovery program designed by a Harvard doctor and survivor and approved by the American Council on Exercise (ACE).It is a fascinating book containing clear explanations, real-life stories, straightforward diagrams, lists of resources and descriptions of surgery and implant options. It is designed specifically for breast cancer survivors and addresses each type of surgery and treatment with separate, appropriate exercise prescriptions. In fact, the book contains almost 100 pages of recommended exercises, all designed to help combat the heavy toll taken on a woman's body by breast cancer treatments. Recent research has revealed that regular exercise can reduce the chance of breast cancer recurrence and extend your life. The Breast Cancer Survivor's Fitness Plan features effective, inspiring workouts tailored for each type of surgery and adapted for differing fitness levels.
This is a completely indispensable survival guide for cancer patients and their families. It deals not just with breast cancer but with any type of cancer It is a practical, and inspiring guide that will give hope to any patient helping him or her to better fight and survive this disease. The message is simple, hopeful and powerful: “We must stop speaking of cancer in whispers. We may have cancer, but cancer does not have us. Cancer is a beatable, treatable, survivable disease."
The author, Cohen, is a breast cancer survivor. she has 'been there , done that'. And together with oncologist Gelfand, she has produced a book which is the confidante and supportive friend that every woman suffering from breast cancer needs. The authors understand that surviving an illness as emotionally and physically traumatic as breast cancer requires help not only with big issues but also with apparently trivial ones. In between solid and well-summarized discussions on diagnostic, treatment and reconstruction options, they share a plethora of tips on the smaller but still difficult problems faced by disease victims, such as finding the right post-chemo headgear (silk slides off a bald skull, so cotton is better). The tone is upbeat but realistic. She has also iincluded a "Rules of the Road" section for family and friends to help them know what to do and say during a loved one's ordeal.This wise and encouraging book is a welcome addition to a woman's medical care library.
Marc Silver, an editor at U.S. News & World Report , didn't know what to do when his wife was diagnosed with breast cancer. Finding no books specifically from his perspective, he decided to write one. He consulted with surgeons and oncologists while researching for this book and gives advise on various issues that men need to deal with when their partner is diagnosed with breast cancer. Discussions about how to provide emotional support, how to explain the condition to children and how to find sexual intimacy during this time as also after mastectomy. This book is a a helpful guide that covers all manner of providing support, even down to instructions for washing a woman's hair while she has drains in place ! The advice is simple and sound. The book is a valuable complement to other books which deal directly with breast cancer.
Breast cancer survivors Kelley Tuthill and Elisha Daniels, together with Dr. Ann Partridge, an oncologist at the renowned Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston redefine what it means to be a cancer patient. They discuss how women can continue to continue with their careers and lead a normal life while undergoing extensive cancer treatments. They answer questions like : Can you keep working? How do you pick out a wig or pencil in an eyebrow? What role might reconstruction surgery and prosthetics play in your recovery? What steps can you take to retain a professional, healthy image despite the effects of chemotherapy? How do you broach the subject of cancer with small children?
This book is an invaluable guide for all cancer patients.
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