Breast Cancer Basics & Beyond: Treatments, Resources, Self-Help, Good News, Updates (Paperback)

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For most women and their families, a diagnosis of breast cancer is both devastating and confusing. Questions about the disease -- its cause, treatment, and prognosis -- can be overwhelming at such a difficult time. By gathering together all the latest information available on the subject, this book helps women better understand their illness and enables them to make knowledgeable choices about their care. Among topics discussed are the pros and cons of different treatments including surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, and hormone therapy; breast reconstruction; recurrence rates; building a support team; follow-up care; and life after cancer. The book also explores current issues such as emerging therapies and examines possible links with obesity, ethnicity, and environmental factors. Top breast cancer specialists and researchers offer comments and testimony, and personal stories from breast cancer survivors provide heartening reminders that the reader is not alone.
This is a serious breast cancer book for the woman or professional who wants to know all of the latest information from a reliable source.

Praise For…


"...immediate and welcome help to breast cancer patients and their families. Ricks’ approach is complete, careful, and compassionate." — Robert Cooke, author of Dr. Folkman's War: Angiogenesisand The Struggle to Defeat Cancer

"...the basic facts about breast cancer, framed in the words of survivors, activists, physicians, and nurses." — Booknews.co.uk, Oct. 3, 2005

"...this complete reference will serve as a beacon of hope in the face of a devastating illness." — Kirkus Reviews, November 1, 2005

"...this comprehensive guidebook...is...bent on removing the accusatory attitude that women are responsible for their illness. Highly recommended." — Library Journal, September, 2005

"A great read for the breast cancer patient, caregiver, or anyone who wants to know more about breast cancer..." — About.com's Breast Cancer Guide, Oct. 2005

"Ricks does a good job of explaining what lies behind much inaccurate information. ...an excellent resource I can confidently recommend." — Breast Cancer Fund

"this complete reference will serve as a beacon of hope in the face of a devastating illness." — Kirkus Reviews, Nov. 2005

"this comprehensive guidebook [is] bent on removing the accusatory attitude that women are responsible for their illness. Highly recommended." — Library Journal starred review, Sept. 2005

"put[s] the significance of genetic risk into context for readers." — Health.com, Oct. 2005

Product Details
ISBN: 9780897934541
ISBN-10: 0897934547
Publisher: Hunter House Publishers
Publication Date: May 1st, 2005
Pages: 366
Language: English