Breast Cancer Basics and Beyond: Treatments, Resources, Self-Help, Good News, Updates By M.S. Delthia Ricks
* Number Of Pages: 384 * Publication Date: 2005-09-02
Product Description: By gathering together all the latest information available, Breast Cancer Basics and Beyond helps women better understand their illness and enables them to make knowledgeable choices about their care, from diagnosis to recovery. Among the 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 addresses current issues such as emerging therapies; possible links between breast cancer and obesity, HRT, environment, and genetics; and debunks myths about the causes of and preventive measures against breast cancer. Top specialists and researchers offer comments and testimony, and personal stories from breast cancer survivors provide heartening reminders that the reader is not alone.