Breast cancer journey The essential guide to treatment and recovery

Ruth O'Regan

Book - 2013

Presents a guide to coping with the physical and emotional demands of breast cancer treatment and recovery, in an updated edition that covers the latest treatment options, building a support network, and breast reconstruction.

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Published
Atlanta, GA : American Cancer Society 2013.
Edition
Third edition
Language
English
Physical Description
xx, 555 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 473-497) and index.
ISBN
9781604430301
1604430303
Main Author
Ruth O'Regan (author)
Corporate Author
American Cancer Society (-)
  • Understanding breast cancer. What is cancer? ; Who gets breast cancer?
  • Preparing for treatment. Understanding your diagnosis ; Coping with your diagnosis and moving forward ; Making the medical system work for you
  • Treatment. Exploring treatment options ; Surgery ; Other treatments for breast cancer ; Treatment options based on your situation ; Clinical trials ; Complementary and alternative therapies
  • Living with the effects of treatment. Coping with symptoms and side effects ; Staying emotionally healthy during treatment ; Breast reconstruction and prostheses
  • Practical matters : work, insurance, and finances. Employment and workplace issues ; Insurance and your rights ; Finances and cancer treatment
  • Special caregiver's section : supporting the woman with cancer
  • Life after cancer. Taking care of yourself after cancer : health and wellness ; Emotional wellness after treatment : moving on ; The possibility of facing cancer again.
Review by Library Journal Reviews

Information from the experts at the American Cancer Society, updated once more to help women "explore the experiences and challenges you're likely to face" following a breast cancer diagnosis. Readers are encouraged to "Bend the pages. Make notes in it." Excellent information; recommended for personal collections. (2d ed. LJ 9/15/03) [Page 135]. (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Review by Library Journal Reviews

Information from the experts at the American Cancer Society, updated once more to help women "explore the experiences and challenges you're likely to face" following a breast cancer diagnosis. Readers are encouraged to "Bend the pages. Make notes in it." Excellent information; recommended for personal collections. (2d ed. LJ 9/15/03) (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Presents a guide to coping with the physical and emotional demands of breast cancer treatment and recovery, in an updated edition that covers the latest treatment options, building a support network, and breast reconstruction.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Winner: 2014 IPPY Book Award, Bronze - Health, 2014 NIEA Indie Excellence Award, 2014 Association Media and Publishing EXCEL Award, Silver, 2014 National Health Information, Silver, Patient Education Information, 2013 USA Best Book Award, Health - Cancer ''' Offering encouragement and support, this updated guide is the authority on coping with breast cancer. Highlighting all the latest medical developments, from diagnosis through treatment and recovery, this essential book guides newly diagnosed patients every step of the way. Including practical tips on managing the emotions, reactions, and side effects of breast cancer and its treatment, detailed questions to ask a medical team for empowerment, and wellness plans for recovery and life after cancer, this comprehensive manual is packed with information to best manage the breast cancer experience.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

Winner: 2014 IPPY Book Award, Bronze - Health, 2014 NIEA Indie Excellence Award, 2014 Association Media and Publishing EXCEL Award, Silver, 2014 National Health Information, Silver, Patient Education Information, 2013 USA Best Book Award, Health - Cancer ——— Offering encouragement and support, this updated guide is the authority on coping with breast cancer. Highlighting all the latest medical developments, from diagnosis through treatment and recovery, this essential book guides newly diagnosed patients every step of the way. Including practical tips on managing the emotions, reactions, and side effects of breast cancer and its treatment, detailed questions to ask a medical team for empowerment, and wellness plans for recovery and life after cancer, this comprehensive manual is packed with information to best manage the breast cancer experience.