Beyond breast cancer A Mayo Clinic guide to healing and wellness

Tufia C. Haddad

Book - 2023

Beyond Breast Cancer: A Mayo Clinic Guide to Healing and Wellness is a supportive, practical guide to life after diagnosis and initial treatment for breast cancer. In this short, accessible book, Mayo Clinic breast cancer specialists Tufia C. Haddad, M.D., and Kathryn J. Ruddy, M.D., and colleagues offer their insights on how to navigate this new phase of the journey, including monitoring for signs of recurrence; optimizing diet, sleep and exercise habits; coping with lingering treatment effects; improving sexual health; managing money and insurance issues; and much more.

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Subjects
Genres
Life skills guides
Published
Rochester, MN : Mayo Clinic Press [2023]
Language
English
Main Author
Tufia C. Haddad (author)
Other Authors
Kathryn J. Ruddy (author)
Physical Description
222 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Bibliography
Includes index.
ISBN
9798887700267
  • Preface
  • Chapter 1. A New Normal
  • Coping with your emotions
  • Transitioning to follow-up care
  • You've got this
  • Chapter 2. Watching for Signs of Cancer Recurrence
  • Understanding cancer recurrence
  • Supplemental screening
  • Dealing with uncertainty
  • Chapter 3. Staying Healthy
  • Follow a healthy diet
  • Strive for a healthy weight
  • Stay active
  • Prioritize good sleep
  • Don't smoke or vape
  • Avoid alcohol
  • Get regular health screenings
  • Maximize healthy benefits
  • Chapter 4. Lingering or Late Side Effects
  • General side effects
  • Side effects of local or regional treatments
  • Side effects of systemic treatments
  • Chapter 5. Living with Metastatic Breast Cancer
  • Treatment for metastatic breast cancer
  • Your emotions (and how to cope)
  • 'My cancer is back'
  • Finding acceptance
  • Chapter 6. Maximizing Quality of Life with Palliative Care
  • Palliative care is not hospice care
  • Chapter 7. Clinical Trials
  • What is a clinical trial?
  • Phases of investigation
  • Who should participate in a cancer clinical trial?
  • How can you find a clinical trial?
  • What questions should you ask before agreeing to participate?
  • Chapter 8. Integrative Therapies
  • Mindfulness
  • Acupuncture
  • Massage
  • Hypnosis
  • Medical cannabis
  • Chapter 9. Sexual Intimacy
  • How treatment may affect your sexual health
  • Restoring your sexual wellness
  • Boost your body image
  • Reconnect with your partner
  • Dating after breast cancer
  • Chapter 10. Fertility and Pregnancy
  • Contraception
  • Pregnancy after cancer
  • Fertility options
  • Chapter 11. Family and Friends
  • Easing back into family life
  • Supporting your children
  • Reconnecting with friends
  • A period of adjustment
  • Chapter 12. Work and Money
  • Returning to work
  • Finances in survivorship
  • Know your rights
  • Chapter 13. For Partners
  • Give yourself time
  • Take care of yourself
  • Stay supportive of each other
  • Move forward together
  • Chapter 14. Stopping Anticancer Treatment
  • Leaving a legacy
  • Hospice care
  • Additional Resources
  • Index