The Breast Cancer Answers Book

Author: M. C. Facs Harness
ISBN: 9780692565339
Format: PDF, Mobi
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BREAST CANCER IS NOT YOUR LIFE. You hear the words of your diagnosis, "You have breast cancer." Your anxiety is now reality. Your world seems suddenly overwhelmed, unpredictable. With the jolting label you did not seek, breast cancer is now a part of your life. Yet breast cancer is not your life. MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DIAGNOSIS. Call upon the strength of your femininity to gain information strength over the words you just heard. TURN TO INTELLIGENCE. Based upon decades of patient treatment and medical exper- tise--for the first time in a how-to source co-authored by patient and physician--The Breast Cancer Answers Book offers you wisdom into how "breast cancer" is in fact a variety of diseases, insight into your specific form of breast cancer, why time is your friend, your treatment choices, the roles of each doctor and professional on your medical team, and the power you possess in treating your disease and your body. Answer your unasked question. Just as you may be treated so that your breast is surgically recon- structed--how may you achieve Emotional Reconstruction(R) over breast cancer? Here for the first time is your answer.

Living Beyond Breast Cancer

Author: Marisa Weiss
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 0307767302
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"How can I know if I'm really cured?" "Will anyone ever be attracted to me again?" "Will I ever get to enjoy sex again?" "It is safe for me to get pregnant?" "How do I live well beyond menopause without estrogen replacement therapy?" "What do I tell my boss?" "My daughter wants to know if she's going to get breast cancer too. What should I tell her?" If you are one of the 2.6 million women in the U.S. living beyond breast cancer, these may be some of the questions troubling you. You've been through diagnosis and treatment; now you're ready to move from "I have breast cancer" back to "I am leading a normal life." Living Beyond Breast Cancer will help you understand and manage the tough issues you face as you go on beyond treatment, and well into the future. You'll learn how to become as healthy as possible for as long as possible by eating right, managing your weight, and finding an exercise program that works with your lifestyle. You'll find out what to do if you've got to stop taking hormones or want to start. You may also need advice on achieving intimacy and having a baby. You'll also find invaluable guidance on growing older and navigating troubling symptoms of menopause, particularly when they're brought on by chemotherapy or tamoxifen or by stopping hormone replacement therapy. A normal life includes dealing with job and health care issues and wills. So you'll find in-depth information on these subjects too. You're a survivor, and you've got a future. This empathetic book, filled with comprehensive medical information, practical advice, and the voices of survivors who have lived through everything you're going through, will help you celebrate your second chance at living beyond breast cancer. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Breast Cancer You re Kidding Right Living Life Through the Prism of Uncertainty and Having a Good Time

Author: Catherine Doughty
ISBN: 9780615498591
Format: PDF, Docs
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For the first time ever, there is a brand new Award Winning Breast Cancer Book titled Breast Cancer! You're kidding...right? Living Life Through The Prism Of Uncertainty And Having A Good Time! The book speaks to anyone, with any stage of breast cancer, and provides scientific methodology with accompanying tools, decision matrices, guidance and support, peppered with amazing humor through breast biopsies, bilateral mastectomies, chemotherapy, radiation therapy and breast reconstruction. If you want to be cancer free and look hot, naked to the heterosexual male, then this book is an adrenaline thrill ride that will keep you on the edge of your seat and provide a clear and calming strategy to see you from any point in the cancer treatment planning stages and post treatment. You can't put the book down because you will be mesmerized by what is going to happen next as the author introduces you to each and every physician and clinician that she consulted with during her battle with breast cancer. You will meet the Super Hero's, the Kahuna Ha Ha, Dr. Love, St. Liseth, and her fascinating family and friends. Throughout the book, readers will be given advice and counsel on how to navigate the often confusing health care maze, manage the treatment scenarios proposed and make a critical decision eliminating as much uncertainty as possible to ensure survival, and be given instruction on how to communicate a cancer diagnosis with employers, family and friends. The book continually provides strategy on how to determine and select life saving or life threatening treatment planning in an uncertain decision space reducing variation, and increasing survival while minimizing the risk and rate of a breast cancer recurrence. The author will show you how to utilize criteria decision matrices and discussion documents to make treatment plans that will get your life back in control quickly. You will also learn that information being presented to you may be misrepresented and how to drill down to get the answers you need. Finally, you will begin to see uncertainty for the gift it is, while learning to live your life through the prism of uncertainty and have a rocking hot good time as you emerge absolutely stunning!

Meeting Psychosocial Needs of Women with Breast Cancer

Author: National Cancer Policy Board
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309091292
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In Meeting Psychosocial Needs of Women with Breast Cancer, the National Cancer Policy Board of the Institute of Medicine examines the psychosocial consequences of the cancer experience. The book focuses specifically on breast cancer in women because this group has the largest survivor population (over 2 million) and this disease is the most extensively studied cancer from the standpoint of psychosocial effects. The book characterizes the psychosocial consequences of a diagnosis of breast cancer, describes psychosocial services and how they are delivered, and evaluates their effectiveness. It assesses the status of professional education and training and applied clinical and health services research and proposes policies to improve the quality of care and quality of life for women with breast cancer and their families. Because cancer of the breast is likely a good model for cancer at other sites, recommendations for this cancer should be applicable to the psychosocial care provided generally to individuals with cancer. For breast cancer, and indeed probably for any cancer, the report finds that psychosocial services can provide significant benefits in quality of life and success in coping with serious and life-threatening disease for patients and their families.

Breast Cancer The Complete Guide

Author: Yashar Hirshaut
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0553906852
Format: PDF
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Written by two renowned authorities who specialize in the treatment of breast cancer, a surgeon and an oncologist, this lucid step-by-step guide has established itself as the indispensable book women need to make informed decisions about the care that is right for them. Breast cancer will strike one out of every eight women in the United States. Because there have been many important changes in the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer in the last few years, this fully revised Third Edition contains information on the latest developments in the field, including: • new diagnostic procedures • changes in the treatment of in situ cancer • improved surgical techniques • gene testing • sequencing radiation and chemotherapy • HER-2Neu (Herceptin) • tamoxifen for prevention • bone marrow and stem cell transplants • and more From the Trade Paperback edition.

Catholic Theology of Marriage in the Era of HIV and AIDS

Author: Emily Reimer-Barry
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739196294
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Catholic Theology of Marriage in the Era of HIV and AIDS begins with the life experiences of real women, analyzes and unpacks them for the scholarly community, and then offers practical implications that translate into guidelines for everyday loci of faith formation.

Breast Cancer Nursing Care and Management

Author: Victoria Harmer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444329340
Format: PDF
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"This book is an excellent resource for nurses working in either a hospital or primary care" —Breast Cancer Care News "This book would be really helpful to other breast cancer nurses and students about to embark on work in this field" —Journal of Community Nursing This comprehensive handbook is for nurses and other healthcare professionals involved in the care of people with breast cancer. It gives up-to-date evidence-based information and practical advice on nursing care throughout diagnosis, treatment, recovery and end-of-life care. Each chapter is written by an expert in the field. Topics include the anatomy of the breast, available treatments, complementary therapies, the psychological care of patients and their families, and the role of the specialist nurse. This book provides a well-balanced approach to all aspects of managing breast malignancy. The importance of writing from a nursing perspective is underlined so that the essence of support and bedside care is maintained. This second edition includes: Updates on guidelines as well as references to recent trials and changes to the breast screening programme A new chapter on survivorship issues covering the long-term consequences and effects of recovering from breast cancer

You Can Heal Your Life

Author: Louise L. Hay
ISBN: 1458748243
Format: PDF, ePub
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This New York Times Bestseller has sold over 30 million copies worldwide. Louises key message in this powerful work is: ''If we are willing to do the mental work, almost anything can be healed.'' Louise explains how limiting beliefs and ideas are often the cause of illness, and how you can change your thinkingand improve the quality of your life! Packed with powerful information - you'll love this gem of a book!

Endocrine Therapy in Breast Cancer

Author: William R. Miller
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 0203909836
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This reference evaluates and describes the latest strategies for hormone suppression and blockade in the management of early and advanced stage breast cancer and explores the effects of tamoxifen, selective estrogen receptor modulators (SERMs), aromatase inhibitors, and their combination on both breast cancers and normal tissues. Endocrine Therapy in Breast Cancer details modern techniques for molecular profiling, monitoring, and targeting offers methods to identify high-risk groups evaluates molecular biomarkers in breast cancer assessment examines the potential toxicity of estrogen receptor (ER)-directed endocrine therapy investigates the development of endocrine resistance discusses neoadjuvant and preoperative approaches in patient care reviews mechanisms that lead to estrogen-independent phenotypes Surveying the medical, surgical, and pathological aspects of endocrine therapy, as well as future research opportunities, Endocrine Therapy in Breast Cancer is a concise and in-depth manual for medical, surgical, and radiation oncologists; endocrinologists; gynecologists; obstetricians; pharmacologists; family physicians; reproductive biologists; epidemiologists; and medical school students.