The Breast Cancer Answers Book

Author: M. C. Facs Harness
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780692565339
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

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

Author: Catherine Doughty
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780615498591
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

The Breast Reconstruction Guidebook

Author: Kathy Steligo
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421422964
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Since 2002, The Breast Reconstruction Guidebook has been the best resource on this topic for women who have had a mastectomy. Equal parts science and support, it is filled with stories that illustrate the emotional and physical components of breast reconstruction. Kathy Steligo, a gifted writer and breast cancer survivor who has twice had breast reconstruction, compassionately answers women’s questions about how they will respond emotionally and physically to losing a breast, whether to treat or prevent breast cancer. Steligo provides detailed descriptions of the various surgical options for mastectomy and reconstruction, as well as information on choosing and paying for a surgeon, preparing for and recovering from surgery, and handling the many practical details and difficult decisions women will face along the way. A road map of the mastectomy and reconstruction journey, this book gives women the comprehensive, unbiased details they need to make their own informed decisions about whether reconstruction—and which reconstructive option—is right for them. Readers learn how breasts can be recreated using implants or their own tissue and the advantages and disadvantages of each option. Surgery timelines, recovery, and potential problems (and how they can be resolved) are also explained. A new foreword by Dr. Minas Chrysopoulo, MD, of the PRMA Plastic Surgery Center for Advanced Breast Reconstruction, highlights the book’s strengths and offers a medical perspective on breast cancer and reconstructive surgery. The extensively updated text includes new discussions of• innovative reconstructive procedures• contralateral mastectomy• the benefits and limitations of nipple- and areola-sparing mastectomies• nipple delay procedure• patient-controlled tissue expansion• cohesive gel silicone implants• microsurgical advances that improve tissue flap procedures• fat grafting• nipple reconstruction• nipple and areola tattooing• reconstruction with the BRAVA system• pregnancy after TRAM• male mastectomy and reconstruction• decision making and solving cosmetic and medical post-op problems• surgical procedures that reduce the risk of cancer• the latest research data on mastectomy and reconstruction• and much more

Safety of Silicone Breast Implants

Author: Institute of Medicine
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309132754
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The Dow Corning case raised serious questions about the safety of silicone breast implants and about larger issues of medical device testing and patient education. Safety of Silicone Breast Implants presents a well-documented, thoughtful exploration of the safety of these devices, drawing conclusions from the available research base and suggesting further questions to be answered. This book also examines the sensitive issues surrounding women's decisions about implants. In reaching conclusions, the committee reviews: The history of the silicone breast implant and the development of its chemistry. The wide variety of U.S.-made implants and their regulation by the Food and Drug Administration. Frequency and consequences of local complications from implants. The evidence for and against links between implants and autoimmune disorders, connective tissue disease, neurological problems, silicone in breast milk, or a proposed new syndrome. Evidence that implants may be associated with lower frequencies of breast cancer. Safety of Silicone Breast Implants provides a comprehensive, well-organized review of the science behind one of the most significant medical controversies of our time.

The Body Restoration Plan

Author: Paula Baillie-Hamilton
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101175311
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Toxic chemicals damage the metabolic and appetite-regulating mechanisms of the body's natural Slimming System, a vast network of important body functions that maintain and control proper weight. In this groundbreaking book, Dr. Paula Baillie-Hamilton shows how to identify, avoid, and manage the negative effects of what she calls Chemical Calories with: * detailed food guides enumerating the levels of Chemical Calories in common foods;* helpful tips on how to rid the home of dangerous toxins;* detoxifying menu plans and recipes; and* natural supplement programs to restore and energize the body's Slimming System.

Rethinking Cancer

Author: Ruth Sackman
Publisher: Square One Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 9780757000935
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The Foundation for Advancement in Cancer Therapy (FACT) has long worked to educate cancer patients about alternative therapies, enabling them to make informed decisions on treatment options. Unfortunately, there still remains a major gap in the distribution of information. To meet this challenge, Ruth Sackman has written Rethinking Cancer. Here, you’ll find pertinent information on a wide range of topics, including the role of nutrition in health and strategies for achieving detoxification. The author provides both valid research and specific advice.

The Thinking Woman s Guide to Breast Cancer

Author: Janet Maker
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780997661903
Format: PDF
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When Dr. Maker was diagnosed in 2011, she knew almost nothing about breast cancer, but she did not feel safe simply following her doctors' advice. Because of her research background, she learned a great deal that helped her make better decisions. This information can empower other patients to take charge of their own recovery and remission.

Pandora s DNA

Author:
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 1613748604
Format: PDF
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Would you cut out your healthy breasts and ovaries if you thought it might save your life? That's not a theoretical question for journalist Lizzie Stark's relatives, who grapple with the horrific legacy of cancer built into the family DNA, a BRCA mutation that has robbed most of her female relatives of breasts, ovaries, peace of mind, or life itself. In Pandora's DNA, Stark uses her family's experience to frame a larger story about the so-called breast cancer genes, exploring the morass of legal quandaries, scientific developments, medical breakthroughs, and ethical concerns that surround the BRCA mutations, from the troubling history of prophylactic surgery and the storied origins of the boob job to the landmark lawsuit against Myriad Genetics, which held patents on the BRCA genes every human carries in their body until the Supreme Court overturned them in 2013. Although a genetic test for cancer risk may sound like the height of scientific development, the treatment remains crude and barbaric. Through her own experience, Stark shows what it's like to live in a brave new world where gazing into a crystal ball of genetics has many unintended consequences.

Breast Cancer Smoothies

Author: Daniella Chace
Publisher: Health Communications, Inc.
ISBN: 0757319408
Format: PDF
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The statistics are staggering. Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer among women--About 1 in 8 U.S. women (about 12%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. Second only to heart disease by a mere one percent, every ounce of prevention and every window of opportunity for healing is critical. In order to reduce the risk of developing this common disease, you need a targeted plan to protect yourself from common breast toxins and to strengthen your immune defenses. In her delightful new book, Daniella breaks down the complex topic of oncology nutrition and the specific dietary needs breast cancer creates, into simple recommendations for making delicious smoothies that support healing and a healthy lifestyle. What makes 100 Breast Cancer Smoothies unique? An extensive body of research, that provides many of our long-sought answers to the cause of breast cancer, has been translated into simple, healthy smoothie recipes! It's all about Daniella's nutrient-rich, whole-foods recipes created only from ingredients that provide a direct benefit to fighting breast cancer. Concentrated amounts of carotenoids, flavonoids, probiotics, protein and minerals, including bioactive compounds from herbs and citrus oils dramatically reduce the development and spread of breast cancer cells. Color photos styled by the award-winning photographer Olivia Brent charm the pages with luscious smoothies images. Each recipe includes tips about the food nutrients that effect breast cancer in direct ways, including reducing cancer cell development, growth and spread. With just a few minutes each day, you can dramatically change the course of your life by working to prevent and heal breast cancer through fresh, appealing drinks. Living well never tasted soooo good!