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Breast cancer : the facts you need to know about diagnosis, treatment and beyond

by Kelly, Pat, 1952-

Format: Print Book 2003
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Location Collection Call #
Carnegie Library of McKeesport - Duquesne Non Fiction 616.99 K298
Location  Carnegie Library of McKeesport - Duquesne
 
Collection  Non Fiction
 
Call Number  616.99 K298
 
 
Summary

One in eight American women will learn that she has breast cancer. While survival rates are improving, the diagnosis still wreaks havoc on their lives and families. A complex illness, breast cancer affects all aspects of a woman's life: her physical health and future wellbeing, her primary relationships, her children, her self-esteem, her sexuality.

This informative book serves to enlighten and empower women who have breast cancer, while providing valuable information and insight for those who love them. The book's topics include:

Finding out you have breast cancer How to get help and find information Working with your doctor The emotional aspects of the disease Treatment options: surgery, chemotherapy, radiation Physical side effects of treatment Nurturing yourself and your relationships Follow-up care What to expect after treatment ends Recurrence

Written with honesty and compassion, this book offers women and those who love them a blueprint for taking a proactive part in their treatment and healing.

Additional Information
Subjects Breast -- Cancer -- Popular works.
Breast -- Cancer.
Breast -- Cancer -- Treatment.
Publisher Buffalo, N.Y. :Firefly Books,2003
Contributors Levine, Mark.
Language English
Notes Reprint. Originally published: [Toronto?] : Key Porter Books, 2002.
Includes index.
Description 152 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
ISBN 1552977382
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