Breast cancer : the facts you need to know about diagnosis, treatment and beyond
|Format:||Print Book 2003|
|Availability:||Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy|
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.
-- Popular works.
Breast -- Cancer.
Breast -- Cancer -- Treatment.
|Publisher|| Buffalo, N.Y. :Firefly Books,2003
Reprint. Originally published: [Toronto?] : Key Porter Books, 2002.
152 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm