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Breast Cancer Treatment Handbook: Understanding the Disease, Treatments, Emotions, and Recovery from Breast Cancer

ISBN: 9781886665231
Publisher: Educare Publishing (SC)
Edition: 8
Publication Date: 2012-09-01
Number of pages: 278
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Your Breast Cancer Treatment Handbook is the only book designed to be given to patients by their health care provider as a comprehensive guide to understanding treatment options and self-care. No treatment advice is given, allowing the treatment team to offer final recommendations. Instead, the patient is guided through the experience with graphically illustrated explanations of surgical options, treatments and self-care. A concise glossary empowers her to understand the language and participate in discussion about her care. Sixteen tear-out worksheets serve as a tutor for information collection. Reasuring remarks appearing throughout the book from survivors show that others have faced and met the challenge of breast cancer.

Your Breast Cancer Treatment Handbook takes a patient from diagnosis through recovery. Discussions include:

*the emotional impact and response of patients
*how to manage the fears of a diagnosis
*how to communicate with mate, children and family
*types of surgical and reconstruction options
*pre-and postoperative procedures and self-care
*understanding a pathology report
*chemotherapy, radiation therapy
*care of surgical arm, exercises and lymphedema
*breast self-exam after breast surgery
*how to determine normal versus clinical depression
*sexual issues
*diet and exercise
*sources of support, help and much more

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