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Author George, Marshalee, author.

Title Detecting & living with breast cancer / by Marshalee George and Kimlin Tam Ashing.

Publication Info. Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, [2017]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    616.9944 GEO    DUE 08-17-21
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Description xvii, 354 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Series For dummies
--For dummies.
Note Includes index.
Contents Knowing about breast cancer. Breast cancer 101 ; Risk factors for breast cancer ; Indicators of breast cancer -- Diagnosing breast cancer. Physical awareness and detecting breast cancer ; Understanding breast biopsies ; Stages of breast cancer -- Treating breast cancer. Looking at treatment options ; Breast surgery ; Radiation therapy ; Chemotherapy ; Endocrine, biological, and cutting-edge therapies ; Breast reconstruction ; Treating advanced breast cancer -- Dealing with breast cancer and everyday life. Psychosocial concerns and breast cancer diagnosis ; Managing stress ; Coping with changes after treatment ; Cancer treatment, fertility, and sexuality ; Making healthy lifestyle changes -- The part of tens. Ten inspiring breast cancer survivors ; Ten ways family and friends can help you ; (At least) ten ways life can be better after cancer -- Appendix A: breast health glossary -- Appendix B: support groups, resources, and organizations.
Summary A sensitive and authoritative guide to the most common cancer in women: breast cancer. Covering everything from prevention to dealing with a diagnosis to coping with life after cancer, it serves as a trusted resource for anyone whose life has been touched by this dreaded disease. Advancements in breast cancer prevention, detection, and treatment are being made every day, but it can be overwhelming and confusing knowing where to turn and who to trust. Detecting & Living with Breast Cancer For Dummies distills the information into one easy-to-follow guide, giving you quick, expert advice on everything you'll face as you manage your breast health. From getting to know your treatment options to talking to loved ones about breast cancer--and everything in between--it does the legwork for you so you can take a deep breath and focus on your health. Perform regular self-exams the right way ; cope with the many decisions that need to be make if you're diagnosed ; ask the right questions about surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, and the breast reconstruction ; decipher complicated pathology reports with confidence. Whether you're at risk for breast cancer or have been diagnosed and want to know your options, Detecting & Living with Breast Cancer For Dummies empowers you to take your health into your own hands.--
Subject Breast -- Cancer -- Popular works.
Breast -- Cancer -- Miscellanea.
Breast -- Cancer.
Added Author Ashing, Kimlin Tam, author.
American Breast Cancer Foundation.
Note At head of cover title: Learning made easy
Added Title Detecting and living with breast cancer for dummies
ISBN 9781119272243 (paperback)
1119272246 (paperback)

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