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Author Chan, David, 1953-

Title Breast cancer : real questions, real answers / David Chan ; illustrated by Eric F. Glassy ; preface by John Glaspy ; introduction by Frank Stockdale.

Imprint New York : Marlowe & Co., c2006.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    616.9944 CHA    In Transit
Description xxiii, 264 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Note Includes index.
Contents How did I get breast cancer? -- What is breast cancer? -- Is breast cancer inherited? -- Who should be on my team? -- What is breast imaging? -- What do I need to know about my pathology report? -- What are my options for breast treatment? -- What are my choices for reconstruction after masectomy? -- What is meant by staging and why is it important? -- What is radiation therapy? -- What is adjuvant therapy of breast cancer? -- What is hormonal therapy and who should receive it? -- What is chemotherapy and do I need it? -- Which is first, surgery, radiation, or chemotherapy? -- How should my DCIS be treated? -- What are the main side effects of chemotherapy? -- What do I need to watch out for while I'm on chemotherapy treatment? -- What can I do to make my treatments easier? -- How do I know if I'm cured? -- What can I do to improve my chances? -- If I worry and feel depressed, is that bad for me? -- How is metastatic breast cancer treated? -- What are clinical trials? -- Afterword -- Appendix: guide to online breast cancer resources -- Glossary -- Acknowledgments.
Subject Breast -- Cancer.
ISBN 156924314X (pbk.)
9781569243145 (pbk.)

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