The Breast Cancer Survival Manual

The Breast Cancer Survival Manual

A Step-by-step Guide for Women With Newly Diagnosed Breast Cancer

Book - 2012
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The updated edition of the essential resource for the 250,000 women diagnosed with breast cancer each year

Breast cancer is the leading cause of death in women from thirty-five to fifty-four years of age, and few things are as terrifying and confusing as a diagnosis of this disease. The fifth edition of The Breast Cancer Survival Manual is a concise, information-packed guide that is newly revised to contain all of the latest findings to help the woman facing treatment feel informed and empowered. John Link, M.D., a pioneer developer of Breastlink Medical Group in Southern California includes the most current medical advice on

* Tamoxifen, Herceptin, and other chemotherapy options

* The growing importance of HER2 oncogene testing

* Clinical research trials under way that could broaden treatment options

* The role of preventive drugs and prophylactic mastectomy for those with high genetic risk

* Sentinel lymph node sampling, a method of local control soon to become standard

Of course, all of the basic information included in the previous editions--the nature and biology of breast cancer, choosing a treatment team, managing side effects, and optimizing medication--are here as well, making this the best book of its kind on the market.

Publisher: New York : H. Holt, 2012.
Edition: 5th ed., completely rev. and updated.
ISBN: 9780805094459
Branch Call Number: 616. 99449 LIN 2012
Characteristics: xii, 208 p. : ill.
Additional Contributors: Link, Nancy
Waisman, James

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