Breast Cancer Survival Manual, Fourth Edition: A Step-by-Step Guide for the Woman With Newly Diagnosed Breast Cancer

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Macmillan, Feb 6, 2007 - Health & Fitness - 256 pages
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A completely updated edition of the definitive guide for patients with breast cancer
The new fourth edition of The Breast Cancer Survival Manual provides essential updates on treatment and care, enhancing the basic information that has made this the most trusted guide for women diagnosed with breast cancer for the past decade. This edition includes the most current advice on • getting a second opinion: why it's important, what questions    to ask, and how to decide which team of doctors is best for you
• updates on genetic testing and how doctors are using
   the results to tailor care for each patient
• navigating new types of radiation, the herceptin
   breakthrough, and improved reconstruction surgeries
Conscious of the rapidly evolving spectrum of treatment options, Dr. John Link outlines the latest findings and professional wisdom for the patient in pursuit of the most effective treatment plan. The Breast Cancer Survival Manual continues to be a must-have for any woman seeking accurate and accessible information about managing breast cancer today.
  

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This is an excellent book for anyone that has been newly diagnosed with breast cancer or is being treated for breast cancer. Various chapters in the book were very helpful to me at different times ... Read full review

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Upon hearing a diagnosis of breast cancer, many women feel devastated, confused, and totally alone. Link, a practicing internist and oncologist and founder/medical director of the Breast Center in ... Read full review

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Contents

About This Manual
1
Second Opinions
9
Information Gathering and Decision Making
17
Surgery and Radiation
23
Systemic Control
47
The Pathology Report
68
Types of Breast Cancer
74
Ductal Cancer in Situ DCIS
83
Picking Your Team
92
Radiation
96
Chemotherapy
103
The Mind and Body Connection
177
Fear of Recurrence
192
How to Work the Medical System
202
More about This Manual
213
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John Link, M.D., a renowned oncologist, is head of Breastlink, a comprehensive breast cancer group he founded that is based in Southern California. Breastlink has been recognized as a leader and innovator in breast cancer care by Self magazine and ABC's 20/20. Dr. Link also founded the Breast Cancer Care and Research Fund, a nonprofit charity dedicated to educating and helping women achieve optimal care.

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