Breast Cancer Q & A: Insightful Answers to the 100 Most Frequently Asked Questions

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Penguin, 2003 - Health & Fitness - 326 pages
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What questions should I ask my doctor about my diagnosis? How do I tell my children I have breast cancer? What types of breast biopsies are there? Do I have a choice between mastectomy and lumpectomy? Where can I find a breast cancer support group? As a longtime volunteer at the Women's Cancer Resource Center, certified breast health educator Charyn Pfeuffer has been on the front lines providing clear, authoritative answers to patients and caregivers for the one hundred most frequently asked questions about everything from testing to treatment. Now, in response to the urgent concerns of breast cancer patients and their families, Pfeuffer draws on the expertise of traditional and alternative health-care practitioners to create this comprehensive, accessible survival manual. The book also features the most up-to-date information on medical terminology, support groups and resource centers, cancer medication, and complementary and alternative therapies. This is the book every woman will need, to make informed decisions about her own treatment and recovery. Book jacket.
  

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Journalist Pfeuffer puts forth information so women can "evaluate all of their treatment options, both conventional and complementary free of medical jargon." The text is presented in four parts ... Read full review

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Charyn is certified by the American Cancer Society as a breast health educator.

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