The Breast Cancer Survivor's Fitness Plan: A Doctor-Approved Workout Plan For a Strong Body and Lifesaving Results (Google eBook)

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McGraw Hill Professional, Aug 31, 2006 - Health & Fitness - 272 pages
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The only breast cancer recovery program designed by a Harvard doctor and survivor and approved by the American Council on Exercise (ACE)

Feel healthy again. Regain control of your life.

Exciting new research reveals that regular exercise can reduce the chance of breast cancer recurrence and extend your life. Exercise can also help you recover energy, strength, and flexibility diminished by lifesaving breast cancer treatments.

Dr. Carolyn Kaelin is a leading breast cancer surgeon who understands the important links among exercise, recovery, and the quality of life--and she is a breast cancer survivor, too. Designed with master trainers Josie Gardner and Joy Prouty, The Breast Cancer Survivor's Fitness Plan features effective, inspiring workouts tailored for each type of surgery and adapted for differing fitness levels.

Feel strong again and

  • Improve your flexibility and balance
  • Rebuild your muscles
  • Protect your bones
  • Enhance your appearance, vitality, and all-around health

For more information on Dr. Kaelin about breast cancer treatment and recovery, read her award-winning book Living Through Breast Cancer.

  

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Contents

Chapter 1 Taking Control
1
Chapter 2 Pounds Muscles and Bones
21
Chapter 3 Combating Lymphedema
39
Chapter 4 After Lumpectomy
53
Chapter 5 After Mastectomy
63
Chapter 6 After Breast Implant Surgery
71
Chapter 7 After TRAM Flap Surgery
81
Chapter 8 After Latissimus Dorsi Flap Surgery
93
Chapter 9 Exercise with Care
103
Chapter 10 A Plan for Every Woman
117
Chapter 11 The Exercises
143
Chapter 12 The Workouts
191
Resources
233
Index
243
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Page 166 - Position Lie on your back with your knees bent and your feet flat on the floor.
Page xii - J. Stare, Chairman of the Department of Nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health...
Page 234 - Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation 5005 LBJ Freeway, Suite 250 Dallas, TX 75244 Latest breast-health information and support from others with breast cancer.
Page 234 - Living Through Breast Cancer: What a Harvard Doctor and Survivor Wants You to Know about Getting the Best Care While Preserving Your Self-image.
Page 233 - American Physical Therapy Association 1 1 1 1 N. Fairfax Street Alexandria, VA...
Page 237 - National Lymphedema Network Latham Square, 1611 Telegraph Avenue, Suite 1111 Oakland, CA 94612-2138 800-541-3259 or 510-208-3200 (hotline) lymphnet.org Susan G.
Page 237 - Resources American Society of Plastic Surgeons 444 E. Algonquin Road Arlington Heights, IL 60005...
Page 64 - Composed primarily of fat and glandular tissue, the breast also has nerves, arteries, veins, and lymphatic channels that carry lymph fluid to the lymph nodes. The lobules are milkproducing glands, and the ducts carry the milk from the lobules to the nipple during breastfeeding.
Page 55 - ... woman to wear a bathing suit or low-cut dress without a scar showing. If the tumor is invasive, lymph nodes under the arm may be removed for analysis (see Chapter 3 for more information) 56 AFTER LUMPECTOMY procedure is coupled.

About the author (2006)

Carolyn M. Kaelin, M.D., M.P.H., FACS, is founding director of the Comprehensive Breast Health Center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a major teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School. She is a surgical oncologist at Dana Farber Cancer Institute and a leading researcher in quality of life after breast cancer.

Francesca Coltrera is a professional medical writer.

Josie Gardiner and Joy Prouty have been master trainers for more than 30 years. Josie also is a cancer survivor.

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