100 Questions & Answers About Advanced & Metastatic Breast Cancer

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Jones & Bartlett Publishers, Aug 1, 2011 - Medical - 158 pages
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EMPOWER YOURSELF! Whether you're a newly diagnosed patient, survivor, or loved one of someone suffering from advanced breast cancer, 100 Questions & Answers About Advanced and Metastatic Breast Cancer, Second Edition offers essential and practical guidance. Providing both doctor and patient perspectives, this updated and revised edition offers authoritative answers to the most commonly asked questions about advanced and metastatic breast cancer including diagnosis, treatment, post-treatment quality of life, alternative medicine, targeted therapy, and coping strategies. Written by experts from Johns Hopkins University and Medical Center, this new edition is an invaluable resource for anyone coping with the physical and emotional turmoil of this disease.
 

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Contents

Suspicions of Metastatic Breast Cancer
1
Ensuring You Are in Good HandsSelecting the Oncology Team to Take Care of You
13
Decisions Regarding Surgery and Radiation for Treatment of Metastatic Disease
25
Chemotherapy for Treatment of Metastatic Disease
31
Hormonal Therapy
55
Side Effects of Metastatic Breast Cancer and Its Treatment and How to Control Them
61
Targeted Therapy
81
Clinical Trials
85
Complementary and Alternative Medicine
91
Other Common Questions
99
End of Life Treatment Crossroads Making Plans
107
Drug Tables
121
Appendix
131
Glossary
135
Index
145
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