100 Questions & Answers About Advanced and Metastatic Breast Cancer

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Jones & Bartlett Learning, Oct 6, 2009 - Medical - 158 pages
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EMPOWER YOURSELF! Whether you're a newly diagnosed patient, or are a friend or relative of someone suffering from advanced breast cancer, this book offers help. The only text available to provide both the doctor's and patient's views, 100 Questions & Answers About Advanced and Metastatic Breast Cancer gives you authoritative, practical answers to your questions. Written by Lillie Shockney, Administrative Director of the Johns Hopkins Avon Foundation Breast Center, Instructor in the Department of Surgery at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Medicine, and tireless breast cancer patient advocate, with insider commentary from actual patients, this book is an invaluable resource for anyone struggling with the medical, psychological, or emotional turmoil of this condition.
 

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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
23
Chemotherapy for Treatment of Metastatic Disease
29
Hormonal Therapy
51
Side Effects of Metastatic Breast Cancer and Its Treatment and How to Control Them
57
Targeted Therapy
77
Clinical Trials
83
Complementary and Alternative Medicine
89
Other Common Questions
97
End of Life Treatment Crossroads Making Plans
105
Drug Tables
119
Appendix
127
Glossary
131
Index
141
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