A Step-by-step Guide to Dealing with Your Breast Cancer

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Kensington Publishing Corporation, 1999 - Health & Fitness - 256 pages
For this new edition the authors provide current information on breast cancer genes, the most recent breast cancer statistics, and advances in surgical techniques (the strereotactic core biopsy, the sentinal node biopsy, reconstruction), and followup drug therapies (tamoxifen and raloxifene).

This book explains the symptoms the breast cancer patient will experience and all the critical medical decisions she must make, from diagnosis through full treatment.

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Joining the many recent books on breast cancer-e.g., Renee Royak-Schaler and Beryl Benderly's Challenging the Breast Cancer Legacy (LJ 8/92), Yashar Hirshaut and Peter Pressman's Breast Cancer: The ... Read full review

Contents

Selfdiscovery
3
Strategic Lifeline
10
Confirmation
24
Diagnostic Procedures
35
Medical Procedures
49
Pathological Diagnosis
59
Second Opinion Consultations
81
Researching the Hospital
97
Gathering Support
141
Managing the Finances
149
Managing the Insurance
159
Making the Decision
168
A StatebyState Listing
175
National Organizations Associations
223
Organizations and Government
229
Internet and Websites for Health
237

What Are the Options?
106
Followup Procedures
117
Suggested Readings
245
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