Johns Hopkins Patients' Guide to Breast Cancer

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Jones & Bartlett Learning, Sep 29, 2009 - Medical - 158 pages
85% of women diagnosed with breast cancer today will be survivors of this disease.
Your goal is to join that majority.

The Johns Hopkins Patient Guide to Breast Cancer is a concise a "how to" guide that takes you through the journey of breast cancer treatment. It guides you through the overwhelming maze of treatment options available, the complicated schedule ahead, and the task of putting together your plan of action so that you become a cancer survivor. Empower yourself with accurate, understandable information that will allow you participate in the decision making about your care and treatment.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 First StepsIve Been Diagnosed with Breast Cancer
1
Chapter 2 My TeamMeeting Your Treatment Team
15
Chapter 3 Taking ActionComprehensive Treatment Considerations
27
Chapter 4 Be PreparedThe Side Effects of Treatment
61
Chapter 5 Straight TalkCommunication with Family Friends and Coworkers
75
Chapter 6 Maintaining BalanceWork and Life During Treatment
83
Chapter 7 Surviving Breast CancerReengaging in Mind and Body Health After Treatment
91
Chapter 8 Managing RiskWhat if My Cancer Comes Back?
99
Chapter 9 My Cancer Isnt CurableWhat Now?
105
Chapter 10 Breast Cancer in Older Adults
111
Chapter 11 Trusted ResourcesFinding Additional Information About Breast Cancer and Its Treatment
131
Information About Johns Hopkins
137
Further Reading
139
Glossary
141
Index
149
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Administrative Director, University Distinguished Service Assistant Professor of Breast Cancer, Associate Professor, Departments of Surgery, Gynecology, & Obstetrics, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, Johns Hopkins Avon Foundation Breast Center - Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

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