Johns Hopkins Patients' Guide to Breast Cancer

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-05-28
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
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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.

Table of Contents

ChapterIntroduction How to Use This Book to Your Benefit
Chapter1 First Steps--I've Been Diagnosed with Breast Cancer
Chapter2 My Team--Meeting Your Treatment Team
Chapter3 Taking Action--Comprehensive Treatment Considerations
Chapter4 Be Prepared--The Side Effects of Treatment
Chapter5 Straight Talk--Communication with Family, Friends, and Coworkers
Chapter6 Maintaining Balance--Work and Life During Treatment
Chapter7 Surviving Breast Cancer--Reengaging in Mind and Body Health After Treatment
Chapter8 Managing Risk--What if My Cancer Comes Back?
Chapter9 My Cancer Isn't Curable--What Now?
Chapter10 Breast Cancer in Older Adults By Gary Shapiro, MD
Chapter11 Trusted Resources--Finding Additional Information About Breast Cancer and Its Treatment
Chapter Information About Johns Hopkins
Chapter Further Reading
Chapter Glossary
Chapter Index

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