Navigating Breast Cancer: Guide for the Newly Diagnosed

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-03-19
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
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In this newly updated and revised edition of Navigating Breast Cancer: A Guide for the Newly Diagnosed, Second Edition, author Lillie Shockney empowers breast cancer patients and their families by providing authoritative, easy-to-follow information about each step of treatment, helping women to make informed decisions about their care. Armed with this invaluable book, breast cancer patients will be well prepared for each phase of therapy, and perhaps most importantly, will learn how to continue to work and live life while receiving treatment. This outstanding resource provides breast cancer patients with the essential tools they need to cope with symptoms and to navigate the maze of modern treatment options.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. v
Let's Get Startedp. 3
The Decision-Making Processp. 5
Preconceived Ideas About Breast Cancer
Making Treatment Decisions
Features of a Breast Centerp. 11
Easy Access
Patient Empowerment
Patient (and Family) Education
Multidisciplinary Case Conferences
Special Breast Imaging Services
Clinical Trials
Full Range of Surgical Options
Medical Oncology
Radiation Oncology
Genetic Counseling
High-Risk Assessment for Breast Cancer
Pathology Services
Continuity of Care
Urgent Care Services
Continuing Education Programs and Seminars
Measuring Quality of Care
Getting Started: Time for Your Initial Consultationp. 27
Understanding Your Biopsy Report
Understanding the Stage
Getting Your Treatment Underwayp. 39
Communicating the News of the Diagnosis to Othersp. 41
Telling the Children
Telling Parents and Siblings
Deciding Whether and How to Tell Coworkers and Friends
Breast Cancer Surgery and Sexual Intimacyp. 45
Thinking Through Surgical Options
Resuming Physical Intimacy After Surgery—Is Dr. Ruth Around?
Adjuvant Treatment After Surgeryp. 57
If Chemotherapy Is Part of the Game Plan
If Radiation Is Part of the Game Plan
If Hormonal Therapy Is Part of the Game Plan
In the Event the Cancer Has Spread
Changes in Daily Routinesp. 65
Planning Schedules for Children
Planning Schedules for Yourself
Finding Private Time
Targeted Therapyp. 69
Breast Cancer as a Chronic Illnessp. 75
Metastatic Diseasep. 77
Financial Issuesp. 79
Moving Forward as a Survivorp. 85
Living a Healthier Lifestyle Going Forwardp. 87
Stay Informed
Celebrating Completion of Breast Cancer Treatment: Survivorshipp. 91
What Does the Future Hold in the Field of Breast Cancer?p. 95
Resources of Benefit to Breast Cancer Patients and Their Familiesp. 99
Commonly Asked Questions That You May Have Wondered About
Where Can You Get Help with Financial or Legal Concerns?
Indexp. 109
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