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The Intelligent Patient Guide to Breast Cancer: All You Need to Know to Take an Active Part in Your Treatment Ivo Olivotto

The Intelligent Patient Guide to Breast Cancer: All You Need to Know to Take an Active Part in Your Treatment

Ivo Olivotto

Published
ISBN : 9780969612582
Paperback
296 pages
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 About the Book 

This best-selling self-help book for cancer patients and their families, by five practising physicians and professors of medicine, is the definitive authority on all aspects of breast cancer. It equips patients with the knowledge needed to take anMoreThis best-selling self-help book for cancer patients and their families, by five practising physicians and professors of medicine, is the definitive authority on all aspects of breast cancer. It equips patients with the knowledge needed to take an active part in their treatment. Patients involved in making decisions about their treatment are better able to deal with their illness than are patients who relegate control to their doctors. Topics covered in the book include what cancer is, all about mammograms, breast self-examination technique, risk, what to do if a lump is found, benefits and side effects of all treatments, chemotherapy and radiation, what type of surgery is best, coping with cancer, reconstructive surgery and physiotherapy, handling the emotional side, diet and vitamins, what herceptin is and how it should be used, the new concept of partial breast radiotherapy, what a sentinel node biopsy is, and practical tips on living with cancer.