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Breast Cancer: The Facts
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Breast Cancer: The Facts provides essential, easy to follow information on all aspects of the diagnosis and management of breast cancer. It provides essential background information on the disease, from the ways breast problems are investigated, through treatment options and new therapies, to follow-up processes after remission.

Fully updated to cover new and emerging therapies in breast cancer, this second edition also features new chapters on treating special or unusual types of breast cancer; surviving and thriving post-treatment; and coping and support strategies for the partners, families, friends, and colleagues of the person diagnosed with breast cancer. Each chapter is enriched with resources such as websites, links to videos, and care plans so the reader can explore relevant topics in greater detail.

Written by specialists in breast cancer, the focus is on the whole patient, their family, and social networks, to make this book a holistic guide to better health at and after diagnosis with the disease, equipping patients affected by breast cancer and their families to be able to ask their health care team the questions they need to have answered to make informed decisions about their treatment.


ISBN-13: 9780198813040
Publisher: Oxford University Press (OUP Oxford)
Publication date: November, 2018
Pages: 160
Weight: 571g
Availability: Not yet published
Subcategories: Oncology, Plastic/Reconstructive & Aesthetic
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Review from previous edition This is a very appealing book. I wish I had had it at the beginning of my own journey it would have answered all my questions. It does not look frightening and it is relatively slim; it is easy to put it down and pick it up later, recalling what you read previously. It will give patients/carers/friends a better understanding of the implications of breast cancer. I found the book to be excellent. It deals with facts but without being insensitive to other issues (such as psychological ones) and includes new developments and treatments. It does answer questions that one might not want to ask the medical staff for fear of "bothering" them with non-medical issues. I think anyone affected by breast cancer would find it useful, including health professionals who, to my mind, are not necessarily "au fait" with breast cancer. The text is beautifully printed so as to make it readable and helpful. The authors appear to have been objective and have had caring attitudes.