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The Breast Cancer Book

A Trusted Guide for You and Your Loved Ones

Kenneth D. Miller, MD, and Melissa Camp, MD, MPH
with Kathy Steligo

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A comprehensive, down-to-earth guide for anyone diagnosed with breast cancer.

Being diagnosed with breast cancer can be scary and confusing. There are medical terms to learn, options to consider, and important decisions to make, all while trying to carry on with work, family, and life. The Breast Cancer Book can't reverse a diagnosis or make breast cancer disappear, but every page can inform and empower you or your loved ones, no matter where you are in the breast cancer experience.

Written by three trusted experts—an oncologist, a breast surgeon, and a two-time breast cancer survivor—this…

A comprehensive, down-to-earth guide for anyone diagnosed with breast cancer.

Being diagnosed with breast cancer can be scary and confusing. There are medical terms to learn, options to consider, and important decisions to make, all while trying to carry on with work, family, and life. The Breast Cancer Book can't reverse a diagnosis or make breast cancer disappear, but every page can inform and empower you or your loved ones, no matter where you are in the breast cancer experience.

Written by three trusted experts—an oncologist, a breast surgeon, and a two-time breast cancer survivor—this multidisciplinary book walks you through everything you need to know about breast cancer so that you can make the best decisions about diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up care. In plain, easy-to-understand language that illuminates all the facets of this disease, the authors draw on their professional experience and the most current scientific knowledge to

• describe the risk factors for breast cancer;
• explain the various tests used to detect cancer;
• clarify the full range of treatment options, from surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation to newer combination therapies;
• provide insight from experts in genetics, radiation oncology, and breast reconstruction;
• present inspirational true stories of breast cancer survivors; and
• simplify complex concepts with detailed graphics, tables, illustrations, and photographs.

A crash course on breast cancer that will help get you or anyone you love through the physical and emotional challenges of the disease, The Breast Cancer Book will also help readers communicate with their cancer team. Packed with information, this compassionate guide is the most up-to-date book available.

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This book is written thoughtfully and empathetically and I would urge you to read it if you've received this frightening diagnosis.

Educating readers about all aspects of breast cancer—from diagnosis to treatment, risk, prevention, and survivorship—this is an accurate, practical, and well-written book.

Dr. Miller's 40 years of caring for people affected by breast cancer is in full view in this practical and accessible road map. A Patient's Guide to Breast Cancer offers valuable advice about negotiating the medical, emotional, and social challenges inherent in managing the illness while also supporting personal growth. An essential resource.

Every woman with breast cancer has a unique story, requiring individualized treatment and follow up care. The authors provide a comprehensive overview of breast cancer risk, diagnosis and treatment, while also sharing stories, and delivering hope of living well with and beyond a diagnosis. A must-read for patients and their loved ones.

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Available
Trim Size
6.125
x
9.25
Pages
456
ISBN
9781421441917
Illustration Description
15 halftones, 54 line drawings
Table of Contents

List of Tables
Introduction
A Message of Hope
Part One. Understanding Breast Cancer
1. What Is Cancer?
2. Breast Cancer Basics
3. Demystifying Breast Cancer Risk
4. Strategies to Reduce Your Risk of

List of Tables
Introduction
A Message of Hope
Part One. Understanding Breast Cancer
1. What Is Cancer?
2. Breast Cancer Basics
3. Demystifying Breast Cancer Risk
4. Strategies to Reduce Your Risk of Developing Breast Cancer
5. Hereditary Breast Cancer
Part Two. Finding Breast Cancer and Dealing with a Diagnosis
6. Screening Tools and Technologies
7. Making a Diagnosis
8. After a Diagnosis: Charting a Course and Assembling Your Team
Part Three. Understanding Treatment Choices and Making Decisions
9. Local Therapy: Breast Cancer Surgery
10. Radiation Therapy
11. Rebuilding Your Breasts after Mastectomy
12. Treating Noninvasive Breast Cancer: Ductal Carcinoma In Situ
13. Reducing the Risk of Recurrence: Systemic Therapies for Invasive Breast Cancer
14. Cancer Again: Treating Local or Regional Recurrence
15. Treating Metastatic Breast Cancer
16. Considering Breast Cancer Clinical Trials
17. Treating Less Common Types of Breast Cancers and Male Breast Cancer
Part Four. Finding Answers
18. Managing Breast Cancer Treatment Side Effects
19. Complementary, Integrative, and Alternative Medicine
20. Meeting the Emotional Challenges of Breast Cancer
21. Family Matters during and after Breast Cancer
22. Insurance and Money Matters during Breast Cancer Treatment
Part Five. Moving On
23. Supportive Care and Symptom Management for Women with Metastatic Breast Cancer
24. Living Well beyond Cancer: Healthy Breast Cancer Survivorship
Resources
Glossary
Index

Author Bios
Featured Contributor

Kenneth D. Miller, MD

Kenneth D. Miller, M.D., a practicing medical oncologist, is an assistant professor of medicine and oncology at the Yale Cancer Center, Yale School of Medicine. He serves as the director of the Connecticut Challenge Survivorship Clinic and of the Supportive Care Program at Yale Cancer Center.
Melissa Camp, MD, MPH
Featured Contributor

Melissa Camp, MD, MPH

Melissa Camp, MD, MPH is a breast surgical oncologist at Johns Hopkins Hospital and the Johns Hopkins Breast Center.
Kathy Steligo
Featured Contributor

Kathy Steligo

Kathy Steligo (SAN CARLOS, CA) is the author of The Breast Reconstruction Guidebook and the coauthor of Confronting Chronic Pain and The Breast Cancer Book. She is a two-time breast cancer survivor.