"Covers every aspect of breast cancer...accessible and up-to-date . . . recommended for most patient health libraries." --Library Journal
This medical handbook serves as an accessible resource for answering the questions of women with breast cancer as well as easing the concerns of their spouses and family members. Drawing on the personal experiences of a breast-cancer survivor and the professional expertise of breast-cancer specialists, this guide outlines the various treatment options for cancer patients--including lumpectomy and mastectomy surgeries, radiation treatment, and chemotherapy--both in terms of how they work and the toll they take on a patient’s life. Photographs on breast reconstruction are included as is a complete list of resources and an open discussion of hereditary and recurrence risks. The latest information on diagnostics and treatment is provided, making this an essential resource for those affected by breast cancer.
Suzanne W. Braddock, MD, is a breast cancer survivor and a dermatologist. She lives in Omaha, Nebraska. Jane M. Kercher, MD, is a general and oncological surgeon. She lives in Littleton, Colorado. John J. Edney, MD, is a plastic surgeon specializing in postmastectomy breast reconstruction and cosmetic surgery. He lives in Omaha, Nebraska. Melanie Morrissey Clark is the editor in chief of Today’s Omaha Woman and the coauthor of The Fertility Handbook. She lives in Omaha, Nebraska.