The New Generation Breast Cancer Book

The New Generation Breast Cancer Book

How to Navigate your Diagnosis and Treatment Options -- and Remain Optimistic -- in An Age of Information Overload

Book - 2015
Average Rating:
Rate this:
Random House, Inc.
From an expert in the field comes the definitive guide to managing breast cancer in the information age—a comprehensive resource for diagnosis, treatment, and peace of mind.

The breast cancer cure rate is at an all-time high, and so is the information—and misinformation—available to patients and their families. Online searches can lead to unreliable sources, leaving even the most resilient patient feeling uneasy and uncertain about her diagnosis, treatment options, doctors, side effects, and recovery. Adding to a patient’s anxiety is input from well-meaning friends and family, with stories, worries, and opinions to share, sometimes without knowing the details of her particular case, when in reality breast cancer treatment has gone well beyond a “one size fits all” approach. Elisa Port, MD, FACS, chief of breast surgery at The Mount Sinai Hospital and co-director of the Dubin Breast Center in Manhattan, offers an optimistic antidote to the ocean of Web data on screening, diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment. Inside you’ll discover

• the various scenarios when mammograms indicate the need for a biopsy
• the questions to ask about surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, and breast reconstruction
• the important things to look for when deciding where to get care
• the key to deciphering complicated pathology reports and avoiding confusion
• the facts on genetic testing and the breast cancer genes: BRCA-1 and BRCA-2
• the best resources and advice for those supporting someone with breast cancer

From innovations in breast cancer screening and evaluating results to post-treatment medications and living as a breast cancer survivor, Dr. Elisa Port describes every possible test and every type of doctor visit, providing a comprehensive, empathetic guide that every newly diagnosed woman (and her family) will want to have at her side.

Advance praise for The New Generation Breast Cancer Book

“Elisa Port, M.D., is the doctor every patient deserves: brilliant and compassionate. Her book will be a sanity saver and, quite possibly, a life saver.”—Geralyn Lucas, author ofWhy I Wore Lipstick to My Mastectomy

The New Generation Breast Cancer Book helps you sort through all the information you’ve gathered, make sense of the terminology, consider the options, and make the right decisions for your unique case.”—Edie Falco

“A lifeline for many women in need of today’s most up-to-date choices for treatment . . . Everyone should read this book for themselves, their mothers, grandmothers, daughters, and friends.”—Kara DioGuardi, Grammy-nominated songwriter, music executive, and Arthouse Entertainment co-founder

Baker & Taylor
Offers a comprehensive resource for diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of breast cancer, and includes information on mammograms, chemotherapy, where to get care and how to support someone with breast cancer.

Baker
& Taylor

Offers a comprehensive resource for diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment of breast cancer, and includes information on mammograms, chemotherapy, where to get care, and how to support someone with breast cancer.

Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, c2015
ISBN: 9781101883150
Branch Call Number: 362.19699 POR
Characteristics: xix, 298 p. ;,24 cm.

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at FVRL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top