Breast Cancer Treatment Handbook, 9th Edition
$19.95

Breast Cancer Treatment Handbook, 9th Edition

By Judy C. Kneece, RN, OCN
US$ 19.95
Book Description

23 Years of Publication
Over 475,000 Copies In Use

The Breast Cancer Treatment Handbook is designed to be given to newly diagnosed patients by their Physician or Nurse as a comprehensive patient guide for treatment and recovery. The book helps patients work as partners with their healthcare team.

Covers all aspects of breast cancer — from diagnosis to recovery.

Table of Contents
  • Front Cover
  • OPENING PAGES
    • Cover Page
    • Copyright
    • Dedication
    • Acknowledgements
    • About the Author
    • You Are Not Alone...
    • Dear Survivor
    • The Voices of Experience
  • Using This Handbook
  • Table of Contents
  • Chapter 1 The Emotional Impact of Breast Cancer
  • Chapter 2 Relationship With Your Partner
  • Chapter 3 Helping Your Children Cope
  • Chapter 4 Calming Your Fears
  • Chapter 5 Partnering With Your Treatment Team
  • Chapter 6 What Is Breast Cancer?
    • Image: Internal Structure of the Female Breast
    • Special Breast Cancer Diagnoses
    • Pregnant With Breast Cancer
    • Male Breast Cancer
  • Chapter 7 Surgical Treatment Decisions
    • Image: Lumpectomy
    • Image: Modified Radical Mastectomy
    • Image: Total, Simple or Prophylactic Mastectomy
    • Image: Skin-Sparing Mastectomy
    • Image: Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy
  • Chapter 8 Reconstructive Surgery
    • Image: TRAM Flap Surgery
    • Image: Free TRAM Flap Surgery
    • Image: Muscle-Sparing Free TRAM Flap Surgery
    • Image: DIEP Flap Surgery
    • Image: Latissimus Dorsi Flap Surgery
    • Image: TAP Flap Surgery
    • Image: Superior Gluteal Artery Perforator Flap Surgery
    • Image: Inferior Gluteal Artery Perforator Flap Surgery
    • Image: TUG Flap Surgery
    • Image: PAP Flap Surgery
    • Image: Nipple and Areola Reconstruction
    • Chart: Comparison of Breast Reconstruction Procedures
    • Chart: Breast Reconstruction Timeline Estimates
  • Chapter 9 The Surgical Experience
  • Chapter 10 Your Pathology Report
    • Image: Stage 0
    • Image: Stage 1A
    • Image: Stage 1B
    • Image: Stage 2A
    • Image: Stage 2B
    • Image: Stage 3A
    • Image: Stage 3B
    • Image: Stage 3C
    • Image: Stage 4
  • Chapter 11 Chemotherapy Treatments
    • Chart: Chemotherapy Drugs
    • Chart: Hormonal and Biological Response Modifier Drugs
  • Chapter 12 Radiation Therapy
  • Chapter 13 Complementary and Alternative Medicine
  • Chapter 14 Prosthesis Selection
  • Chapter 15 Monitoring Your Emotional Recovery
    • The Stress Response
  • Chapter 16 Sexuality After Breast Cancer
  • Chapter 17 Future Fertility
  • Chapter 18 Care of the Surgical Arm
  • Chapter 19 Health Insurance and Employment Issues
  • Chapter 20 Diet and Exercise
    • Exercise and Diet Plan
  • Chapter 21 Monitoring Your Future Health for Recurrence
  • Chapter 22 Facing the Future After Breast Cancer
    • Reflections on My Journey
    • Dear Survivor
  • Appendix A Understanding Diagnostic Tests
    • Blood Counts
    • Bone Scan
    • Breast Cancer Genetic Testing
    • Breast MRI / Breast MRI Biopsy
    • Computed Tomography Scan (CT or CAT Scan)
    • Liver Scan
    • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
    • PET Scan (Positron Emission Tomography)
    • Ultrasound / Ultrasound Biopsy
  • Appendix B Understanding Chemotherapy Drugs
    • Chemotherapy Drugs
    • Hormonal Drugs
    • Miscellaneous Drugs
  • Appendix C Understanding Clinical Trials
  • Appendix D Understanding Breast Self-Exam
  • Appendix E Recommended Reading
  • Appendix F Resources
    • Advocacy Groups / Organizations
    • Breast Reconstruction
    • Cancer Treatments Clinical Aspects
    • Children and Families
    • Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)
    • Employment Concerns
    • General Resources
    • Hair Care and Makeup
    • Hereditary Breast Cancer
    • Lymphedema
    • Male Breast Cancer
    • Pregnancy and Breast Cancer
    • Prosthesis, Wigs, Camisoles
    • Sexuality
    • Support Groups / Organizations
    • Surgery
    • Survivorship Magazines
    • Survivorship Resources
  • References
  • Glossary
  • Tear-Out Worksheets
  • Surgical Arm Exercises
  • Thankfulness in My Circumstances
  • Becoming a Cancer Survivalist
  • EduCare eBook Library
  • Back Cover
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