EduCare Publishing Inc.
Judy C. Kneece, RN, OCN
Health, Fitness & Dieting
Breast Cancer Treatment Handbook, 9th Edition
US$ 19.95
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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.

Front Cover
Cover Page
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
Male Breast Cancer
Pregnancy and Breast Cancer
Prosthesis, Wigs, Camisoles
Support Groups / Organizations
Survivorship Magazines
Survivorship Resources
Tear-Out Worksheets
Surgical Arm Exercises
Thankfulness in My Circumstances
Becoming a Cancer Survivalist
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