Breast Cancer Support Partner Handbook, 9th Edition
$10.95

Breast Cancer Support Partner Handbook, 9th Edition

By Judy C. Kneece, RN, OCN
US$ 10.95
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Book Description

The Breast Cancer Support Partner Handbook is designed to be given to the individual supporting the patient through the cancer experience.

Covers all aspects of supporting a breast cancer patient - from diagnosis to recovery.

Table of Contents
  • Front Cover
  • Understanding the Vital Role of Your Support
  • Copyright
  • Dedication
  • Acknowledgements
  • Table of Contents
  • About the Author
  • The Voices of Experience
  • Dear Support Partner
  • Chapter 1 What Is a Support Partner?
  • Chapter 2 The Initial Diagnosis
  • Chapter 3 Dealing With Your Own Emotional Pain
  • Chapter 4 Understanding the Impact on the One You Love
  • Chapter 5 What Do I Do First?
  • Chapter 6 Helping Children Cope
  • Chapter 7 Health Insurance and Employment Issues
  • Chapter 8 Support Groups
  • Chapter 9 Understanding Breast Cancer
  • Chapter 10 Breast Cancer Decisions
  • Chapter 11 Surgical Decisions
    • Image: Modified Radical Mastectomy
    • Image: Total, Simple or Prophylactic Mastectomy
    • Image: Skin-Sparing Mastectomy
    • Image: Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy
  • Chapter 12 Reconstructive Surgery
    • Image: TRAM Flap
    • Image: Free TRAM Flap
    • Image: Latissimus Dorsi Flap
    • Image: SGAP Flap
    • Image: IGAP Flap
    • Image: TUG Flap
    • Image: PAP Flap
    • Image: Nipple and Areola Reconstruction
  • Chapter 13 Facing Surgery Together
  • Chapter 14 Resuming Communications ... What Do I Say?
  • Chapter 15 Understanding the Pathology Report
  • Chapter 16 Treatments for Breast Cancer
    • Chart: Chemotherapy Drugs
    • Chart: Hormonal and Biological Response Modifier Drugs
  • Chapter 17 Your Partnership in Recovery
  • Chapter 18 Sexuality After Breast Cancer
  • Chapter 19 Future Fertility
  • Chapter 20 Emotional Adjustment to Breast Cancer
  • Chapter 21 Managing the Fear of Recurrence
  • Chapter 22 Shared Insights on Coping
  • A Final Note . . .
  • Recommended Reading
  • Resources
  • References
  • Glossary
  • Back Cover
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