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Understanding Breast Cancer

von Joy Ogden
Sprache: Englisch.
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Learning that you have breast cancer is a shocking experience. Not only are people fearful of their future, they are also faced with difficult choices about treatment and worries about its impact on themselves, their family and friends. "Understandin... weiterlesen
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Titel: Understanding Breast Cancer
Autor/en: Joy Ogden

ISBN: 0470854359
EAN: 9780470854358
Sprache: Englisch.
JOHN WILEY & SONS INC

Mai 2004 - kartoniert - 148 Seiten

Beschreibung

Learning that you have breast cancer is a shocking experience. Not only are people fearful of their future, they are also faced with difficult choices about treatment and worries about its impact on themselves, their family and friends. "Understanding Breast Cancer" includes essential information and practical advice on coping with every aspect of breast cancer, including: The treatment options available. Coming to terms with the psychological impact. Breast reconstruction and prostheses. Complementary therapies and diet. Breast cancer, pregnancy and fertility. Joy Ogden is a health journalist who uses her own encounter with breast cancer to answer the questions of others in a similar situation. She talks to many such women, and men, about their experiences of diagnosis and treatment, and includes their stories here.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

About the author. Acknowledgements. 1. Introduction. 2. What is breast cancer? 3. Who gets it? What are the risk factors? 4. Symptoms and diagnosis. 5. Psychological impact - coming to terms with breast cancer. 6. The role of family, friends and health professionals. 7. What are the treatment options? 8. Surgery. 9. Breast reconstruction or prosthesis? 10. Radiotherapy. 11. Chemotherapy. 12. Hormonal therapies and immunotherapy. 13. Breast cancer, pregnancy and fertility. 14. How does it feel to live with breast cancer? 15. Complementary therapies, holistic practice and diet. 16. Frequently asked questions. Glossary. Useful addresses and contacts. References. Index.

Portrait

Joy Ogden is a health journalist who use her own encounter with breast cancer to answer the questions of others in a similar situation. She talks to many such women, and men, about their experiences of diagnosis and treatment, and includes their stories here.

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"Despite a plethora of breast cancer books, this one feels fresh and up-to-date. I would definitely recommend it." (MacMillan Cancer Care Directory, 2007/2008)
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