This indispensable book aids those diagnosed with recurrent or late-stage breast cancer, those wanting to reduce the chance of a recurrence, and those with other types of late-stage cancer. It is also a valuable resource for healthcare professionals, friends, and family members.
Topics covered include
*Types of recurrence, their symptoms, and ways of minimizing the chance of a recurrence
*Diagnostic tests, potential surgeries, and treatments to manage late-stage cancer
*Getting the best care, evaluating complementary therapies, and alleviating pain and depression
*Cessation of treatment and what one may experience as the disease progresses
*End-of-life issues including dealing with financial and legal matters, communicating with loved ones and hospice workers, and planning memorial services
Breast Cancer Recurrence and Advanced Disease includes a glossary of medical terms, appendices on nutrition and integrative health centers, and links to current Web sites addressing matters such as clinical trials, patients' rights, and medical expenses.
Publisher: Duke University Press
Number of pages: 388
Weight: 658 g
Dimensions: 236 x 163 x 30 mm
"This book is a wonderful resource for women diagnosed with a recurrence of breast cancer. It explains both the medical and the emotional implications of a second diagnosis of breast cancer and offers women practical information on treatment, as well as on matters such as finding funds to pay for treatment. It also gives excellent advice on wills, durable powers of attorney, advanced medical directives, and other issues people tend not to consider soon enough. The pros and cons of complementary and alternative approaches for this condition are clearly laid out."-Terry and Joe Graedon, The People's Pharmacy