Breast Cancer - The Facts (Paperback)
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Breast Cancer - The Facts (Paperback)

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Paperback 160 Pages / Published: 25/06/2009
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Breast Cancer: The Facts is a concise and accessible guide to breast cancer for patients and their families, general health practitioners, nurses and medical and allied health students. For those newly diagnosed with breast cancer, this book will provide essential background information on the disease and will assist them in negotiating the often convoluted and obscure path through treatment. With this knowledge, people affected by breast cancer, and their families, will be able to ask health care teams the questions in order to make informed decisions about treatment. This publication covers all aspects of the diagnosis and management of breast cancer, focusing on the patient journey, but also includes information on women at high risk, menopause and fertility after treatment, breast cancer associated with pregnancy, the role of clinical research, and the psychosocial aspects of diagnosis and survivorship. The clear layout of the book enables readers to focus on chapters or topic areas relevant to their specific concerns. The authors have also provided the details of additional resources which can further inform the reader. Although written by two specialists in breast cancer, the focus on the whole patient, their family and social networks, and the role of other professionals such as the general practitioner, transforms the book from a textbook on breast cancer to a holistic guide to better health at and after diagnosis with the disease.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199558698
Number of pages: 160
Weight: 171 g
Dimensions: 195 x 129 x 9 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
The text is beautifully printed so as to make it readable and helpful. The authors appear to have been objective and have had caring attitudes. * BMA Medical Book Competition 2010 *
This is a very appealing book. I wish I had had it at the beginning of my own journey it would have answered all my questions. It does not look frightening and it is relatively slim; it is easy to put it down and pick it up later, recalling what you read previously. It will give patients/carers/friends a better understanding of the implications of breast cancer. * Macmillan Cancer Support Cancer Voices *
I like the fact that it is concise and yet tries to cover almost everything for the breast cancer survivor. I particularly like its recommendation of a 3 survivorship plan and the template at the end. The diagrams and photographs aid clarity and there is a good glossary. * Macmillan Cancer Support Cancer Voices *
I found the book to be excellent. It deals with facts but without being insensitive to other issues (such as psychological ones) and includes new developments and treatments. It does answer questions that one might not want to ask the medical staff for fear of "bothering" them with non-medical issues. I think anyone affected by breast cancer would find it useful, including health professionals who, to my mind, are not necessarily "au fait" with breast cancer. * Macmillan Cancer Support Cancer Voices *

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