From Diagnosis to Recovery
Suzanne Braddock, M.D., Jane Kercher, M.D., John Edney, M.D., Maragaret Block, M.D., Melanie Morrissey Clark
Have You Been Diagnosed with Breast Cancer?
If so, perhaps you’re still coping with the emotions that often follow a cancer diagnosis. And, you probably have questions. How extensive is the cancer? Will you need a mastectomy…chemotherapy…radiation therapy? Author Suzanne Braddock, M.D., a breast cancer survivor, understands how you feel. Even though she is a physician, she, too, was filled with emotions and questions when she was diagnosed with breast cancer.
Once recovered from a double mastectomy and chemotherapy, Dr. Braddock was determined to write a book that would provide women with answers to the pressing questions they often have after a breast cancer diagnosis. In Straight Talk about Breast Cancer, she and her coauthors cover topics such as:
- Getting a diagnosis
- Determining type and stage of cancer
- Coping emotionally
- Surgery—mastectomy and lumpectomy
- Radiation therapy—external and internal approaches
- Systemic therapy—chemotherapy, hormonal, and targeted
- Treatment side effects
- Breast reconstruction (eight pages of patient photos)
- Metastatic breast cancer
Eight pages of reconstruction photos, resource section, glossary, index, illustrations and photos throughout.
“This work will be indispensable in any library. ” —From the Consumer Connection, a publication of the American Medical Library Association
More than 180,000 copies in print!