All you need to know to “take control” after a diagnosis of breast cancer. Your whole life stops after a diagnosis of breast cancer. A mountain has blocked the path you’re traveling on and you simply can’t move beyond it. Using the familiar image of a garden and a personal, plain English style, renowned breast cancer specialist Professor John Boyages, MD, PhD, walks you slowly through the stress and confusion of diagnosis, treatment, and life after breast cancer.
In Breast Cancer: Taking Control, John Boyages provides you with the right tools, directions, and equipment to let you take control, maximize your survival, and find your path to recovery.
Learn how to:
*Identify the 20 “Control Points,” important decisions or steps you must make to navigate the medical maze
*Find and research the right treatment team for you
*Identify the key questions to ask your treatment team
*Identify the treatment choices for your breast and armpit
*Understand when you really need chemotherapy, hormonal treatment, or “targeted” therapy
*Prevent lymphedema and osteoporosis after treatment
*Cope with menopause, sexuality, and fertility after treatment
*Slow down and make the right decision
Updated from 2010 Printed book to include new information including: duration of hormonal treatment (The new ATLAS and ATOM trials), impact of the Z11 trial on treatment of micrometastases in the armpit, and information on Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy and other "oncoplastic" procedures.
"I’d be pleased to have John take care of any member of my own family, and if they had breast cancer, I’d certainly recommend that they read this book.” Daniel F. Hayes, MD; Stuart A. Padnos Professor of Breast Cancer Research, University of Michigan
Breast Cancer: Taking Control is designed to give you all the information
you need at the 20 key “Control Points” on your path to survival. The book is broken down into three parts detailing the phases of your cancer treatment: diagnosis, before surgery, and after surgery. Each section has its own color:
Part 1, in red, is the time to “stop” and take stock of the situation
Part 2 is in amber, as a lot of “caution” is required before treatment starts
Part 3 is in green, which means to “proceed with care.” This section gives you information you need after your surgery and following treatment.
Breast Cancer: Taking Control includes over 80 active web links, 20 flow charts, 96 figures, and a comprehensive glossary.