A Breast Cancer Journey

A Breast Cancer Journey

Your Personal Guidebook

Book - 2001
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The most common cancer among women (after skin cancer) is breast cancer, accounting for nearly one in every three cancers diagnosed in women in the U.S. Many who have been through this experience emphasize the importance of becoming an active, well-informed partner in their journey to recovery. Whether it's ones' own diagnosis or that of a loved one, this unique, informative guide can help steer women through the maze of information, empowering them to take control of their disease, treatment choices, health care team, and life.

-- Identify individual points along the journey and move knowledgeably through each phase

-- Record personal feelings, questions, and concerns

-- Prepare detailed questions for the health care provider, including possible physical and emotional reactions, side effects of breast cancer and its treatment

-- Understand the details of practical matters such as paperwork and insurance, and legal and sexual issues

-- Establish one's own needs with physicians, family members, and other partners in the health care support team

-- Includes helpful tools for family and friends -- help those close to you understand and cope

Publisher: Atlanta, GA : American Cancer Society, c2001.
ISBN: 9780944235287
094423528X
Characteristics: xx, 427 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Additional Contributors: American Cancer Society

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