Breast cancer journey : the essential guide to treatment and recovery / Ruth O'Regan, MD [et al.]. - 3rd ed. - Atlanta, GA : American Cancer Society, c2013. - xx, 555 p. : ill. ; 23 cm. - Nancy Floyd Haworth Foundation collection . - Nancy Floyd Haworth Foundation collection. .
Purchase of this book made possible by a grant from the Nancy Floyd Haworth Foundation, Albuquerque, NM.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 473-497) and index.
Understanding breast cancer. What is cancer? ; Who gets breast cancer? -- Preparing for treatment. Understanding your diagnosis ; Coping with your diagnosis and moving forward ; Making the medical system work for you -- Treatment. Exploring treatment options ; Surgery ; Other treatments for breast cancer ; Treatment options based on your situation ; Clinical trials ; Complementary and alternative therapies -- Living with the effects of treatment. Coping with symptoms and side effects ; Staying emotionally healthy during treatment ; Breast reconstruction and prostheses -- Practical matters : work, insurance, and finances. Employment and workplace issues ; Insurance and your rights ; Finances and cancer treatment -- Special caregiver's section : supporting the woman with cancer -- Life after cancer. Taking care of yourself after cancer : health and wellness ; Emotional wellness after treatment : moving on ; The possibility of facing cancer again.
Presents a guide to coping with the physical and emotional demands of breast cancer treatment and recovery, in an updated edition that covers the latest treatment options, building a support network, and breast reconstruction.