Purchase of this book made possible by a grant from the Nancy Floyd Haworth Foundation, Albuquerque, NM.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 413-416) and index.
Cancer basics. When cancer strikes ; Understanding cancer -- Breast cancer. An overview ; Making sense of risk statistics ; Hereditary breast cancer ; Preventing breast cancer ; The latest on screening ; Diagnosing breast cancer ; Precancerous conditions ; ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) ; Treating invasive breast cancer ; Breast reconstruction ; Special situations ; Follow-up and surveillance ; If the cancer comes back ; Treating advanced breast cancer ; Ovarian cancer : what you should know ; Uterine cancer : what you should know -- Life after a cancer diagnosis. Feelings and emotions ; Treatment side effects ; Complementary therapies ; Survivorship ; Making the transition to supportive care ; For partners.
Covers all aspects of breast cancer, including prevention, diagnosis, treatment, medication, alternative remedies, coping mechanisms, and communicating with children.