5 edition of Choices in Breast Cancer Treatment found in the catalog.
January 11, 2008
by The Johns Hopkins University Press
Written in English
|Series||Johns Hopkins Press Health Books|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||416|
Most women with breast cancer have some type of surgery as part of their treatment. There are different types of breast surgery, and it may be done for different reasons, depending on the situation. For example, surgery may be done to: Remove as much of the cancer as possible (breast-conserving surgery or mastectomy). Again, the treatment you'll have will depend on the type of breast cancer. Your doctor will discuss the most suitable treatment plan with you. Chemotherapy or hormone therapy will sometimes be the first treatment. Secondary breast cancer. Most breast cancers are discovered at an early stage. But a small proportion of women discover they have.
The Cancer Support Community has a decision support counseling program called Open to Options ® that can help you prepare for an appointment in which you will be making a treatment decision. The program is available in English or Spanish for people with any stage of cancer. In recent years, there's been an explosion of life-saving treatment advances against breast cancer, bringing new hope and excitement. Instead of only one or two options, today there's an overwhelming menu of treatment choices that fight the complex mix of cells in each individual cancer.
NPR coverage of The New Generation Breast Cancer Book: How to Navigate Your Diagnosis and Treatment Options--And Remain Optimistic--In an Age of Information Overload by Elisa, M.D. Port. News. There are a number of different approaches to treating metastatic breast cancer. Most treatment decisions depend on where the cancer has come back, the characteristics of the cancer, and which treatments you have had before. Learn about what to consider when making treatment choices for metastatic breast cancer.
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Choices in Breast Cancer Treatment is a rare blend of medical expertise and compelling personal accounts that empowers those with breast cancer to meet the disease with confidence, knowledge, and hope.
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. /5(10). She has helped thousands of women through breast cancer treatment, including well-known celebrities like Angelina Jolie and Sheryl Crow.
Funk is a frequent cohost on The Doctors and breast expert on Good Morning America, and has appeared on The View, Today, The Dr. Oz Show, CNN, and numerous other national /5(). Choices in Breast Cancer Treatment is a rare blend of medical expertise and compelling personal accounts that empowers those with breast cancer to meet the disease with confidence, knowledge, and hope.
"Choices in Breast Cancer Treatment" is exactly what it promises. It provides the reader with succinct, objective and comprehensive information, as well as the individual guidance and helpful opinions of highly experienced breast cancer treatment specialists/5(9). This booklet is for women diagnosed with DCIS or breast cancer and are facing a decision about which surgery to have.
Your choice may be between breast-sparing surgery, mastectomy, or mastectomy with reconstruction. While it is good to have choices, this. This must-have book combines the author’s motivational and medical expertise to provide practical, important information on breast cancer diagnosis, treatment, pre- and post-surgery quality of life, sexuality associated with breast cancer treatment, the right to choose breast reconstructive surgery, breast reconstruction resources, and much more.
Treating Breast Cancer | Local treatments Some treatments are€local, meaning they treat the tumor without affecting the rest of the body.€ Most women with breast cancer will have some type of surgery to remove the tumor.
Depending on the type of breast cancer and how advanced it is, you might need other. Based on your treatment options, you might have different types of doctors on your treatment team. These doctors could include: A breast surgeon or surgical oncologist: a doctor who uses surgery to treat breast cancer.
A radiation oncologist: a doctor who uses radiation to treat cancer. Welcome to Breast Cancer Choices, Inc., a nonprofit organization scrutinizing and reporting the evidence for breast cancer procedures and treatments.
Report on information quality: Every piece of information on this site has been rigorously fact-checked and documented. Report on decision-making: As patient-advocate reporters, our mission. The most common treatments for breast cancer are: Surgery. For most people, the first step is to take out the tumor.
Radiation. This treatment uses high-energy waves to kill cancer cells. Most women with DCIS or breast cancer can choose to have a mastectomy. A mastectomy may be a better choice for you if: You have small breasts and a large area of DCIS or cancer. You have DCIS or cancer in more than one part of your breast.
The DCIS or cancer is under the nipple. You are not able to receive radiation therapy. "This excellent book provides just the right mixture of accurate medical information and insight and emotions from breast cancer survivors who share their own experiences.
This combination will help women with breast cancer make informed decisions about their medical treatment and will also help them cope with the fears, frustrations, and other.
Remember that every case is different, so your treatment may not be the same as that of another person with breast cancer. You should talk to your doctor about which treatment is right for : Gina Shaw.
Your Breast Cancer Treatment Handbook is the only book designed to be given to patients by their health care provider as a comprehensive guide to understanding treatment options and self-care. No treatment advice is given, allowing the treatment team to offer final recommendations/5(46).
Treatment for this non-invasive breast tumor is often different from the treatment of invasive breast cancer. Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) is a stage 0 breast tumor. Lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS) used to be categorized as stage 0, but this has been changed because it is not cancer.
Still, it does indicate a higher risk of breast cancer. Choices in Breast Cancer Treatment by Kenneth D. Miller,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(9). She searches for breast cancer information in books, journals, and on Internet web sites provided by large breast cancer organizations including the National Cancer Institute, the American Cancer Society, and the Susan G.
Komen Foundation. She feels entitled to actively participate in her treatment decisions and understand her treatment by: 5. In this early stage, the cancer either hasn't spread beyond the breast or has spread in a very small amount to a lymph node.
You have a number of treatments. Before you have surgery for breast cancer, take some time to learn about the different types of and your doctor will choose the best option for. Living Beyond Breast Cancer: A Survivor's Guide for When Treatment Ends and the Rest of Your Life Begins by Marisa C.
Weiss, M.D., chief medical officer ofEllen Weiss Advanced Breast Cancer: A Guide to Living with Metastatic Disease, 2nd Edition (Patient-Centered Guides). Breast cancer treatments depend upon the type of breast cancer that is present as well as the stage (extent of spread) of the tumor.
Treatment for early breast cancer typically involves surgery to remove the tumor.; After surgery, medical professionals may administer radiation therapy, chemotherapy, or targeted therapy.; Doctors then perform tests on the surgically .Older age is the main risk factor for most cancers.
The chance of getting cancer increases as you get older. NCI's Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Tool uses a woman's risk factors to estimate her risk for breast cancer during the next five years and up to age This online tool is meant to be used by a health care more information on breast cancer risk, call CANCER.
Tamoxifen can prevent breast cancer in women considered at high risk of developing the disease. Treatment In most cases, treatment for breast cancer begins with surgical excision of the tumor.
Modern treatment attempts to preserve as much tissue as possible for both functional and cosmetic reasons.