Benign Breast Disease
- 100 Questions and Answers About Breast Cancer
by Zora K. Brown, Lasalle D., Leffall Jr.
One in eight American women will learn that she has breast cancer. Whether you are a newly diagnosed breast cancer patient, a survivor, or a friend or relative of either, this book offers help. The text provides the doctor and patient's view, 100 Questions and Answers About Breast Cancer gives you authoritative, practical answers to your questions about treatment options, post-treatment quality of life, sources of support, and much more. The book is an invaluable resource for anyone coping with the physical and emotional turmoil of this frightening disease.
- Breast Cancer: Web Resource Guide for Consumers, Healthcare Providers, Patients, and Physicians
Eugene A. DeFelice, M.D.
Breast Cancer: Web Resource Guide for Consumers, Healthcare Providers, Patients and Physicians by Eugene A. De Felice, M.D., provides a very helpful guide to quickly and easily search the Web to obtain current, comprehensive, and useful information on breast cancer. With such information, you can take charge, control, and responsibility and make informed decisions with your healthcare provider/physician regarding breast cancer-its prevention, diagnosis and treatment-and live a healthier, longer, happier, and more enjoyable life.
- Breast Fitness: An Optimal Exercise and Health Plan for Reducing Your Risk of Breast Cancer
Anne, Md., Ph.D. McTiernan, Julie, Md. Gralow, and Lisa Talbott
Lifestyle changes-especially exercise-can have a profound impact on a woman's risk of developing breast cancer and her chances of survival, say the authors of “Breast Fitness,” all of whom are breast-cancer specialists. The authors present the facts about breast cancer, argue the merits of exercise and dietary changes, and suggest exercise and nutrition guidelines to fit various needs. The aim of “Breast Fitness,” is to help motivate and educate women to fight breast cancer with exercise, nutrition, and other lifestyle changes.
- Finding a Lump in Your Breast: Where to Go ... What to Do
Judy C. Kneece, Debra Strange (Illustrator)
Finding a Lump in Your Breast is written for women who have: a lump, suspicious mammography reports, breast pain, lumpy breasts, breast discharge, benign breast disease, "high risk" heritage after a family or personal diagnosis of breast cancer, and a desire to know more. It features:
- Full Breast Health Glossary
- Breast Pain Assessment Sheets
- Breast Discharge Assessment
- Breast Self-Exam Instructions
- Diagnostic Procedures
- Solving the Mystery of Breast Discharge
Solving The Mystery Of Breast Discharge” features:
- Describes normal and abnormal discharges and how to determine which you have
- Lists prescription and over-the-counter medications that may cause or promote breast discharge
- Describes common activities that can cause a normal breast discharge
- Details steps to identify different types of discharge
- Lists cost-free remedies that may reduce or stop breast discharge
- Provides worksheets to assess causes of breast discharge
- Helps a woman prevent expensive unnecessary diagnostic tests
- Empowers a woman to work as an educated partner with her physician.
- Solving the Mystery of Breast Pain
Judy C. Kneece
Solving the Mystery of Breast Pain” is designed to provide proactive steps for self-management of breast pain:
- Details steps to identify causes of pain. Includes worksheets to help women and physicians assess causes of breast pain.
- Lists 410 prescription and over-the-counter medications that may cause breast changes and promote breast pain.
- Describes common herbal and weight-reducing products that may cause breast pain.
- Lists cost-free remedies that may reduce or stop breast pain.
- Empowers a woman to work as an educated partner with a physician in monitoring her breast health.
- Straight Talk About Breast Cancer From Diagnosis to Recovery A Guide for the Entire Family
by Suzanne W. Braddock (Editor), Jane M. Kercher, John J. Edney, Melanie Morrissey Clark, M.D.Suzanne W. Braddock
This serves as an accessible and practical guide for answering the questions of women with breast cancer as well as a resource for easing the concerns of the spouse and family members of breast cancer patients. Drawing on the personal experiences of a breast cancer survivor and the professional expertise of medical professionals, this guide details the various treatment options for cancer patients, including lumpectomy and mastectomy surgeries, radiation treatment, and chemotherapy. Updated information and photographs on breast reconstruction, a complete list of resources, and an open discussion of hereditary and reoccurrence risks are included.. Consumer text details a doctor's personal battle with breast cancer. Contains informative information on breast examinations, regular mammograms, lumps, breast reconstruction, hereditary breast cancer, and what to expect from treatment from a physician's and victim's point of view. Detailed illustrations included.
- The Cancer Journals
First published in 1980, this new edition brings together posthumous tributes to Lorde from such writers and poets as Margaret Randall, Jewelle Gomez, and Barbara Smith, among others. The forthrightness and ferocity with which Audre Lorde greeted every social injustice is in full force in this courageous exploration of her breast cancer and mastectomy. Using the journal, memoir, and essay forms, Lorde gives voice to her "feelings and thoughts about the travesty of prosthesis, the pain of amputation, the function of cancer in a profit economy, confrontation with mortality, the strength of women loving, and the power and rewards of self-conscious living." Lorde powerfully weaves together the three literary forms, allowing her to leap from raw expressions of pain to her inimitably astute social observations.