- Advanced Breast Cancer: A Guide to Living with Metastatic Disease, 2nd Edition
Musa Mayer, Linda Lamb (Editor)
An estimated two million Americans alive today have been diagnosed with breast cancer, and for at least a third of these women the disease will eventually spread. “Advanced Breast Cancer: A Guide to Living with Metastatic Disease“ deals with the realities of metastatic disease. Topics covered include:
- Coping with the shock of recurrence
- Seeking information and making treatment decisions
- Communicating effectively with medical personnel
- Managing pain and symptoms of disease progression, as well as treatment of side effects
- Getting emotional support from other patients, friends, and family
- Finding new ways to discover meaning in the midst of adversity
- Handling disease progression and end-of-life issues
- 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.
- Coping with Lymphedema
Joan Swirsky, RN and Diane Sackett Nannery
In Coping with Lymphedema, the authors provide comprehensive and up-to-date information about this little-known condition. Using clear, non-technical language, they explain how Lymphedema develops, its physical and psychological aspects, its impact on daily living, and the different treatments available. Also included are advice on how to find a qualified Lymphedema therapist, information about diet and exercise, strategies for prevention, practical coping tips, and an extensive list of resources to help you find further information and assistance.
- 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
- Tamoxifen: For the Treatment and Prevention of Breast Cancer
V. Craig Jordan, PhD, DSc
Dr. V. Craig Jordan's conversations with hundreds of women with breast cancer and his passion to help find a cure for the disease have compelled him to gather eminent cancer specialists to contribute to this book. Distinguished physicians, scientists, breast cancer advocates, and breast cancer survivors are assembled here to answer numerous questions about tamoxifen. Written for both the clinician and patients, this book is a premier source of information about the world's leading drug for the treatment and prevention of breast cancer. 310 pp, 28 chapters; includes 40 tables, 68 colorful figures, and over 50 color and b&w photographs. For more than a quarter of a century, author and editor Dr. V. Craig Jordan has been involved with finding a cure for breast cancer. He has pioneered the evolution of ICI 46,474 from its birth in the laboratory to what is today tamoxifen-the world's most prescribed drug for the treatment of breast cancer, and the only drug in FDA history approved for the prevention of breast cancer.
- 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.
- The Feisty Woman's Breast Cancer Book
Breaking down the taboos associated with breast cancer and its treatment, Ratner offers women hope that they can survive and come out whole. She also share 18 insights gleaned from her own experience with breast cancer. This book also includes facts about breast cancer & breast health, along with tips on how to deal with the diagnosis and ways to keep family & friends well informed.