Your Breast Cancer Treatment Handbook: Your Guide to Understanding the Disease, Treatments, Emotions and Recovery from Breast Cancer

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9781886665101: Your Breast Cancer Treatment Handbook: Your Guide to Understanding the Disease, Treatments, Emotions and Recovery from Breast Cancer

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. Instead, the patient is guided through the experience with graphically illustrated explanations of surgical options, treatments and self-care. A concise glossary empowers her to understand the language and participate in discussion about her care. Sixteen tear-out worksheets serve as a tutor for information collection. Reasuring remarks appearing throughout the book from survivors show that others have faced and met the challenge of breast cancer.

Your Breast Cancer Treatment Handbook takes a patient from diagnosis through recovery. Discussions include:

*the emotional impact and response of patients
*how to manage the fears of a diagnosis
*how to communicate with mate, children and family
*types of surgical and reconstruction options
*pre-and postoperative procedures and self-care
*understanding a pathology report
*chemotherapy, radiation therapy
*care of surgical arm, exercises and lymphedema
*breast self-exam after breast surgery
*how to determine normal versus clinical depression
*sexual issues
*diet and exercise
*sources of support, help and much more

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Featured on the cover of Cope, Working in Oncology magazine, Judy says, "Empowering patients with an understanding of their disease, treatment options and providing tools for recovery management are essential for complete recovery. Breast cancer is more than scars on the breast; it also scars the heart. We must address the psychological and social issues breast cancer brings if a woman is to master the disease. An understanding of her disease and personal management skills empowers a woman to become an active partner in recovery with her health care team and not a passive participant. She must know the advantages and disadvantages of treatment options and the questions she needs to ask about her care. Getting well is more than surgery and treatments, it is a woman understanding the vital role she can play in managing her own recovery."

About the Author:

Judy C. Kneece, RN, OCN is a certified oncology nurse with a specialty in breast cancer and a MammaCare specialist. She presently serves hospitals and breast health centers as an international Breast Health Consultant in the educational and psychosocial needs of breast cancer patients and their families. She implements a program of comprehensive education, training nurses to fill the breast health education role and setting up a complete program of support for the entire family unit. Judy also trains nurses, physicians, and mammography technologists in the management of breast disease.

Judy is the author of Helping Your Mate Face Breast Cancer, a book for the support partner of the breast cancer patient. Helping Your Mate Face Breast Cancer has been critically acclaimed by the Journal of the National Cancer Institute as being an essential need for those supporting a recently diagnosed patient. She is also author of Finding A Lump In Your Breast-Where To Go...What To Do, which was also recently reviewed in the prestigious Journal of The National Cancer Institute. Her other books include Solving The Mystery of Breast Pain, Solving The Mystery of Breast Discharge and a computer program featuring over 236 patient teaching sheets on breast health for clinics, hospitals and physicians' offices. Judy has published over 30 national articles on breast health.

Judy presently serves as Secretary for the National Consortium of Breast Centers and as Managing Editor for their national newsletter, The Breast Center Bulletin. She is also contributing editor for several national magazines on breast and cancer care. Judy speaks widely on the topic of breast cancer education and triumphant survivorship as a keynote and conference speaker.

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