The Resource Breast cancer basics and beyond : treatments, resources, self-help, good news, updates, Delthia Ricks

Breast cancer basics and beyond : treatments, resources, self-help, good news, updates, Delthia Ricks

Label
Breast cancer basics and beyond : treatments, resources, self-help, good news, updates
Title
Breast cancer basics and beyond
Title remainder
treatments, resources, self-help, good news, updates
Statement of responsibility
Delthia Ricks
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Cataloging source
DLC
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Ricks, Delthia
Dewey number
616.99/449
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RC280.B8
LC item number
R535 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Breast
  • Breast Neoplasms
Label
Breast cancer basics and beyond : treatments, resources, self-help, good news, updates, Delthia Ricks
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The Reasons for This Book -- Quotes and Anecdotes -- Diagnosis -- Noticing a Lump or Other Symptom -- Arriving at a Diagnosis -- What Cancer Specialists Think about Mammography -- Mammogram Findings -- Getting the Best Possible Mammogram -- Mammography and Younger Women -- Some Cancers Are Not Easily X-Rayed -- Additional Imaging Choices -- The Activist's View of Mammography -- Delays in Being Tested -- Persistence when Faced with a Long Delay -- Understanding the Biopsy -- Types of Biopsies -- Getting the News -- Making Sense of It All -- A Postdiagnosis Checklist -- A Brief Checklist of What to Do Now -- Don't Be Afraid of the "C" Word -- What if You're Alone? -- Seeking Support while Telling the World -- Choosing Your Health-Care Team -- Can I "Shop" for a Doctor? -- Having Trouble Assembling a Medical Team? -- Which Doctor Will I See First? -- What Can I Expect at a Cancer Center? -- What Is a Comprehensive Cancer Center? -- Health Insurance and the High Cost of Medical Care -- COBRA -- Disability Insurance -- For Those Who Lack Adequate Insurance -- Drug Discounts for Middle-Income Patients -- The Canadian Connection -- A Good Book and a Hot Cup of Joe (or Tea) -- More Info on Info -- Facts, Fiction, and Urban Legends -- Myths and Misconceptions -- Fiction Versus Fact -- Tapping the Roots of Urban Legends -- Single-Food Saviors? A Look at Broccoli -- What about Soy? -- Antibiotics and Breast Cancer -- Earwax Consistency and Breast Cancer Risk -- Power Lines and Electromagnetic Energy -- Cancer Clusters: Common or Rare? -- Types of Breast Cancer -- When You First Receive Your Pathology Report -- Physiology of the Healthy Breast -- Immortal Cells -- Types of Breast Cancer (and Related Breast Abnormalities) -- Rare Forms of Breast Cancer -- Understanding the Pathology Report -- A Lesson on Tumor "Staging" -- The Importance of Pathology -- Second Opinions on Pathology Specimens -- Conferring with a Consultant -- An Activist Comments on Second Opinions -- A Primer on Risks, Part I: Age, Genes, and Ethnicity -- Understanding Risk -- Breast Cancer and Genetics -- The Link Between Estrogen and Breast Cancer -- BRCA1 and BRCA2 -- Cancer in the Family: Survivors Speak -- Additional Mutations -- Should You Seek Genetic Counseling? -- Genetic Screening: Pros and Cons -- Survivors Discuss Genetic Screening -- Ethnicity and Breast Cancer -- What Do Advocates Say? -- Another Look at Hormones and Risk -- Estrogen, Aging, and Breast Cancer Risk -- A Primer on Risks, Part II: Obesity, Hormone Replacement Therapy, and Other Exposures -- The Role of Obesity in Breast Cancer -- What Do Activists Say? -- Which Is the Real Risk Factor: Body Weight or Seeing a Doctor Too Late? -- Psychological Issues and Obesity -- What Do Patients Say? -- Why Has Weight Become a Breast Cancer Issue? -- Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) -- A Patient and a Physician Ponder HRT -- Lifestyle Issues and Breast Cancer Risk -- Does Alcohol Consumption Raise the Risk of Breast Cancer? -- Foods and Breast Cancer Risk -- Surgery -- Which Operation Is Best for You? -- Breast-Conserving Surgery -- Mastectomy -- Talking to Your Surgeon -- Your Hospital Stay -- Postsurgical Pain -- Reconstructive Surgery and Prosthetics -- Radiation Therapy: Medicine's High-Energy Treatment -- Recalling the Radiation Therapy Experience -- How Does Radiation Affect Cancer Cells? -- Why Not Radiation Instead of Surgery? -- How Radiation Limits Recurrences -- Facing Radiation Therapy with Uncertainty -- Radiation Following Lumpectomy -- Radiation Following Mastectomy -- A Doctor with an Activist's Point of View -- Facts about External Beam Therapy -- Internal Forms of Radiation -- Preparing for Radiation Therapy -- Signing the Consent for Radiotherapy -- The Therapy-Planning Session -- Plotting the Path -- Undergoing Treatment -- The Do's and Don'ts of Treatment -- Committing to the Schedule -- Bringing Along a Companion -- Getting a Boost -- Locating More Information on Radiation Therapy -- Chemotherapy -- Chemo and You -- Summarizing the Experience -- Adjuvant Chemo Improves Prognosis -- When Should Adjuvant Chemo Start? -- Debating the Pros and Cons of Chemo -- What Doctors Think about Adjuvant Therapy -- Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy -- "Chemo Brain" -- What Kinds of Drugs Are Used in Chemotherapy? -- Combination Chemotherapy -- Preparing for Chemotherapy: The Workup -- The Treatment -- A Patient's Diary -- Common Side Effects and Ways to Cope -- Combating Side Effects with Medication or Meditation -- Additional Tests -- More on Chemo from the Patient's Perspective -- Activists Want More Treatment Options -- Investigating New Approaches: Clinical Trials -- Looking at an Old Drug in a New Way -- Furthering Your Research on Adjuvant Chemotherapy -- Hormone Therapy: Counteracting Estrogen -- Estrogen's "Big" and "Little" Faucets -- A Primer on Hormone Receptors -- A Basic Guide to Hormone Therapy -- Tamoxifen -- Raloxifene: The First "Designer" Antiestrogen -- Aromatase Inhibitors -- Recurrence: If Breast Cancer Comes Back -- Understanding Recurrences -- An Activist Who Has Been There -- Becoming a Patient Again -- A Doctor Makes a Clarification -- Selecting an Oncologist and Surgeon -- The Poem That Inspired Rachel -- A Final Word: Life Beyond the Odyssey -- Your Sexuality -- Additional Notes on Sexuality after Breast Cancer -- Painting Life with a Broad Brush -- Mind/Body Medicine -- Moving Back into Routines -- Never Shying Away -- Researching Breast Cancer and Finding Support via the Web
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 366 pages
Form of item
online
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1028854376
Label
Breast cancer basics and beyond : treatments, resources, self-help, good news, updates, Delthia Ricks
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The Reasons for This Book -- Quotes and Anecdotes -- Diagnosis -- Noticing a Lump or Other Symptom -- Arriving at a Diagnosis -- What Cancer Specialists Think about Mammography -- Mammogram Findings -- Getting the Best Possible Mammogram -- Mammography and Younger Women -- Some Cancers Are Not Easily X-Rayed -- Additional Imaging Choices -- The Activist's View of Mammography -- Delays in Being Tested -- Persistence when Faced with a Long Delay -- Understanding the Biopsy -- Types of Biopsies -- Getting the News -- Making Sense of It All -- A Postdiagnosis Checklist -- A Brief Checklist of What to Do Now -- Don't Be Afraid of the "C" Word -- What if You're Alone? -- Seeking Support while Telling the World -- Choosing Your Health-Care Team -- Can I "Shop" for a Doctor? -- Having Trouble Assembling a Medical Team? -- Which Doctor Will I See First? -- What Can I Expect at a Cancer Center? -- What Is a Comprehensive Cancer Center? -- Health Insurance and the High Cost of Medical Care -- COBRA -- Disability Insurance -- For Those Who Lack Adequate Insurance -- Drug Discounts for Middle-Income Patients -- The Canadian Connection -- A Good Book and a Hot Cup of Joe (or Tea) -- More Info on Info -- Facts, Fiction, and Urban Legends -- Myths and Misconceptions -- Fiction Versus Fact -- Tapping the Roots of Urban Legends -- Single-Food Saviors? A Look at Broccoli -- What about Soy? -- Antibiotics and Breast Cancer -- Earwax Consistency and Breast Cancer Risk -- Power Lines and Electromagnetic Energy -- Cancer Clusters: Common or Rare? -- Types of Breast Cancer -- When You First Receive Your Pathology Report -- Physiology of the Healthy Breast -- Immortal Cells -- Types of Breast Cancer (and Related Breast Abnormalities) -- Rare Forms of Breast Cancer -- Understanding the Pathology Report -- A Lesson on Tumor "Staging" -- The Importance of Pathology -- Second Opinions on Pathology Specimens -- Conferring with a Consultant -- An Activist Comments on Second Opinions -- A Primer on Risks, Part I: Age, Genes, and Ethnicity -- Understanding Risk -- Breast Cancer and Genetics -- The Link Between Estrogen and Breast Cancer -- BRCA1 and BRCA2 -- Cancer in the Family: Survivors Speak -- Additional Mutations -- Should You Seek Genetic Counseling? -- Genetic Screening: Pros and Cons -- Survivors Discuss Genetic Screening -- Ethnicity and Breast Cancer -- What Do Advocates Say? -- Another Look at Hormones and Risk -- Estrogen, Aging, and Breast Cancer Risk -- A Primer on Risks, Part II: Obesity, Hormone Replacement Therapy, and Other Exposures -- The Role of Obesity in Breast Cancer -- What Do Activists Say? -- Which Is the Real Risk Factor: Body Weight or Seeing a Doctor Too Late? -- Psychological Issues and Obesity -- What Do Patients Say? -- Why Has Weight Become a Breast Cancer Issue? -- Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) -- A Patient and a Physician Ponder HRT -- Lifestyle Issues and Breast Cancer Risk -- Does Alcohol Consumption Raise the Risk of Breast Cancer? -- Foods and Breast Cancer Risk -- Surgery -- Which Operation Is Best for You? -- Breast-Conserving Surgery -- Mastectomy -- Talking to Your Surgeon -- Your Hospital Stay -- Postsurgical Pain -- Reconstructive Surgery and Prosthetics -- Radiation Therapy: Medicine's High-Energy Treatment -- Recalling the Radiation Therapy Experience -- How Does Radiation Affect Cancer Cells? -- Why Not Radiation Instead of Surgery? -- How Radiation Limits Recurrences -- Facing Radiation Therapy with Uncertainty -- Radiation Following Lumpectomy -- Radiation Following Mastectomy -- A Doctor with an Activist's Point of View -- Facts about External Beam Therapy -- Internal Forms of Radiation -- Preparing for Radiation Therapy -- Signing the Consent for Radiotherapy -- The Therapy-Planning Session -- Plotting the Path -- Undergoing Treatment -- The Do's and Don'ts of Treatment -- Committing to the Schedule -- Bringing Along a Companion -- Getting a Boost -- Locating More Information on Radiation Therapy -- Chemotherapy -- Chemo and You -- Summarizing the Experience -- Adjuvant Chemo Improves Prognosis -- When Should Adjuvant Chemo Start? -- Debating the Pros and Cons of Chemo -- What Doctors Think about Adjuvant Therapy -- Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy -- "Chemo Brain" -- What Kinds of Drugs Are Used in Chemotherapy? -- Combination Chemotherapy -- Preparing for Chemotherapy: The Workup -- The Treatment -- A Patient's Diary -- Common Side Effects and Ways to Cope -- Combating Side Effects with Medication or Meditation -- Additional Tests -- More on Chemo from the Patient's Perspective -- Activists Want More Treatment Options -- Investigating New Approaches: Clinical Trials -- Looking at an Old Drug in a New Way -- Furthering Your Research on Adjuvant Chemotherapy -- Hormone Therapy: Counteracting Estrogen -- Estrogen's "Big" and "Little" Faucets -- A Primer on Hormone Receptors -- A Basic Guide to Hormone Therapy -- Tamoxifen -- Raloxifene: The First "Designer" Antiestrogen -- Aromatase Inhibitors -- Recurrence: If Breast Cancer Comes Back -- Understanding Recurrences -- An Activist Who Has Been There -- Becoming a Patient Again -- A Doctor Makes a Clarification -- Selecting an Oncologist and Surgeon -- The Poem That Inspired Rachel -- A Final Word: Life Beyond the Odyssey -- Your Sexuality -- Additional Notes on Sexuality after Breast Cancer -- Painting Life with a Broad Brush -- Mind/Body Medicine -- Moving Back into Routines -- Never Shying Away -- Researching Breast Cancer and Finding Support via the Web
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 366 pages
Form of item
online
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1028854376

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