OverviewWinner: 2016 Best Book Awards, Health: Women's Health and Health: Cancer, 2017 IPPY Gold Medal, Health/Medicine/Nutrition, 2017 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award, Silver Medal, Health and Fitness Nominee: Excel Award Finalist, Books ——— A breast cancer resource for the newly diagnosed from the experts at the American Cancer Society With an easy-to-understand, question-and-answer format, this book guides patients through the important decisions they'll need to make, from diagnosis through treatment. It helps women with breast cancer and their caregivers know what to expect, what to do, and how to get through what can be an overwhelming, life-changing experience. This new edition includes tips for choosing the right doctor, understanding treatment choices, dealing with the effects of treatment, seeking support groups, and much more. A list of specific resources for patients, as well as a glossary of terms related to breast cancer, is also included.
Author BiographyThe American Cancer Society is a grassroots organization committed to fighting cancer through balanced programs of research, education, patient service, rehabilitation, and advocacy. Its goals emphasize prevention, early detection, and screening; comprehensive treatment information; answers to questions about insurance, money, and planning for the future; and strategies for coping with the physical symptoms and emotional effects of cancer. The organization is based in Atlanta.