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The Breast Reconstruction GuidebookThe Breast Reconstruction Guidebook: Issues and Answers from Research to Recovery, 4th Edition

Kathy Steligo

Since 2002, The Breast Reconstruction Guidebook has been the best resource on this topic for women who have had a mastectomy. Kathy Steligo, a breast cancer survivor who has twice had breast reconstruction, compassionately answers questions about the emotional and physical implications to losing a breast, whether to treat or prevent breast cancer. A foreword by Dr. Minas Chrysopoulo, MD, offers a medical perspective on breast cancer and reconstructive surgery. The updated text includes discussions of innovative reconstructive procedures, contralateral mastectomy, pregnancy after TRAM, male mastectomy and reconstruction, and much more.

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Living with CancerLiving with Cancer: A Step-by-Step Guide for Coping Medically and Emotionally with a Serious Diagnosis

Vicki A. Jackson, MD, MPH, and David P. Ryan, MD, with Michelle D. Seaton

In Living with Cancer, Drs. Vicki A. Jackson and David P. Ryan have crafted the first step-by-step guide aimed at helping people with this life-defining disease grasp what’s happening to them while coping physically and emotionally with cancer treatment. An empathetic resource full of relatable patient stories, this book teaches patients and caregivers how to ask the right questions to get the best possible care—beginning at the moment of diagnosis. Drs. Jackson and Ryan explain how to work with a team of doctors and nurse practitioners to minimize symptoms and side effects, relay important information about understanding prognosis, and they translate what doctors mean when they describe tests, treatments, and medical procedures. Finally, they                                             discuss hospice care and answer questions about continuing treatment and managing the final phase of life.

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Confronting Hereditary Breast and Ovarian CancerConfronting Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer: Identify Your Risk, Understand Your Options, Change Your Destiny

Sue Friedman, D.V.M., Rebecca Sutphen, M.D., and Kathy Steligo 

foreword by Mark H. Greene, M.D.

Written by passionate advocates who are themselves breast cancer survivors, Confronting Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer dispels misinformation and presents practical risk-reducing alternatives and decision-making tools. Including information about genetic counseling and testing, preventive surgery, fertility and family planning, and explanations of health insurance coverage and laws protecting genetic privacy, this resource tackles head-on the challenges of living in a high-risk body. Equal parts health guide and memoir, previvors and survivors are provided solutions with a fresh, authoritative voice.

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A Guide to Survivorship for Women Who Have Ovarian CancerA Guide to Survivorship for Women Who Have Ovarian Cancer, 2nd Edition

edited by Robert E. Bristow, MD, MBA, FACOG, FACS, Terri L. Cornelison, MD, PhD, FACOG, and F. J. Montz, MD, KM, FACOG, FACS

This updated second edition offers a wealth of information to ease the physical and emotional suffering of women who have ovarian cancer. The expert authors include highly respected and experienced oncologists, gynecologic oncology nurse specialists, researchers, and ovarian cancer survivors. Throughout the book they emphasize the concepts of survivorship, or living life well in the face of daunting uncertainties, and self-determination: the right of each patient to be informed, involved, and in control of her care. Detailed information on diagnosis and treatment, including surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, pain management, and integrative medicine, is a key feature of the book.

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A Physician's Guide to Pain and Symptom Management in Cancer Patients

A Physician's Guide to Pain and Symptom Management in Cancer Patients, third edition 

Janet L. Abrahm, MD

Designed for busy practicing clinicians, Abrahm provides primary care physicians, advanced practice nurses, internists, and oncologists with detailed information and advice for alleviating the stress and pain of patients and family members alike. This third edition includes updates to medications and clinical stories, and features two new chapters: "Working with Patients’ Families" and "Sexuality, Intimacy, and Cancer." New lessons from palliative care and hospice care can help patients, their professional caregivers, and their families support each other every step of the way.

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Before and After Cancer TreatmentBefore and After Cancer Treatment: Heal Faster, Better, Stronger, 2nd Edition

Julie K. Silver, MD

A twelve-year cancer survivor and oncology rehabilitation specialist, Dr. Julie K. Silver wrote After Cancer Treatment to help others recover from the exhaustion and physical devastation that often follow treatment. This new edition describes improved therapies, better delivery of care, holistic care options, and energetics. In covering the benefits of prehabilitation strategies, which improve physical and emotional strength before beginning therapy, the book adds another dimension to the experience of cancer treatment. Dr. Silver fills this survivor-oriented book with exercise and diet recommendations as well as step-by-step instructions for fighting fatigue, monitoring mood, and overcoming setbacks.

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Living with LymphomaLiving with Lymphoma: A Patient's Guide, second edition

Elizabeth M. Adler, PhD, foreword by W. Jeffrey Baker, MD, introduction by Michael R. Bishop, MD

This new edition, and winner of the American Medical Writers Association Medical Book Award, includes the latest information on lymphoma diagnosis, treatment, and incidence and describes the most recent update to the WHO system of lymphoma classification and staging. Adler discusses new targeted therapies like ibrutinib and idelalisib and describes how other treatments, including radiation therapy and stem cell transplants, have been modified while others have been discontinued. She also addresses new developments, such as the possible role of lack of sunlight and vitamin D in the pathogenesis of lymphoma, and the use of medical marijuana.

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